Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Going Nude

...In the form of lipstick, guys. Chill.

I've never been much of a nude liner/lipstick gal but, just like what seems to be every other blogger, I've fallen a bit head-over-heels in love with Kylie Jenner's makeup. Although I'm still planning a trip to MAC for the coveted Velvet Teddy lipstick or Soar lip liner, I thought I should pick up a cheaper alternative to test out that kind of nude-pink-brown on myself. Enter the Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in shade Eastend Snob...

This creamy liner applies smoothly and stays put for a very, very long time. Its matte formula is perfect for wearing under lipstick or by itself. I find that it's one of those colours that automatically makes my lips look plumper and just, well, nice. For me, this is the perfect "your lips but better" matte shade, and one I reach for when I'm not feeling my usual berry shades.

After I fell in love with the lip liner I picked up another nude-esque shade, the Bourjois Rouge Velvet Edition Liquid Lipstick in Nude-Ist. Its merits are exactly the same as the liner (long lasting, creamy, yada yada...) but it packs a little more punch colour wise. I like to think of it as a cross between a nude and a berry shade - it's lovely!

I actually managed to snap this liner after photographing (d'oh) but for £3.99 I really don't mind repurchasing - unless I manage to melt the two parts together again! And as for the liquid lipstick, for £8.99 it's on the pricier side for a drugstore product but I think it's totally worth it - it lasts for so long!


  1. These colours look perfect together! I'll deffinitely be looking into the lip liner - I hate having to sharpen my pencils, I'd much rather have a twist up type product & this sounds ideal. I don't really get on with the Rouge Edition Velvets, I find they have the strangest of scents, they have some gorgeous colours mind.

  2. I love the colours but I just CANNOT find a way yo get along with the Rouge Velvet's formula! I always seem to end up with mine all over my face, which is super annoying :( I've pretty much stopped using it now which is such a shame, cos the shades are gorgeous! xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle Blog

  3. I've heard amazing things about both of these, really need to try them out! :)

    Maeve // Thrift O'Clock

  4. I love this color! It's not too nude and just the right amount of pink.


  5. You should, I really rate them!

  6. That's a shame! I tend to apply it in really thin layers and properly pat it into my lips, waiting for it to completely dry. Takes a bit of time at first but then it's stuck there for hours! Maybe you could give that a shot? :)

  7. The lip liner is fab! Yeah it smells really strongly of paint to me - I love the formula though so I may take a look at other colours and bear with it!

  8. What a pretty lip combo and I really need to try a shade like this.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  9. You should, I think it's gorgeous!

  10. I have heard so many lovely things about East End Snob lipliner and these two together look like such a beautiful combination. I think it's good to apply smaller layers of this formula because it can get a little sloppy. Lovely post, love your blog :) x

    Lissy @ lissyhayes.co.uk


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