Rimmel London Stay Matte Pressed Powder Review

This powder is (to put it bluntly) just as good as any other. It's great because it's so easy to find the colour to match your skin and to be honest it does look really pretty. The only issue I had with it was that it doesn't stay on very long. For me, it stayed on for about 3 hours. By the time the lunch bell rings (12:35) my entire face is back to normal. I don't know how it does it, but when it leaves my face it takes some foundation with it and leaves my face looking very blotchy. This doesn't happen with everyone though. A friend of mine wears this and it stays on all day for her. I think this is because she's not very active. She's into things like reading magazines and chilling out. I love doing that, but I have a need to be a bit more extreme. I run, rock-climb, indoor skydive, go kart, etc. So if like to keep it calm and relaxed, I'd recommend this powder. If you spend a lot of time outside, I wouldn't recommend this at all. It'll blow off your face as soon as you step out the door!
 
Score: 5.5/10

MUA Extreme Curl Mascara Review

I'm a big fan of MUA products! They are great if you're on a tight budget (which I usually am)! This mascara only cost me two pounds and I love it! The packaging is really futuristic and the actual brush is so unique. The brush is slightly bent which lets you get a really good curl on your eyelashes and makes it fast as well because it can reach all your eyelashes in one sweep. This is my "on the go" mascara which I always leave in my bag. It's perfect for that because I wouldn't want to be using eyelash curlers on the bus/car/etc and it's so easy to apply! The only downside is that it can be a tiny bit clumpy toward the end (easily fixable by applying another coat) but what do you expect for a two pound mascara?
 
Score: 7/10

Ulta Lipstick Review

I bought four shades on Ulta lipstick when I was living in America and bought them back to UK before I'd even tried them, BIG MISTAKE! If I was still living in America I would have taken them back to the shop for a refund. The colours are very deceiving. I chose the colour "Mauve Shimmer" which looked like a nice brown-red colour. I even tested it on my hand and it was a good colour, but as soon as I put it on my lips the colour changed immediately to a maroon with small hints of orange! Adding to the disappointment the lipstick literally lasted 20 minutes. I put it on just before getting on the bus into town. The bus ride is just under 20 minutes so before we got off I took out my mirror and the lipstick was no where to be seen!
 
Score: 4/10

Vaseline: Rosy Lips Review

Vaseline...Pretty much everyone uses this product or one similar like chapstick, but does it actually do anything? Yes, it leaves your lips soft and hydrated for a few hours, but after that they just get dry again. You may as well put on a few coats of lipgloss. I find that vaseline does nothing for my lips. I bought the Rosy Lips Vaseline in hope that it would be better then the other flavours, but in my opinion it is the same if not worse. It doesn't give you rosy lips as it is labelled and smells/tastes really bad. Some of you may say - you're not supposed to taste it! But when it's on your lips you can't exactly not taste it, can you? I enjoyed this product for the first hour it was on my lips and then I ditched it, not a good product.
 
Score: 4/10

Barry M Lipstick Review

I was in desperate need of a lipstick, but I needed one that lasted for a good 4+ hours. I was debating whether or not to buy Maybelline's 14 hour stay lipstick but I thought the prices were really high for a lipstick. I eventually chose this Barry M lipstick in shade 153 which is a bright pink (but not neon). It was half the price of Maybelline's 14 hour stay lipstick and just as good quality! Although it didn't stay on for 14 hours, it stayed on or a good 5-6 hours which is exactly what I needed. The colour stays as vibrant as it was when first applied. There is a wide range of colours from this lipstick which is great if you want a good variety. The only downside to this lipstick was that it made my lips quite dry. You couldn't visually see that my lips were dry but I could feel it. Overall this product was really good and I would buy it again!
 
Score: 9/10