Showing posts with label lips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label lips. Show all posts


Top 6 Summer Lip Products

Summer's here! So here is a cut of my favourite lip products for the season. This post was meant to be a 'Top 5', but I just had to squeeze in another, so 'Top 6' it is! Most of these are newly launched, but a couple are old favourites, and I've tried to include a variety of shades into the mix. 
From left to right: Chanel Coco Rouge Lipstick in 'Misia' || Barry M Lip Paint (Pink) || Bourjois Rouge Aqua Laque Lipstick in 'Babe Idole' || Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Crayon (Red) || Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Matte Lipstick in 'Raspberry' || NYX Lip Butter in 'Fun Size'


Bourjois Rouge Edition Aqua Laque Lipsticks

The new Rouge Edition Aqua Laque lipsticks by Bourjois have been centre-stage ever since they launched last month, offering a high-shine lip stick/gloss hybrid with good colour payoff. I haven't actually worn a lip gloss in ages; for years, I've been a matte lipstick girl but I actually really like these new Aqua Laque Lipsticks.

The Aqua Laque Lipsticks are available in a variety of shades from bright reds to opaque nudes and provide a realistic 'wet' look (the word 'Aqua' definitely belongs in the product name). I understand that glossy lips aren't for everyone but I think they're great for glamorous evening and party looks. Also, I think these are great for those swimming pool selfies in the summer!


Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturising Matte Lipsticks

Elizabeth Arden have just launched a range of 'Beautiful Color Moisturising Matte Lipsticks', and don't they look amazing?! I do love a matte lipstick, but it's very common for matte lipsticks to go down horribly wrong, but Elizabeth Arden have nailed it with these ones. 

The packaging of the lipsticks are so cute! They just look so fancy and luxurious and I admire how Elizabeth Arden's 'red door' theme is engraved onto the actual product and in the packaging form, but in gold.


Poppy King Raindrops Lip Crayons for No7

I was so excited when I heard from a friend that Lipstick Guru- Poppy King was launching a new lip-wear collection for No7 at Boots; I loved her lipstick range when it hit the shelves last year!

She has recently launched a range of lip-crayons which is called the 'Raindrops' range, consisting of five different shades.

I love the trendy packaging of the crayons! The box packaging is coloured according to each shade, and is patterned with raindrops!

The lip-crayons have a built in chunky pencil sharpener above the lip-crayon, and is covered by a cap. The amount of times is countless when I've lost a pencil eyeliner or a lip-liner because I can't find a sharpener when needed. I always love a product with a built-in accessory!

I haven't tried all five of the shades, but they all seem quite wearable to me, personally. Boots were very kind  to send me two samples to try; 'Dancing' and 'Playing', which are two very lovely shades!

A pink coral shade which comes out positively sheer and glossy on the lips. It isn't a bright pink, but it's a neutral pink shade.
An orange/red coral that comes out on your lips as a subtle orange shade if you apply a thin, gentle layer, or a glossy coral red if you build up the coverage.

Here are some swatches. On the left are some light swatches, and on the right are the full coverage ones on the back of my hand. 

The top swatch on both images are of the 'Dancing' shade, and the bottom swatch is of the 'Playing' shade.

You can basically choose whether you want a 'lipstick look' or a 'lip-gloss look' depending on the coverage you desire. I'm surprised that I haven't seen much beauty blogger hype around this yet!

I love wearing these lip crayons with a delicate, subtle coverage- and the best aspect about these lip crayons is that they leave a lasting tint on your lips for ages! Plus, the crayons are very good at moisturising your lips- making this product something that I can really benefit from! And because they're moisturising, the lip-crayon glides onto your lips so easily!

Also, before you ask- no, these lip-crayons don't have a sticky or a tacky feeling when you wear it! In fact, the lip-crayon locks in the smoothness of your lips due to the moisturising effect it provides.

No7 Poppy King Lip Crayons retail at £11.50 each, which I think is a fair price considering all of the benefits I have experienced, plus the built-in chunky pencil sharpener! :)

What do you guys think? I really recommend that you give these a go!

Pucker up with these fab new lip glosses

Lock N Hold lip glosses: Shades (from left to right): Rock Steady, Twisted Disco, Urban Punk, Break Dance.                     

Us girls all know how difficult it is to find lipsticks and lip glosses that stay on your lips for longer- that's why lip tint pens recently became a trend and replaced the lipsticks in our handbags...

But what about lip glosses? You're still going to want to add some shine to those lips. Well now you can with Collection 2000's new Lock N Hold lip glosses that can last on your lips for up to six hours.

These lip glosses come in six different shades and the scent of them are absolutely amazing! They smell very fruity; honestly, the amount of times I had to go into my make up box and whip these out just to smell them, will probably shock most of you.

The six different shades of the lip glosses include a lilac/pink (Twisted Disco), a light coral (Break Dance), a creamy pink (Rock Steady), a metallic mocha colour (Urban Punk), a pinky red (Beat Box), and a bright pink (Body Pop). The lip glosses add both colour and shine to your lips.

Another benefit from this lip gloss is that it doesn't feel heavy and sticky whilst wearing it. The lip gloss feels very light and gives off a very natural feel. Whereas, if you were wearing a very sticky lip gloss, your lips would probably feel quite tacky.

Another great thing I found about these lip glosses is that they have a sponge applicator that is very soft and makes lip gloss application much smoother. The sponge applicator also has a unique and efficient shape that's quite narrow, which provides you with much more precision and accuracy when applying the lip gloss.

The lip gloss lasted about 4 hours on my lips but that was until I ate. But honestly, these lip glosses cost £2.99 each. You're not gonna be digging your hands into your pockets for more money with such a great price for an excellent product. This lip gloss lasted much longer than my usual lip gloss.

I strongly recommend this product if you like colour and shine on your lips for longer without that sticky, heavy feel. The fruity scents and the price are just a bonus...

Collection 2000 products are available to purchase at Boots and Superdrug. 

For more info on the product, or to see the colour swatches of the lip glosses, log onto: