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Saturday, 4 February 2012

Quickie Review: Rockalily lipstick in Mae Hem

Mae West once said ‘I generally avoid temptaion unless I can’t resist it,’ a fitting quote for this blog post! I fell utterly in love with this limited edition Rockalily lipstick at the ZOMG! bloggers bash and knew I had to have it. It’s limited edition, so I snapped it up as soon as it came online. (I broke my no-buy without even thinking about it until afterwards, I feel awful!)

I didn’t take another picture of the lovely packaging, but you can see it here.

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Eyes: MoonRabbit Cosmetics Groundhog Day Collection.
Cheeks: MAC Style, Benefit 10.
Lips: Rockalily Mae Hem.

It’s a beautiful bright matte orange-red  - somewhat similar to MAC Lady Danger, but with more of a pinky undertone, perhaps. It doesn’t dry down to a matte finish immediately – a quick blot will sort that out if it bothers you - but it’s one of the more comfortable mattes I’ve ever worn.

Rockalily is famous for its fast delivery, which is excellent for when you need a lipstick fix! They are – to me at least – pretty bloody expensive at £14 each, and they’re certainly a bit of a treat for me rather than a regular lippy purchase. I think in my old age I have enough lipstick that I don’t mind forking out for one I really want, as opposed to buying 8,000 cheaper ones. I digress. The quality is fantastic and the colours are gorgeous, if not super unique. I’m a fan at any rate – Hot Rod Red is next on my list when I have a bit of pocket money to spare.


  1. Looks ace on you, I really want one of their lippies for myself, my sis has one and it's really nice. But for that price I wanna be sure it's gonna suit me!

  2. Gorgeous red! I second Silhouette Screams' sentiment! ;) I think this was worth breaking a no buy, but then again, I'm also with Mae West on this one. I have absolutely 0 willpower, it's spectacularly awful.

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  4. It was worth breaking PTP for! xx

  5. Oooooh, I like! You're right, it's sorta pinky where Lady Danger is more orange. Love your hair in this too!

  6. you're so classy with both a scarf and a red lip!
    so good balanced with just enough orange in the red, this was fab!//Azure

  7. I think it was worth breaking your no-buy for, it suits you very well!


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