Ciate London Liquid Velvet Lipstick Review

The Ciate London Liquid Velvet Lipstick is a Beauty Box find and a darn good liquid lipstick! I’m reviewing the Pin Up shade.

And yes that’s my latest crochet project in the background. I’m out of natural light so I needed a patterned back-drop for contrast…it’s kind of Austin Powers like too!

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What’s to love?

I just happened to come across this lipstick in my stash today and decided to try it out. This is also my first Ciate London Review.

I wasn’t expecting to love this product because I usually don’t like matte liquids but I was pleasantly surprised with Liquid Velvet. It’s actually pretty creamy and felt very light on my lips. It’s formulated with Hyaluronic Acid which which is good for anti-aging and I certainly need that!

I found the pigmentation to be wonderful. I’m only wearing one coat and it held up to my water drinking test. There was no lipstick on my glass.  I also found the Pin Up shade to be perfect for me. It reminds me of a Revlon ColorStay shade I used to wear in the 90’s. It’s kind of a dark berry raisin shade.

The lipstick has almost zero scent and taste and it’s Free from parabens, sulphates and phthalates.

Price: $19

Ipsy December 2016 Glam Bag Review

*Spoiler Alert! I’m showcasing the December 2016 Ipsy (my points referral code) Glam Bag today.

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This months Ipsy Bag is called carpe p.m. and it’s the neatest bad I’ve got all year. The bag itself is a red and furry with a gold lining. I absolutely love it! It’s got a holiday flair which is really fun.

Inside I got 5 great products including…

Tarte Maracuja Oil – I’m really excited about this versatile oil and can’t wait to try it on my skin and hair. Full-Sized Price: $48

Ren Clean Skin Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask – I’m always up for trying a new mask and this one looks amazing. Full-Sized Price: $55

Clearista Retexturizing Gel – This face gel is supposed to reduce the signs of aging! I’m all in for that. Full-Sized Price: $52

Ciate London Liquid Velvet in Pin-Up – I’m up for testing another liquid matte. This one is really pretty too. Full-Sized Price: $19

NYX Prismatic Eyeshadow in Jaded – This is a metallic dark green eye shadow from the NYX Prismatic collection and it’s so shimmery and pigmented. Full-Sized Price: $48

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Overall I’m giving the December Ipsy bag a 10/10. I feel like I got 5 great products and I can’t wait to test them out.