5 Lipsticks for Springtime

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Springtime is officially here!! I cannot express how excited I am for warm weather, the blooming flowers, and finally being able to wash my car - priorities y'all. Although spring isn't my #1 favourite season, it is up there. I love that everything starts to thaw and come back to life. But, most importantly, I love the chance to lighten up my makeup. Throughout the winter, I tend to wear darker eyeshadows and lipsticks. But spring is when all the pinks come out to play.

So, today I thought I'd share some of my fav spring lippy shades!

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REVLON ULTRA HD MATTE LIPCOLOUR - "SEDUCTION"

The first lipstick is one of my top shades ever. This was actually the lipstick that I wore to my senior prom a couple years ago and I loved wearing it. It's a very subtle, natural shade and it lasted the entire night, through a meal, drinks, and dancing, with only having to reapply once. For a matte liquid lipstick, it doesn't dry out your lips which makes it easier to reapply as you won't have chapped lips to bother with. As a bonus, it has a lovely fruit punch scent - although, after reading reviews, I've learned that half of the people loved it and half hated it, so that's something to be cautious of!!

Ulta, $9.99

RIMMEL LONDON LASTING FINISH BY KATE MOSS - "45"

Do you guys remember when these Kate Moss lippies first came out?? They were sooo popular. And I was hella obsessed haha. One of the ones that I've continued to regularly reach for over time is the shade 45. It's from the Nude collection and it's quite honestly a perfect pink-nude. It's a lovely cream formula, very long-lasting too. I love me a natural pink lip shade and this certainly delivers!

Walmart, $5.98

TOPSHOP LIPS - "MINK"

I may have mentioned before (maybe?? who knows) that I love the Topshop lipstick line. It's not something I've come by easily - the first one I bought was in London and the second in NYC - but whenever I get the chance, I take the opportunity to buy a new shade. In NYC, I picked up the shade "Mink". This is a lighter shade compared to the two I just mentioned, but very lovely all the same. The only problem is that this shade doesn't appear to be available online anymore... However, the shade "Coven" appears to be a very close match, so I've linked that below!

Topshop, $15

L'OREAL INFALLIBLE MEGA GLOSS - "GIRL ON TOP"

This is more of a lip gloss than a lipstick, and though I don't typically like lip glosses, this one isn't particularly sticky so it's all good. I love the baby pink shade of it and that it's quite sheer. I think it's a very girly colour, which would go really well with a flowy skirt or dressing for going out on a lovely spring night (can you tell I'm eager for warm weather?? lol). The only issue is that it's not very long-lasting or transfer-proof, so it requires a lot of reapplications.

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L'OREAL PARIS COLOUR RICHE SERUM - "BEAMY PLUM"

Overall, I love the L'Oreal Colour Riche line. I have a couple of shades, but "Beamy Plum" is for sure one of my favourites. It's a very balmy, hydrating formula in a mauve pink. It kinda gives you that bare lip look without having a bare lip - which, idk about you, but I love it. It's really long-lasting and personally, it compliments my skin haha. Although this shade doesn't appear to be available anymore, I would def recommend basically any shade from this range.

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SWATCHES

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Top to bottom: "Seduction", "45", "Mink", "Girl on Top", "Beamy Plum"

Hope your first day of spring was lovely! 

Felicia x

Review: Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Breathable Foundation

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Hello everyone! Snowy weather has officially slithered its way back in southern Ontario. Whyyyyyyyyyyyy. I was almost certain that spring was near, or at least on its way, but now I'm thinking that it's a long way off. Last night, our power went off and back on five times, and this morning, our town is COVERED in snow. Warm weather, where you at? Today, I thought I'd do a little review of the Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25hr Breathable Foundation. Prior to this foundation, I have tried two other foundations by Rimmel. First, the Wake Me Up Foundation, which is very illuminating and dewy, and then more recently the Match Perfection Foundation, which is invisible coverage and with more of a matte finish. I was in the market for a fair foundation with medium to full coverage, and I came across this one so I thought I'd give it a shot!

This foundation is available in 15 different shades. I picked up the shade 101 Classic Ivory, which is one of the lightest shades in the range. It costs just under $10 at Walmart, and the same or a couple dollars more at drugstores.

According to the Rimmel London website, the Rimmel London Lasting Finish 25hr Breathable Foundation is:

"an ultra air light texture that lets your skin breathe. The unique air-light serum formula defies the expectations of long-wear foundation, delivering medium natural coverage with a soft to touch weightless feel that allows skin to breathe. The cushion applicator helps to gently tap on the non-transfer, humidity and sweat resistant formula to give your complexion an even and flawless finish for up to 25 hours."

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PACKAGING & APPLICATION

The packaging of this foundation is quite nice. The bottle is quite cute and the twist-on cap seems pretty tight so I won't have to worry about it spilling or leaking while I travel.

The application is interesting. As opposed to a pump, the Lasting Finish has a doe foot applicator. At first, I was really put off by it. I thought it was kinda weird to apply foundation that way. Although I've gotten used to it now, it's still not my favourite way to apply foundation.

FORMULA

The formula itself on the skin is nice. It is medium coverage, as they claim, which is exactly what I was looking for. It doesn't look caked on at all and with a bit of concealer, I can easily disguise any blemishes that need hiding. It's very lightweight and although I haven't been able to test the "humidity and sweat-proof" claims yet, it so far seems to be pretty transfer-proof plus it is quite long-lasting. Maybe not for 25 hours, but still for quite awhile. Lately, I've been pairing the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge with this foundation. I find that it does a good job of blending and dispersing the product evenly over my face. I haven't tried this foundation with a brush yet and I wonder if I'd get different results that way.

However, I find that the formula is quite watery. When you remove the applicator from the bottle, you have to be quite careful to wipe all excess makeup off on the rim or else it will literally drip all over the place. I didn't love that about this foundation, especially after the tester bottle in the store dripped watery foundation all over my boots.

All things considered, I think that this is a good foundation for the price. I love the natural, medium-coverage finish and how long-lasting it is. I think that if there wasn't a wand applicator and if the foundation was not so watery, it would be a fantastic drugstore foundation. Hopefully they will fix that up in the future!

Have you guys tried the Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr foundation? What did you think?

Felicia x