Review: Rimmel London Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Lip Tint

After seeing Georgia May Jagger in the Rimmel advertising campaigns I decided to try out their lasting finish, apparently transfer proof lip tints in the colours 'Carry on Cherry' and 'Perpetual Plum'. (also, this is not really relevant but props to Mick Jagger for his Glasto performance, if you saw you'll understand!Perpetual Plum (buy here) is definitely my favourite out of the two colours I tried.  Carry on Cherry is a darker red colour which I still really like, I find them both very flattering on my pale skin. I was really happy with this product. They last all day and are very pigmented which is handy for people like me who have naturally dark lips anyway. They also smell really good, not that smell is a massive issue! The only drawback is with the moisturising balm on top of the tint it isn't transfer proof. However I actually prefer not using the balm as I like the matte finish more than the shine. I would definitely recommend these as they are good quality and really cheap too. (£5.99) 

Jenny x

Review: Topshop Matte Nails

I'll start with the blue colour which is called Dungaree Denim (buy here) which is actually the one I tried out last and still have on now. The application is really easy with your traditional flat top brush and it also dries amazingly fast which I guess has something to do with the different ingredients to normal nail polish. I've managed to get away with one coat here. It hasn't got amazing staying power and started to chip after about 3 days but I didn't use a base or top coat which may have helped. I was worried it would make it shiny again? I love the colour against my pale skin and am impressed with how pigmented it is. 

The second colour I got is called Brutal (buy here) It has the exact same bulk standard brush as Dungaree Denim and again was quite easy to apply. However this one definitely needs two coats and it wasn't very true to colour compared with the pictures from the Topshop website. It did dry really fast which is handy but again it didn't last that long. A main downside to these nail varnishes was that after the third or fourth day the matte effect seemed to have gone and they were shiny like a normal polish. The first time this happened I thought maybe it was imagination but it happened with both and I'm not too sure why.

Overall I probably wouldn't buy these again as they are quite expensive at £6 and even more for postage too as my local store doesn't stock makeup.

Jenny x