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Friday, 19 August 2011

2true check 'n' lip tints

The check 'n' lip tints have been sat in my makeup collection for a while now and i have never really used them and felt, 'you know what I really like these'.
Now i have been using them a lot I can see that they are really good value for money and a simple quick step in my makeup routine.
At £1.99 they will not break the bank..
Left- rose tinted stain for cheeks and lips
Right- blush pink tinted stain for lips and cheeks
The bottles they come in are like nail polishes, so when you dot the brush on to your cheeks and rub it in, little dots are left because they dry quite fast.
I like to paint a bit on to my finger and them blend it in to my cheek this also makes building up the color a lot easier (found this out thanks to Charlotte, blog http://cosmetics-charlotte.blogspot.com/ ) .
Because they are liquids they last really well if 'buffed' in.
When used on the lips the pink is a bit streaky and looks a tad strange but the red gives a soft tint that looks
really nice.
I wore the red one as a blush when i went on a school trip to Thorpe park and it lasted well on the water rides.
my only problem is on the bottle of the red one the writing has started to rub off, so it does not look as nice as it did.

Over all I think they are really nice products thank are cheep and cheerful,
I would give them 9/10

hope you enjoyed
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Thursday, 18 August 2011

MUA review

For the people that dont know about MUA (makeup academy) it is a UK brand that is sold in superdrug, all of the products cost £1 they also have a new 'professional' line where prices start at £3 (i think)
GIFT SET 1 (LEFT)
lip gloss- sticker with number on ran away :/
glitter eyeliner- glitter shade 7
nail polish-  nail polish shade 3

blusher- shade 1

GIFT SET 2 (RIGHT)
lip gloss- lip gloss shade 5
glitter eyeliner- glitter shade 10
nail polish- nail polish shade 1
I picked up 2 of the gift sets at Christmas, because my local superdrug did not carry MUA at the time, the giftsets cost £1.99 and came with a lipgloss, glitter eye liner and a nail polish. A few months later I got the blusher.
LEFT- nail polish shade 3
RIGHT- nail polish shade 1
Shade 3 is a a sort of lilac, deep pink (idk really) with a creamy finish. shows up true to color in the photo.
Shade 1 is a deep navy with bright blue glitter
When I was putting the polish on to my finger I found that it was streaky, patchy and not a good color pay off, it let it dry a bit and found that the second coat when on really smooth and gave the color that is in the tube. they do chip, but have an lovely shine to them so I forgive the chipping.
when using these polishes remember they cost £1 don't expect amazing results.
i would give them 7/10
LEFT- lip gloss shade .......
Right- lip gloss shade 5
the lip gloss's are not sticky and look great with any look for any occasion. They do wear off faster than other gloss's i have used but for £1 they can afford to.
The pink has a nice smell of custard and is a perfect your lips but better color.
Every girl needs a clear lip gloss and for £1 this is the one to get, with a glossy finish it is a makeup bag basic.
I would give them 9/10
LEFT- Glitter liner shade 10
RIGHT- glitter liner shade 7
The glitter liners are pigmented and have an AMAZING applicator, it is the shape of a felt tip applicator but made of flexible, plastic with groves to pick up extra product. I will say that as the day goes on they flake off, but this is nothing a few touch ups cant fix.
The black goes on very black with a few silver glitters, in a very solid line.
The purple goes on less solid but looks lovely over black liquid liner.
I would give them 8/10
blush shade 1
the blush is a soft baby pink that gives a natural finish to the cheeks, it lasts well and for £1 it is a steal.
A bit on the powdery side and has a very powdery sent.
i Would give this 7/10
over all I think they are very good peaces of makeup.

Hope this helped anyone wanting to try MUA
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