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

New Video: Neutral Eye Bold Lip Makeup Look

Hi loves, I recently uploaded a makeup tutorial on my Youtube channel and just wanted to quickly share it with you. I love wearing neutral shadows on my eye lids, if I’m honest I’m a little obsessed with it. I also like it means I can go as bold as I like on the lips without it looking like it’s ‘too much’. Is too much even a thing? According to my parents, yes it is, especially when I’m adorned with all the colours of the rainbow at family gathering, but what do they know about art.

For this look I relied mostly on my Urban Decay palette and my MAC eyeshadow quad which contains neutral shades. Back in the day those palettes used to get a lot of love, but now with my eyeshadow collection SO huge (I need to do something about that) they’ve been sitting on the back burner for quite a while. So I thought this look would be the perfect time to whip those palettes out. I love the look that they helped me create, it’s so wearable.

neutral makeup bold lips

Click here to see video.

Here is a list of products I used:

Skin Products:

– Bioderma Sensibio Light Moisturiser

Brow Products:

– Anastasia Dip Brow in Medium Brown
– Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Dark Brown
– Rimmel Brow This Way Styling Gel Clear
– Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX08

Eye Products:

– Urban Decay Primer Potion
– MAC shadows in Brule, Dipdown and Carbon
– Urban Decay Naked Palette shadows in Naked and Buck
– Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner Pencil
– Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Eye Liner
– Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara
– Huda Beauty Lashes in Samantha
– Becca X Jaclyn Hill highlighter in Champagne Pop

Face Products:

– Ben Nye MediaPRO HD Sheer Foundation Palette
– Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer in SX08
– Sleek Contour Kit in Light
– MAC Blush in Make You Mine
– Becca X Jaclyn Hill highlighter in Champagne Pop

Lip Products:

– MAC Lip Pencil in RubyWoo
– MAC Lipstick in RiriWoo

Neutral Eye Bold Lip Makeup Look

Neutral Eye Bold Lip Makeup Look

Neutral Eye Bold Lip Makeup Look

I actually wear this look quite often, it’s so easy to create and doesn’t take too long. Somedays I wear it without lashes for a more understated look. Let me know if you like it!

I’ve been spending more time trying to create tutorials and videos for my YouTube channel, I have another look coming up soon and then maybe a retake of the Get to Know Me Tag. I filmed one a while ago which I’ve now made private as it is a little outdated and no longer accurate. I’m starting to babble now so I’m going to sign off, but I promise to be back soon with more blog posts as I know I’ve been neglecting my blog a little. Let me know what you’d like to see anything in particular. Speak soon, Tanzina x

New Video: Warm Gold Halo Makeup Tutorial

Hi loves, let me start off with updating you on my life. I feel like a really bad blogger at the moment as I simply have not been able to upload as much content as I would have liked in the last month. It is currently the month of Ramadhan, meaning that things have been quite hectic for myself and all of those who fast. Combine that with a full time job and it becomes really crazy! However I do have something for you today, I filmed a tutorial of a makeup look that I just love wearing, a warm halo makeup look.

warm halo makeup

warm halo makeup

warm halo makeup

Anything with strong warm tones and that burnt orange shade, is just right up my street. Throw in a little bit of glitter and shimmer, and you might as well just name the look after me. I actually really enjoyed filming this tutorial, I think I am starting to get the hang of it a little so I am feeling optimistically excited to film another makeup look. Next time I think I will go for something a little more neutral as those looks tend to be more wearable for a range of skin tones. Let me know if you have any suggestions as they really help in deciding what to film!

Click to go to video.

Here is a list of products I used:

Skin Products:
Bioderma Sensibio Light Moisturiser

Brow Products:
Soap and Glory Brow Archery in Hot Chocolate
Anastasia Brow Powder Duo in Dark Brown
Rimmel Brow This Way Styling Gel Clear
House of Glamdolls GlamBase Wheel

Eye Products:

Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
– Anastasia Shadows in Soft Peach, Caramel, Morocco and Deep Plum
Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Ore
Avon Supershock Gel Eyeliner Pencil
Collection Fast Stroke Liquid Eye Liner
Elizabeth Arden Grand Entrance Mascara
– Eylure Fleur De Force Lashes in Fleur Loves
Becca Highlighter in Opal

Face Products:

Ben Nye MediaPRO HD Sheer Foundation Palette in Global 3
Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer in Medium Light Neutral
Daniel Sandler Sculpt & Slim Effect Contour Face Powder
– Tarte 12 Hour Clay Blush in Exposed
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Opal

Lip Products:

MAC Whirl Lip Pencil
MAC Whirl Lipstick

I really hope you guys liked this video, let me know if you did enjoy watching it and your thoughts. I promise I will be back soon with a lot more content so please just bear with me while I get back in the swing of things. Ohh I forgot to say, today is a bit of a happy day for me as I hit 2,000 subscribers. I know that is chump change nowadays to some, but for me, it really means a lot! I hope you have a good day also, Tanzina x

Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Makeup Look

Hi loves, today I wanted to bring you a makeup look post, as it seems like forever since I last done a makeup look on here. As you might know from my Urban Decay Alice Palette post, I recently got hold of the new UD palette and I just cannot get enough of it. I decided to play it a little safe and create a wearable looking using the palette. Read on to find out more about my Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass makeup look.

Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Makeup Look

Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Makeup Look

Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Makeup Look

Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Makeup Look

I am not going to ramble too much in this post and instead get straight onto what I used to create this look. Although I have to just say, I love love love the peachy orange shades in this palette, they’re right up my street so of course they had to be incorporated into this look. I also am such a fan of a good red lipstick, and Urban Decay Iracebeth was just that. I love how highly pigmented it is, how comfortable it on the lips and just how pretty it looks against my skin. Okay, I’m starting to waffle, let’s get onto the product lists.

Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Makeup Look

Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Makeup Look

Eye Products Used:

I have a really bad habit of using as many eye shadows as I can, that is why I love palettes and try and steer away from single eye shadows, do you have any idea how much it cost me to create a look I’d like? I’d need a whole range of single shadows! Okay let us talk face makeup, for the face I wanted something not too heavy but flawless as well, a slightly sculpted finish with a TON of glow. I think I did pretty well on the glow front!

Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Makeup Look

Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Makeup Look

Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Makeup Look

Urban Decay Alice Through The Looking Glass Makeup Look

Face & Lip Products Used:

 I like how this is look turned out to be very wearable, but still incorporating some colour in it. I also am loving my faux glow, I just cannot get enough of highlighter at the moment. I just picked up the new Anastasia Sun Dipped Glow Kit and I am so excited to practically bathe myself in it. If you like the look of the Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass palette, make sure you pop to your local UD counter to see if you can pick it up as it is sold out online.

I hope you guys liked this Urban Decay Alice Through the Looking Glass makeup look if you’d like me to do more, please do let me know. Speak soon, Tanzina x

New Video: Ethnicity Tag

Hi loves, I’ve been wanting to do more ‘get to know me’ videos, because I think one of the beauties of videos are that it’s a really good way to find out people’s personalities and also the person behind the writing (if they have a blog). Today I have just uploaded an Ethnicity Tag video, which delves a little into my background, where I am from and just a few facts about me.

Ethnicity Tag

I don’t want to waffle too much here, as I do a bit of talking in the video, but I really do hope you enjoy watching and you get to know me a little better.

You can watch the video here: link

Please please do let me know what kind of videos you guys would like me to film, I really need to get in the habit of filming but sometimes I’ll admit, I do struggle to get ideas of what to film! If you haven’t subscribed to my channel yet please do, and don’t forget to like and comment. I shall speak to you soon, Tanzina x