6 Make Up Bits I’m Loving!

Hi Guys! 

HAPPY BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND YO!

I have a few things I wanted to show you before I go off and make some delicious Salted Nutella Cookies *insert heart eye emoji here*. 

There are some make up bits that have really been floating my beauty boat recently so I wanted to show you to give you some inspiration! I love reading posts like these by other bloggers so I thought you might want to have a little rummage around my collection to hear about some of the great products I’ve been using…

6 Things I'm Loving Right Now!

1. Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Medium Neutral, £15.75

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The Universally Loathed Concealer Palette *sniff*

Hi Guys!

It feels good to write a post on a Sunday, with a cup of tea – this feels like the right way to blog. I wanted to talk about this little Nyx Concealer Palette on Roshni Reviews today and it’s a real shame, because everyone HATES this.

Like, no one has told me they like this palette. It’s a real shame because usually Nyx products are great – so affordable, great quality and high performance. But this palette – I feel for it, because there is no love in the blogosphere for this poor, little palette…

Nyx Concealer Palette

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NYX Mini Haul – All the Glitters!

Nyx Face & Body Glitters

So unless you have been living under a rock for the past few months (no offence if you have, you might have a nice rock) you will have heard that NYX Cosmetics are now being stocked in many Boots stores! Being able to waltz into your nearest (big) Boots and being able to browse the shelves for such affordable make up products is great – Nyx have really high quality make up but for the same prices as brands like Maybelline, Bourjois and Revlon!

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Nyx Liquid Suede Matte Lipsticks – A Revelation!

Oh myyy goodness – I have been so excited to review these products!

A common theme throughout the past few weeks is that things I have seen popping up on my Instagram feed have been making their way into my shopping basket, be it physical or virtual (and I have paid for them, no pilfering going on around here).

The two shades I picked up in the Nyx Liquid Suede Cream Lipsticks are beautiful. I bought the shades Soft Spoken and Vintage. Soft Spoken is a beautiful pinky brown and Vintage is a more deep 90’s brown which is AMAZING. Vintage in particular is so on trend that it almost pains me. Expect to see a lot of Instagram pics of these filling up my feed!

I already love both of these liquid lipsticks and everything about them is perfect…

Nyx Liquid Suede Lipsticks

NYX LIQUID SUEDE LIPSTICK SWATCHES SOFT SPOKEN VINTAGE

They are pretty affordable – you can buy these for £6.50 and you get a lot for your money. The formula of the liquid lipsticks is thick and velvety, they apply really nicely because the doe foot applicator is just the right shape to outline and fill in your lips really neatly. *not so fun fact, I thought Doe Foot was actually a specific name for the applicator like Dauphort but then I realised in a D’oh moment*

Soft Spoken Nyx Liquid Suede Lipstick

The staying power of these liquid lipsticks is insane. I wore Soft Spoken ALL day today and although I could feel my lips become a tiny bit drier than usual it wasn’t anywhere near uncomfortable. I drank several teas (lol) and although I saw some product come off onto the mug like a trendy half smile, you couldn’t tell from looking at me that any had moved from my lips.

Vintage Nyx Liquid Suede Lipstick

I think if you are buying one of these I would always opt for the more nude shades where it doesn’t matter if it’s not crisp round the edges. They have bright reds and purples within this range but I’m not sure this formula is the best way to wear those colours.

I’m really happy with these liquid lipsticks and I can’t wait to wear them all the time!

Thanks for reading,

Rosh xxx

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Who started the Matte Revolution?!

So, if you are aware of any beauty or make up trends you will know that the biggest trend of this year so far is matte lips. In fact, I think it’s possible that matte anything is all the rage at the moment! This to me is a pretty weird trend and I think that Kylie Jenner is the root cause of it all.

You’ll all know this now, Kylie Jenner had cosmetic improvements to her face and lips to basically, look like a completely different (and to her, more beautiful) person. This change she made has spawned a business idea – it was furled up into a little roll, put into the barrel of a gun and blown into the beauty arena with tremendous power. We all know the Kardashian-Jenners are all into money: making money, spending money and talking about money.

So it all makes sense that the big business Kylie has started to build is all about matte lips!

nude matte revolution post

The weird thing I find about matte lips as a trend is that I haven’t seen THAT much of it on the runways. (I may have been missing something here, if I have someone please enlighten me)

Even weirder, I think it’s actually a pretty uncomfortable beauty trend. Matte lips are not comfortable to wear.

They are drying, they showcase the coolest undertones (some of which are so sepia toned they just look dead) and it can require a lot of effort for day to day. We aren’t like the Kardashians and we don’t have people to come blow dry our hair, or apply our make up to go to the shops lol.

Yet, Kylie’s cottoned on to the power of social and the press and she has managed to create Kylie Lip Kits that consist of a lip liner and a matte liquid lipstick in nude colours that are selling out everywhere! Other brands have pre-empted this and seen the opportunity – right off the top of my head I can name Kat Von D, Nyx, Colourpop, LA Girl, Revlon and Stila as brands that have created matte lip options to let you nail this trend affordably. **Shown above are the NYX Liquid Suedes, if you want to take a look you can buy them here, I will be reviewing them for you soon**

This was kind of a little post to discuss the trend and how weird it is – it’s not a rant, it’s not a suggestion, it’s more of a – ‘look how powerful trends can be when you have access to the right tools, and means discussion’.

What are your thoughts on the matte lips trend? Do you like it? Do you wear it?

P.S. I’m not saying I won’t try it because I will – even if it means investing in tonnes of moisturising lip balms…

Thanks for reading 🙂

Rosh xxx

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My Top Lipsticks with Swatches! MAC, Nyx, Topshop…

Hi everyone! 

If I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogging front I apologise – things are pretty darn busy round these parts. Today I have a new video to bring to your attention! I was inspired by Kaushal Beauty to film my own Lip Swatch video which features my favourite lipsticks within my collection so you can see what they look like on, the formula/colour pay off etc.

I found her video really useful as it gave me an idea of what the lipsticks look like on brown skin tones – this will show you what kind of undertone the lipstick has (it could have a blue undertone which makes teeth look whiter, or an orange undertone which is slightly harder to pull off)

I hope you enjoy watching! I’m pretty proud of this video as I tried to edit it to music a bit!

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Thanks for watching/reading my words that I write

Roshni xxx

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My Newest Obsession – Nyx Lip Cremes

Hey Everyone!

I have been wanting to try these for SUCH a long time and now I finally have them I am totally fan girling about them! So, the products I’ve been wanting to try for about a billion years are the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams. Lip CREAMS sound a bit weird don’t they, but if you are truly a beauty fan you will already know what these are.

I’ve heard so many bloggers and Youtubers raving about these and I can see why. Unfortunately, I now want the entire range but I was good and settled for two shades. I ordered them from Boots on Click and Collect last Saturday afternoon and picked them up from my local Boots on Sunday after midday (this is not a sponsored post I was just really impressed!).

nyx lip creme

The two shades I bought were ‘Transylvania’ (the dark one) and ‘Antwerp’. The one I think I was most excited about was Transylvania, because it is a VERY dark, almost black purple. It’s quite goth-y but I love it. I was so excited about it I filmed a Youtube tutorial with it a few hours after swatching it (if you’d like to see that then click the link below!)

Here is a swatch of ‘Transylvania’ on my hand!

nyx transylvania

The formula of these is great, it is VERY opaque, creamy and velvety – but it gives you just enough time to clean up around your lip line with a cotton bud to clean up any mishaps!

I love how dramatic this shade is and I hope to use this some more in the Winter!

The second shade I bought was ‘Antwerp’ which is a very bright coral-ly pink colour.

Here it is swatched on my hand! Really close too:

nyx antwerp

I haven’t actually put this on yet but I’m hoping it suits me! This is quite a bright pink so I’m thinking this should look nice really with a thin layer AND  thicker layer applied.

I’m so impressed with the formula of these and I can’t wait to use them more day to day.

Have you tried any of these? What shades am I missing out on? :’)

Thanks for reading guys,

Rosh xxx

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My Beauty Guide to Dealing with Heat

heatproofmakeupIt’s hot at the moment in the UK.

I bet when this post goes up though, it will be peeing it down like nobody’s business…

There are certain ways you can avoid literal beauty meltdowns, conveniently today I have some tips for you!

1. POWDER IS YOUR BEST FRIEND – 

On those days where it is hotter inside than outside, a good MATTE powder will help you out. Dust a light powder over your T zone and down the sides of your mouth, using a sparse make up brush. Don’t use a dense bristled make up brush or you will end up with too much product on the brush. Rimmel does a great translucent powder which is a bargain too! 

2. USE AN EYESHADOW PRIMER – 

This step will help your eyeshadow stay on your face! It will also help if you have oily eyelids (yuck, but it does happen). A primer will help colours pop, especially if you use a very pale coloured paint pot or primer. This helps in particular when you are slowly building up eyeshadow layers, for example using your transition colour first, then your crease colour, centre of the eyelid colour and then inner corner highlight! Oh and brow highlight if you are going all out :). I love the MAC Painterly Paint Pot, which lass forever. 

3. WATERPROOF EYEBROWS – 

Something that ASTOUNDED me when I received the Anastasia Dip Brow Pomade in my online Beauty Bay order (and blew my mind) was that it is waterproof. Waterproof eyebrows of all things, lol. Sounds ridiculous, but it actually is waterproof. Those days when it’s boiling at work and you are rubbing your face/head/eyes you don’t want your eyebrows to be smeared half way down your face!

4. A MAKE UP SETTING SPRAY – 

Nowadays you can actually get make up setting sprays that are MATTE! How amazing, so you can put all the prep work in using the tips above to make sure you don’t end up a sweaty betty and then you also have the added assurance of having a matte setting spray! It will help keep everything in place even if it is boiling hot and you feel like your face is going to melt off your skeleton. This NYX one looks like a contender!

5. KEEP YOUR HAIR OFF YOUR FACE – 

This one is more of a skincare tip, but keeping your hair off your face will mean that you have to touch your face less. Touching your face lots in the heat isn’t good for your skin (especially if you are working in an office or germy environment) as it will transfer bacteria! This just means more spots to cover up with concealer…ew. For this easiest way is to plait your fringe across the top of your head, use a bobby pin to clip your hair back, or an Alice band to keep it off your face!

I hope you guys have enjoyed hearing my tips! Do you have any of your own?

Thanks for reading :),

Rosh xxx

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