Beauty Reviews, Ciate London

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!


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.


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


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.