Catrice Full Satin lipstick – Review & Lip Swatches

Today’s review is a special one: it is a double whammy! What does that mean? I have combined a video in which I apply these new Catrice Full Satin lipsticks on my lips with close up pictures and a full review here on the blog. So you can watch the video if you would like…

Bite Beauty Lip Lab Custom Lipsticks

Have you always wanted to create you perfect lipstick shade? Then Bite Beauty has got your back! Bite Beauty lipsticks are some of my favorites and I bought several when Sephora US still shipped to The Netherlands. Their Amuse Bouche formula is not only comfortable but also stays put and the fact that their lipsticks…

Revolution Pro New Neutral Lipstick in Stiletto

Ah the day I discovered red lipstick has been etched into my mind. It took some time to find a right one, but my favorite Russian Red by MAC is an oldie but a goodie. I first featured on this blog back in a 1940s inspired makeup look back in 2012!!!, so I am always…

Lise Watier Rouge Gourmand Velours Lipstick

Last year, I did a swap with fellow blogger Stashy. She’s since shut down her blog, but we did a makeup exchange right after she did. Her living in Canada meant I got to try some Canadian goodies, while I sent her a bunch of Europeans stuff that is harder to get in North America….

Urban Decay After Dark lipstick

Talking about a long overdue review! I bought this lipstick so long ago that by now Urban Decay still sells this, but in very different packaging. Because since buying this, UD released their Vice Lipstick line. Luckily for me, the shade After Dark from their Revolution Matte lipstick range is still available as part of…

Catrice Lipstick Collection

I thought it was time to update you on my current Catrice lipstick collection. In the recent year, they have released quite a few new lipsticks in the past year and I did change some things around by decluttering some too. I have around 20 lipsticks by the brand as my collection stands now and…

MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick

When is the last time you were excited about a new MAC release? I remember when MAC was the be all and end all of all makeup releases who were always innovative and THE brand to try. I think MAC is still a brand that does some interesting things, but their big hits have become…

Essence This Is Me Nude Lipsticks

This video is one I am doing on request. I have been asked to try the Essence This Is Me Nude lipsticks for some time now and I decided to do a dedicated video to the entire line. This line features 8 lipsticks that retail for €2.39 each. That is not only super affordable, but…

Catrice Demi Matte lipsticks

You know I love me some Catrice and I am glad they came out with a new lipstick line. This is not super new though as they already had a matt lipstick line: the Ultimate Matt lipsticks. These same to be the updated version of that and they came out with a bunch of new…

Top 6 Summer lipsticks

Lipsticks are some of my favorite products for the summer time. Where I keep my eye and face makeup quite minimal, I love going in with a bright bold lip. It instantly amps up your look and hides the fact that the rest of your makeup didn’t get that much attention. Not only does it…

Essence New Lip Balm & Lipgloss

You know I don’t like lipgloss, so it took a while to get the motivation to be posting today’s review. In the new spring/ summer 2019 line up, Essence didn’t release a single new lipstick, but only a lip balm and some glosses. Since that launch they have released a new line of nude lipsticks…

Catrice Power Plumping Gel Lipstick

When you have a favorite lipstick, you of course want to rave about it as much as possible. That is definitely the case for me with the Catrice Power Plumping Gel Lipsticks. I have been wearing 030 Speak Up continuously these past few months and I haven’t been needing any other lipsticks. Since this never…

Urban Decay Lipstick Collection incl. lip swatches

As part of my everyday May series, I thought it would be fun to do some lip swatches again. I have never done any swatches of all of my Urban Decay lipsticks yet and so it was time to change that. I own 12 different Urban Decay lipsticks and the brand has one of my…

Ofra Liquid Lipstick in Atlantic City

One of my favorite liquid lipstick formulas? Ofra Cosmetics. I already wrote about a first round of lipsticks I tried in 2017. After I did my declutter and passed on the one shade I never wore, I knew I wanted to buy another to replace it. The one thing truly missing from my makeup collection?…

Pink, Coral & Bright Lipstick collection

For spring I love me some bright lipstick shades. I have been reaching for my bright pinks, coral and oranges so much these past weeks, so I figured it was time to go a bit more in depth and show you my bright lipstick collection. It also includes some purples as I didn’t know where…

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipsticks

One of my favorite lipstick formulas? Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche lipsticks. And because I loved them so much, I decided to expand my collection. I already own four of them and reviewed them two years ago and today I am reviewing the other 6 lipsticks I have acquired since then. Yes, 6 of them, because…

Top 6 Winter Time lipstick

After sharing some of my favorite makeup products for the winter time, such as blushes, I have one more for you: lipsticks. In recent years I have really found a few lipstick formulas that I love and that I keep going back to. In the winter time, I love wearing nourishing lipsticks, but I also…

Catrice 2019 New Lipsticks

The new Catrice products are here and there were so many great ones. So there are loads of reviews coming your way. Today we are getting started with a review of the 5 new lipstick products that I bought to try. There are four different lip products here and one I have in two shades….

Zoeva Premiere Collection

One of my Black Friday purchases was the Zoeva Premiere collection. Every year Zoeva has a great 25% off everything deal on their official website, so come Black Friday I watch their website like a hawk. And I found this collection. It features a small brush set, 3 of Zoeva’s new lip crayons, a face…

Makeup Declutter | Lips

It’s Sunday! That means that it is time for another declutter! For today’s video I have another big category for you: lips, which means that we are decluttering all possible lip products. Lipgloss, lipstick, liquid lipstick, lip pencils, lip liners and lip balms: they are all going to be featured in this video. I hope…

Urban Decay Vice Lipsticks

Some of my favorite high end lipsticks? Urban Decay Vice lipsticks. They are on par with MAC lipsticks for me and they are pretty much as expensive. I already reviewed some of the lipsticks I own from the line when they first launched. Because I liked them so much, I decided to buy a few…

Maybelline Matte Lip Ink | New Shades!

So a year ago I wrote a raving review about the then new Maybelline liquid lipsticks. So when new shades in the Superstay Matte Ink lipstick line were released I knew I wanted to try some more. I ended up buying these at Superdrug in the UK, but these new shades are available at select…

Best drugstore lipstick formulas

It is no secret that I love a good lipstick. While my preference for most lipsticks goes to the more high end spectrum, I cannot deny that I love a good drugstore lipstick too. In terms of drugstore lipsticks there are a few brands whose formulas I have tried and love. From super budget brand…

Essence lipsticks | Velvet Matte, Melted Chrome & Glitter Switch

For fall 2018, Essence has of course also released some new lip products. They have revamped their entire line of velvet matte lipsticks and introduced some new liquid lipsticks too. Where I wasn’t a huge fan of the new Catrice lip products as they are not my cup of tea, I am much more excited…

Catrice new lipsticks fall 2018

Glossy lips are in! And while I am not a fan, I know that many people like these sheer glossy lip colors for everyday. Catrice is smart to be playing into the trends as they usually do and have released several new products that work well. Additionally, they have launched new shades of existing lines…

Revlon HD Lipsticks

Recently I have felt as if not too many new lipsticks are being released. So I decided to try some older releases that I hadn’t gotten my hands on yet. One lipstick that has been out for some time, but that I hadn’t tried yet as Revlon is hard to get here, were the Revlon…

MAC Morange lipstick

When I was in London, I finally got to Back 2 MAC some of my decluttered products. We do get MAC here, but Holland is not connected to the Back 2 MAC programme. But the UK is! So I hung on to my products for nearly a year and decided to get a free lipstick….

NYX blue liquid lipsticks

Blue lipstick is not everyone’s cup of tea, but as you know, I like trying some weird shades. I have a history of reviewing lipstick lines by trying a nude, bright, red and a ‘weird’ color if the brand does them. And lately that has led me to wearing some blue lipsticks in my recent…

Urban Decay Vice lipstick Checkmate

Finding a good coral lipstick that isn’t too orange? Quite a feat it turned out. Over time, I have decluttered most of my coral lipsticks as I felt they didn’t quite suit me. Every time I would wear them, it seemed like something was off. So I went on the hunt for the perfect coral…

ELF Matte Lip Color & Lip Exfoliator

It’s been a while since I reviewed some ELF products and it’s about time. This super affordable US brand has some hit and miss products, but in general I have loved the lipsticks I have tried from the brand. They are cheap and cheerful and generally their lipsticks are great if you’re a beginner and…

5 new Essence lipsticks

In their new collection for spring/ summer 2018, Essence naturally came out with a bunch of new lipsticks and lipglosses. I decided to try a few! By now I have been able to put these on my lips to see how they feel, look and wear. For this review, I have grouped all 5 lipsticks…

Red lipstick collection

I love a good red lip and lately I have completely falling back in love with the iconic lipstick shade. Sometimes a gal just has to release her inner Marilyn Monroe! It was all instigated by a Catrice lipstick purchase, which is of course featured in this video. And that is why I thought it…

Catrice Matt Lover lipsticks

Whenever Catrice releases new lipsticks I’m on it like a hot spell. The reason? In general, Catrice makes some of my favorite lipsticks at the drugstore. Their Ultimate Colour range was my first love, but currently I am loving the Ultimate Matt line. So when the brand released a new line of matte lipsticks in…

LA Splash OG Ghoulish

You all know about my love for unusual lip colors right? So what about a straight up taupe? Named OG Ghoulist, this is a liquid lipstick cult classic by LA Splash. And the name couldn’t be more apt: this greyish toned brown is definitely not for the faint of heart. LA Splash OG Ghoulish Lip…

Favorite liquid lipsticks

I am not over the liquid lipstick trend. I just love a lipstick that lasts all day and doesn’t need any touching up. Especially in the spring and summer time, liquid lipsticks are my go to. The lipsticks won’t bleed, come in unusual colors and wear all day. These are my 7 favorite liquid lipsticks,…

Catrice Pure Pigments lip lacquer

Catrice’s new products are here! And they have come out with a bunch of new lip products. So in round one of reviewing the new goodies I showed in my video last week, I thought it would be good to start off with the lipstick I wasn’t able to show you in full then. Say…

Catrice Dazzle Bomb Limited Edition

It had been a while since I was last intrigued by a Catrice limited edition collection. Most of them were a bit meh and it hasn’t been since last summer that I found some products I liked in their seasonal limited edition collections. But 2018 is off to a good start with their new Dazzle…

Rimmel Stay Matte liquid lipsticks

The drugstore has finally jumped on the liquid lipstick band wagon. And how! First Maybelline released their Superstay Lip Inks, which made it to my 2017 favorites list and now Rimmel is following suit with their new Stay Matte lip. Will this formula be as wonderful as the Maybelline one? Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lip…

New Essence lipsticks

For their renewed line Essence revamped their lipstick range. There are new colors in both their longlasting line as well as their matte line. I decided to try a few. I like Essence lipsticks, but I was never really wowed by them. Will the new range blow me off my feet? Essence Ultralast Instant Colour…

Colourpop Ultra Satin liquid lipsticks

Now that Colourpop has been releasing many new makeup products, the attention for the brand seems to have shifted to those newer products. But I like kicking it back old school and focus on some of their OG products. I already reviewed a few of their Ultra Satin liquid lipsticks a while ago, but since…

Charlotte Tilbury Love Liberty Matte Revolution lipstick

The best lipstick shade for the fall time? A berry of course! And look no further because I have found the perfect berry shade. It’s not cheap and it’s definitely an investment, but if you are looking for a matte lipstick that is worth every penny, then this is the lipstick for you. This is…

Maybelline Lip Ink

The minute I heard about these new liquid lipsticks by Maybelline, I knew I had to grab a few once they launched over here. Of course it took a while to make it across and we get far fewer states than in the US, but these liquid lipsticks are totally worth the hype. Say hello…

Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipsticks

Some of my favorite liquid lipstick formulas are by Ofra and Kat Von D, but lately Anastasia Beverly Hills has also made its way on the list. I only had one of those, a bright watermelon shade, but I found myself wearing it a lot because I liked the formula so much. Time to try…

Essence Metal & Vibrant Shock lip paint

In my first impressions video you will have seen that I was very impressed with some new liquid lipsticks Essence came out with. Meet the new Metal Shock and Vibrant Shock lip paints. These lip creams should be right on trend and offer velvet matte result. Let’s see how all shades work out.   Essence…

Catrice Ultimate Matt lipsticks

Finally! Catrice released some matte lipsticks. They have had different formulas over the years, some of which boast being matte, but those usually came in a different shape than a traditional lipstick. So it was about time that Catrice translated their popular Ultimate… formula into a matte. Catrice is one of my favorite drugstore brands…

Ofra liquid lipsticks

Still looking for the best liquid lipstick? Then look no further, because I found it. Most people’s gripe about liquid lipsticks is how uncomfortable they are. Since they dry down matte, the lipsticks usually leave a layer that feels like you put vinyl on your lips and that forms a barrier to anything that might…

Colourpop Ultra Matte Lips & Matte X Lippiestix

If you’re thinking: hey Maaike, didn’t you do this review a few months ago? Then why, yes, I did, but today’s post will feature some different colors and textures. I simply fell in love with my Colourpop products so much the first time round, that I placed a new order back when they had another…

3-in-1 lipstick review: Maybelline, MAC, Bourjois

When you buy 3 lipsticks from different brand, but they all fit the same look and feel, what do you do? Yes, you lump them together into one review. I did pick all of these up around the same time though, but just hadn’t gotten around to the review just yet. I bought these in…

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

Is it too late to hop onto this bandwagon? I don’t think so. The NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams are a standard in many beauty lovers routine and I wanted to know what the fuss was all about. I used to own one of these in Addis Ababa, but hardly wore it. Turns out that…

Dior Addict lipgloss & lipstick

I’ve been massively into pink lips these past few weeks. This means that I’ve been busting out every shade of pink lipstick in my collection. Today I’d like to focus on some of my more high end products in this very particular category. Last year, Dior reformulated their Addict lip line and I decided to…