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19 April 2014

MAC Satin Finish Lipstick in Myth

MAC Satin Finish Lipstick in Myth Review

MAC Satin Finish Lipstick in Myth Bullet

MAC Satin Finish Lipstick in Myth Swatch

MAC Satin Finish Lipstick in Myth

Hey beauties. Oh boy does this lipstick take me back. I first brought this as my first ever lipstick. Back in the day were my bright colour fear extended to all colour, and I pretty much just wanted nothing on my lips, but of course I still wanted to wear lipstick. 

Still to this day I do adore nude lips, but I think we all know how hard it to get quite right, and not the dreaded 'foundation lips', which we have all done. Don't lie. Myth is a light neutral nude shade with a satin finish, the same as my beloved Snob Lipstick, and it is very pigmented. It does look darker swatched than it does on, but that is obviously why I purchased it in my quest for no lipstick lipstick. 

Being a satin finish, it is in-between matte and gloss, but technically neither. If you have ever tried one of MACs satin finishes, you'll understand. If not, sorry you'll have to stick with my in-betweeny  (bad) description. Also I do find just tapping this lipstick on rather than smearing it looks much better, less harsh and less likely to end up looking like you've bitten a foundation sponge. 

MAC Satin Finish Lipstick Myth £15

Have you tried MACs Myth Lipstick?

18 April 2014

My first Blogiversary...Why I love blogging

My first Blogiversary...Why I love blogging

Hey lovelies. So, can you believe this? Today, to the day, is when I started my little beauty blog, Mascara & Maltesers. It is safe to say the year has gone stupidly quick to the point were I did have to check my first published post date as I could not quite believe it. And being the very organised person that I am, I set myself blogging millstones. Well, technically just the one, but I was so unaware of the whole beauty blogging world, just the one milestone seemed okay. And this milestone? I thought in an ideal completely perfect, if not a bit unattainable, world I would love to reach 100 followers. 50 would be very good, and more reachable, but secretly I aimed for 100...

But somehow I've managed to get 1290. In a year. So thank you SO much to everyone who has decided to read my ramblings, and don't go unfollowing me either...I'm joking. But seriously don't.

So when could be a better time to share my reasons of just why I have fallen head over heels in love with blogging?

Talking about makeup all the time 

This would the reason I started blogging. I like to talk, and being obessive about makeup blogging just seemed the natural thing to do. And of course it is to people who actually share the same passion as me, and who will appreciate the makeup chatter.

Allows me to be (well feel) creative 

Not saying I am good at what I do. At all. And I might not be as creative as I feel, but writing does give me a buzz, as well as making me feel a bit more useful in everyday life! Plus I do enjoy the taking photos, editing and all the other blogging bits and bobs that come with having a blog. 

The beauty blogging community 

Call me naive, but I had NO idea there was a beauty blogging community. At all. I had read one blog before I started, Fleur De Force, and was very unaware about what I was letting myself into. But of course, I couldn't be more happy with the bunch of lovely people I have come across. Like I've mentioned before, I do truly believe the community around beauty blogging makes it the joyful experience it is. I'll be quiet now before I get too mushy....

Do you have any other parts of blogging you love?

16 April 2014

GOSH Cosmetics Natural Blush in Melon

GOSH Cosmetics Natural Blush in Melon Review
GOSH Cosmetics Natural Blush in Melon

GOSH Cosmetics Natural Blush - Melon

Hey beauties. This post is a first for me, as today, I have started wearing blusher. Previously I was much more of a brozner gal as the pinky tones of blusher made me look even younger. And when I still don't pass for 18 some days, this wasn't good. Again, I am blaming beauty blogging, but I've seen so many pretty looks and faces with blusher that I just wanted in, and to see what I was missing out on.

I decided that pink was out. I need more a peach tone, so enter GOSH Cosmetics Natural Blush, which was handily on offer in Superdrug for £4.99, plus the word natural is something I need being a blush virgin. I opted for Melon, not a name that really attracts me to makeup, nor does it actually have the colouring of a melon? Or have I been buying the wrong melons all my life? Regardless, I love the peachy and warmer tones in this.

This blush really does live up to its name, and it is rather natural. It is still pigmented, and very easy to blend out, but this is definitely one of the softer colours I tried in the entire Superdrug makeup isle. One other great thing about this blush is that it is a matte finish, something else I adore in any makeup product. The colour of this does also remind me of MAC's Sheertone Shimmer Blush in peaches.

If you're a blush virgin like myself, or after a natural blush I would very much recommend this little black (if not a tad boring) pot. It is a good starter blush, and perfect for me to have a play around while I build up my blush confidence. But I feel I may just get addicted and be adding more to blusher collection very soon.

GOSH Cosmetics Natural Blush £4.99

Have you tried GOSH Cosmetics Natural Blushes?