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12.13.2014

My Red Lip Picks for Christmas | KMC Beauty


Christmas is the time of a year for a bold red statement lip, I have picked a few favourites from my collection that are my top picks for this year.

Vaseline 'Rosy Lips'
Okay technically this isn't a lip colour, more of a lip treatment.. However over Christmas here in the UK it's cold and you have to keep your lips hydrated, the Rosy formula gives off a very light colour payoff, if like me you already have semi-pigmented lips then this just enhances your natural lip colour almost looking like you have a sheer lipstick on.
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Revlon Matte Balm in 'Standout'
If your looking for a non-drying, long lasting matte formula then you will find it in the Revlon Matte balms. The shade standout is a super pigmented cherry red perfect for this season.
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MAC 'Russian Red'
I know there will be a LOT of MAC lippy hoarders out there that are bound to have this staple matte lipstick in their collection already. Unfortunately for me the formula of this lipstick is a little too drying for my lips, but it's still a Christmas appropriate lip that i'm sure a lot of people love!
Find it here

Rimmel London Lasting Finish Kate Lipstick '107 Wine'
This lipstick is my favourite shade for this season, this deep wine colour is a little on the vampy side for Christmas but still festive. Again its a matte formula but what can I say, i'm into mattes! There is less colour transfer, they are longer lasting and sure they can be a little drying sometimes but these trump a glossy finish for me anyday of the week.
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What are your red lip picks for Christmas?

12.05.2014

November Favourites 2014 | KMC Beauty


I haven't done a "favourites" post in a long while, this month I had a few little gems that I have been really loving and wanted to share with you all.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
I have wanted the Contour Kit for a while now but it has always been out of stock on Space NK when I wanted to get it, I was on the Sephora website last month and noticed it was back in stock, without hesitation I added it straight into my basket, I didn't want to chance leaving it to return another day and it be out of stock again.
I am still experimenting with the Contour Kit but so far I am loving the top left shade "Vanilla" for setting my under eye concealer and in particular the shade "Fawn" in the middle of the bottom row, this is my perfect contour shade, it's not too orange and not too tan, I just find this gives me a natural "shadow effect" to my cheeks where I can blend this upwards on my cheek bones and it doesn't look like i've applied a blatant line of bronzer to contour my face.
Still in stock, but I warn you they sell fast! Find it here

Moroccan Oil - Moroccan Oil Treatment
As it is fast approaching winter here in the UK, and the colder weather is drawing in, my hair is starting to show signs of distress with my serious dry ends, I do have my ends dyed blonde and this also does not help but I have found that my Moroccan Oil is helping my ends look healthy again. After I have showered and I have towel dried my hair I like to apply maybe two pumps of the Moroccan Oil to my ends and massage it in. I then blow-dry my hair as normal and once my hair is dry I can immediately tell the difference on my ends as opposed to the days when I don't use the oil, they immediately look healthier, shinier and a lot less like hay.
Find it here at Feel Unique.

Maybelline Brow Drama
This product is actually a rediscovery for me this past month, I have used this before but like most things it get tossed in a drawer and forgotten about. I dug this out in November and have been using it non stop. Maybelline call it a "sculpting brow mascara" but for me it's just a tinted brow gel, as brow gels go, I haven't tried any others but I hear the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel is also very good. This brow gel gives light colour payoff which is fine for me as I fill in my brows anyways, I just like using something to set them with and this ticks the boxes. When I set my brows with this product they don't go hard and "crispy" as some brow gels can do, it just nicely holds all my hairs in place for the duration of the day, the wand also allows for super easy application.
I also did an in depth review on this product earlier this year, check that out if your interested (link)
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MAC Cosmetics Amplified Lipstick - Red Balloon
Yet another rediscovery, I picked this lipstick up earlier on in the year and loved it. Last month I wore it for a night out and was reminded of how much I enjoyed this lipstick when I first got it. It is an amplified formula so the colour pigmentation is amazing and the longevity is also pretty decent. Most people go for darker lips during the autumn/winter but I don't think I suit those kind of colours, I much prefer reds and pinks against my skin tone.
If you want to see swatches of this shade see the link here where I swatched this lipstick alongside two others.
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Bite Beauty Matte Crème Lip Crayon - Léché
Finally a completely new brand that I tried out this past month, Bite Beauty's products really intrigued me so when I got my Contour Kit on Sephora I picked up one of their Matte Crème Lip Crayon's to try. Described as a dusty rose the shade Léché is a really great everyday shade for me, it is incredibily pigmented and the matte finish does not leave my lips feeling dried out. I managed to get almost six hours wear from this Lip Crayon which is impressive by my standards.
I also like the idea of a "Crayon" style lip product, it applies really easily to the lips with the small rounded end, sometimes lipsticks can be a bit fiddley I find.
Do you have any of the Bite Beauty products? I would love to know what other must haves from their range are, and I will definitely be needing more shades in the Matte Crème Lip Crayon line in the future.
Find it online here

Hope you enjoyed reading my November Favourites, I would love to know what your favourites have been this month, or have you done a post of your own? Feel free to drop me a comment.
Also I got a new camera this month so i'm making a conscious effort to get up more posts on a regular basis!