#30in30 MAC Rebel

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I’ve had MAC Rebel FOREVER and barely worn it, I think because the very deep lip contrasted so much with my very blonde hair.. enter my new ombre/bronde and? PERFECT! I’m what they call a ‘soft autumn’ apparently and I totally get that as I love autumnal colours and my new, darker do is definitley going to lend itself more to berry shades like this! Rebel’s finish is satin which is my SECOND favourite texture, more comfortable than matte but bolder and less smudgy than a creamsheen.

The colour is vibrant and super pigmented in only one swipe but as you can see from my lip swatch.. it would benefit from a liner to get a clean edge. In a previous post someone commented on a lip swatch being really ‘ smooth’ and I’d say the same of this, really creamy looking colour which doesn’t cling too much to imperfections and is just a really easy finish to work with. Wear time is probably 3 to 4 hours without eating/drinking which is fairly standard. Overall it’s really no surprise this is a firm fan favourite, it will almost certainly become one of mine next season!

Miss BB

#30in30 Smashbox Paris Pink Matte

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Apologies for this belated post (but really, did you notice?) I will be posting two #30in30’s today, I was just WIPED yesterday after a long weekend of packing boxes (moving prep) and filming/editing 3 videos I was in bed EARLY! As it happens my review of this lippie will be different because of the delay as I wore it again today and had TONS of comments on my new video asking what it was so my initial ‘meh’ feeling has been greatly blostered by the copious compliments. I didn’t think it was the best shade on me and it’s definitely not the easiest colour to wear but it’s actually much warmer and more flattering than your average pale pink/nude. It’s almost a muted neon/coral. It reminds me of what I WANTED MAC Riot House to be!

It’s from the same line as the Fireball red I shared earlier in the month which I LOVE but as always the paler colours show every imperfection. A little prep goes a long way and a nude liner underneath would help to avoid it settling around the lines/dry areas in your lips but compared to other similar colours/textures it’s really pretty good. It’s a real matte too so it settles to a dry finish which you guys know I’m a big fan of. Having sample two of the new matte lipsticks from Smashbox I have a feeling I will have to pick up more! One thing I wanted to mention that I think is really nifty is that Smashbox have a colour guide on their site so you can get an idea of how each colour will look on your skintone.. I don’t think they’re all entirely accurate but it’s a nice idea!

Available online here

Miss BB

*PR Sample

#30in30 Freedom Sooner Or Later

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Since I was having a makeup free day and didn’t want to apply a whole face just for this post I thought it was appropriate to show you one of the lipsticks Freedom categorise as ‘Bare’. They launched 5  nude shades (not unlike the Rimmel range we talked about yesterday.. only considerably cheaper) and this is my favourite. It has a slight peachy tone to it that keeps it warm without it looking too yellow.. you know the colour I’m talking about, not pretty! Love her or hate her Kylie Jenner has definitely brought back the nude lip and I’m so excited to see more options popping up at lower price points, it’s not a one size fits all product, there is no universal nude!!

Much as with the Rimmel Kate lipstick this is sheer and glossy but unlike the Rimmel I find this to my far more comfortable and less drying, you should still expect regular top ups but it has a touch more colour to it lasts a smidge longer on me that the other too. If you prefer a bolder shade you can of course wear over the top of a lip liner but I like this as an easy lip for when you want to finish a look and look vaguely polished but still casual. There aren’t many lip colours I could wear without a full face of makeup, this really is the perfect ‘bare’ colour for me! You can see me wearing/swatching the rest of the Freedom nudes in this video

Available online here

Miss BB

*PR Sample

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