Sunday, 3 November 2013

M.A.C Candy Yum-Yum Dupes

Would you ever dare to wear a bright neon pink on your lips?
If you would have asked me that question a couple of years ago, the answer would most definitely would have been a no.
As I have come more into make-up, I have gained the confidence to wear bright lipsticks in and out of the house, they now have become a staple in my make-up collection!

One of the most famous 'bright' lipsticks is M.A.C's Candy Yum-Yum

Candy Yum-Yum. Matte Finish. £15.00 ($15.00)

Candy Yum-Yum is a bright, neon pink lipstick. It's described as a 'bright pink'. The blue undertones give the impression of pearly white teeth.
Candy Yum-Yum is a definite 'in your face' shade whilst catching attention. It's a beautiful colour, however the downfall of this lipstick would be the formula.

 Swatched: M.A.C's Candy Yum-Yum (Bottom - One Swatch Top - Layered Swatch)
Unfortunatley, Candy Yum-Yum is not just known for it's colour, it's also known for being incredibly dry. This makes it very hard to wear for a long period of time.
However, whilst expanding my make up collection, I have found some similar 'dupes' to this lipstick, some are cheaper and more hydrating on the lips.


1. M.A.C Pink Pigeon. Matte Finish. £15.00 ($15.00)

Unfortunatley this lipstick was limited edition, but if you can get your hands on it (maybe from Cosmetic Company Outlet) then I DEFINITLEY would recommend this, its gorgeous! This is completely comparable to Candy Yum-Yum, except it's a little darker.

Swatched: Mac's Pink Pigeon Top: Layered Swatch

2. L'oreal Crazy Fuchsia 370. £8.16 or £3.70 (From Amazon)

This lipstick has the same 'fuchsia' feel as Candy Yum-Yum, however, it's more of a coral based lipstick rather than 'in your face.' In some ways this is better than Candy Yum-Yum, it's moisturizing on the lips whilst giving high pigmentation. I'd recommend this to you if you do not feel comfortable wearing a hot pink on your lips.

 Swatched: L'oreal Crazy Fuchsia Top: Layered Swatch

3. Beauty UK 'Pink My Ride' £3.49

This is by FAR the best find of the bunch. I mean, the name is the cutest thing, right?
This lipstick has the greatest pigmentation of them all (even Candy Yum-Yum) it gives a satin/glossy finish.
The only downside is that it doesn't have great lasting power, I need to touch up throughout the day whilst wearing it. Also, if you are funny about the smell of lipsticks, I wouldn't recommend it, it has a scent of mint that can be a-bit overpowering if worn for a long time. But apart from that, I will be repurchasing this lipstick for forever more.

Swatched: Beauty UK's Pink My Ride Top: Layered Swatch

From top to bottom: Mac's Candy Yum-Yum, Mac's Pink Pigeon, L'oreal Crazy Fuchsia, Beauty UK's Pink My Ride

I hope this helped!
Love and kisses,
Meg xox

Sunday, 1 September 2013

New Beginnings

Welcome to my Blog!
I decided to create a blog to review makeup/skincare/hair products.
But before I start the blogging business, I thought it would be best to let you know a few facts about me
1. My full name is Megan, but I absolutely despise that name, I much prefer Meg
2. I will hopefully (fingers crossed) have a YouTube channel up and running by next year
3. I am 5ft'11, and yes, I know, I am waaaay too tall
4. When I'm bored, I will experiment rather daring make up looks on myself
5. I am naturally ginger *insert ginger joke here*
6. After I finish sixth form, I want to go to University to study Theatrical hair and make up
 7. My one wish in life would be to have freckles (Am I weird yet?)
 8. I am a HUGE horror movie freak
There are a few random facts about me, it would help me if you could recommend some reviews or blog post ideas for me to do in the future!
Thank you for reading my first ever blog post, ah!
Love and kisses, Meg X