FashionistA Double Take Long Wear Lipstick: Red Carpet & Coral

FashionistA is one of the brands sold at Superdrug which has a lot of really good items at great prices. Katie Jane Hughes did the make up for the recent PPQ show at London Fashion Week using FashionistA products – if it’s good enough for LFW then it’s good enough for me!

One of their products is the Double Take Long Wear lipstick. It comes in a metallic red tube, which is quite high-street, but eye catching, and seeing as it’s only £7 for a full sized lippie, you can’t really complain.

I have two of the seven shades – Red Carpet (shade 6), and Coral (shade 7). Both lipsticks are really highly pigmented – one swoop of these across my lips totally covered them. They have a slight taste of french vanilla to them, which is pleasant, and feel very moistursing as you put them on – they seem to glide across your lips.

Red Carpet is a true red colour which is very glossy. I would recommend wearing a lip liner to help prevent it from bleeding. It lasts well – the swatch on my hand was quite stubborn when it came to trying to get it off!
Coral is absolutely gorgeous! I thought it was going to come out a proper orange – so was so pleased to see that it was this beautiful soft yet bold colour. It doesn’t last quite as long as the Red, but even after eating a meal, the colour still remained. I’ll definitely wear this one a lot.
Does your local Superdrug stock FashionistA? Mine doesn’t unfortunately, but when I find one that does I will definitely be trying out some more of these lipsticks. For £7 you can’t really go wrong!

The Saturdays launch FashionistA Magnetism Nail Polish

On Wednesday night I attended the launch of the FashionistA make up range, which will be coming to a Superdrug near you at the end of October! The Saturdays have created a range of magnetic nail polish for the brand, and were there to tell us all about it.

Each one of the girls has their own colour – Rochelle has ‘All Fired Up Red’, Frankie is ‘Notorious Silver’, Mollie created ‘Purple Me Up’, Una’s is ‘Ego Green’ and Vanessa has ‘Forever is Blue’. They seemed really passionate about the products, and told us they named them using the help from the titles of their songs! I was pleased to see that in all the photos of them in magazines I’ve seen recently, they’ve been wearing the Magnetism Nail Laquer by FashionistA.

There was a chance for us to have our very own Magnetism Laquer manicure which many of the attendees took advantage of. It was amazing to see the magnet working it’s magic!

 You basically paint your nails with the polish, and while the second coat is wet, hold the Magnetized nail magnet over the nail for about 8 seconds. I don’t know the science behind how it works, but it’s such a transformation! I had my nails done with Mollie’s ‘Purple Me Up’ and was really pleased with the results.

The only other magnetic polish I have seen is from higher end brands – and generally with the magnet on the lid of the polish bottle. FashionistA have decided to sell the magnet separately to allow for a whole range of different patterns, such as stars. They are very reasonably priced, with the polishes selling at £6 and magnet for £3. I have been wearing the polish for 2 days now and it’s still perfect!
As well as the amazing polish, we got to see the rest of the FashionistA range. They have many products which all looked fab.
One of my favourite things was the eye shadow/blush palettes – the eyeshadows and blushes can be bought singularly (for £4 each), or you can pop them out of their containers and put them in a 4-pan palette. There was a display stand, as one would see in store, showcasing all the wonderful colours and finishes…
You may be able to see in the photo that there in an offer saying ‘Buy 3 eye or blush shades – get 4th plus your palette FREE’ which is a fantastic deal! You get to hand pick your favourite shades to build a customised palette for only £12. 
We were told we could build our own palette so I had lots of fun swatching the shadows while I tried to make the very hard decision of which would make the cut! As usual I was going for the brown toned shadows – here are some that I swatched on my hand.
There were two palettes to chose from – red or black. I went for red, and finally picked my 4 shadows. Here they are out of the palette…
And here they are popped out and in place!
I’m really happy with the decision I made; I think they are gorgeous colours – and I just love how they glide on without being chalky or powdery.
So, keep your eyes peeled for FashionistA soon – I for one can’t wait to try out more of their products!