Crowd Colour Matte Liquid Lip…

Hello, Welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

Ok so Crowd Colour are a brand that gives! Not only great quality make up but everything you buy from them they give 10% back to your local schools and community! Click the link HERE. To learn more.

Gareth from Crowd Colour very kindly sent me three of their Matte Liquid Lip colours, this one is RUBY.

This next shade is another red with more pink undertones, this is CHLOE.

But my favourite shade and the one that I wear most of is a coral/nude shade called IZZY.

I do like the way the liquid lipsticks apply, they have a doe foot applicator and they go on to the lips so smoothly, the three shades are very highly pigmented and they dry to a silky matte finish. When I tried the RUBY lip colour I wasn’t sure I would like any of them, I’ve always been wary of matte lip products, due to my ageing thinning lips! On first applying I noticed how flakey my lips were! So I removed the colour and used a lip scrub to get rid of the dryness. That’s better, the dark red lip colour looked a whole lot better. It dried down in about 5 minutes, and I did notice that my lips felt slightly dry and tight, but I guess that’s just the nature of a lot of matte lip products, they aren’t very moisturising, are they?

I applied my matte lip colour after breakfast, and the colour was still on at lunchtime. I drink a lot of coffee and water throughout the day AND I’m a lip licker and the colour stayed on my lips without me needing to re-apply. It did however start to break down and disappear after I had eaten a salad sandwich with mayonnaise. I decided to remove the rest of the lip colour, and I used a normal micellar water which took it off completely, so there’s no need to scrub it off your lips, it will come off in a normal skin care routine.

There are 6 pretty shades available, check them out HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

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MUA Luxe Velvet Matte Lipstick

Hello, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty, I’m Teresa.

Today I’m coming to you to share  a lovely new lipstick that I purchased myself from MUA Makeup Academy. This is relatively new to their Luxe range of cosmetics, it’s the Velvet Matte Lipstick, I have shade number 12.

Really gorgeous packaging for this lipstick in black and gold matte. The cap and bullet are a really strong “snap” open/closure, absolutely no chance of this opening in your makeup bag! The lipstick itself is faceted with clean  sharp edges for a really neat and precise application to the lips. It applies like a dream too. I was never really a fan of matte lip products, thinking that they just made my lips look dry and thin and more aged, but for a matte lipstick I found this one quite moisturising and my lips didn’t look thin and “old” either. But what is it about matte lip products, why do they all smell like a painters workshop? The weird smell isn’t as strong with this lipstick, but it is there, although it doesn’t taste horrid. Once you have got by the smell and the lipstick had dried down there is no transference to my coffee cup and it didn’t disappear when I ate food either. In fact I had the colour on my lips for about 4 hours, without it fading and leaving me with that horrid dry lip line, even with me always licking my lips too. A highly pigmented full coverage matte lipstick that I really am enjoying at the moment, and I never thought I would. I am actually going to purchase another couple of shades right after I’ve posted this, from the MUA website HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today.

XXX

 

Milani Colour Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick…

Hello and welcome back to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

I’m sharing with you my thoughts of another lovely product by Milani Cosmetics that I purchased recently.

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This is the Colour Statement Moisture Matte Lipstick, and I have the shade Matte Beauty. I have always been wary of using matte lipsticks, for a couple of reasons, the first one being that without a hint of sheen on my lips it would be ageing for a lady my age, and the second reason was that I thought it would be drying on my lips and once removed my lips would be dry too. But when I used this little beauty my concerns were no more. This lipstick glides on so smoothly and indeed it’s lovely and moisturising from the grapeseed extract within it. The longevity of wear is great too, I wore it for about 3 hours before it looked like it needed topping up, and most surprisingly there isn’t a lot of transference onto my coffee cup either and when I ate a nectarine it was still on my lips!

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As you can tell from the “swatch” it really is a matte lipstick with no sheen or sparkle whatsoever. When I removed it my lips weren’t dry and stained from wear, which I have found with some matte lipsticks in the past. I really like this lipstick and I shall be buying more shades and there are some beautiful shades to choose from on the brand new Milani UK website HERE.

Have you tried Milani Cosmetics yet? What can you recommend to me?

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Bell Cosmetics Hypoallergenic Lip Tint…..

Hello lovelies, welcome to Elegant Ageless Beauty.

I have another Hypoallergenic product from the fantastic Bell Cosmetics for you today, it’s a pretty Lip Tint. I don’t feature lip products very often on Elegant Ageless Beauty, it’s something I don’t tend to buy a lot of. But when I saw this on the Beauty Crowd website I just had to give it a try. I’ve used a lip tint before from another brand and I didn’t like it at all but it was a “felt pen” type and very drying, this lip tint however, isn’t.

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I do like the packaging of the Bell Cosmetics brand, it so clean looking but very pretty, I love the white with black branding.

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The lid of the product that encases the applicator shows the shade of lip tint within the tube. In my case I have the shade 01, unfortunately it doesn’t have a name. But this one is a pretty pale pink.

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The lip tint when applied to the lips goes on very smooth. Just apply with the sponge doe foot applicator for a pretty “your lips but better” look. It’s super pigmented, and I thought it would be sticky after it’s applied, like the other brand I tried, but it’s not it dries to a lovely matte finish, and the colour lasts for hours, even through eating and drinking and it didn’t dry my lips out either. You can of course pop a clear lip gloss over the top for a more shimmery look too. The Bell Hypo Lip Tint is available in 6 pretty colours and it’s only £3.95 HERE

 

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WHAT’S IN MY MAKE UP BAG…..

Hello again lovelies!

I thought that I would do a “What’s in my makeup bag” post, I’ve never done one before and I do love to have a nosy at what other are keeping in theirs. Here goes and I hope you enjoy reading.

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Firstly my makeup bag is Calvin Klein, I won a “Euphoria” gift set on twitter a few months ago. It’s black with gorgeous pink satin lining and it’s wipe clean too which is great. So onto the contents then.

As you can see I’ve got 2 palettes in my make-up bag at the moment, I’ve been using them together and they really compliment each other, Makeup Revolution’s Iconic 3 and MUA’s Undress Me Too. Love them!!

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My go too foundation of the moment is Undress Your Skin from MUA, in shade Beige. I’ve a few foundations in my make up collection but this one always ends up sneaking its way into my every day make up bag. It’s just great at covering any imperfections but because of its light diffusing particles it still leaves my skin with a dewy finish. For face powder I’m loving the pressed powder compact from FashionistA. It’s just so light and doesn’t sink into my lines and never looks cakey either. The compact itself is pretty classy looking with a huge swivel mirror. My go too blusher at the moment is another MUA Makeup Academy  product, it’s a cream blusher in shade Bittersweet, a pretty pink.

For my eyebrows I’ve fallen in love with the MUA Luxe Power Brow, shape and highlight in mid brown. It’s a retractable pencil one end and a pretty highlighter at the other end. I use the highlighter just under my eyebrows and also blend some just above my cheeks to highlight, it saves me carrying a highlighter palette in my bag. Eye primer is the  Professional Eyes Primer from MUA and eyeliner is Intense Colour Eyeliner from of course MUA. Mascara is the fabulous Lash Boom Volume and Length from MUA in Black.

I’ve got a few lip products in my make up bag that I flit between. My favourite lipstick of the moment is my beautiful Makeup Revolution one in shade The One a really gorgeous nude shade that is so creamy and moisturising, I love it! If I want to wear colour I’ve been choosing Makeup Revolution’s Salvation Intense Lip Lacquer in shade A Love Like That a very pigmented red shade that lasts on my lips for hours, and I’m a lip licker! For something less vibrant on my lips it just has to be MUA’s Matte Lipstick in shade Pouty Pink, sometimes all I want on my lips is a little bit of gloss and for that I go for Makeup Revolution’s Amazing Sheer Lip gloss in shade Move A little Closer, such a pretty and sheer pink gloss that adds just a smidge of colour and shine.

I also carry a few cotton buds in my make up bag too, just in case I smudge anything, my hand cream is from Champneys and my perfume is a handbag sized Euphoria from Calvin Klein.

I think that’s about it for now, I don’t think I’ve forgotten anything. I have done reviews on all these products in various post, but if you want to know about anything in particular just leave me a comment in the comments section and I’ll get back to you.

For Makeup Revolution products click HERE

and Makeup Academy products click HERE

You can purchase Champneys products from Boots HERE.

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