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Go Matte Or Go Home!

rimmel matte bb cream, maybelline fitme matte stick foundation, maybelline bold matte lipstick, OPI Matte black nail polish

Before I gave birth, I envisaged Maternity Leave to be a time where I would successfully juggle a newborn baby with a lot of free time to do whatever I wanted.  I imagined me being one of those Mums who would get up bright and early, do some yoga, make some fabulous smoothie concoction in a hipster Mason jar (and Instagram it!) and drink it with a stripy straw, followed by Baby Time and when she napped, I would be able to carry on my day and do plenty of blogging and make plenty of clean-eating meals, blah blah blah.  It all seemed so easy…

Reality check – it has been the total opposite!!!  I just have NO free time!!!  Motherhood is hard work and I’m not afraid to say that some days are a struggle because it is so intense and full-on.  It is, by far, the most difficult thing I have ever encountered.  But at the same time, I love it soooo much and I feel immensely blessed.

Anyway, I am rattling on (not an easy feat typing with one hand as the other hand/arm is cuddling the baby) when I am supposed to be introducing you to the Matte beauty stash I have been loving lately…  Yes, I still have a bit of time for makeup.  I refuse to be a frumpy mummy so I am happy being a semi-yummy mummy hehe…

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New in Australia : RiRi Hearts MAC Fall Collection

It’s Bright Pink Lipstick Day Today!

Emma Stone pink lips, Emma Stone Revlon, Revlon Pink Hope, #brightpinklipstickday

Hi ladies, if you didn’t know already, today is Bright Pink Lipstick Day!

Bright Pink Lipstick Day is a fun and fabulous way of raising awareness of breast and ovarian cancer.  The official lipstick is the Limited Edition Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink Hope – but it’s fine to just wear any pink lipstick (or lip gloss) that makes your pout pop!

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Lime Crime Alchemy Palette Swatches

 

Lime Crime Alchemy

I finally got round to swatching the Lime Crime Alchemy Palette that I bought a few weeks ago as part of the Alchemy Collection.  It’s seriously so pretty that I had to force myself to swatch this.  It went something along the lines of “Ling, you better swatch this NOW!  Otherwise you cannot eat chips for the rest of 2012!”  Nothing and I mean NOTHING comes between me and chips, so enjoy the swatches of the Lime Crime Alchemy Palette whilst I go and munch some chips now!

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Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter In Pink Truffle 001

Revlon lip butter review & swatches Hallelujah! I finally cracked open my Revlon Lip Butters.  It only took me a month of umm-ing and ahh-ing!  It’s not available in Australia yet but it has been released in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.  I bought 2 Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters in Hong Kong and today I’m only going to show you Pink Truffle here but if you want to see what the fuss is all about with Macaroon, head to my other beauty blog Lip Stalker.

Pink Truffle is one of those pink nudey brown shades; kinda similar to NYX Frappucino.  Pink Truffle applied much easier than Macaroon and has a smooth, even, semi-glossy finish.

I know the beauty blogging world has been going mad crazy over these babies, but to be honest, just between you and me, they are nothing spesh.

In my opinion, Revlon Lip Butters are not hydrating enough to be a lip balm.  My lips dry out without wearing lip balm first and if you have any flakiness, AVOID!  They are closer to being a lipstick but lack the sensuality.  The bullet shape and the packaging just haven’t pushed my buttons.

lipstick swatch, lipstick blog

As you can see from the photo, my lip lines are severely indented and Revlon Lip Butter doesn’t iron them out.

When a product gets too hyped up, it can be met with disappointment.  I think I fell victim to this.  Sighs.

But I love that the sweet vanilla scent is very faint and that the Lip Butter, although not buttery, isn’t heavy on my lips.

I have no idea when Revlon Lip Butters will be available in Australia, but I know that I won’t be fussed about purchasing more in the range…although I may get Lollipop (if it is available here) as it looks like a fun shade to add to my collection.

Don’t forget to check out Revlon Lip Butter in Macaroon.

What’s the last beauty product you got hyped up about but when you got it, you were rather disappointed?

Bourjois Sweet Kiss Shine In 73 Rose Scintillant

Fancy a reasonably-priced, scent-free, natural pink moisturising lipstick?  Look no further because I recommend Bourjois Sweet Kiss Shine in 73 Rose Scintillant!  I was anti-lipstick till recently and now I can’t enough of them!

Bourjois, rose scintillant

Lipstick Swatch

Bourjois, rose scintillant lip swatch
Bourjois, rose scintillant arm swatch

Loves

  • Uber-cool packaging with a transparent lilac plastic casing which slides open up by pressing the side metal button
  • Glides on lips with its creamy formula and does not dry it out
  • Doesn’t have that “I’ve got lipstick on” feeling
  • Subtle sheer pink which enhances my natural lip colour and adds a bit of shine
  • I believe in beauty blogging terms, it’s MLBB (My Lips But Better)

Hates

  • Nothing

Bourjois Sweet Kiss Shine in 73 Rose Scintillant gets a kissable 10 out of 10 from The Best Beauty Blog!

What lipstick are you wearing?