Brand Collective: MUA

Saturday, 28 September 2013

I decided to do a brand collective, mainly as I just realised how many MUA products I actually own! It ended up that I have over 20! I love seeing other people's one brand  tutorials and collections so I thought, what the hell!

Glitterball, Undress Me Too, Poptastic.
I also own Undressed and Heaven and Earth but they had
disappeared!
Pistachio Ice Cream, Constellation, Natural Days.

Matte Perfect Powder In Translucent, BB Cream Light

Gel Liner In Underground, Trio In Pink Sorbet, Liners in Black and Auburn.

Blush Perfection In Bittersweet, Mosaic Blush in English Rose, Blusher In
Marshmallow


Lipsticks In Shade 3, 13 and Juicy, Out There Lipgloss Candy Pink,
Power Pout In Irreplaceable

So there you have it my entire MUA collection, bar a few bits that didn't want to be found! Please comment the next brand you would like to see!

MissCosmeticBlogger xoxo

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Rimmel Instant Radiance

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Instant Radiance? I wasn't particularly sure what it meant. Looking at the small 14ml tube, doesn't give much away really. All I know is that its in the shade 002 Radiant Rose and finding it in Poundland was a great deal, saving me around £4!

The description on the back says: 'Lightweight, ultra-blendable mousse formula gives an instant touch of radiance. Wakes up skin with a healthy-looking glow. Long lasting flush of colour.'

I'm not exactly sure how, or where to use this product, (is it just me?) It is under highlighters on the Rimmel website but, I wouldn't class this as a highlighter, its very pink and even though it blends out to a hardly there look, its not my cup of tea. However, knowing me I will probably learn to love it!


The product its self is less moussey than I first anticipated, more liquidy, possibly as you only need a tiny bit for it to go a long way. Literally the smallest bit could cover my whole hand! The smell is the same as Rimmel's Match Perfection and possibly primer? (I think, but I can't remember!) The colour is like a burnt rose with a shimmer throughout, really pretty.


I think as a cream eye shadow, this colour would be really cool! (Anyone know of any..?) I think if I was using it to highlight my cheek bones it would be ok, but if you don't like shimmery things this is so not for you! When blended out it's uber shimmery and has certain bits where it is so light reflecting!


So I will get back to you on how and if I use the product!

MissCosmeticBlogger xoxo

MUA Matte Perfect Loose Powder

Sunday, 22 September 2013

 I know this has 'new' sticker on, but it has been in shops for a long time, I find my skin can get very shiny throughout the day and needs something to stop it. For £2.50 I thought this powder from MUA would be worth trying.

I like the packaging as it is step away from the usual black of MUA and to me is going for a more natural face. When you open the tub their is a plastic covering with holes to allow a small amount of product out at a time.



The product itself is a very thin micro-fine powder, to mattify the face, which it is very good at. However the powder has a yellow-ish tinge so it won't suit all skin types, I can just about get away with it!



I like this new MUA packaging  as well as the product! Roll on their new products!

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Brand VS: Clinique vs Revlon vs MUA

Friday, 20 September 2013

Chubby Sticks; Clinique's baby, which every nearly every other brand has tried to replicate! This includes MUA, Revlon, Bourjois, Poundland's Chit Chat and Avon! I picked up the MUA one the other day so I the had three, so I thought I would start a Brand VS series to compare the products and the dupes, (not for colour, but product.)

L-R
MUA, Revlon, Clinique
The Chubby Stick - Mighty Mimosa
A moisturising lip balm type product with a nice colour pay off. It also has a nice shimmer running throughout! Clinique have the biggest colour range out of the three brands. 'Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm is a lip treatment with sheer colour that relieves dry, cracked lips and provides immediate moisturisation. The unique pencil-style applicator provides easy to apply sheer soft lip colour and rolls up for ease of use.'
£17.00

The Kissable Balm Stain - Cherish 
A minty smelling balmy stain, which after the balm wears off, it leaves a nice stain. 'It’s a pampering balm fused with a lightweight lip stain in an adorable chubby crayon. Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain gives softer, smoother lips with a perfect flush of colour that lasts hour after hour. The gel formula comes in 12 vibrant shades that match any look or mood.'
£7.99

The Power Pout - Irreplaceable
MUA's answer to the Chubby Stick is; Power Pout a mix between a tint and a balm. When applied it is sort of like a moisturising lipstick in 'Chubby Stick' form, and like the Revlon one has a minty smell/taste. 'MUA Power Pout is a lip treatment with colour intensity that relieves dry, cracked lips providing immediate moisturisation. The handy pencil-style applicator provides easy to apply sheer soft lip colour and rolls up for easy use.'
£3.99

L-R
MUA Irreplaceable, Revlon Cherish, Clinique Mighty Mimosa
When I was looking through the descriptions of the products I realised how similar Clinique and MUA's descriptions were! I highlighted the bits that are almost identical. I'm guessing that MUA may have copied Clinique...?

Clinique:
'Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm is a lip treatment with sheer colour that relieves dry, cracked lips and provides immediate moisturisation. The unique pencil-style applicator provides easy to apply sheer soft lip colour and rolls up for ease of use.'

MUA:
'MUA Power Pout is a lip treatment with colour intensity that relieves dry, cracked lips providing immediate moisturisation. The handy pencil-style applicator provides easy to apply sheer soft lip colour and rolls up for easy use.'

To rank them in order I would have to say Clinique first. Mainly because it has no scent so it is good for people with sensitive skin. Second would be Revlon's because it is very moisturising, and the stain it leaves is really nice. Last would be MUA, not because I don't like it just more because it is more of a lipstick than balm.

I would love to hear your favourites, and other 'chubby stick' type products reviews! As well as products described almost exactly the same as others!

MissCosmeticBlogger xoxo

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Collection Deluxe Lipstick

Monday, 16 September 2013

I heard about Collection's new lipstick range through their website, and you should know by now how much I love new products! I did apply for a free sample, alas I did not receive one. However they are on an introductory price at Superdrug; £2.99 (I think,) instead of £3.99. I only got one, mainly because the other colours, aren't exactly my colours. (There are 5 in total.)


Daylight

The colour I bought was Talullah a creamy pink shade. I thought this would suit me better and get more use out of it. The consistency is very creamy, and slightly moisturising. Its really easy to apply because of its texture. Also I find you can create a nice stain if you press it onto your lips using your finger. The lipstick smells of the same old fake vanilla smell, but as I like the smell I'm not complaining! It's packaging is very sleek, the almost holographic in my opinion. The gold really compliments the black. I especially like the translucent bit as you can see the colour of the stick!


In daylight

With Flash

I may purchase a couple of the other colours but I'm not too sure yet, however I love Talullah!


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Models Own First Purchases

Saturday, 14 September 2013

I cannot believe I have only just bought my first Models Own products and I got them in Boots on an offer 2 for £8! So I had to get a scented polish!! I mean scented, this is so up my street, you wouldn't even believe!

Grape Juice is honestly the prettiest pastel purple I have seen ever! It's so light and summery and pretty and girly! If you can't tell I love it! The scented bit, for me, is slightly gimmicky because it doesn't smell too much until you actually remove it!

The Artstix  duo polish I got was in Betty Blue and Freak Out. Betty Blue is an amazing deep blue, and Freak Out, a glitter polish with pink glitter and blue foil. The idea is to layer on top and it looks really pretty!

L-R
Freak Out, Betty Blue with Freak Out, One Coat Of Grape Juice,
Two Coats Of Grape Juice
I am going to buy so many more Models Own products!!!

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Collection Work The Colour Eyeshadow Pencils

Sunday, 8 September 2013

I was on Twitter the other day and saw Collection tweeting about their eye shadow pencils and decided after a bit of research that I would get a few.

I really like the idea of this product, mainly because they are pencils and really easy to carry round wherever. Add the fact they are waterproof, must mean they are the perfect summer product! Can you imagine swimming in the sea and being able to wear eye shadow!

I got three of the colours as they are currently only £2. 50 at Boots. A creamy metallic white colour perfect for a highlight in the inner corner. The pink is a baby pink which I think would go well as a base for other shadows. The last on is a gunmetal colour as with all of them it is slightly shimmery.


I  really like the consistency of the product as it literally glides on to your eye. Its very creamy or buttery. Because of the consistency I think blending it would be really easy.

Mini Tutorial

Use the pink over the eyelid, then applying the grey to the outer V. Blend until you cannot see the join. Extend the grey into half the crease and blend again. Finally apply the white to your inner corner and blend into the pink.

So there are my first impressions and I cant wait to get the other colours! Please comment if you've tried them and what you think!

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Back To School Week: Swap This For This Natural

Friday, 6 September 2013
So the next post for my back to school week is a new idea I've come up with, Swap This For This. Basically I take products you might usually go for on a normal day and give an alternative product which in this case is going to be more natural looking, meaning you can get away with it at school/college etc. I hope you enjoy!


So for foundation. In my opinion for school you want to look fresh faced and awake, I decided that I would swap my SEVENTEEN On The Spot Foundation (£7.99,) for my Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser (£22.) Much as I like the On The Spot foundation and it clears up spots, it is full coverage. So using the tinted moisturiser means it's light but still with a bit of coverage.


Blush is a big part of my makeup and I don't usually use bright colours but if you do I suggest swapping to a lighter, more shimmery shade. I love my MUA Mosaic Blush in English Rose (£2.50,) and would defiantly swap it for SEVENTEEN's First Flush Blush (3.49.)


I know that in summer I love bright colours and use my MUA Poptastic palette (£4) loads. I doubt however my school would be to accepting of bright purple and yellow eyes, so I will swap to my MAC custom palette (all together around £26.50.) The shades I have are Shroom and Satin Taupe, perfect for a natural eye.


Eyeliner is key to me and I love bold liner using my Soap & Glory Smoulder Khol (£5.) Considering I am changing my eye make up to a more natural I thought using a brown eyeliner would be more suited. So I am swapping to my MUA 3 in 1 extreme Contour Liner (£1.50) in dark brown.


Another favourite thing I love in summer is bright lips like my Rimmel Apocalips in Big Bang (£6.49), but going back to school I like a more subtle lip so go for a light lip gloss like my L'Oreal Glam Shine in Miss Candy (£6.99). It gives enough to notice just slightly.


Finally in my swap this...for this... I have lipstick swap! My Collection Lasting Colour in Bubblegum (£2.99,) smells great but is incredibly pink and not really my sort of natural, unlike Revlon's Lip Butter in Sugar Frosting. It makes my lips shimmery and slightly pink.

So there is the last edition in my back to school week! Hope you enjoyed! If you liked swap this for this I am happy to do it again with another theme!

MissCosmeticBlogger xoxo

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Back To School Week: Skin Secrets

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

The next instalment of my Back To School Week skin care. I thought as it's the start of the new year, I would make a resolution. Yeah I know its not the usual time to make one but what the hell! My resolution is: To stick to my skin care routine! I thought I would tell you guys my new routine.

After taking off my make up:

  1.  I take a pea size amount of Clinique's liquid mild facial soap and wash my face. (I got this in a Bonus Time)
  2. I use Simple's anti-blemish moisturiser. (It smells gorgeous and is good for sensitive skin!)
  3. I keep getting spots and to treat them I find that Simple's spot zapper actually works and it does work in around 4 hours like it says.
  4. Finally my lips are so, so dry in summer and pretty much every other day of the year that I need to use this every day. (As well as the countless times I have to apply lip balm each day!)


So now you know my routine I would love to know yours! Please comment them below!

MissCosmeticBlogger xoxo

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    Back To School Week: Bag Essentials

    Monday, 2 September 2013
    I'm back to school next week. *sarcastic cheer* I was putting together everything I needed for school just so I had it all ready, for any last minute changes. I put together my essentials make up kit for school and decided to share.


    So my most needed thing was antibacterial gel. If you've ever used school toilets you'll understand that they never usually have soap, meaning its disgusting to use the toilets. I have Cuticura gel that smells of cucumber and garden mint!

    My next two things are a normal lip balm and a tinted lip balm. I am forever needing a lip balm and can never find one. The tinted one is just to give a splash of colour when I'm ill or feeling my make ups going dull. I love my Baby Lips; Pink Punch  and Hydrate.

    Lastly in my essentials is a mascara. It's the one thing I will wear if I am going without make up, (so not really without make up.) I always find that your lashes really perk up your whole face.


    I then thought I'd add some extras that I could live with out, but wanted all the same!

    I thought I might go out after school some days and as I don't have a full scale make up bag with me so an eye shadow might be needed. I thought Maybelline's Eternal Gold Color Tattoo would be good.

    Another thing that might be needed for going out is eyeliner so as its the only one I can actually use is the Rimmel Scandal Eyes Precision Micro eyeliner.

    The penultimate thing in my extras is my Collection Cream Puff for when I want a nude lip.

    Finally clear nail varnish for those tights incidents where you don't want the small ladder to turn out to be the whole of your tights.

    So I hope this helps you pack your bag!

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