Wednesday, 20 July 2011

A Little Update!

As you probably know by now, I'm in the process of moving. We've actually been in the new flat a few days now and just had the internet set up today. But as it turns out today is the day we're leaving for our summer camping holiday. I'm literally leaving in an hour but I just wanted to give you guys a quick update and to say I haven't disappeared on you. I'm very much looking forward to getting back into my blogging and will be back at the end of the month with some exciting things for you!

Thanks for being patient with me, I hope you all have a good week and the rain eases up for us all! Thanks again, H :)

Friday, 15 July 2011

First Impressions - The Body Shop 100% Natural Lip Roll-On

I was quite excited when these appeared on The Body Shop's website a couple of days ago and being the curious person that I am, I had to put in a small order. The two flavours I picked up were the Mint and Coconut. The other flavours included in the range are Berry, Rose and Orange. Their currently being sold at the introductory price of £3 for 10ml from here. I'm not sure what the normal price of these will be though. 

What are they? 
These are liquid lipbalms dispensed by a cooling metal roller ball. I found that when I first got them they were a little hard to get rolling but ran smoothly once I'd worked them free. The formula of these is oil (soya and olive) based including 100% natural ingredients. Olive Oil is known to work wonders for the skin and chapped lips. These come in five flavours - Orange, Mint, Berry, Coconut and Rose. 

What do I think of them? 
The packaging is fairly practical, being only slightly larger than your regular stick lip balm. The roller ball applicator is also great as it cools my lips, I can see it being great on a hot summers day. Being oil based it could be said that these are slightly pointless as you could just use olive oil, but these are very portable and scented as well. I find the Coconut one isn't noticeably scented at all, but the mint one has a subtle mint scent, which you can also taste in your mouth. These have an oily feel on the lips, but not as much so as straight olive oil. These give a slight shine, but if applied very lightly I can see they'd be suitable for the men among us as well. 

Overall first impressions are very good, I find they soften my lips very well and feel really nice on the lips, I probably won't do a full review on these as I've gone over most things I have to say about these here, but if anybody particularly wanted one, just ask and I'm sure I can do one :) 

Thanks for reading my post, I really appreciate it. If you have any further questions about these new lip products, don't hesitate to ask me, Thanks again, H :)

MUA Glitter Eyeliner Review and Swatches

MakeUp Academy (MUA) is famous with UK bloggers for it's impressive £1 eyeshadows. Until a couple of weeks ago these were all I'd tried from the brand (swatches here), but I couldn't suppress my curiosity anymore and delved in. Until recently everything MUA sold cost £1, but not too long ago they brought out a range with some slightly more expensive products. My Superdrug has yet to get them in though. As you can probably guess this cost £1 and came from Superdrug

As always I have included a summary at the bottom. 

The Colour + Pigmentation 
This is an almost black (you could call it a very very dark gunmetal), with a slight shimmer to the base colour. Running through it is silver glitter, but not too chunky to be scratchy on your eye. It's quite unusual to find a cheap glitter liner with a coloured base - I like this. The pigmenation is good, I find the applicator doesn't apply the product to appear even though.

The Packaging + Applicator
The product comes in a pretty standard tube holding 1.6ml - an okay amount for the price. Inside is an applicator I'm not used to on a liquid eyeliner - it's made of flexible plastic with grooves running down it. I find that it doesn't apply the product very evenly - leaving a line of no product running through the middle. I also find that you have to keep returning the applicator to the tube to line the eye. 

L-R: MUA shade 10, Sleek Inkpot in Dominatrix

The Formula 
For me the liner is a little to thick in consistency - which means it doesn't apply as smoothly and has a longer dry down time (2-3 minutes!). I also find that once it's been on the eye for as little as an hour it starts to flake off leaving the finish patchy. It is not waterproof - but thats alright as it's not advertised as such. But for me that means I can only wear it on my upper lashline as I tend to have watery eyes. 

With MUA Glitter Eyeliner Shade 10

The Good - Cheap, not so common to have a glitter liner with a coloured base, well pigmented. 

The Not so Good - starts to flake off after an hour, takes 2-3 minutes to dry, applicator and product thickness means application can be difficult/uneven.   

Would I buy this again? More than likely no. I'd like to love it because it's so cheap but it's just not for me. Next stop will probabaly be Collection 2000's Glitter Liners. I'm on a bit of a mission to find some I like at the moment. 

Who would this be suited to? If your desperate for a liner and only have a pound this would be great. Also I think that this could work alright as amateur stage make-up as it will give some glitter and no-one will see it up close.  

My slight disappointment with this liner won't be putting me off of MUA, I've heard good things about their lipsticks, so will probably be checking them out soon. Sorry if it's seemed that this is a bit of a negative review but I just wanted to give an honest review of my experience with this product.

Thanks for reading my post, if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask using the comments below, Thanks again, H :)  

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Topshop - Volt Gloss & Burnish Bold Liner Review and Swatches

I managed to pick these bits up in the Topshop sale a few weeks ago. They're both from the Autumn/Winter Collection 2010, I know is very late up, but the colours are beautiful and I couldn't help sharing. I payed around £5 for the both of them in my local store. 

As usual I have included a summary at the bottom. 

The Gloss - Colour + Pigmentation
The colour I have this in is Volt. In the tube this has a deep red tone tone it, but once applied there is a strong purple tone to it as well. I would describe this as a very vampy wine shade, which'll be perfect for the autumn months. The finish of this is glossy without shimmer or glitter. As far as the pigmentation goes the colour is strong and pigmented but I find that the formula (when wearing) lets it down. There is 6g of product, which I think is very reasonable. 

The Gloss - Formula
To go back to what I was talking about before, I find that the gloss applies unevenly, making it seem as though there is less pigmentation. This isn't helped by the thinness of the gloss. This would appear more evenly over lipstick, but I need to find a matching colour, who needs an excuse for a new lipstick?! I find that I can get a wear time of about an hour and a half. By which point the gloss has faded somewhat and settled into the creases of my lips a bit. The feel is very smooth and only very slightly sticky, so thumbs up from that point of view. While I don't find this dries my lips, it doesn't add any softness either.

Bare Lips

With Volt

The Bold Liner - Colour + Pigmentation 
 The colour I have this in is Burnish, a very appropriate name. This is one of those jumbo size pencils, holding 2.7g of product. I mainly use this as an eyeliner though due to it's deep colour. I would describe it as a deep brown with a bronzed sheen to it. I find that this is well pigmented and doesn't fade to much during the day. This applies evenly, but I find if used as a shadow the edges are hard to blend out. 

The Bold Liner - Application
I do find that this has a habit of dragging on my eye a bit, particularly when being used as an eyeshadow base. When used like this I find that a good primer and a powder to set with on top are essential or the product creases after only an hour, with these it'll still last only around 4. Using it as a liner as I prefer to, the product lasts around 5-6 hours before it starts to smudge around the edges. But never fully sets so will smudge if rubbed.

The Packaging 
I really like how these are packaged, both are a dark gunmetal in colour, it fits very well with the vampy colour theme. As for practicality, the gloss has pretty standard packaging, I'd say it's practical. I find the pencil is too, the lid fits well and nothings too large or chunky. And just in case you were wondering, yes the pencil does fit in a standard sized jumbo sharpener  

Burnish as Liner
Burnish all over eye, with Volt on the Lips.

The Good - packaging, Liner is... pigmented, beautiful colour, good amount of product, multi-tasking. Gloss is... good amount of product, smooth, only very slightly sticky, unusual colour for the highstreet. 

The Not so Good - Getting your hands on these could be difficult, Liner... can drag on the eyes a little, doesn't last well on the lid, limited edition. Gloss... applies unevenly, lasts an hour and a half, limited edition, would be best over a lipstick.

Would I buy these again? I would if I could. As for other colours, I'd probably be more likely to go for another Bold Liner. Neither of the formulas are anything special I'd say, but the colours are fantastic.

Overall I'm fairly pleased with these purchases and will more than likely continue to shop for their products. As the formulas nothing special I'll mostly be looking for some of the more unusual shades that they've put out. I didn't find their recent Sandstorm Collection nearly as unique colourwise, lets hope they release something special for the colder months!

Thanks for reading my post, hopefully you found it helpful, but if you have any further questions feel free to ask using the comments below, Thanks again, H :)  

Temporary Storage - The bain of my life!

A few days ago I had a bit of a beauty disaster involving a pint of water and my traincase full of make-up I had open on the floor. Needless to say, this wasn't a good mix. After getting everything out at super speed and drying everything off I was pleased - if thats the right word to find that only two of my products were affected. Although I did manage to break the plastic on a couple of my Body Sop Shimmer Cubes when drying them.

The two casualties of stupidity were my 17 Solo Shadow in Darkness and my Sleek Blush in Pan Tao. I can't complain too much as it was a very stupid thing to do. But I thought I'd take the opportunity to tell you how these products fair after they've been made wet. Incase you ever needed to know? Or more so you don't make the same mistake as me.

The other unfortunate situation I'm now in is that my traincase is pretty much ruined as it too so long to dry its gone a bit funky. For now my make-up is in some pretty boxes, so I can't get to a lot of my products as their a bit buried. The bright side of the situation is new storage! Hopefully at the weekend I'll find something new at Ikea. I'm steering more towards the idea of some drawers, hopefully with a bit of room to expand.

Sleek Blush - This isn't 100% dead, but the pigmentation now resembles a very cheap blush. I think it will probably be just about usable if I use a very heavy hand. It's a bit of a shame seeing as it's a limited edition product, but if I'm honest it's not my favourite blush and I only rarely reached for it. 

17 Solo Eyeshadow - This only got splashed - I cleverly lost the lid for this a couple of months ago. I think this post is just highlighting how clumsy I am really. The product is still usable in most areas but thats down to the small amount of water that got on it. I have better matte blacks anyway, I'm not mourning this one. 

The Body Shop Shimmer Cubes -  It already had one of the sides broken on the lid, that happened ages ago though, but I manged to break of another side so that the lid would no longer sit on properly.What did I say? I'm clumsy! I'm going to have to store these very carefully now, if they last. Shimmer Cubes aren't one of my favourite products though , I find that their really rather sheer.

That was probably one of the randomest and slightly pointless posts I've ever written. I promise I'll be getting back to what your used to this evening with a review of a couple of Topshop bits I picked up in the sale a few weeks ago.

Thanks for reading, I hope this post wasn't too far from the normal for you, sorry if it was, Thanks again, H :)

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

A Breathe of Fresh Air to my Blog Layout

As I had a bit of time on my hands this evening I've had a bit of a play with my blog. Nothing to drastic, just some tweaks here and there, hopefully for the better. If your reading this post you'll have probably noticed the change in the title at the top to be a bit more interesting, and the colour scheme to match. Hopefully you'll agree that the changes are for the better but if you have any comments or feedback feel free to share... I don't bite! 

On a slightly different note, you may have remembered I said I was moving soon, well the time is coming very close now. We have a place and are just sorting out the logistics to move in the next few days. I'll expect to be without internet for a few weeks, but to add a bit of colour to this post I thought I'd give you a taster of whats coming up...

ELF Cream Eyeliners

Topshop Blushes

Marks and Spencers Eye Palette

And many more :) 

Thanks for reading my post, I really appreciate it, H :)

FOTD - My new favourite Lip Product

I've been getting more into the neutral eyes lately, but being me this just gave me every excuse to go and and find some bright lip products. One that caught my eye yesterday were the GOSH Long Lasting Lip Markers, from the first swatch I was sold! 

I'm hoping to drag my OH into town today to get my hands on the Pink and Red shades (I have the Berry one) whilst their on sale for £4.99. First impressions are amazing pigmentation, lasted 6 hours on first wear and has a beautiful velvet soft finish. Oh and it smells like fruit pastels! 

  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer - 53 Dark Radiance
  • Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation - 53 Light Beige 
  • MeMeMe Beat the Blues Illuminator - Sunbeam (highlight)
  • Barbara Daly Velvet Blush - English Rose

  • ELF Eyelid Primer 
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow - Sin (lid)
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow - Buck (crease) 
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow - Hustle (outer corner)
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow - Virgin (highlight + inner corner)
  • GOSH Velvet Touch Eyeliner - Metallic Brass
  • Accessorize Waterproof Mascara (first time using this and so far I'm not a fan)

  • GOSH Long Lasting Lip Marker - Berry 
GOSH Long Lasting Lip Marker in Berry

Who can blame me for drawing a smiley face when presented with a marker pen to swatch! Drawing a straight line would be far too normal for me! I can see this marker becoming one of my favourites of the summer, have you tried any marker pen style lip products yet? What do you think?

Thanks for reading my post, if you have any questions on any of the products used here feel free ask using the comments below. I hope you found this interesting/ helpful. Thanks again, H :)

Monday, 11 July 2011

ELF Basic Browns Mineral Eyeshadow Set Review and Swatches

Me review a neutrals set? Yes you did hear right, I'm a fan of the neutrals too and decided to indulge! I do find that some of ELF's products can be a bit hit or miss. Most being hits though and the cheap price makes me want to give most things a chance. This set costs £12 and is available from ELF's website. 

As always I have included a summary at the bottom. 

The Basics
The set comes presented in a box with directions on how to use the products provided making it perfect as a gift, or like me buy it as a little something for yourself! Inside are three Mineral Eyeshadows - Elegant, Confident and Wild each having 0.85g of product and retailing at £3 separately.  Also included is a Feather Proof Eyeliner in Black (although mine appears to be brown...) and two brushes - Contouring Eye Brush and Eye Shadow Brush. 

The Brushes
As far as I'm aware ELF sell synthetic brushes, but these are so soft that it makes me unsure and I can't find any information on the site anywhere, sorry! The brushes have slightly shorter handles than my other brushes from ELF with a style thats not of the mineral, studio or standard brushes. But as far as I can tell the the brushes resemble the standard line the most. 

Eye Shadow Brush - This is shape is almost identical to the Eyeshadow "C" Brush from the studio line, however the "C" Brush is denser. I use this brush for patting eyeshadow onto the lid, where it works reasonably well. I lost a couple of hairs from this when I first washed it.

Contouring Eye Brush - I don't have any equivalent to this from ELF. But again this is fairly flexible and works really well for applying the darker shades into the crease and blending them out. Definitely my favourite of the two. 

L-R: Eyeshadow Brush, Contouring Eye Brush

The Eyeshadows - Colour etc
The three colours are very natural in shade, which you probably guessed from the name! I find that they're not as complex as some other mineral shades I've tried, but in a way thats nice to have something more straight forward. 

Elegant - To me this is a metallic cross between ivory and a slight golden champagne. This shade has no glitter in it but good pigmentation. I use it on the lid as well as very lightly for a highlight to use only shadows from this set. 
Confident - This shade is a bronzey brown with a strong shimmer to it but no glitter. This works best out of the three blended into the crease.
Wild - The darkest of the three this works to deepen the crease and in the outer corner. This is a mid-toned matte brown with a strong golden sheen to it as well as golden micro glitter

Clockwise from Top - Elegant, Confident, Wild.

The Eyeshadows - Application
I find that these eyeshadows are best applied with a patting motion over a sticky base such as Pixie Epoxy. Although a primer is usually needed under the base to prevent creasing. I do find that using a sticky base decreased the wear time before creasing by a couple of hours to about 6-7 hours but the increase in vibrance makes up for this with me. 

These are packaged in small plastic jars with sifters, I find that the sifters have fairly large holes so if you don't want too much product coming out I'd suggest only taking off half the sticker covering the holes. As usual with mineral shadows the pictures really don't do the shadow justice.

L-R: Elegant, Confident, Wild. Top Row = Bare Skin, Bottom = over Pixie Epoxy.

 The Eyeliner - Colour etc
According to the packaging this eyeliner is Black, but I'm pretty sure my set has a brown in it. I'll let you judge for yourself with the swatches. The shade of brown to me is very ashy and mid-toned. The pigmentation is alright to swatch with but doesn't transfer to well to the eyes. 

Feather Proof Eye Liner
The Eyeliner - Application
I find that due to the liner being slightly sheer in colour this needs to be pressed harder than I'd like on my lashline to get a decent colour payoff. The liner itself is actually pretty soft though, I've managed to break the nib on it and it also came with a broken nib. There is a sharpener in the lid to sharpen it though. I find that this liner starts to fade at around 4-5 hours and also smudges. For me this liner is a bit of a fail, but the kit is still good value if your not going to use it. 

Using only shadow, liner and brushes from the kit.
Using only shadow, liner and brushes from the kit.
The Good - Eyeshadows are well pigmented and full size, instructions given on usage can be helpful, crease brush blends well, good value, packaging makes the kit suitable as a gift.

The Not so Good - The eyeliners not really worth having (but the kit is good value even without this), eyeshadow brush could be a little denser and one of the brushes did shead a couple of hairs. 

Would I buy this again? I probably wouldn't buy the set as a whole again, but the mineral eyeshadows have definitely made it to the 'get when next ordering ELF list'. I won't be buying one of the liners again though and I have loads of ELF brushes which I'm sure I'll continue to buy! 

Who would this be suited to? I think these'd be great little gifts for people starting to get into make-up as well as a little treat to yourself for anyone wanting to try out ELF's mineral eyeshadow/brushes. I wouldn't suggest this for those wanting to try out the eyeliners. For that try the Shimmer Eyeliner Pencils. 

Overall I think this is a good little kit, however the eyeshadows aren't anything special compared to the colours and finishes I'm used to from mineral eyeshadows. But they will be used as they're subtle enough to wear to work.  It's not something I'd say run out and get but I'm definitely not disappointed with the kit either.

Thanks for reading my post and staying with me through it, it's been a tad long today! If you have any further questions then don't hesitate to ask, Thanks again, H :)

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Accessorize Diamond Lipgloss Review and Swatches

              I've had this lipgloss for months, but haven't got around to reviewing it until now. Better late than never as I always say! Currently Accessorize sell two styles of lipgloss, the Lipgloss Tubes (£3) and the Diamond Lipgloss (£4) that I have here to review today. Both are available from Superdrug as well as Accessorize. If you are interested in the Lipgloss Tubes I reviewed them a couple of months ago, the review can be found here.

As always I have included a summary at the bottom.

The Basics
These come in a variety of shades ranging from pinks and reds to more nude shades, with Starlet the one I have to show today. Each lipgloss contains 3ml of product which for me is definitely on the small side, packaged with a standard doe-foot applicator. Each lipgloss also contains glitter - hence the name 'Diamond Lipgloss'. This does have a scent of sweet vanilla, but no taste. 

The Formula
Texture wise these are incredibly smooth on the lips, they're not sticky in the slightest. The glitter in them can't be felt at all - definitely a bonus. I don't find that the formula is thick or 'goopy' either, but still gives a good coating to the lips. To me the lipgloss doesn't dry my lips out, although I don't have a massive problem with my lips drying anyway. One fault I have to pick with the formula is that when the gloss is wearing off, the glitter seems to stay stuck to my lips and around my mouth (picture below). 

Glitter left behind on lips when the gloss has gone.

I find that after applying this lasts around 3 hours before I want to reapply. Although the fading does start at around two hours so if you like your lipgloss to remain perfect you may want to reapply earlier than me. I don't find that it travels to the creases in my lips, but it does fade. If left to fade completly I find I am left with glitter on my lips. This doesn't last through eating and is transferable

Bare Lips
Colour and Pigmentation 
I would say the colour of this is a barbie pink with silver micro-glitter running through which adds to the glossy finish. The pigmentation is also fairly good, so if you pick one off these up you can expect you lips to reflect the colour in the tube, instead of being an almost sheer gloss which I found with the Squeezy Tubed Lipgloss Accessorize does. 

I wanted to just say a quick something about the packaging which I know isn't something I usually give too much attention too. The writing on the outside of the tube has already worn off to the point where I can't really read it - which is alright as I know what it is, but I'd rather it was there! Also the plastic cap has become loose on the 'handle' and comes off from time to time when I'm trying to open the gloss.  

Wearing Starlet
The Good - Lasts around 3 hours, good colour range of glittery glosses, very smooth and not sticky at all, well pigmented, cheap. 

The Not so Good - the glitter can remain when the colours gone, only 3ml of product, packaging, applicator can give too much product.

Would I buy this again? Probably not, I love the feel of the product on my lips and the sweet vanillary scent, but the glitters a bit much for me, it's not something I'd usually wear on my lips. Also having only 3ml means it's not going to last too long either. 

Who would this be suited to? Younger people who like to party and the young at heart that love a bit of glitter. I can see this as a nice product to wear out when you have your party shoes on for a bit of fun. 

Overall I love the formula but the glitter in the product is just a little too much for me. I seem to have no problem with bright pink lips, of dramatic eye make-up but when it comes to glitter on the lips I seem to steer away. We all have are strange habits! 

Thank you for reading my post, if you have any questions that I haven't answered then feel free to ask using the comments below. I hope you've all had a good weekend, Thanks again, H :) 

Project X Pan: No.12 - Fyrinnae Velvet-Gel Silica Primer

Although I'm not on a no buy anymore, nor desperately trying to finish up products so that I can buy make-up again, I still like to show you what I've finished. Firstly because it gives me a chance to show you some products that I might not otherwise have done. And secondly because I feel like I've made an achievement in finishing some of these things up as it takes me forever to get through anything. Sad I know! 

The Basics 
This came from Fyrinnae an online store selling some of the most stunning loose eyeshadows I've ever seen. If you haven't heard of them before, their worth having a look at.  For the price of $7 you can get a full size of $1.50 for a sample size. Fyrinnae appear to have changed the packaging, with it to now come in a squeezy tube. The formula has also changed looking at their ingredients list. 

The the primer seems to have been reformulated as the ingredients are different on the website.

What did I think of this? 
I have 'finished' this as the product dried out, I put this mainly down to the packaging and hope that the change to a squeezy tube has made this longer lasting. I did have this for about a year though so it's not like it dried up in a few months. I found that this prolonged the life of my foundation, but only for a few extra hours, at this point my t-zone was starting to get oily. I also found it was very difficult to apply the right amount. The website says if it's flaky then too much has been applied, I found this happened with little more than touching my finger to the product and then my face. The reformulation may have changed this though. 


Will I be buying this again? 
Nope, this is just one of those products that wasn't for me, I prefer the 17 Photo Flawless Skin Primer. Although I must say I am slightly tempted to order a sample size when I next order some eyeshadows to see if the reformulation has changed anything. 

Thanks for reading my post, I hope that you found it somewhat interesting/useful. If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask. Thanks again, H :)

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Collection 2000 Cream Puff Moisturising Lip Cream Review and Swatches

These new lip products from Collection 2000 are something I haven't really noticed on the high street before - they have a matte finish. These come in four colours - Powder Puff (nude), Angel Delight (browny-beige) which I don't have. And Cotton Candy (dirty pink), Fairy Cake (coral) which are the two I'll be reviewing today. These are available from Superdrug and Boots for £2.99. 

As always I have included a review at the bottom. 

The Basics 
Each lipgloss has 5ml of product which is applied using the standard doe-foot applicator. What drew me to these initially was that their described as a matte lip cream. Which to me sounds perfect for the summer. The two shades that I have appear very natural on the lips. Whilst the colour selection is limited it does seem to be well ranged appearing to offer something for everyone. 

L-R: Cotton Candy (swatched, blended), Fairy Cake (swatched, blended)

Texture and Finish
These both have a very smooth texture to them, they feel as though they have Silica in them - but I don't actually have an ingredients list. When you first apply these they are 'wet' on the lips. But then after around 20minutes they set. When they have set/dried the colour is still even and  has a matte finish. These claim to be moisturizing and although I don't find this to be true they don't dry my lips either.

Bare Lips
Cotton Candy
Longevity and Scent 
Sorry it's such a weird combination of things to talk about here!  I find the scent of this to be like sweets, think something like love hearts, you can't taste anything though. As for how long these last I find that after applying they take 20 minutes to feel dry on the lips and then around 2 hours until I want to reapply. They don't tend to fade, but travel towards to creases in my lips. I also find it best to take the remaining product of before reapplying. 

Bare Lips
Fairy Cake

Colour and Pigmentation  
I find that both have reasonable pigmentation, but the colour makes them look subtle and natural on the lips. I have to say, I'm a massive fan of these lip creams. Fairy Cake is a coral, with perhaps a touch more pink than orange in it. Whilst Cotton Candy is what I'd call a 'dirty' pink. 

Below are the lips swatches shown on a full face as I feel it can help give a better idea of how they'll look on. 

Cotton Candy
Fairy Cake

The Good - matte lipgloss from the highstreet, cheap, value, natural looking, no taste, not sticky at all, don't dry your lips out, non-transfering once dried, more even finish than matte lipsticks.

The Not so Good - The dry down time of 20minutes is a little long and the gloss can feel a little gunky on the lips before it fully dries. They only last around 2 hours, don't moisturize lips like claimed (don't dry either though).

Would I buy these again? Definitely, infact I'm planning to go into town and get the other two shades this afternoon if it ever stops raining! 

Who would these be suited to? These would be good for work as they add a subtle and matte colour to the lips. I can also see them suiting anyone on a budget who wants to try out the matte look.  Especially those that don't like the drying effect of lots of matte lipsticks

Overall I'm very impressed with these and can see them being used a lot over the summer months. I love the feel of them, the look of them and their only £2.99. They do have their flaws - mainly longevity but for the price I'm more than happy just to reapply. 

Thanks for reading my post, if you have any further questions don't hesitate to ask, I hope you all have a good weekend despite the rain, Thanks again, H :)
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