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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.

revlon colorburst balm swatch swatches

{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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revlon matte color burst balm swatch

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{Pink pout}

Oh hello drugstore lippie that has the texture of silk. You may know that I’m not the biggest fan of glossy lips (though I have been fancying the Lancome Gloss in Love lately), so this pencil impressed me — big time.

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I love this ‘chubby stick‘ style casing, makes it easy to throw in your purse and go and the twist features means you don’t need a sharpener. Sa-weeet.

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{Pink is pretty}

The way this lipstick felt on my lips (dare I say it) reminded me of the Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet Lipsticks.

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I recently gave the Ultimate Suede Lipstick by Revlon a shot but was so underwhelmed. I loved the initial application but my lips quickly cracked. Womp womp. On that note, the Colorbust Matte Balm applied like butter and doesn’t dry out your pout.

I believe these retail for around $9.99 which as always point out, equates to almost 4 Chanel Lipsticks. Bargain.

My biggest problem? I need MOAR.

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keraste ciment thermique volumifique

keraste ciment thermique volumifique

{New: Hair Prep with Kerastase}

I recently splurged on a set of Bumble and Bumble products to help my flat and lacklustre hair look more like a ’70s bouffant and the volumizing duo didn’t disappoint. Saying that, I recently started using a set of Kerastase products that have kind of taken the spotlight in the fight for my hair’s attention.

1. Ciment Thermique – Heat Activated Reconstruction Milk

Step one – I was finding my hair was seriously drying out after consistent use of the Bumble and Bumble without heat protection. Blasphemous I know! It just turned out to be too heavy on my hair to layer on a million products when using that mousse. Since I started using this Topseal product a few weeks ago, my hair feels revived and a lot stronger.

2. Volumifique – Volume Expansion Spray

What I loved most about this volumising, spray formula is that it feels so lightweight (almost invisible) in my hair and still gives it the volume it needs to stay bouncy and full of life. Using both of these products with my Shu Uemura or Kerastase serum have given me hair that doesn’t feel weighed down with product. With awesome results like these with the hair care line, I’m excited to try out the new range of styling products they has to offer including this sexy collection as advertised by Kate Moss…

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