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ILLAMASQUA LIPSTICK IN BOX – REVIEW & SWATCH

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Australian beauty addicts have been rejoicing recently due to Illamasqua’s historical move to reduce prices.  Aussies have always had to pay over-inflated prices for cosmetics which is not fair.  I totally agree because as you know, I am from Scotland so when I came to Australia, I was uber-shocked at the crazy prices for drugstore cosmetics; let alone premium cosmetic brands!  Anyway, I am paying tribute to Illamasqua today by showing the classic matte red lipstick – Box – and the newest Empower Palette on my other beauty blog today.

Illamasqua Box, Illamasqua red lipstick swatch

Illamasqua Lipstick in Box is designed and named after Illamasqua’s Creative Director Alex Box.  She is is instrumental in shaping the brand’s product development, imagery and creative vision from conception to execution.  This is a big bold blue red matte lipstick that every girl should own in their lipstick collection because it is HOT and it makes teeth look extra white which is a big bonus!

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Show-stopping red!  Illamasqua Lipstick in Box – buy it now if you want to have sexy lips like mine *wink* !!!

Illamasqua Lipstick in Box
RRP : $24 AUD
Available in Illamasqua counters in selected Myer stores or online at ASOS.com

Illamasqua Lipstick in Box is a PR sample but all opinions and lips are my own ;)

LIP STALKER’S BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY Vol 1

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

Hello to all the lip lovers out there.  It is my birthday today and I am going to celebrate by throwing my first giveaway on this blog.  If a giveaway ain’t your thing, then just wish me a Happy Birthday in the comments :P

Here’s what a lucky Lip Stalker reader will win…

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The prizes are brand new and unopened and ready to be given to a lucky winner out there :-

1.  Sun Sense Lip Balm SPF 30+
2.  Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer in Guava
3.  Hello Kitty Diamond Gloss in Pink Paradise
4.  Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in 065 Creamsicle
5.  Rimmel London Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick in shade 09

I have not tried nor swatched any of the lip products featured above so I hope the lucky winner will be report back afterwards to let us all know :P

And for another chance to win some beauty products, please check out The Best Beauty Blog for another awesome giveaway with mascara, eyeshadows, foundation, BB creams, etc.

Terms & Conditions

1.  Lip Stalker’s Birthday Giveaway Vol 1 will start from time of publishing till 12.01am 22nd September EST
2.  Open internationally from Australia to Zimbabwe (A to Z, get it?)
3.  Just follow the prompts on the Rafflecopter below.  There are a maximum of 12 entries per person.  You MUST be a subscriber of Lip Stalker.
4.  All entries will be checked and verified before a random winner is selected.  I will then email the winner to get their postal details.

Let me know if there’s problems with it.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on lipstalker[at]gmail.com.  Good luck everyone!

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LANCOME ROUGE IN LOVE LIPSTICK 163M DANS LES BRAS – REVIEW & SWATCH

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Another day, another Lancome Rouge in Love lipstick!!!  Remember 353M Rose Pitimini?  I actually wore that to the Lancome Rouge in Love Lipstick launch in Myer a few months ago.  And inside the goody bag was this goody – 163M Dans Ses Bras - another to-die-for lipstick!

I won’t rave on about how much I love the packaging and the lightweight formula of the Rouge in Love lipsticks because you’ve heard it all before.  But the name is a tad suss though.  I studied French years ago at school but if memory serves me correct “dans” means “in” or “under”…so the names “dans ses bras” makes me think “under your bras”.  Ahem…!  I am sure it doesn’t mean that…but anyway…let’s move on…

Lipstick Swatch : Lancome Rouge In Love 163M Dans Ses Bras

Lancome rouge in love lipstick swatch

163M Dans Ses Bras is a vibrant coral watermelon red.

Pout ‘n’ Pose

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What’s The Gloss?

Lancome Rouge In Love lipstick in 163M Dans Ses Bras
RRP : $45 AUD
Buy at :  Myer, Adorebeauty.com.au
Lip Stalker says :  I’m in love with Rouge In Love!

Have your lips been touched by Rouge In Love yet?

MODELS PREFER LIP PRIMER

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Long time no blog here.  Bad lip beauty blogger me.  Anyway, today I am here to give a review on Models Prefer Lip Primer - which got sent to me eons ago for review…but I forgot.  Sorry!

Lip primer is different to the functions of lip balm.  Lip primer is designed to provide a smooth base prior to lipstick or lip gloss application and to intensify and prolong the lip colour on top by preventing smudging and creasing.  Very similar to the functions of eye shadow primer.

I may not always prime my lips with a lip primer per se, but I always use a lip balm or lip cream on my lips prior to lipstick application, especially when I am swatching for the blog.  This means that I can remove the lip colour easily without me scrubbing my lips to smithereens.  (Yes, I think I just made up a word!)

Anyway, back to Models Prefer Lip Primer, I like it for the following reasons :-

1.  It is nice and slim, making it easier to apply on lips.
2.  It is unscented.  This is very important because a lot of lipsticks have a lipstick scent and imagine if the lip primer had a scent and it mixed with the lipstick scent and it created a offensive scent…you get me?
3.  It’s multi-purpose because it doubles up as a lip balm too because it’s quite moisturising and doesn’t dry out my lips.
4.  It costs less than $10!  From Priceline, my favourite drugstore in Australia.

BUT.  There’s always a but, isn’t there?

But it doesn’t iron out all my lip wrinkles and it has a hint of shine – which makes it unsuitable for matte finishes.  And umm…I wound it up too much the other day and the whole thing fell out…but I shoved it back in.

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Nevertheless, I suggest you give Models Prefer Lip Primer a try if you’re looking for an inexpensive base for lipstick.  They also have an eye primer in their Prime & Perfect range which I am keen to try too.

What’s The Gloss?
Models Prefer Lip Primer
RRP : $9.99 AUD
Buy at : Priceline
Lip Stalker says :  Yes, try it!

Have you tried lip primers before?  Which one do you recommend?

RUBY BLING LIP ART

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I bought some bling bling phone gems the other day and instead of decorating my phone with them, I decided to use them for lip art and created Ruby Bling Lips.  Hope you enjoy the video BUT please be careful if you’re going to attempt this because it is very easy to swallow one of these little gems.

Lip products featured are :  Uriage Bariederm Levres, Sisley L33 Rouge Passion Lipstick, Benefit Bella Bamba Ultra Plush Lip Gloss  (Note :  All were PR samples)

Let me know what you think of Ruby Bling lips in the comments.  From far away, it kinda looks like pomegranate!!  LOL.

TEAL TEMPTATION LIP ART

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Guess what peeps?  I won The Best Beauty Vlog category at beautyheaven Australian Blog Awards with my Sugar Lips video (which has over 100,000 views!  WOW!).  Thanks for all the support.  Sorry, I should have mentioned it on here earlier but I forgot.  Oopsie!  Anyway, part of my prize is to create 12 videos for beautyheaven and I just launched my new beauty channel today so please check it out and also, here’s a new lip art video - Teal Temptation - inspired by the teal colours of the beautyheaven website!  I hope you enjoy it!

Lip products used are :  TNS Lip Plump System*, Karen Murrell Lipstick in Sandstorm*, Illamasqua Lipstick in Apocalips*

Other make-up products used are :  NYX Book Of Shadows, SLA Glitter Eyeliner*

* denotes PR samples / gifted product

What do you think of Teal Temptation Lips?  Probably not the best lip colour for a first date!  LOL.

TOO MANY LIPSTICKS, TOO LITTLE TIME

I promise I am not slacking off because I swatched and photographed and filmed and edited tons of lipsticks, lip glosses, lip balms an lip art weeks and weeks ago.  It’s just that there isn’t enough time in my world to blog it up.   *cue music from the smallest violin in the world*

But take a look at the selection of edited photos there and let me know which ones you want to see first and I will try and get them up ASAP.  Peace out my lippy lovers!

NUTRIMETICS NC LIP LIGHTNING LIP GLOSS IN BRONZE

Yeah, I’m still alive.  I didn’t realise it was bloody impossible to balance a full-time job and a  semi-full-time beauty blog and then, this lip blog too!  But enough whining and let’s take a look at nutrimetics nc Lip Lightning Lip Gloss in Bronze.

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It’s quite special because it comes with a light built inside the lid and a mirror on the side of the tube.  But who the heck applies their lip gloss in the dark?  No, not me!  Yes, the mirror is helpful…but sadly, it is verging on tacky.

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Apart from that, the nutrimetics nc Lip Lightning Lip Gloss in Bronze itself is quite lovely.  Fruity and not overly sticky.  As you can see from my swatch, it’s not very bronze; but instead it’s a very sheer natural shade with plenty of microshimmer.  If I’m looking for an au naturale lip with a little zing, I will reach for this baby.

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*PR sample

What do you think?  Does nutrimetics nc Lip Lightning Lip Gloss in Bronze tickle your fancy?  Is it necessary to have an in-built light and mirror on lip glosses??

JURLIQUE LIP CARE BALM REVIEW

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This Winter, I have said bye bye to sore, cracked lips and it’s all thanks to Jurlique for sending me their Lip Care Balm.

Jurlique Lip Care Balm is a yellow, non-sticky, thick conditioning balm which is enriched with castor oil, shea butter and macadamia oil.  Admittedly, it does look rather intimidating because it’s gunky yellow colour but don’t let that deter you because it works wonders in restoring moisture to dry lips.  I like to put a big dollop on my lips before sleeping to keep them moisturised through the night as the heating in the house during Winter can dry my lips out big time.  It took me 3 nights of application before I got the super-soft lips.

At first, I did have my tube of Jurlique Lip Care Balm in my handbag to reapply during the day, but then I realised that I was going through this tube of lip-saving goodness too fast and because it isn’t exactly cheap at $32 (ouch!), I have moved it from my handbag to my bedside table so I will only use it once a day.

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Jurlique Lip Care Balm

Which lip balm or lip conditioning product is your Winter lip saviour?