Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipsticks – my review

Hi lovely people,

I hope you have started this week well – I have been feeling a little overwhelmed and irritated myself, trying to work full-time and follow my passion is difficult! Thank you to all of my followers, subscribers and supporters for sticking with me even though I can’t produce as much content as I would like and as fast as I would like! I also have a huge backlog of blogs to read from some of you but I will get there! Bravo for being able to blog so regularly!

The Vice Liquid Lipsticks

Now that I have had my little ‘vent’, onto the lovely subject matter of this post! I am a big fan of Urban Decay makeup and it was one of the first brands I started buying makeup from when I became a makeup enthusiast. When I heard that they were bringing out their own line of liquid lipsticks, I was naturally very excited given my existing love for the trend!

So, I trotted along to Debenhams one weekend and saw them all on display! In case I have never mentioned it, not only am I magpie, I also love colour! Seeing this array of shades made me very happy!

The Swatches

This isn’t even all the colours they do but it gives a great idea of the range! I got so excited that I swatched them all there and then (some of them were duplicates of the same colour):

Aren’t they just beautiful? I could have happily bought them all but had to be restrained! The consistency of these liquid lipsticks is slightly different to others I have bought. They were a little runnier and not really matte, but as you can see the colour intensity isn’t affected. I ended up buying just the one for now, which was the deep brown shade 4th from the left, called Conspiracy. No doubt I will collect the others one by one! In addition, I have found out that Urban Decay will also be bringing out a range of lip toppers soon which look even more amazing that the liquid lipsticks!! I will definitely be buying a few of those!

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post, it’s only a short one compared to my others! If any of you have tried these and have a favourite, let me know in the comments! Stay tuned/subscribe/follow me for more blogs soon!

Dips

xxx

My MUA Luxe Makeup Haul!

Hello, fellow makeup lovers!

I hope you all had a great weekend and Monday has been kind to you! My weekend was pretty good, I had a slight issue with my car exhaust falling off my car but I managed to sort it! I also spent time editing lots of lovely makeup and haul photos to share on my blog and my Instagram so watch out for those in the coming weeks!

My MUA Luxe haul

Recently I have spent a lot of time and money researching new products and makeup I have not tried. One of the brands that was appearing regularly was MUA Luxe. I have bought the odd thing from the brand but never really paid any attention to it….until the new collection came out! There are some gorgeous palettes, highlighters and liquid lipsticks so I thought I would order some of the new and recent collection to try. This is what I ordered in my haul:

From the top, we have 5 of the liquid lipsticks in a collection called Hollywood Kiss. There are 2 other collections as well but I loved this one because the colours will be wearable all year-long.

Here are the swatches:

As you can see, they are all really pigmented and will work on any skin tone and through every season! They are quite ‘wet’ in texture and have a shine as opposed to a matte finish. I think this makes a nice change to all the matte liquid lipsticks on the high street!

The Highlighters

Next, in my haul, I bought the Strobe and Glow Highlighter in Pink Lustre. There is another option too but I decided to try this one as the pink colour is unusual and I have so many golden or champagne toned highlighters that I thought I would try something different. It comes in two parts:

It is hard to tell its a pink shade due to the lighting in my photo but its a really pretty pale pink colour. The bottom layer is a cream highlighter and the top is the powder equivalent. You can wear them on their own or layer them for a more strobe-like effect. I have used this highlighter in one of my recent looks and I have to say it looked really lovely on my skin tone! I layered it to see the difference that made and it’s amazing – you can keep it more natural or build it up and it works perfectly.

As if one highlighter wasn’t enough, I decided to buy another from the range called Undress your Skin highlighting powder in the shade Pearlescent Sheen. There are 9 choices in all so you are spoilt for choice. I chose this one because it has a pale blue tinge to it, which again is something new:

I tried several times to catch the blue tinge in my photo but it’s very tricky! However, when I tested it in one of my looks there is a definite blue coming through and it’s gorgeous! It is easy to intensify if you want to but its pigmented on a couple of light swipes.

The Palettes

Finally, I bought 2 of the palettes in my haul. This was a hard choice as MUA Luxe has brought out a number of different palettes with various colour combinations! I am a sucker for eyeshadow palettes as I love creating new eye looks, but I had to be strict with myself as I am running out of space to store them all! So, I decided on Elysium Shadows and Elysium Elements. I chose these 2 because I love using blue in my looks and didn’t already have a good blue shadow range and the Elements palette is a beautiful combination of delicate pastel colours, unlike any other palette I have. Here’s a close up:

   

I have not used the Elysium Shadows palette yet but I have used the Elysium Elements and it is so pretty! All the colours are really pigmented and work well in any combination. They blend well too and there’s minimal fallout. I can’t wait to use the blue shades!

Final Thoughts

Overall, I am loving all my MUA Luxe haul purchases! I think the quality of the brand is very good considering how inexpensive everything is! I will definitely be watching out for more MUA Luxe releases in the future and love the fact it is easily accessible in Superdrug too! There aren’t swatches for everything in this blog but if you would like me to swatch anything leave me a comment below and your Instagram name and I will post a photo!

I hope you liked this review. If you don’t already follow or subscribe to my blog I would love it if you did!

Thanks for stopping by!

xxx

N.B. THIS BLOG IS NOT SPONSORED OR ENDORSED BY MUA LUXE AND IS PURELY BASED ON MY PERSONAL OPINION.

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My liquid lip love!

Hey makeup addicts!

I hope you’re all enjoying your weekends, despite it being miserable and grey! I have had a busy Saturday editing photos, preparing content for my blog and sorting through some new makeup! Even now, I still get so excited when I get a new delivery in the post!

My most recent purchases are a selection of liquid lipsticks by Nyx, from their Lingerie and Suede ranges. I have really taken to the liquid lipstick movement, mainly because there are so many great colours to pick from and they have the same or better longevity as regular lipsticks.

Here are some of my favourites, including the new ones I have just received:

From top to bottom the liquid lipsticks are:

  • Liquid Suede in Sandstorm by Nyx
  • Nyx Liquid Suede in Soft Spoken
  • Lingerie Lip in Teddy by Nyx
  • Nyx Liquid Suede in Tea & Cookies
  • Freedom Pro Melts in True
  • Nyx Lingerie Lip in Embellishment
  • Freedom Pro Melts in Naked
  • Nyx Liquid Suede in Kitten Heels
  • Freedom Pro Melts in Neutral
  • Lingerie Lip in Exotic by Nyx
  • Nyx Lingerie Lip in Ruffle Trim
  • Nyx Lingerie Lip in Corset

Most of my shades are neutrals and natural shades for everyday use, but there are plenty of other more daring or bright colours to choose from too. All of them have great colour pay off and apart from the Freedom Pro Melts, which do dry the lips after time, the Nyx Suede and Lingerie ranges don’t – they simply dry matte and then barely move all day! Here are the swatches:

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You can see that after only one swipe of colour, the pigmentation is excellent for even the lightest colours! There is a difference in texture between the Nyx Suede and Lingerie but it is not very noticeable and does not affect the end result. Most of these colours will suit different skin tones too so there really is an endless choice!

I hope you find this blog useful – do let me know your favourite liquid lip colours and brands and any recommendations in the comments! If you haven’t already, don’t forget to follow me and subscribe to email!

Thanks for reading,

Dips xxx

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