Dior - Diorblush Colour & Light Sculpting Stick Duo - Peach Glow

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

This is Dior's Diorblush Colour and Light Sculpting Stick Duo from the Fall 2017 collection retailing at £32.50. 

The limited edition product is a double ended stick containing either a contour and highlight (001 Plum Shimmer) or blush and highlight (002 Peach Glow). I looked at both products but the contour on Plum Shimmer was too dark for my skin tone (only available in one shade) so I opted for the one with blush (which I rarely wear).

002 Plum Shimmer - blush end

I applied the highlighter end first to the bridge of my nose in a downwards sweep and blended it out with my fingers and a brush. You can also apply this to the cheekbones to create more light and enhance the area. Add a little on the chin for a fresh dewy look. 

Next, dab the blush end on the apples of your cheeks and blend. The texture is creamy and glides right on. You do not need a lot of this product. However, if your skin is dry, it is better to spray a moisture spray (I use Clinique's moisture surge face spray) first before applying this sculpting stick.

002 Plum Shimmer - shimmer end

The size the product is quite big and bulky so I wouldn't take this out with me. It does hold for several hours though which is ideal. Overall, this is a good product - I was attracted by the shimmer on the highlighter end, it isn't too sparkly - the glitter specs are very fine and evens out once you blend. 

Dior Addict Lip Glow - Spring 2017 Limited Edition Berry 006

Monday, 20 February 2017

I was super excited to see a new shade in the Dior Addict Lip Glow collection. This is the berry colour, shade 006 for the Spring 2017 collection. Packaging is the same as the other lip glows and retails at £24. 

This is from the Dior Backstage line and a lip balm which reacts to the natural colour on your lips. I like this balm because there isn't a strong scent. It also glides on perfectly. My morning routine for my lips is to apply a bit of Vaseline, then swipe on a coat of Dior Addict Lip Glow. 

I was expecting the shade to appear darker, almost like a plum shade, but the colour is the same as the original lip glow! It does look prettier in the tube though. I guess I won't be buying anymore lip glows for a while...I have 2 to get through! 

Dior - Lip Sugar Scrub

Friday, 17 February 2017

I saw the new Dior Addict Lip Sugar Scrub advert and as I am already a big fan of the Dior Addict Lip Balm, I decided to give this a go. RRP: £24 from Boots

The packaging is very similar to the normal Dior Addict Lip Balm, except this is a frosted look which is really pretty. Inside the tube, the colour looks very similar and you can see the textured grainy sugar as advertised. On the posters, they seemed to have covered it with more grains (but I guess that's what marketing does). 

When I applied it, I was expecting it to tingle a bit more and for the grains to actually come out. It was different from what I had in mind and it is actually very similar to the Dior Addict Lip Balm. 

In fact, so similar that I don't think I would have bought this if I knew! Anyway, it was an interesting buy - I don't regret the purchase as the formula of the lip balm feels exactly the same as the usual Dior Addict Lip Balm. Perhaps I should have bought the Berry coloured lip balm instead...

Update: I did go back and buy the Berry shade...but actually, after using this lip scrub a couple more times - I can feel the grains of sugar! So it works now. And I'm happy. 

Chanel - Rouge Allure Ink - Matte Liquid Lip Colour

Monday, 30 January 2017

This is the Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour by Chanel. Retails at £26 in Boots. 
The shade I bought is 140 Amoureux. This is a matte liquid lip colour with fine pigments. 

The packaging is beautiful, as always, from Chanel. 

Close up shot of the colour. Overall, it is a good product but to me, it feels more like lipgloss than matte lipstick. I would not purchase again - I prefer the texture of Chanel lipsticks more! 

Wishful Cards

Saturday, 28 January 2017

My talented friend, Izzy, opened an Etsy Shop selling her illustrated greeting cards. She currently has designs ideal for Valentine's Day. More cards coming soon, please check it out! Thanks for your support!

Which one is your favourite?!