Valentines Red Lips & Nails


There's no denying that red is the colour most associated with Valentine's Day. Red is a colour which has many different tones and everyone can find a tone to suit them.

The MeMeMe Long Lasting Gloss Nail Polish in Amourous* (£4.00) is a deep red berry shade nail polish. It comes with a thick maxi brush which coats the nails beautifully with just one stroke. One coat gives an opaque finish but two or three coats can be used for a deeper red. It lasts for a few days without chipping even with semi-laborious work.

In the sleek matt black tube is the MeMeMe Long Wear Satin Lip Cream in Ruby Rich* (£7.95). Pigmented and long lasting, it's intense colour lasts on the lips without drying them out as the formula is creamy rather than matt. I always struggle with lipsticks staying put as I find they tend to fade quickly but I've found with this lip cream it lasts for at least three hours before I have to reapply it. It's shade is more of a classic red (think London Bus or Telephone Box red) and would compliment various skintones beautifully. 

Fancy 25% off your next MeMeMe order? Simply enter the code VALENTINE25 at the checkout to get the discount.

What's your favourite MeMeMe product?

Drugstore Brow Gels

Drugstore Brow Gel Roun Up Maybelline Catrice Rimmel London
Drugstore Brow Gels Comparison & Swatches

Brow gels are a fairly new addition to drugstore brands over these past few months. For me good brow products are something that can be tricky to find but so worth the wait when a gem is found. Here's three brow gels I've tried...

The first brow gel I tried was the Catrice Eyebrow Filler Perfecting & Shaping Gel (£7.98). Catrice is a European drugstore make up brand which sadly isn't available in the UK but this brow gel is available from eBay. There's two shades available, the first one is 010 which is the darkest of the two, the second one is 020 which is more of a blonde shade. Hands down this is my favourite of the bunch due to it's longevity, colour (albeit slightly dark) and it's brush.

Another drugstore brow gel is the Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara (£4.99). There's an offering of three shades with the lightest being dark blonde, then medium brown and the darkest shade being dark brown. I'd say it's probably the most well known out of the three brow gels. The brush is slightly strange with a bobble end and a thin body. Out of the three it's brush is the most trickiest to use due to my thin brows, however those with fuller brows may find it easier to use. It's shade is a warm brown which isn't too dark nor too deep and for me it's ideal for everyday use.

The cheapest of the bunch is the Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel (£3.99). There's a total of three shades to choose from blonde, mid brown and dark brown along with a clear gel. This brow gel has the thickest brush and it's cone shaped. Again another brush which is difficult to use due to the fact my brows aren't exactly the fullest and the brush for me was a little bit too big. The shade I have is mid brown which isn't as warm but more taupey than the other two. Out of the three brow gels this has to be my least favourite due to the brush being difficult to work with and leaving a lot of product on my brows. It's longevity is also a weak point.

Shades Shown
Catrice Eyebrow Filler Perfecting & Shaping Gel → 010
Maybelline Brow Drama Sculpting Brow Mascara → Dark Blond
Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel  → Mid Brown

Best Brush → Catrice Eyebrow Filler Perfecting & Shaping Gel
Best Colour Match → Rimmel Brow This Way Brow Styling Gel
Longest Wear → Catrice Eyebrow Filler Perfecting & Shaping Gel

What's your favourite drugstore brow gel?
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