Revlon Moisture Stains VS Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet

Liquid lipsticks, long lasting glosses ... They seem to be all the rage these days, don't they? I thought I would do a comparison of two more popular brands which both have a product of this kind, and I chose the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets as well as the Revlon Moisture Stains. Which product is the winner for me? Let's see their attributes first.

The Bourjois products are very, very soft on the lips. They almost feel like satin, you barely feel them on and they're easy to apply. That being said, the texture is a little 'different' - it takes a few wears to get completely used to it. The Revlon Moisture Stains, on the other hand, feel like a gloss on the lips. Quite moisturizing when you apply them, but they do dry your lips during the day. They're also a little bit sticky.
Bourjois 1, Revlon 0

Colour selection
I have to say I love Bourjois much more in this aspect. I would love to own every single one of the colours in the Velvets range, while Moisture Stains have some gorgeous shades, but some really weird ones as well. I for one am definitely not a fan of bright orange or brownish, dark nudes, and I don't know any woman who loves makeup that would go for such a shade.
Bourjois 2, Revlon 0

This is a hard one. I really love the Bourjois packaging, it's classy and pretty, plus you can see the colour pretty well. But Revlon ... Gorgeous square tubes, which look way more expensive than they actually are. I also love the applicator, which is larger than the Velvets and more bendable.
Bourjois 2, Revlon 1

Lasting power
Another tough decision! Velvets stay a really long time, but they dry my lips out a lot and they settle into the cracks, which doesn't look too attractive. The Revlon Moisture Stains fade, on the other hand, until they end up as a stain. 
Bourjois 2, Revlon 2

As you can see, I'm pretty much undecided. On one hand, I love the Velvets, on the other, Moisture Stains are great. But I would say when it comes to the liquid itself, Bourjois is better. Revlon has a better packaging and they would surely be the winner if they expanded their color range. So which one should you get?

Get Revlon Moisture Stains if ...

  • you like glossy textures
  • you like vampy shades or brights (I'd recommend Parisian Passion and Miami Fever)
  • you like classy, sleek packaging

Get Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvets if ...

  • you like long lasting lip products (yes, even with kissing ;P )
  • you want a wide variety of colors
  • you like satin textures

I didn't mention the price, as they are pretty much the same for both products - around 10€. & there you go! I hope this post helped - I find myself quite overwhelmed with the wide selection of all these liquid lipsticks ...
What is your favourite liquid lipstick?

Fragrance Direct Christmas Nail Polish Haul

I am so excited to be working with Fragrance Direct again! I just have a very quick post for you today to show you my pick of the top 10 nail polishes for the Christmas season from their website, and I'll be showing you swatches and manicures in the month leading up to Christmas. In fact, I'm already wearing a gorgeous nude & gold manicure which I can't wait to show you ...

I picked out 10 nail polishes from Fragrance Direct by some of my favourite nail polish brands. The best thing about these lacquers is the fact that they're really discounted, so you won't spend too much! The shades I picked, in no particular order, are as follows ...

  1. Orly In the Navy 
  2. Orly Red Flare
  3. Orly Luxe
  4. OPI You don't know Jacques
  5. OPI Don't Pretzel my Buttons
  6. OPI Serious Sparkle
  7. OPI San Tan-Tonio
  8. Ciaté Maybe Baby
  9. Essie The Lace is On
  10. Essie Mind your Mittens
My favourite would have to be Orly Luxe, I already have Rage from this collection and it is exquisite, plus easy to remove which is a miracle as it's so shimmery!
What is your favourite nail polish right now?

Skincare I'm Excited To Try

I have tons of skincare, and lately, I've been trying to stick to one thing so I don't irritate my skin too much. Nonetheless, there are quite a few items awaiting to be tried out in my drawer, and today I decided to share them with you! What am I excited to start using? Let's see ...

The Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate is a really cool and innovative product that is supposed to help your skin protect itself from pollution, aging and daily stress. This is really someting you need to use daily, which is why I can't really report on any effects, as I've only used it a couple of times. It's a very light and pleasantly scented formula, though. At first I thought it was a gimmick, but the more I think about it, the more intrigued I am! This is a high end product, it costs from 95-125€.

Next up, one of my favourite skincare brands ever, and I product I've been coveting for years ... Vichy Idéalia Serum. This has the most gorgeous packaging and is supposed to help the texture of your skin and protect it from effects of smoking, stress, the sun and the wrong diet (hello). You can get this serum on for around 30€.

The Balea Teint Perfection Primer has been in my collection for at least half a year, as embarrassed as I am to admit it. I just completely forgot about it! This is a silicone based primer which is supposed to erase pores and be used under makeup. I'll give it a go this week and report back. It costs around 8€, if I am not mistaken, and you can buy it in drogerie markt.

And finally, another product I've wanted to try for ages! The REN Flash Rinse 1 Minute Facial. Oblak Commerce were kind enough to send me a little sample, and, as a matter of fact, I'm going to try it as soon as I finish typing up this post! It's supposedly a miracle worker, so I'm very excited. The fullsize with 75 ml of product is available here for 53€.

My neverending quest to find some great skincare continues ... I really love trying out new things, but have been sticking to some Vichy favourites lately as they really do help!
What skincare product has got you excited?