Waiting | 8th July 2013

Waiting |

By Vazeima Fayyaz

Waiting ||

By Vazeima Fayyaz

Experimentation: the loss of colourΒ – the slightest adjustments to colour can sometimes add so much more depth and character to what would otherwise be a standard photo. And in these photographs I used desaturation and adjusted the brightness Β to emphasise a calmness in the loss of colour rather than creating a harsh contrast. Hence, I added a slight undertone of cream to maintain a soft mellow haze.

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What I’m loving: June

Rimmel Apocalipspretty impressed all round!

imageI’ve been looking to update my makeup for the summer and try out some new lip products – so after reading all the positive reviews and recommendations I decided to give the Rimmel lip lacquers a try (i picked mine up in Boots for just under Β£5).

There are a total of 8 shades in the range – from nude to vibrant red – and I was initially torn between the shades celestial, nova, stellar and apocalyptic. After a few swatches I decided on celestial and apocaliptic because I wanted a colour that i could wear with an everyday look (celestial) and then something more vibrant and bright (apocaliptic) – a little more daring than my usual choice!

Apart from the beautiful colour range the creamy formula is a definitely a winner – I tend to generally prefer lipsticks opposed to the stickiness of gloss but i was impressed with how pigmented and opaque these lip lacquers were, (making them easily comparable to a lipstick) yet they also have the glossy finish you’d get from a lipgloss – minus the sticky texture.

However, I found the only downside was the application – “a little goes a long way” really applies here because the doe-foot applicator transfers a lot of product but I guess this is something you can easily work around with a little care.

Overall, I’d say these lip lacquers are wonderful to wear both for the glossy and gorgeous finish as well as the pigment; they’ll definitely be my favourite over the next few months and I sure will be adding to the collection – possibly the shades stellar and Big Bang.