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Dior Addict Lacquer Plump Review

Dior-Addict-Lacquer-Plump-Review-style-rarebit-beauty-blogFor me to recommend a lip product is a very big deal. Firstly because I don’t have much in the lip department and secondly because lipsticks aren’t my coveted beauty product of choice. It’s very impressive then that my favourite beauty purchase of this year so far is the Dior Addict Lacquer Plump in the shade Lovely-D. It’s THE most useful, flattering and wearable lip product I’ve ever owned and from the balmy consistency to the long lasting moisture I don’t think I’ll be giving it up anytime soon.

Unlike traditional lip plumping glosses this doesn’t sting or dry out your lips at all but plumps them with hydration instead. Dior actually promises a 78% increase in the moisture levels of your lips and I would totally agree that it delivers. I know that this all sounds too good to be true but trust me. This is in no way sponsored, it’s just genuinely changed my life face.

Peter Philips, Creative and Image Director for Dior Makeup described it as “an oil-in-water emulsion infused with pigments and enriched with a natural-origin hibiscus extract for a plumping effect and hyaluronic acid for moisturization.” And it’s exactly that. I honestly can’t explain how nourishing it feels and if I apply it in the morning it keeps my lips moisturised for the rest of the day.

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The colour pay off is incredible for something so moisturising too. At the blogger launch I tried the shade Midnight Star which is a deep blue and it was so pigmented. Even though they’re balmy you get exactly the same richness of colour than you would from your regular lipstick. The applicator is also really great at delivering the right amount of product so you never have to worry about going overboard. As I’ve picked up a really natural shade I don’t even use a mirror when putting it on now!

Another thing I love about the Lacquer Plump is that it stains so the colour pays off for hours even after the glossy effect has worn off. It’s perfect for work as it means I still have some colour on my lips at the end of the day and don’t have to worry about carrying products around with me either.

The only downside is the price, as obviously being from Dior it’s pretty expensive at £28.50. I would recommend picking up a shade you can wear everyday like I did to really make the most of it. However for a product that works this well and makes such a difference I don’t feel like it’s completely unjustified. I’ve actually been coveting the shade D-Fancy too which is a gorgeously rich, dark red and would be perfect the evening. One more can’t hurt right?

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I also reviewed the Lacquer Plump over on my youtube channel so I thought I would pop the video here if you fancy a watch…

3 Easy Christmas Makeup Looks

The party season is upon us! It’s officially 9 days and counting until Christmas Day and the best time of year to get out your favourite dress and start experimenting with your makeup box. If your stuck for ideas or just want to try something new,  I’ve put my 3 go to looks below for some festive inspiration.

★ Look 1:  Super Glitter

This is SO EASY! I’m not the best at eye make up but this takes all of 10 minutes and is so fun for a party. Start by smoking out your cat eye shape in a black eye shadow or liner and then simply press the shadow into the shape as thickly as possible. I used the Stila Magnificent Metals Shadow (which is so good!) but any gold or glitter shadow will work, just spray some setting spray to wet it and you’ll get the best colour pay off. For lips I used a Kiko lipliner in a deep purple to keep with the Autumnal theme and some highlighter on my cheek bones.

★ Look 2:  Classic Cat Eye / Red Lip Combination

You can’t go wrong with this look, it suits everyone and it goes with everything. Start with your eyeliner and layer on a thick coat, I like to start by drawing a line up on each corner and then filling in the main shape across the lash line. Add a slick of red lipstick, some shimmery highlight and your done. Super simple and very gorgeous.

★ Look 3:  The Big Smoke

This is not about precision or the perfect blend of 3 colours, this is more a big brush and just go for it. Concentrating on the outer corner of your crease, swirl a dark colour in a shade of your choice until it’s well blended. Then pat a lighter colour along your lash line and in the inner corner and finish with a shimmery shade to add a Christmassy touch. I paired this with a simple nude lip and a light dusting of bronzer.

★★ Merry Christmas! ★★

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AW 15 | Quick Trend Breakdown

GRANNY CLASH CHIC

t1GUCCI, MARGIELA, MIU MIU, MARQUES’ ALMEIDA

This trend is the definition of eclectic, just layer every funky, loud item you own over the top of one another and your onto a winner.

GOTH GALS

T2GIVENCHY, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN, THOM BROWNE, YOHJI YAMAMOTO

Very simple, wear black from head to toe and do your makeup/hair like you don’t really care. Oh and of course, a miserable facial expression is the perfect accessory.

STILL 70S

T3LANVIN, CHLOE, ANNA SUI, BURBERRY PRORSUM

The 70s are still hanging around, particularly the boho trend. So keep hold of those flowing dresses and pair with a fur coat or suede jacket to nail the trend.

MOD

T1TOPSHOP UNIQUE, PETER PILOTTO, JONATHAN SAUNDERS, CALVIN KLEIN

Cutesy A line looks in anything from print, to suede to neutral. If you really want to go for it you can invest in a scooter to complete your look.

GLITZY

t4RODARTE, SONIA RYKIEL, LOUIS VUITTON, MICHAEL KORS

If you could hang your outfit on the tree at Christmas then you’ve got this one in the bag.

LOUD PRINTS

T6LOEWE, VALENTINO, CHRISTOPHER KANE, CHRISTIAN DIOR

One for the brave, lots of loud, graphic prints. Wear from head to toe for full geometric sassiness.

ANIMAL AMBITIONS

T1STELLA MCCARTNEY, SACAI, LOUIS VUITTON, CELINE

Watch  Rob Schneider in The Animal for tips, anything in an exotic fur or print is perfect.

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