Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Maybelline Color Tattoo 24hr Cream Eyeshadows

Hey there beautifuls :) 
Hope you are all good :) Any of you back to school this week??
3 out of my 5 kiddies are back to school :) :) They are really looking forward to it (for now) as they are getting bored and the weather in Ireland hasnt exactly been summery so less than half of their summer has been wearing wellies and jumping in puddles lol. 
Anyway todays review is on these Maybelline Color Tattoo Eyeshadows I recently got and marked off my wishlist yeeeeee :) 
These eyeshadows have been on my list for a long time now actually since they came out but of course 9 times out of 10 Ireland is the last or one of the last to get new products in.  When they came out in Ireland i still to this day have not come across any because my are doesnt seem to be with the times lol I think they need good old reliable Nina to work in their stores to keep them up to date (only kidding).  
Ok so doing a little research to date i believe these cost $7-8 to buy separately and in Ireland about 7 euro each which is a little more than what i would normally spend on one eye-shadow and If i was buying these from a store that works out i would have paid about 70 euro for all 10 of these shades.  
The packaging is brilliant.  They come in Glass pots in which i love as i feel they will last longer and you are getting 4g of product so for the price its well worth paying for.  The lids as you can see is black with a clear visable label stating what shades each one is again I love this as it saves rooting through all of them to get the shade you want.  There is also 2 different finishes with these eyeshadows shimmer and matte.  So I will move on and show you the shade then tell you my overall opinion of them :) 
Dare to wear our longest-lasting shadow.
Our ink technology creates super-saturated color.
Cream gel smoothes on for vibrant color that does not fade.  Lets see shall we :) 

25 Bad to the Bronze 
First up is Bad To The Bronze:  This is one of my favourites I just love the shade Of course anyone who likes neutral shade will love this too :)  I have actually been wearing this shade alot more than the rest as its the perfect everyday shade.  Now when they named this little beauty Bad to the Bronze they really did mean Bronze it as its a beautiful taupe shade with a bronze metallic finish.  It looks fantastic on its own or with eyeshadow on top.  This is going to last me a long long time as its extremely pigment and a little goes a long way.  
10 Fierce & Tangy
Fierce & Tangy:  A very pigmented Tangerine shade.  Ha Ha I love the name of this because that is exactly what it is :) This is a perfect shade for autumn coming in.  This is 100% matte and extremely pigmented.  Its soft and creamy and a pleasure to blend out.  This is for sure a buildable shade so there is no fear of over doing the orangey shade on your eyes this looks stunning on its own with a very dark black winged liner or with different shades of brown.  I love it and im sure it would look stunning on anyone with brown eyes especially :) 

30 Pomegranate Punk 
Pomegranate Punk:  Awwww another of my favourites :)  Just looking at this shade in its pot makes me smile :)  This is a beautiful burgundy with tiny silver shimmers.  Its so creamy and soft and again a pleasure to work with.  This shade looks amazing on its own and really makes my hazel eyes pop.  Stunning Stunning Stunning !!!!!

15 Audacious Asphalt
Audacious Asphalt:  Wow what a name I cant even pronounce it lol.  This is is a lovely charcoal shade with silver silver and i noticed a little brownish undertone to it.  This too is quite soft and creamy and easy to work with its surprisingly sheer at first but it is build able and a fantastic shade to use with to create a smokey eye :) 

40 Tenacious Teal 
Tenacious Teal:  A fantastic shade a medium teal blue with silver shimmer.  i am not one who really goes for blues as i feel it clashes with my eye colour but I have used this for a pop of colour on my lower lashline and it looks stunning :) A fun shade to play around with and very pigmented :) 

05 Too Cool 
Too Cool:  This is a Metallic cool white shade with shimmer.  Now this i have found different to the above shades.  I found this less pigmented and a little harder to blend it sort of swatches and applies patchy but it is buildable again.  This is perfect for the inner corners of your eyes or as a base for your eyeshadows to give them a good boost :) 
50 Edgy Emerald 
Edgy Emerald:  Oh don't get me started on this shade isn't it the most beautiful shade :) The name emerald I wouldn't have chosen for this eyeshadow, what I would have chosen would be something like "Under the sea" or something like that as this is more sea green with silver shimmer.  This i found to be extra shimmery to the rest but still stunning to wear.  This has to be built up as when first applied is a little on the sheer side but build up beautifully :) :) 
45 Bold Gold
Bold Gold:  This is such a handy shade to have in the collection.  Its a medium toned gold and quite shimmery.  It can be worn on its own or with various eyeshadows :)  This is a great base too especially for black eyeshadow as it makes a great look.  The fact that this is shimmery very shimmery it makes it harder to blend now dont get me wrong its a dream to blend but compared to the rest it take a little more work :) 
35 Tough as Taupe 
Tough as Taupe:  Another matte shade which i love.  This is a true taupe with greyish undertones in the pot but when applied its more like grey with taupe undertones :)  This is very highly pigmented and you really only need a tad to do each eye be careful not to over do it as once it hits your eye you literally on have a couple of seconds to fix it up before it dries completely.  I love this all over the lid on its own or using it on the outter corner or a base or even in the crease such a great eyeshadow to have i love it :) 
20 Painted Purple
Painted Purple:  A violet shade with shimmer.  Now this one i heard bad reviews about and to be honest i certainly wasnt excited about trying it out because of that.  That says alot for me as you know i love purples.  So i gave this little beauty a shot and yes its less pigmented than you would think looking in the pot.  It doesnt feel as creamy as the rest of them in fact it feels more water based in a way which makes it very sheer to apply.  I found at first this spread unevenly.  when i tried applying eyeshadow on top of it the eyeshadow appeared uneven.  It is not impossible to work with this shade you just have to make extra time to enjoy with one in particular its a fantastic shade and i love it but disappointed with the way it turned out and more surprised as i cant see why this one is different in consistency to the rest.  You will see in the photo below how patchy it applies and i tried my best to even it out on the swatch but there was no go. 

My experience with these eyeshadows has been nothing but pleasant.  Maybelline surely done well with these.  I found even without a primer these cream shadows lasted literally all day long until i took them off with even a smudge or crease.  Even using these as an eyeliner is brilliant as you have no fear of it move whatsoever.  I think the longest I have worn these is about 11 hours so i havent yet put them to the 24hr test hmmmmmm now to be honest who would wear makeup for 24 hours.  I will and do plan to wear these for that long just for the ultimate test and i will surely update you on how i get on soon :) 
I Also love how Maybelline thought out these colours.  Like they have everything from highlights to neutrals to dramatic bright shades something for everyone all in 10 shades :) :) I find it much easier to apply these with my finger but if using these on clients i could imagine you could use a smudge brush or any brush that has good stiffness but what i do advise to you all is when you are applying these start with as little product as you can as they are very pigmented then just work it to as strong as you want.  After all these do dry very quick.  I give them 10/10 for sure and i highly recommend them to everyone to try you wont be disappointed :) :) 
Have you got any of these yet if so which ones and what is your views on them :) 
Until Next Time 
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stains

Hey My Beauties How are you all doing :) 
Oh My Goodness have i been excited to do this post for a while now :) 
I have been excited since i realised i was able to get 11 out of the 12 shade of the New Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stains :) 
Since these Balms were released around May of this year in America and In Ireland they were only released around July-August but to be honest i have not spotted them in any of my pharmacies or stores near me yet  Have you?
I have read quite a few blog post on these since they have been released and to my understanding in America for one of these the cost around $6-8 each but in Ireland they cost about 11 euro which is cheap but not cheap enough to buy the whole lot :) 
So how did i manage to get all 11 of 12 shades without it hurting my purse???? I can hear that question in my ears right now i can read your minds as you read this post.  Welllllllll
I actually done some serious hunting (well my blog is not called Nina's Bargain Beauty for nothing i tell ye :) ) 
I found this fantastic lady on ebay who sells them she sell all the latest beauty products that have just been released or are very hyped up in the beauty industry and I seen she was selling bulks of these products like 6 each for a certain price so i messaged her and asked her how much for all 11 and other items i always wanted to try.  I sat waiting in complete nerves afraid to see what the final price would be and too my amazement well actually i nearly fell off the chair she quoted me a price I JUST COULD NOT REFUSE
For 11 shades of Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm Stains & 10 Maybelline Color Tattoo eyeshadows (in which a review will be up very soon) I paid .......................................... 80.83 euro ................................ALTOGETHER isnt that amazing :) It was so good i done another shop with her and got an unbelievable deal with that too but thats another story anyways today i am reviewing these little beauties :) Sorry about the long but im sure you all dont mind when at the end I will share the link to this amazing shop :) 
So first up is 
So im sure all of you know about these by now but these little joys are compared to the Clinque tubby stick which cost like an arm and a leg only these are way cheaper.  This makes me even more excited than i am already which is over over excited believe me :) :) I love and adore the packaging on these they are chunky cute neat and tidy and the lid is firm tight on these babies so no fear of having a capless lippy lying around in your dresser and handbag with these :)  Whats even better is that these stick dont need to be pared as they are twistable yeeeeee happy days :)  Lastly is the scent in which i like there is a light minty scent which subsides almost straight after application but at least its not unbearable :) :) 
Now for the swatches and pictures 
First Shade is 
Honey:  This shade is a perfect my lips but better shade in short MLBB :) The is a lovely rosy pink shade and goes on quite sheer.  My lips are pigmented as it is on their own so this is litterally like a nice glossy with a little shimmer 
Crush:  Oh wowzer just look at that swatch and thats just one swipe BTW :) This is a deep berry shade.  This shade is definately more pigmented and more staining.  I applied this first thing in the morning and gave my lips a good coating which didnt take much.  I found after eating lunch it did lighten up a little but was good enough for me to not top up as it was almost too pigmented for me for an everyday wear lippie.  I found my lips still stained at 5 oclock that even before i went for my bath.  This surely ticks the box for a long long lasting colour :) 
Cherish:  This is a little beauty I love this shade.  Its a beautiful pink with a slight rose undertone to it.  When i swatched it on my hand at first i thought this shade wouldnt be that noticeable but when i applied it to my lips i fell in love :)  This is a perfect first date lip balm/stain.  The glossiness from the balm and the shade put together will leave your lips looking irresistible.  With the man paying full attention to your luscious lips (sorry got a bit carried away with the romantic scene lol) 
LoveSick:  This is another very pigment lip stain.  Its a lovely fuchsia pink with blue undertones it sort of has these tiny shimmery bits in the product but when applied the effects look amazing thats what gives the bluey undertone.  I applied this really well on my lips and again like Crush, the stain lasted a good part of the day :) 
Sweetheart:  To me Sweetheart is a light version of Lovesick.  I did find a difference in the swatch but not really on the lips especially when i applied a good helping of it to my lips.  This one i actually prefer to the Lovesick as i can wear this on a daily basic without looking over done some days so thumbs up for that :) 
Smitten:  Another Berry pinky shade this is very very pigmented and will surely stain your lips :) :) This is a perfect lip stain for big day outting such as weddings etc especially if you are one who doesnt lip reapplying all day you surely will be sorted with this shade :) :)  One word of warning dont plan to change your lip colour while wearing this little gem as you will still no matter how much you try to take it off have this shade on you all say long :) 
Charm:  Now onto a lighter note :)  To be honest i thought shade would surely not be my liking as i was afraid this would be too pale for me and make me look washed out especially when i swatched it.  I was wrong yet again !! This is a light peachy shade on the lips it looks beautiful and good enough to use as an everyday shade.  It looks frosty on the swatch but no on the lips.  It looks more glossy than frosty.  When this settled into my lips and began to stain it left a very light orangey stain which actually looks fab !! 
Rendezvous:  Now this is the shade i was most excited to try out of all of them as i seen the fabulous review by the Sunday Girl and her lip swatch of this and thought i gotta have it.  This is a beautiful bright coral shade.  I know what you are thinking as i thought it at first too ORANGE!!! but believe me as The Sunday Girl mentions when this wears off a little it does look more corally pink on the lips which is fantastic :) This little beauty has hidden secrets a changing of colour and its amazing I Love It.  I am not saying i dont like the shade when its first applies as I love it also but love the way it changes also.  This is very pigmented but if you want to keep it the shade you first applied then you will surely need a top up about 3 hours later.  
Romantic:  This name surely suits the shade.  As it is a very romantic red shade.  Red to some people is very scary and i love that this shade in particular is buildable which mean you can have a tint of red or build it to the strength you want :)   I like that this is a warm red as i do find it hard to wear cool reds especially very pigmented ones.  This is a favourite of mine I Love it. 
Precious:  Another shade I assumed would be awful on me.  Now to be honest would you not think looking at this swatch that it would make you looked drained AGAIN i was wrong :) :)  This is a great nude lip balm/stain :) Its not a wishy washy nude on the lips and it has tiny shimmers in it so it looks a little more glossy :)  It also has a little pink undertone to it which help to not wash you out.  This is a perfect everyday wear balm :) 
Adore:  This shade is beautiful :) The brown-red tone has little tiny gold shimmers which works amazing together and gives your lips a beautiful shade especially in the sun :)  This is very pigmented and i noticed after applying and then reapplying a few hours lately this stain stayed put all day :) I Love it :) 
PHEW finally at the end of them lol I am going to show you some of them altogether so you can see the differences of them all especially the ones that have a familular description :) 
Oh my goodness i love them all I really do every shade i would most definately use as you can have them a sheer or as deep as you wish.  They stay on amazingily even the more sheer ones.  The most pigmented ones are brilliant for when you want to go away for the day or have an occasion and dont want to be topping up every hour :)  The balm i found lasts about 3 hours but even when the balm wears off my lips still feel every so moisturised and not one bit dry.  Word of warning when using the most pigmented one please ensure you exfoliate your lips as this colour will seep into the cracks of your lips and it can leave you lips looking a bit odd while it wears off.  Other than that i am so so happy to have these to my collection and will surely be keeping every one haha.  I even want to finish my collection and get the one shade I am missing :) 
I highly highly recommend these to everyone they are so worth your money and more in fact i think these are actually said to be better as in lasting power than the Clinique chubby sticks.  
Sending you kisses wearing "Cherish" 
I hope you enjoyed this review and hopefully helped you along the way :) 
Until next time 
Lots of Love Luck & Laughter 

UPDATE:   The woman I got these from no longer has her ebay store but she did tell me she would let me know when she is up and running again :) 

I love love love hearing from you all :) I make it my duty to read each and every one of you comments and every time i get a comment from you it highlights my day thanks so so much to you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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