Skip to main content

Rimmel Lasting Finish Contour Liner in Tiramisu


I know. Another close up of my facial features. This is part of an ongoing effort to demonstrate the makeup I'm wearing and testing out on a daily basis, in detail. This may mean that you start seeing some not entirely glowing reviews from me; something I've tried to avoid. I don't like being a negative nancy but I feel that in the spirit of honesty it is important to showcase my dislikes on the blog and not just on my social media which is where I've voiced those opinions in the past. 

This of course allows me to offer a lot more content. Im quite fussy and I'm hoping that my stamina lasts. 

Today is not a negative review though. It is a happy one! A lot is made of the Rimmel Lasting Touch lip pencils and rightly so. They are lovely. I picked up the colour Tiramisu because I have at least 8 lipsticks that will match this pencil. I do love a pinky brown nude. 

My one issue with these pencils is that they are sold as contour pencils rather than the lip liner that they really are. Why does every last feature on our bodies have to be contoured?! I love beauty and makeup but it is a frightening trend within the industry that everything has to be contoured to perfect. Perfection culture is damaging our perception of our natural selves and it's so upsetting to see young girls falling for it because of 18 year old celebrities who've never had to do their own makeup, much less a proper days work, say that they should be contoured and have lip fillers. It grinds my gears. 

But that is a WHOLE other blog. These are lip liners and should be used as such. Besides... It's not actually dark enough to make any form of contouring stand out and I am super pale.  


Above you'll see the pencil on its own. As mentioned previously, it's a lovely pinky toned soft brown which blends just right to my inner lip colour. Below you'll see it with paired with two Inglot lipsticks. Inglot 216 on the top lip and 226 on the bottom lip. They are almost identical to each other except that 216 contains a subtle shimmer giving it a frost finish rather than 226's cream finish. I have also paired it with a Diego Dalla Palma lipstick I shall be talking about in an upcoming post. Stay tuned for that. 


If you watch my social media you will have seen this lip a lot. In fact it's quite handy that I'm posting about this match today as the new Inglot Belfast store is opening this weekend (Saturday 30th April 2016) and I've just reminded myself that I need repurchase a new 226, as well as a few other Inglot goodies. Well it would be rude not to!





Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Benito Brow Bar Belfast opens in Topshop Victoria Square

There's a new brow bar in Belfast and they are set to take the town by storm. Located on the ground floor of Topshop Victoria Square, in the accessories and make-up section, Benito Brow Bar promises to offer quick, professional service to Belfast's fashionistas. You may think it's a bit strange to have a brow bar in a clothes shop but Topshop's London branches have hosted nail and hair bars such as WAH Nails and BLEACH London. These brands have gone on to become huge successes across the UK's high streets with books and their own product lines on sale. Beauty and Fashion go hand in hand according to Topshop and brows are just the latest trend they are setting.  I was lucky enough to spend an evening with the girls at Benito Belfast and along with a few other bloggers, received a demo of the Benito process and a cheeky cupcake. We were then all treated to a consultation and our own treatments. I went for just a simple threading as I'm already dark and I'm not …

No Halloween Costume Needed

It's become an accepted norm that once December 1st comes around the nations will don their snowflake print leggings and their novelty jumpers but so far the other seasons are lacking in their effort. Yes, Halloween is famous as being the single greatest costume day of the year but I need October to step and represent in the seasonal apparel game. 
Thankfully retailers have heard my inner goth cry and have come up with some seriously cute Halloween inspired items. For those who love a slogan tee you have every variation of saying that could possibly be made by rhyming witch with bitch and if you don't say every one of with Emma Roberts' attitude then you need to watch season 3 of American Horror Story immediately!  


Dressing with the seasons is clearly big money but it doesn't have to cost the world. Here are my choices of how to get into the Halloween spirit all under £30. 

Boohoo
Starting with my favourites because I can! I actually bought the first two dresses and I'…

Faeriwood Kitchen: on tour at Hillmount Barbecue Academy

There's nothing quite like a glimpse of bright sunlight peeking through the clouds to send us scurrying to the supermarket for a barbecue meat pack and some burger buns but at Hillmount they have news for you, you can barbecue all year round, in any weather, and still have the most amazing meals, quickly! 
This week I had the chance to attend Hillmount Barbecue Academy, on the outskirts of Belfast, and their three hour BBQ Lesson. In that short time we chilled out, learnt a few recipes and cooked a three course meal! Gone are the days of waiting hours for your coals to heat up and cook your sausages to a crispy black char. Step away from that disposable barbecue and treat your grill like your oven and you'll be having flame grilled delights every week just like our Austrailian and American buddies. 
Here are just a few of the things I learnt during our lesson







Temperature is key
Every dog has it's day and every meat has it's optimum temperature. For chicken you want to get …