Tuesday, 23 December 2014
I have a simply amazing new use for the much feted Maybelline color tattoo in Permanent Taupe. I have no idea if I am late to the party with this, but as the tools in the photo suggest, I am talking brows.
Whilst reading a best/worst finds of 2014 on a website today, a reader commented that she used this to fill in her brows. I ran up stairs and tried it out immediately, and I have to say that it works. If you have ever used an eyeshadow that is ashy or grey in tone to fill in your brows then I think that this is worth a try. Just use a small angled brush and be sure to wipe the excess product on the back of your hand first, then use a good spoolie to brush things through.
Of course as this product will be sitting in many a make up maven's draw. The best new use for my Maybelline color tattoo, that's for sure!
Have a very merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year!
Sunday, 23 November 2014
Friday, 21 November 2014
Over the last year or so, I have tried several of Kiko's offerings. To date this brand has not put a foot wrong in my make up collection, and today I wanted to tell you how special their lipliners are. They come in several different formula and there are dozens of colours to choose from. I don't think I need shop elsewhere for lip liners.
Here's a few of my favourites:
Kiko Smart lip Pencil in 711 and 712
This is a creamy, easy to apply traditional pencil. The sort that is easy to blend all over the lips as a base. I particularly love the colours in this range, 712 goes beautifully under MAC Patisserie and 711 with MAC Plumful. Inexpensive at £2.50, I bought on these on offer, at just £1.90. Bargain.
Kiko Ultra Glossy Lip Pencil (no longer available online)
In effect, a lip gloss in a pencil form. Perfect, therefore, for using with lip gloss. I took a few of these, in bright shades, on holiday with me. They have a fruity scent, which may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I love.
Kiko Ace of Diamond Lip Pencil in 27
I so love the colour of this LE automatic pencil, that I tend to wear it without another lipstick on top. I may smoosh some lip balm in for good measure, but a swipe of this and you've got a bold clean lip that lasts for hours.
Kiko Automatic Precision Lip Pencil in 505
I was looking for a good match for MAC Russian Red, so I took it with me to the Kiko store and this is what I came out with. The most expensive of those shown here, this is a bargain at just £5.90 (or £3.90 on offer).
With a twist up automatic nib, this matte finish formula also has a sharpener tucked away at the other end, beneath a soft rubber blending tool. This baby stays put, so blending is a good idea if you don't want a tide- line later in the day.
Have you tried Kiko's lip liners?