BATTLE OF THE LIQUID LIPSTICKS



I'm just going to throw this out there - I love liquid lipsticks. I know I'm not the only one, everywhere I look people are using them and more brands are creating them - even the affordable brands are throwing their own take into the mix. 

Three particular liquid lipstick brands are at the top of the pack in terms of popularity (minus Kylie Lip Kits because I'm probably the only person on this planet who still hasn't tried one) and they are: Jeffree Star, Kat Von D and Lime Crime. All of which, until very recently, were an absolute pain in the butt to get a hold of in the UK. Now Debenhams stock Kat Von D, Beauty Bay stock Jeffree Star and ASOS stock Lime Crime - so obviously I had to try all three, right?



First up is my first liquid lipstick purchase out of the three and thats the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Celebrity Skin. I wont delve too much into this one as I already have an entire post dedicated to it (which you can read here). The colour is divine, longevity is good and you can re-apply without it going crumbly and weird. As I've mentioned before my only nag is the scent, it's not the best smelling out of the three but it disappears once dry. The wand is cut perfectly to hug the lip during application and the packaging is pretty with the rose gold writing and Jeffree's signature hot pink lid. 
Longevity: 8/10
Colour: 10/10
Formula: 8/10
Ease of Application: 9/10



Next we have Lime Crime Velvetine in Cashmere - a cool-toned nude. Previously, there had been a bit of controversy surrounding this brand which really put me off purchasing. However, I trust ASOS and when they started stocking it I was on that quicker than you can say liquid lipstick. The cool-tone isn't something I usually reach for but the shade is incredibly flattering. Longevity is good, however the Jeffree Star option does wear slightly longer before wearing off. Can be re-applied without any crumbling as long as it's a thin coat and is slightly more drying too.  The packaging is adorable, I love the red lid with the pink roses and the frosted plastic tube, making it look more expensive. It uses the classic doe foot applicator that is much stiffer which does mean there is quite a bit of excess product so make sure you take the time to remove that before application. 
Longevity - 7/10
Colour - 10/10
Formula - 7/10
Ease of Application - 6/10


Lastly, I picked up the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita. Everyone across the beauty community has raved about this product, so it was top of my list of things to pick up whilst in London. The packaging is much longer than the other two but is a whole lot lighter. Shade wise, this colour can be described as a Chestnut Rose - perfect for Autumn/Winter.  The formula is lovely and light-weight, it applies really easily with full opaque colour in one swipe but the longevity is awful. Within an hour of wearing this, I'm left with a ring of colour around my lips. This is just something to bare in mind if you're biggest request in a liquid lip is wear time. As for the wand, similar to the other two it uses a doe foot applicator, which is slightly cut to an angle to fit the shape of the lips but not to the extent of the Jeffree Star one and is also much stiffer like the Lime Crime option.
Longevity - 4/10
Colour - 10/10
Formula - 8/10
Ease of Application - 9/10



Jeffree Star and Kat Von D both cost £16.00 each and the Lime Crime cost £15.00.

Over all, Jeffree Star has come out on top, in my opinion. Despite the controversy surrounding him, he sure does know how to create a good product. 


Olivia | Deliciously-Floral


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MAC EXTRA DIMENSION SKINFINISH - BEAMING BLUSH & SOFT FROST





I love a good highlight - a duo chrome highlight though? thats a whole other ball game. Mac launched their In The Spotlight Collection a few weeks back which included 4 new shades of their iconic Strobe Cream and 4 new shades of Extra Dimension Skinfinishes. 

I swatched the shade Beaming Blush in Selfridges when the collection dropped and couldn't stop thinking about it, which I figured was a sign that I needed to invest in it, naturally. The shade Soft Frost ended up in my collection as a bit of an accident which I explained all over on my snapchat (deliciouslyf - for anyone interested). 



Beaming Blush is described as a Pink which breaks Gold. Initially I was concerned this would be too pink for my pale complexion and would have to use it as a blush topper but the pink is actually fairly subtle. The gold reflects running throughout make my cheekbones pop like crazy, it's very pigmented but works best with a thicker highlighting brush rather than a fan brush. 



Soft Frost is a White which breaks Violet. I've never seen anything like this apart from the likes of Anastasia Beverly Hills, which I haven't been fortunate enough to get my hands on. Similar to Beaming Blush, this shade catches the light like crazy however pulls more violet and so would probably look best on paler skin tones. 



The formula is finely milled and easy to blend, with an incredible amount of pigmentation. It's not as soft as the Balm Mary-lou Manizer which is probably due to the sleek, futuristic design embossed into it, but this gives you lots of control ensuring you don't go overboard. I love applying them with the Zoeva 105 Highlighting brush. 

Beaming Blush and Soft Frost cost £24 each and I purchased them from www.maccosmetics.co.uk 

Olivia | Deliciously-Floral


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NEW IN | H&M BEAUTY




You can probably imagine my excitement when I spotted H&M beauty in Brighton H&M. I charged straight over to the counters and went on a 20 minute swatch fest, much to the amusement of my Dad who was stood outside the shop waiting for me - whoops!

I was looking for a new powder compact to carry around in my bag as my current one has hit pan and it's only a matter of time before it crumbles. I opted to try the Immaculate Compact Foundation in the shade Cream (£7.99). This finely milled, high coverage powder blurs imperfections in a heart beat and comes with a huge mirror in the lid, unlike my L'oreal one where I have to flip the powder up to find the mirror. It's fairly lightweight and sleek looking with the black and cream packaging, with the gold H&M logo printed on the top. 

Next up was a Pure Radiance Powder Blusher in the shade Rosy Brown (£6.99), I don't like wearing things that are too pink but this is the perfect balance of neutral and pink and adds a touch of life back into my complexion. I adore how luxurious the packaging is for this - the hexagonal shape with the black and gold has a very Tom Ford feel about it. 

I'm forever impressed by H&M beauty, I want to try the haircare next. What's your favourite product from their range?

Olivia | Deliciously-Floral


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