Friday, 16 November 2012

Reviews: Revlon Total Face Cream and Urban Decay Lipstick

Hi dolls!

My sincere apology for the lack of posts lately, my schedule has been crazy! But I'm glad to be back.
I promised to put up review posts on some new products I acquired last month. So here are two of them:

1. Revlon Total Control Face Cream

This cream actually works to an extent. I haven’t used it so many times but it does control oil as it says on the pack. However, my face tends to be extremely oily most times; so it’s very difficult to find a product that actually controls oil for a long period of time.

I would say this product is fair enough, and for the price as well, not so bad! It kept my face matte for about 3-4 hours or there about. That’s pretty decent considering how oily my face can be. Contains SPF 8 which is a plus, but you'll need more than SPF8 to survive in Lagos. 

I currently use it for makeovers on my clients and it’s definitely a product I will recommend for people with combination skin.

It cost N1,400 and can be bought HERE

2. Urban Decay Gravity lipstick

My very first Urban Decay lipstick and I’m not so disappointed. I have a palette, and two single eye shadows from the brand which are excellent! Although it looks half a shade lighter than I expected, the colour in reality is still very pretty. It is not very pigmented but it has a strong staying power, you literally don’t need touch ups.

The product is quite minty, which I don’t mind. But if you’re one who dislikes the idea of stinging sensations, this lipstick is certainly not for you!

1. Lasts for hourssss!
2. Pretty colour, best described as wine
3. Love the packaging

1    1. The colour wasn’t exactly what I expected
2    2.  Not so pigmented
3    3.   Its minty content can be a little annoying


Lipstick swatch

Both products can be purchased from
P.S These reviews are solely my personal opinions based on usage of both products.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Another Makeup Haul!

Hi dolls!

 Here are a couple of items I purchased last week. I’ll definitely be doing a review later on, but not on all of them. If you like any particular products and will like to see a review, please let me know in the comment box or tweet me @dorrannedoll

1. Revlon Color Stay Foundation Caramel and rich Tan
Place of Purchase:
Price: N2,350

I initially got the Caramel then got the Rich Tan days after.

Revlon color Stay Foundation- Caramel

2. Revlon Quad Palettes
Place of Purchase:
Price: N900 each

3. Black Oil Blocking Powder

    This loose powder is the BOMB! Another product I always carry around
    Place of Purchase:
    Price: N2,000 (not sure)

4. Revlon lip gloss- Glossy Rose
    Price: N1,700

without flash

With flash

5. Revlon Lipstick -Love that Red   
    Place of Purchase:
    Price: N2,200

Revlon 'Love that Red' Lipstick swatch

6. NYX 'Butter' Lipstick
   I always have this lipstick in my bag. Love it too much! I got it at the Lagos Makeup fair but I forgot to    include it in the ahul post from the fair.
The price was wayy over inflated but I bought it anyway at the Gifty's daughter stand.
Price: N2,800 (I think...)

NYX lipstick swatch
7. CALA crease brush
Stumbled on a line of brushes at the Casabella store over the weekend. I have already used this product and I'm loving it! Definitely going to be reviewing this item.
Oh and it cost N2,800

Cala crease brush

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Just In!

Hi dolls!

As you all know, I’m forever buying makeup so I’m very excited to be doing this post. This time however, these items were sent to me by the famous! I was over joyed when I learnt I was getting them for free! (Keep buying! You just might be lucky. lol) Anyway, I was sent four items, 2 of which I find quite interesting and you'll know why in a bit

1. Urban Decay Lipstick in Gravity

I've never tried any lipstick from the Urban Decay range so I
was glad I got this. As seen below, I have already used the product
and it's been good so far, but I'll do a proper review on it and the other products in a separate post.

Urban Decay Lipstick - Gravity

2. Revlon Total Control Face Cream

   I'm very particular about what I use on my face because I HATE
the thought of breakouts and allergies. That's why I described this product
as interesting. However, it says oil control for 24 hours! So I'll definitely try this out

3. X Factor NaturalMinerals Foundation

This is the second product I found interesting simply because I usually just
go for liquids and cream foundations. I know for sure mineral products are usually
lighter (light-medium coverage) which means they actually just enhance one's face rather
than cover up or mask it.

X Factor mineral foundation in 60 sand

4. Urban Decay 'Whipped' cream shadow 

LOVE this product even though I haven't exactly used it. I tested it on the back of my palm and it was HIGHLY pigmented so I'm pretty excited about this one

Urban Decay cream shadow - Whipped

ALL products are on the Konga site

Monday, 22 October 2012


Hi dolls!

Over the weekend, one of my favourite clients, Moet Abebe hired me to do her makeup for the Headies Awards. She wore a beautiful halter neck dress from TiannahStyling. tiannah Stylins is owned by Toyin Lawani and her designs are GORGEOUS! I'll try to see if I can find some of her work and put on here.
Here are some before and after pictures of Moet

Dress by Tiannah styling

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Mini Beauty Haul

Hi dolls! Last week I indulged a little and copped a few makeup and beauty items for myself! These were the first set of things I bought:

1. The famous Ben Nye loose powder in Olive Sand.
 I got this at Brownies Makeup World, off Opebi road Ikeja for N2,500

Ben Nye Loose powder in Olive Sand
2. Herbal Essences shampoo
Place of Purchase: Casabella store at the Ikeja Mall.
Price: N1,800
3.Victoria Secret Body Mist (Pure Seduction)
   Place of Purchase: Casabella Store, Ikeja Mall
   Price: N1,560

Victoria Secret body mist
4.Elf Liquid Liner
   Place of Purchase: Brownies Makeup World
   Price: N1,000
Elf Liquid Liner
5.Elasta QP Glaze
  Place of Purchase: Casabella Store, Ikeja Mall
  Price, N3,100
6. Johnsons facial wipes
    Place of Purchase: Casabella store, Ikeja mall
    Price: N1,100

Friday, 12 October 2012


Hi dolls!

Thanks to Jibbi, I went to Indigo's boutique sometime last month and picked up this gorgeous black peplum dress. I'm not really into peplum dresses but I do have a few peplum tops. However, this dress doesn't come in the regular pelum style that cuts round the waist, it cuts one third on each side leaving the middle one third plain. Different right?
 It also has a slightly-low back cut and the V-cut in front accentuates the bust area! (Perfect for those of us who aren't so blessed in that region, LOL) The material is gorgeous and scrupled, and the length makes it even perfect! Here's how I rocked it

         Dress- Indigo
         Shoes- Zara
         Ring- Diva
         Bracelet- Accessories to die for

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