Hey friends! I’m giving the new Charlotte Tilbury Quick and Easy make up sets a go. Aside from the fact that they’re exceptionally great value for what you’re receiving – the product combinations aren’t disappointing at all. More to come on the value of these kits when I round them all up at the weekend.

Read on to see the finished look and swatches!

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sephora pantone 2015 marsala colletion

{Sephora + Pantone Universe 2015: Marsala Collection}

I’ve always had a fear of reddish brown make up. Latent memories of multiple aunts in gaudy dresses and obscene layers of makeup were all concluded with a few sweeps of the ’90s brown lip. A shade that’s still hugely popular in the Arab beauty world you know.

Fast forward to 2015 and I’m all like “hey girl, loving your marsala lip” (pronounced Mah-sal-la if you grew up with an Indian family like I did).

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Matte lipsticks have long since been my jam. I’m talking, Stila’s All Day Liquid Lipstick, Nars’ Velvet Matte Pencils and Shu Uemura’s My Dear Matte Lipsticks – all offering a prestige pout that’s stamped with a colourful approval.

Revlon’s Colorburst Matte Balms brought me a ton of joy with their silky finish and bold, beautiful colours but now their’s a new, affordable collection in town and I’m all swoons.

maybelline color sensational bold matte lipstick

Enter Maybelline’s new Creamy Matte collection and boy are they just that. Creamy lippies in the most insatiable range of colours. I often say this when I’m really loving a product — these are so freakin’ good I want to eat em’.

Canada’s been graced with eight shades of pinks, nudes and reds (gutted the wine shade isn’t available here). Check out my absolute faves below.

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Lust for Blush

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 maybelline bold matte daringly nude

 

Daringly Nude

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Do you even know how hard it is for an olive skinned girl to find a nude lipstick that doesn’t wash her out? This shade is effortless on any complexion. So much love <3

 

maybelline matte lipstick mesmerizing magenta

Mesmerizing Magenta

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Siren in Scarlet   

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Of course red is always my lipstick wardrobe of choice and this shade is pretty perfect.

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floral headband

{Beauty therapy and bright headbands}

If someone asked me today what would be the one beauty woe I would wish an instant change upon I’d answer without hesitation. It wouldn’t be a smaller nose, it wouldn’t be botox, it’d be healthier hair — you don’t realize how much you value it until you lose it! Since moving to Canada I’ve had nothing but hair trouble and it started with my scalp. For some reason the water here has felt it apt to take a toll on my strands so a saving grace was needed… View Post

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revlon colorburst matte lacquer balms

{Revlon Colorburst balms}

There comes a time in every beauty addict’s life when she meets a product that supersedes her expectations. I first spotted the incredibly vibrant, pink and matte shade, Unapologetic on Deanne from My Fash Avenue. Seriously the girl couldn’t have looked any more fly in this lippie. Naturally, a bold shade like that sparked my curiosity.

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{Revlon Colorburst swatches}

 Just look at the pigment on these babies. I’m usually a matte lady but even the lacquers had me lusting for every shade. I’m finding that on the days I’m indecisive about which lippie to pick, I’ll reach for one of these. They just always get it right. Containing a triple butter complex of sheacoconut and mango butters you’ll never be left with cracked lips even with the matte formula.

For those of you (often like me) who need a little more luxury in their products – don’t stop reading just yet.

This product compares so closely to the Rouge Allure Velvet texture by Chanel. Say whaaat? True story. I know, I know. You just wish this was a sexy ‘Mercedes click’, black case as well.

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{Matte – Audacious}

A warm coral that’ll see a lot of sun this season – It’s a ‘play-it-safe’, pretty shade that’ll look good on every skin tone.

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{Matte – Standout}

Standout is a saucy little shade that appears to plump the lips up for a sexy, burgundy pout. I couldn’t help but wear it for an entire work week and that’s a lot for me…

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{Matte – Mischievous}

This light lovely is wearing a little warm after swatching the other shades but you can still see the lighter, cooler hue of coral in it’s pigment. With my ‘pale’ skin I can get away with it now but it may look strange in the summer when I’m sporting a tan. Will keep you posted!

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