Tuesday 25 March 2014

New In | The Statement Staples

Nothing gets my bloggy heart racing more than a new release, so you can imagine my excitement when I had three drop through my (metaphorical) letterbox last week courtesy of those lovelies at The Hut Group. Now I've had a bit of time to tamper with and test out these colourful beauties I thought I'd give you a little low down on the new spring statement staples to hit our drugstore shelves...

One easy way of adding a statement to your look without adorning your face with crazy colours, is to adorn your nails with them instead and the all new Color Show Nail Polishes from Maybelline really fit the bill. Opaque in two thin coats with a glossy gel finish and serious staying power, these little gems come in at only £2.99, allowing you to change up your nail polish as much as the rest of your make up! The shade 'candy apple' is very Uma Therman in Pulp Fiction too which is always a plus... Next up Rimmel is getting in on the spring statement action with their new Scandal Eyes Rockin' Curves Mascara and Lasting Finish Colour Rush Balms. I didn't actually expect too much from the mascara because I really didn't get on with the original Scandal Eyes offering, but after using this for a couple of days it has definitely exceeded my expectations. While it still doesn't create the extreme false lash effect I crave and can feel a little wet, the curved brush creates an excellent curl and gives a good amount of both length and volume too, making it one to watch at a reasonable £6.99. The Colour Rush Balm has to be my hero product of the bunch though. You'd think the chubby stick dupe market would be saturated by now, but perhaps having Rita Ora on board and a £5.99 price tag has given these balms the edge they need to compete with dozens of crayon competitors. The shade 'all you need is pink' comes out a little less extreme on the lips than in the pan, but still has really good bright colour pay off, a super comfortable and glossy finish and leaves a stain that lasts pretty much all day with minimal top ups. The perfect statement lip for Spring and without the menthol smell (looking at you Revlon...). 

What are your statement staples?


  1. I'm a big fan of chubby sticks so I can't wait to try this one out from Maybelline! I also didn't really get along with the original scandal eyes mascara so it will be interesting to see how this one compares!

    Hayley xx

  2. I love bright lips as a statement, they can bright up any outfit!
    Have an amazing day :)

  3. Quite curious about the mascara, I'd love to see a full review!

    Ellie xx | http://theleobeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  4. I have the Viva Violet Colour Rush balm and it is beautiful! This one looks equally great!

    xo Brianna | Glazed Over

  5. I'm glad you enjoyed the mascara :) it didn't work for me unfortunately.

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  6. love!

  7. I love the Maybelline Color Show nail polishes they are by far my favourite affordable nail product on the market. I've got a few of the glitter polishes from various collections and even they have great formulation too. Lovely post :)

    Deb | Debra Bros Blog


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