Tag: Lipstick

Some Essence shopping for spring


I recently did some Essence shopping. I was surprised to see the Juice It! Trend Edition in the store because I thought it came out last year. Did I miss something? Did they re-release it? So I got some products from that collection and two Matt Matt Matt lip products plus a lipliner pencil.

I love just Essence! Many of their products are so good and so affordable.

Some ColourPop goodness


My first ColourPop order of the year arrived last week. I really love their lip products and sparkling eyeshadows. So it’s not a surprise that those are what I ordered this time too. This is going to be a picture heavy post :)

Avon True Color Perfectly Matte lipsticks


Avon just launched their True Color Perfectly Matte lipsticks here in Finland. They are selling 15 gorgeous shades and I bought sample sizes of all of them cos I wanted to test how they are and see what the colors are really like. I must say, I love these! They are creamy yet still they are matte. They apply like a dream and don’t dry my lips. Staying power is very good considering the creamy texture. I just love them!

My first ColourPop order


So I jumped on to the ColourPop bandwagon that is going strong especially on YouTube and ordered my first pretties. Now it’s safe to say that I’m hooked! I absolutely love the products that I ordered and I can’t wait to get more. I’ve just seen the new Ultra Matte Lip liquid lipsticks and O M G (!!) Matte is my favorite lipstick finish so I’m really, really excited about those. I want all of them now :D So I’ll be placing a new order as soon as those heavenly lip colors are released.

So what was in my first order?


Illamasqua Matte Lipstick – Eurydice and Scandal




Days are getting brighter and spring is getting closer day by day so it’s time to dig out those bright lipsticks. Illamasqua Eurydice and Scandal are my favorite matte lipsticks for this time of the year.

These are very dry, very very pigmented and they stay on really well. Dryness can be an issue when you apply the lipstick since these are a little dragging on your lips. I find my MAC Ruby Woo being the same way. I use a brush to apply these and I really have no problems. Despite of being dry they don’t feel crazy dry on your lips, more like creamy and as said, the staying power is really good.



Eurydice is a super bright pink and I find that this can stain your lips a little. Not much though and I don’t find it annoying. My lips are naturally pretty light colored so this little staining effect gives them a healthy glow :D Just wanted to mention the possibility of staining since some of you might not like it.

Scandal is a warm coral pink and I absolutely love this shade. It’s so perfect for me! I haven’t noticed any staining while using this one.

Both of these are bright and super fun colors that light up your whole makeup look and get you in a right mood for spring!


***Eurydice and Scandal were purchased by me.

Illamasqua Lipstick – Eurydice


Naturally I had to test the new camera with some makeup too. I chose lipstick cos that is easy enough to photograph. The photo is far from good enough but you can see the shade well so I’ll let it go this time ;)

This is Illamasqua Eurydice, a matt finish bright pink/fuchsia lipstick. This is quite dry but still applies well. My lips weren’t moisturized enough for this and you can see some dry spots. So using a good lip scrub and a moisturizer is a must with this one (like with most matte lipsticks). This wears well and doesn’t feel too dry on my lips. I have two Illamasqua matt finish lipsticks and I love them both, long lasting and great quality.

When I bought this my hair was blonde and I felt like this might be too bright for me. Now that my hair is purple my usual go-to coral and peachy colors don’t work as well but this one fits me perfectly (full makeup pic using this coming up in near future). Not really a fall color but when there’s some snow on the ground this will look gorgeous!




***Eurydice was purchased by me. I don’t benefit from clicking the link on this post.

MAC Ruby Woo

Here in my blog I made a few New Year’s resolutions and one of them was using more colorful lip makeup. I’m trying to live up to that promise and bought the perfect product for that too, MAC Ruby Woo. This bright vintage pin-up red has a pretty dry formula but it applies well, doesn’t make my lips dry and stays on forever.
I really like MAC lipsticks myself. Quality is usually excellent, color range is wide and I just love that delicious scent. You ladies have any other great brands/products to suggest for a beginner lip makeup freak?