14 December
From lip contour tutorials on Instagram to her own ombre lipstick brand 'Hot Ombre Cosmetics' - CC Clarke is absolutely killing it. I'm 99% sure if you have an Instagram account you would have seen at least one of her lipstick videos on your discovery page. I have been following her for years now and of course when I saw she was bringing out her own range I had to get my hands on every shade.

If you are looking for a last minute stocking filler then one of these ombre lip kits is the perfect gift because you don't need to be a pro at make up to get a beautiful result. I wish there was a product on the market like these when I first got into make up because it would've been a lot easier and also cost effective.
There are 5 gorgeous shades in the collection she has released which are a long-lasting matte liquid lipsticks and she also has a Hot Shine Balm available to be purchased separately which can be used as a finishing touch for those who aren't a huge fan of matte lips.

When I say these are long lasting - I mean you could probably go through a zombie apocalypse and your lips would still be flawless were you to make it out alive. I put one to the test from 7am all the way through til around 8pm and it had barely moved through all the talking, eating & drinking, impressive right?  If anything they're a little TOO long lasting and they wont come off with just a micellar water, i'd recommend an oil based cleanser and the product will just melt away. 

Hearing the words matte and long lasting you're probably thinking how dry the formula must be and how much lip balm you will need to use after, but it is honestly the most comfortable formula I have ever used and it doesn't flake at all

I literally do not have a bad word to say about these products - they blend seamlessly, there is a shade perfect for every occasion and they're cruelty free and vegan. 

If you would like to see the shades in action then keep your eyes peeled over on my Instagram!