Category Archives: Product Review

Honest review posts from NLMORGAN on all types of product.

Fresh Petal Sugar Lip Treatment

Sugar Treatment in PetalFresh is a skincare company equipped to target the real types of skin concerns every day women have, combatting them with a mix of organic ingredients and modern technology. 

The brand is synonymous with the belief that lip care is just as important as looking after your eye area, so they brought to the table a range of possibly the most luxurious lip tints, scrubs and treatments you will ever find. 

Sugar Treatment in PetalOne of the most famous of their favourites is the Lip Treatments, right from the original formula through to shades of Rose, Coral and Tulip which are sure to compliment any skin tone.

Todays focus is on the Fresh Petal Sugar Lip Treatment.

Sugar Treatment in Petal

This is the product to replace all other of your all in one lip products; it is hydrating due to it's base of sugar (a natural humectant preventing moisture loss), full of oils and packs on the prettiest of colour. In addition to all of that, this soft stick of lux colour even protects against UVA / UVB rays with an SPF of 15.

Sugar Treatment in Petal

Whether you buy this in the UK (Fresh's only UK store is on Marylebone High Street) or in the US (as I did via Sephora) you can expect to pay around £13 / $22. 

I love this product's packaging (a screw cap casing made of metal) it feels like it's ready for the long haul, whether that's in your hand baggage on your latest getaway or lodged between your Kindle and car keys in your hand bag on the way to work, you've got everything you need! Just maybe don't leave this lip product in the heat, it can get kinda goopy! 

Sugar Treatment in Petal

You can expect wear to last for hours, and you don't lose that feeling of hydration. The finish is sheer and aims to tint your lips not overwhelm them it simply and subtly enhances what you already have, whatever colour you choose! 

Having tried their lip products I am now eager to delve further into Fresh. 

Let me know if you have tried anything from Fresh? 

 

Make Up Forever Aqua Matics

Make Up Forever Aqua MaticsMakeup Forever is a brand which I have found incredibly hard to get a hold of in the UK. When I went to the States, & on one of my many visits to Sephora I picked up some of the stand out Make Up Forever essentials.

Included in my basket were the Make UP Forever Aqua Matics.

The current collection of Aqua Matics consists of 10 waterproof and smudge proof shades.I only picked up two, (the rest of the display was empty, which led me to have high expectations...) and having said that I probably will be ordering more. I think the two shades I did pick up (ME-54 & ME-50) are perhaps the most wearable and versatile of the group.

Priced at $21 in the US, you won't be disappointed with what they deliver, but I have seen very similar products creeping out on the high street which could be dupe-able though!

Described as a long lasting eye shadow in a twist up stick, the product itself really does feel so soft and smooth to apply to your eyelids. You can even blend this out if you like, which would be great to try with one of the more 'electric' colours but just note that you would have to work quite quickly. Once these colours are applied, they are there for the long haul.

Make Up Forever Aqua Matics

Top swatch is ME 50 Metalic Golden Taupe, bottom swatch is ME-54 Metallic Pinky Beige.

The colours are shimmery (this maybe due to these two shades being marketed as 'Metallic') and because they do have quite a bit of glitter within the formula this is all that comes away if you rub over the application area, which can mean glittery fingers but apart from that the pay off is fantastic.

So portable, travel friendly and easy to apply these are a must have for anyone who wants to apply eye makeup without the need for mirrors and fancy brushes to last hour after hour. I have worn these on the water line, as an eye liner on the lid, and all over the lid so far and can't see me getting bored!

Make Up Forever Aqua Matics

Glide On Waterproof Eye Shadow

In Summary;

  • Make Up Forever products always live up to their description and product spec in my experience this was no exception.
  • This is a very easy to use makeup tool which you can be used so many which ways on the eyes to change looks over and over, not only on their own but added into your favourite eye makeup trends.
  • The staying power is phenomenal, but the colour pigmented.

If you want to see some eye makeup examples with these products, just comment below.
Have you tried the Make Up Forever Aqua Matics, or any high street dupes?

Maybelline Colour Elixirs

Maybelline Colour Elixirs The Maybelline Colour Sensational 'Colour Elixirs' (+ 'The Elixirs') must be one of the most blogged about products still not available in the UK... BUT according to the fabulous Jane Cunningham (@ British Beauty Blogger) these versatile lip colours are now on there way to the UK - see Jane's post here.

This is essentially a post telling you all, that these are an essential addition to your makeup bag/your dressing table/your purse/your car...

Maybelline Colour Elixirs Applicator

Before I went to New York I had made a huge obnoxious and shameful list of the products I was going to hunt down and bring back (I think Sephora saw me coming...) the Maybelline Colour Elixirs were top of that list, after seeing FleurDeForce pick them up, and Amelia Liana also having blogged about them back in Dec 2013, the Colour Elixirs are definitely a solid example of the power the beauty blogging world can have on sales and increase of demand. Well done Maybelline NY PR & marketing!

I headed straight to a CVS near my hotel to scout these out, and picked up an initial two colours of the Colour Elixirs to get testing. I should have just brought the whole lot right there...

Maybelline Colour Elixirs

At around $8.99 in the US, I would be guessing the price of these when they hit the UK would be around £8 (just a guess!) definitely affordable for any keen lip product addict.

Between my mum & I we now have 6 shades, a selection of nudes and pinks perfect for every day & every occasion. The texture is silky, not sticky. The colour is wholesome and not too sheer and the gloss - is just super super glossy, yet the staying power is pretty good!

Maybelline Colour Elixirs

With attractive and simple, 'non drugstore looking' packaging I always have one of these in my handbag. Every store I went into in the US I discovered more and more shades.  So whilst I can't guarantee if you spot a shade you like in my swatches that it will be released in the UK,  I've got a sneaky suspicion that whatever shades Maybelline deliver in this formula they are going to sell well here.

Maybelline Colour Elixirs Shades

The difference between the Maybelline Colour Sensational Colour Elixirs, and the Maybelline Colour Sensational 'The Elixir' branding is one I am really not sure of. From my comparisons the Colour Elixirs are more pigmented, and deliver a little more colour pay off, than sheerness. The Elixir I believe was the 'original' release, but having been so similar I have mixed them up in this post. If you know the true difference let me know!

Maybelline Colour Elixirs Shades

Do any other beauty bloggers have that obsession with having to get the whole collection of product, when they know they can't get it at home?!