Born with It: Freedom’s amazing budget lippy


Freedom Makeup Pro Lipstick Born With It Pro Red 110A couple of weeks ago, I started testing my first Freedom Makeup products after finding a couple of lovely items in my giveaway prize from Rachael at Helpless Whilst Drying. I love the budget make-up from sister brand Makeup Revolution, but hadn’t had a chance to see if Freedom was just as good. Spoiler: they are!

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My spring lippy: NYX’s Stockholm

NYX Soft Matte Cream Lip Stockholm

The hype around the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream has been around for a while, so I am joining the party fashionably late. I blame NYX themselves, as it is still pretty hard to get the brand in stores here. Online access is lovely, but sometimes you just need to go crazy at a physical counter.

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Summer Sweet: Etos Color Care Lipstick

Etos lipstick color care summer sweet

Dutch pharmacy brand Etos might not ring a bell for many of my international readers, but they have seriously revamped their make-up range making it worth a blog post or two. As far as I am aware, these items are not available abroad anywhere, but perhaps a nice original idea next time you stop by Amsterdam. I am also considering doing a little give-away with some of these beauties. Let me know what you think!

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Ruby Red Lipstick: the natural way

Bellapierre Cosmetics Natural Mineral Lipstick Ruby Red

When it comes to my skincare, I prefer organic brands but that is far trickier when it comes to make-up. Part of me would love to switch to completely natural, but until major drugstore and luxury brands come aboard I just can’t see it happening. I would miss that new Charlotte Tilbury lippy or Dior blush a little too much.

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