Cult Beauty Haul – Jouer and Beauty Bakerie

Hi loves, recently I picked up a few beauty bits from one of my favourite beauty websites, Cult Beauty. It wasn’t a hugeeee haul, so this won’t be a drawn out essay like post which I have the tendency to write, instead this is a quick ‘see what was in my Cult Beauty haul’ kinda post. 

Jouer Cosmetics Power Highlighter Topaz

I was and still am signed up to quite a few wait lists on the Cult Beauty website. I LOVE that feature, helps me pick up products I’ve got my eye on like the ones in this post. I was scrolling through Instagram recently and saw someone use the Jouer Cosmetics Power Highlighter in Topaz and I think it was pretty much love at first sight. I’ve not used Jouer Cosmetics before so my interest was piqued. I rushed over to the Cult Beauty site to pick it up immediately, only alas, it was out of stock. So I signed up to the wait list expecting it to be a while before the product comes back in stock. However I got extremely lucky and it came into stock within a few days so of course I picked this up. The packaging feels luxurious and the colour is just divine, it is more on the gold side which is what I wanted as I have quite a few of the champagne shade in highlighters already. I can’t wait to have a play with this. I also picked one of these up for my best friend as I felt like it was going to be a winner. I will definitely be creating some makeup looks with this beauty, so be sure to come back for that. You can pick this up [here] for £19.00

The second thing I picked up in my Cult Beauty haul was a bunch of Beauty Bakerie Lip Whips. Just like Jouer Cosmetics, I haven’t tried anything from Beauty Bakerie before so again I was excited to discover a new brand. I talked about these on my wish list post [here]. The packaging for the brand looks absolutely amazing, I’m surprised I’ve never tried it before. I picked up 5 Lip Whips in the following shades:

  • Syruptitious – A mauve-rose shade
  • Fortune Cookie – A cool toned beige nude shade
  • Gingersnap – A warm burnt orange/brown red shade
  • Take Me for Pomegranate – A deep bold red berry shade
  • Mon Cheri – A pigmented classic red shade

Mon Cheri was sold out when I first tried to buy it, so I had to place a second order to make sure I got hold of it. Again I picked up two because it seemed like a beautiful red and I wanted my best friend to have one as well. I’m not going to review these here for you right now, there is a separate review/swatch video coming up for these so again make sure you check back for that. These retail at £16.00 [here]. Let’s just say I highly recommend you check them out.

That is it for my Cult Beauty haul, it’s a short and sweet one and you know what? Sometimes, just sometimes, I prefer that. It means I don’t have a heap of products to get through, a heap of products sitting there to be photographed, and I don’t get overwhelmed. I hope you liked today’s post and do let me know if you’d like to see more haul posts. Speak soon, Tanzina x

My Wedding Lipstick – Kylie Merry Lip Kit Review

Hi loves, today I wanted to do a review of a the liquid lipstick that I actually wore on my wedding day. As you have probably twigged from the title, I wore a Kylie Lip Kit for my big day in the shade Merry. So today I have decided to do a quick Kylie Merry Lip Kit review for you all, in case it is a shade that sparks your interest like it did mine.

I actually had no intention of wearing this product for my big day, I already had MAC Russian Red picked out to wear instead. However my lovely friend Safiyah from Safiyah Tasneem was doing my wedding makeup and had bought me this as part of her wedding gift to me. Once I had unwrapped it, I realised it was a perfect match with my wedding dress, so really it was a no brainer to wear this long lasting liquid lipstick for my makeup look. It is so important that it matches the dress, but there are many amazing wedding dresses in Atlanta ready to be selected.

Let’s quickly talk packaging, this lip kit comes in a pretty Christmas ornament package box. The shade Merry, was actually a part of the Christmas collection that Kylie bought out which is still surprisingly still available in the original packaging. Inside, you find the liquid lipstick, along with the lip liner. The lipstick comes with a silver lid and a silver dripping design which is a nice touch.

Now on to the colour itself, the liquid lipstick is a deep rich matte red, which still holds some vividness to it despite being a deep shade. The lip liner is half a shade lighter I find, but they both work really well together. Merry is a couple of shades deeper than Kylie’s Mary Jo K shade which is a gorgeous bold red.

The way I wore is was to apply the lip liner all over the lip, and then go over it with a thin coat of the liquid lipstick. Would you believe me if I told you, I did not reapply once through the entire course of the day?! It is quite a bold statement and if I hadn’t experienced it myself I would think I was lying but I genuinely did not reapply once. I was a massive ball of nerves and had this weird feeling on my wedding day, I couldn’t eat or drink anything really and I am sure that played a huge part in the lasting power, but regardless, I just extremely grateful I didn’t get any of that unattractive liquid lipstick peeling effect you sometimes can get, or flaking effect – each as unflattering as the other. I had my lipstick on for almost 10 hours with only a very slight fade on my lips – just ridiculously impressive.

Overall my Kylie Merry Lip Kit review is most definitely a positive one, this duo really impressed me and did not let me down on my wedding day. If you were shopping for a wedding lip product, I would definitely recommend trying out a Kylie lip kit to see if it works for you as well as it did for me. I definitely took a gamble on the day by switching up my lip choice so last minute, but it was a gamble that definitely paid off.

You can pick the Kylie Merry Lip Kit here for $30.

Speak soon, Tanzina x

Sleek Matte Me Lipstick Swatches + Review

I’ve been using Sleek Matte Me liquid lipsticks for years now and have now collected a fair few shades. I’ve done a review on a couple of shades before, but I wanted to share some Sleek Matte Me Lipstick swatches with you today and also do a quick review. I’ve created a little video as well, so you can see how the shades look on me. It’s not easy to find good liquid lipsticks that are also affordable, but these are my favourite ones in the more affordable range. 

The shades I have are:

  • Birthday Suit – a classic wearable peachy toned nude
  • Bitter Sweet – a pretty coral pink
  • Shabby Chic – a muted dark pink
  • Velvet Slippers – a muted deep plum
  • Vino Tinto – an intense deep berry
  • Fired Up – a dark crimson
  • Old Hollywood – an oxblood red
  • Rioja Red – is a true bright red

My swatch video, click here if you can’t see it.


Like I mentioned, I have been wearing these liquid lipsticks for years now, and have been slowly expanding my collection. My favourites still remain as Birthday Suit and Rioja Red which I reviewed here, but Bitter Sweet and Shabby Chic are close seconds. I would say some shades aren’t as pigmented as others such as Vino Tinto and Old Hollywood. However the others perform really well.

In terms of formula, I find these to be really comfortable, they aren’t drying on me and don’t flake or go patchy which is a pet hate of mine when it comes to liquid lipsticks. I would say the trick here is to apply in thin layers and build the colour up, the max layers I need for full colour coverage is only two layers. If you find it to be a little on the dry side, just apply a really thin layer of lip balm underneath and you will be fine. These last for hours on me, 6 hours plus on days that I am not eating much. They don’t peel off either when you do eat, rather they just fade a little which is okay as it isn’t as unflattering as peeling lips. The formula is quite liquid, but it dries really quickly and evenly which is ideal. I hate it when it doesn’t dry immediately and you have to sit and wait for it to.

The amazing thing about these liquid lipsticks are their price mark. These retail just under a fiver at £4.99. You can barely get a lipstick at that price nowadays let alone a liquid lipstick. The second great thing about this price is that they’ve kept it at the same price as it was in 2015 when I first got my hands on these, which is pretty remarkable since brands tend to increase yearly especially if the product proves to be popular, which this one has been. Go Sleek MakeUP! You can pick these up [here]if you feel like experimenting, I’d highly recommend Rioja Red as that is such a beautiful bold pin up red.

 Make sure you watch my video to see the swatches, and see how the colours translate on my skintone. I am hoping to get back into making YouTube videos so make sure you watch this space. If you haven’t subscribed to my channel, please do! Speak soon, Tanzina x

Wishlist Wednesday #5 : Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip

Hi loves, welcome back to Wishlist Wednesday. Okay so today’s products may be cheating the system a little bit, does it still count as a wishlist product if I have already placed and order and the product is now on it’s way to me? But honestly guys researching Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip for this blog post got me craving them so much, that I kind of just had to place an order.

So today we are going to talk about Beauty Bakerie Lip Whips, they’ve only recently sparked my interest after my friend Safiyah over at Safiyah Tasneem told me that they were her favourite liquid lipsticks. She says they really don’t budge and I think that was enough for me to want them. I’ve never purchased anything from Beauty Bakerie before, so I am really interested in trying something from the brand and seeing for myself if they are worth it.

There are a few shades that have caught my attention, Mon Cheri – which looks like a gorgeous classic red. Unfortunately it seemed like it is not only me who was after this, when I first searched for it, it was sold out on Cult Beauty – however I have just checked today and it is back in stock! If you want it, grab it, because I bet it will sell out. Next we have Syruptitious which looks like a pinky brown that would be right up my street. We also have Gingersnap which looks like a burnt orange brown, unlike anything I have in my collection so I want to see how this looks on me. Finally we have Fortune Cookie, I am in two minds about this. It looks like a brown/grey toned nude which MAY suit me but may be too light. I’m finding it hard to make my mind up about this one.

One thing I will say is, do not choose a colour by looking just at the pictures on the Cult Beauty website, because I think some of them are not true to colour and the shades look different in real life. So I’d suggest checking out Beauty Bakerie’s official website and then coming back and purchasing from Cult Beauty because nobody wants to pay ridiculous custom charges and shipping fees! Also check out their Instagram @beautybakeriemakeup.

These retail for £16 each, I don’t actually know if I think this is too expensive or just okay, considering we pay £15.50 for MAC lipsticks. I don’t think they’re extortionate and if they live up to their reputation, it’ll be worth every pretty penny. You can pick Beauty Bakerie Lip Whips up [here].

I’d love to know if you’ve picked up any Beauty Bakerie Lip Whip and if so what shades? Let me know what is on your wish list, if there are any products I should keep my eye on. I’ll definitely make sure I keep you up to date when my Beauty Bakerie haul comes in. Speak soon, Tanzina x

Ciate Liquid Velvet Lipstick Review

As you all already know, liquid lipsticks are really having their moment right now. I’m not sure if they’ll ever stop having their moment, not that I am complaining as I Love (with a capital L) liquid lipsticks and want them around forever. Today I wanted to do a Ciate Liquid Velvet Lipstick review, as it is a makeup brand I’ve never tried before so I was intrigued to see how the lipsticks would perform. My lovely friend Fee from Makeup Savvy gifted them to me months ago and I’ve only just got around to using them. Clearly a sign that I have too much makeup!

Ciate Liquid Velvet Lipstick Review

Ciate Liquid Velvet Lipstick Review

Ciate Liquid Velvet Lipstick Review

Ciate Liquid Velvet Lipstick Review

So when I hear Ciate, I think nail polishes. And really good nail polishes at that. I wasn’t really sure how they would do when it came to makeup, would it be a flop or would I be surprisingly impressed. Let’s quickly talk packaging, they come housed in cute little cardboard packaging which gives away the colour of the product inside. I actually really liked the outside packaging, it’s quite quirky and cute. Inside you have the product itself, in clear tubes so you can see straight off what colour you are picking. I’m really kicking myself for not taking a picture of the applicator to show you, it’s a cushioned leaf shaped applicator that is really comfortable and easy to use. Overall, thumbs up from me re: packaging.

Ciate Liquid Velvet Lipstick Review

Ciate Liquid Velvet Lipstick Review

The first colour I picked up was of course the brightest of the bunch, Head Over Heels. I fell in love with the consistency and texture and the colour. I don’t have a hot pink liquid lipstick, and this clearly filled a hole in the makeup collection that I was unknowingly craving. I can see straight away why the product name contains velvet, the best way to explain how it feels on the lip is velvety. It glides on, doesn’t feel drying at all and you get really good coverage in one swipe. I know I haven’t told you about the other two yet, but this shade is most definitely my favourite. It’s just so pretty! It’s vivid, bright and oh so good against my skin tone. Ah it was love at first sight.

Ciate Liquid Velvet Lipstick Review

Ciate Liquid Velvet Lipstick Review

This year has definitely been the year I embrace bold vampy lips, so I was really excited to see this little beauty sitting in the stash I got from Fee. This shade is Voodoo and it’s deep and dark and screams Autumn and Winter at me. Again this colour was a dream to apply and just so comfortable on the lips. In person, this translate a little more browner, and just looks really beautiful on the lips. I know I will definitely be reaching for it once Summer is over, usually I hate the prospect of Summer ending but at least now I have something to look forward to!

Ciate Liquid Velvet Lipstick Review

Ciate Liquid Velvet Lipstick Review

Ciate Liquid Velvet Lipstick Review

The third and final colour is a rather unconventional shade called Envy. It’s a blue green teal-ly shade, and it’s a shade I am surprisingly really happy to have in my collection. Sometimes being predictable gets a little boring, so I am really excited to use this shade to add a little oomph to my makeup looks. I couldn’t get a true colour picture when I swatched it on my lips, my camera made it look a little more blue so I swatched it on my arm as well so you could get a better idea of what it looks like. I am genuinely so excited to use this in a look, so don’t be surprised if you spot me wearing a blue lip colour in the near future.

Overall these liquid lipsticks were an absolute dream to apply. They are really moisturising but matte up really quickly after application, they don’t crack or wear uncomfortably on the lips and they don’t fade either. Either I’ve missed a trick or these don’t get as much recognition as they should, because they really are something special.

These come in a range of 9 shades and retail for £17.00. You can pick it up here with free P&P.

I hope you liked my Ciate Liquid Velvet Lipstick review, it was a very surprising one for me as I had no idea I was missing out all these years by not trying these before. Thanks so much Fee for introducing these to me, although I doubt my purse will be thanking you when I’m tempted to pick up the 6 I don’t already have! I’ll try to do a makeup look soon with the blue shade Envy on. Let me know if you’d like me to show off any of the other two colours. Speak soon, Tanzina x