Many of you will know that I’m quite the fan of Penneys’ (Primark) beauty range which I think is such good quality for its budget price point. Of course some products are better than others, but when it comes to lippies, I’ve been pretty impressed.
The lipstick I wore for Day 171 is one that I hadn’t tried before, and is one of their Ultra Shine Lipglosses which I have to say, aren’t bad at all.
The finish is definitely ultra shine and therefore sheer, but the pigment is very good considering, and the colour pay off is especially good in today’s rich red shade.
It gives your lips a brilliant pop of colour with a few light layers, and is definitely one of the nicer sheer finish glosses that I’ve tried recently.
My lips are dry at the moment (nothing new there!), so I did find that the staying power wasn’t great so you’ll definitely need to reapply this several times throughout the day.
But the consistency was lovely and smooth, and I liked how it felt on the lips too.
For Day 170, I opted for a lovely bright glossy pink lip courtesy of Bourjois. Though I have tried several Bourjois lipsticks over the years, I had never tried this Colour Boost crayon and have to say, I really liked it.
The crayon formula isn’t as creamy as some other lip crayons I’ve tried, but it still glides on to the lips very easily leaving a lovely pop of colour after just one layer, which I was pleasantly surprised by, given its sheer finish.
In terms of lasting power, I wouldn’t say it’s amazing, but it’s not bad, and it does leave your lips feeling very soft and smooth throughout the day. I didn’t find it hydrating but the moisturising element is there which is always a bonus when it comes to a budget friendly lipstick.
Overall I really liked this, I’m a fan of lip crayons anyway, but I definitely think I’ll be trying out more colour boost shades over the next while.
Have any of you guys ever tried this Bourjois lippy? If not, what’s your favourite lip crayon? Let me know!
Today I opted to wear one of NYX’s liquid suede lipsticks in a fabulously bright coral pink shade, Life’s A Beach.
I first tried one of these lipsticks at the beginning of my challenge, and although I loved the shade, I wasn’t 100% sure of the formula which is quite wet and does take a little time to dry in because of that.
But, when I saw it in this shade a few weeks back, I couldn’t resist buying it as it’s the perfect Summer lippy for a sunny day and amazing on a gorgeous day like today.
When I first applied it, I absolutely loved the brightness of the colour, and after a few layers, was left with a nice opaque, matte finish. But after about ten minutes of wearing, the problem started…
Once it had dried in, after a few minutes I found that it began to crack, and wasn’t at all like the soft creamy matte finish I remembered from the last time I wore one of these. It began to flake off patches because of the cracking which just ruined the impact of the colour completely.
Needless to say, I was so disappointed and ended up having to put lip balm on over it to blend it in and give my lips some moisture after all the cracking which really wasn’t ideal.
I don’t know if it was a bad batch or whether I just didn’t notice it last time because it was a darker shade, but overall this was a very disappointing wear today even though I absolutely adore the colour.
As I’m off to my gorgeous friends wedding today, this post is going to be very short and sweet, yet definitely worth a read because I think I have discovered a new favourite lippy shade, yay!
Although a gorgeous sunny day in Dublin, and a scorcher to beat, my dress for the day is dark and sparkly so I decided I wanted to opt for a bold coral lip to brighten up my overall look.
After some searching through endless swatches online for the perfect coral, I came across this gorgeous coral red from MAC called Mangrove, which let’s be honest, I’ve don’t how I haven’t found it before now because it’s so gorgeous!
Many of you will already know my love for Lady Danger, one of my all-time favourite lippies, and this shade isn’t a million miles away from that. It has the same matte finish, the only real difference being that the tone in Mangrove is more red than orange, but it’s a fab coral and I have totally fallen in love with it!
In hindsight I think my dress is far too wintery for the day that’s in it, but you never know what the Irish weather is going to bring!
But because of that, I’m so glad I went with a bright shade that added the fab pop of colour my outfit most definitely needed. Plus, MAC mattes have incredible staying power so are perfect for a day when you need your lippy to stay put!
Rimmel’s lasting finish range by Kate Moss, is one of my favourite collections from the brand, and one that I have worn several times throughout my challenge so far.
Today’s shade, Boho Nude, is a soft caramel nude with a cool to warm tone, though the pigment isn’t as bold as I would have liked. It still has a nice pigment, but I suppose for me, I just like a rich or peachy tone to my nude lipsticks which this one doesn’t really have.
Really with shades it comes down to personal preference because what one person dislikes, another loves. So there’s nothing wrong with this shade per se, it’s just not my favourite.
When it comes to formula though, I really like this range as I’m sure many of you already know. The texture is smooth and it blends so well on application. The constancy is on the thinner side but still nice and creamy, and the lasting power isn’t bad either.
I always find that nude shades don’t have the same lasting power as bolder shades or super matte formula’s, but this definitely holds its own for a paler shade.
What are your thoughts on Rimmel lipsticks, do you like them? Or what’s your favourite lippy? As always, let me know by commenting below.
I first wore one of these lip paints from Maybelline a few weeks back, and today I tried out my second shade from the range.
When I first bought these, I had no idea what they would be like, but after being impressed by both the creaminess and the pigment the first time around, I decided to buy a few more shades and see how they lived up to the first one, Stripped Down.
Once again, I’m very impressed by the pigment on these lippies; the opaque finish gives full coverage to the lips and the colour pay off is just brilliant.
Today’s shade, Never Bare, is a bright pink shade which I thought would be more of a rose nude from the look of the packaging, but when I applied it, it was much more ‘pink’ than I had expected.
There’s nothing wrong with the shade per se, it’s just that as many of you guys know already, I’m not that into pink in general. While I do like some pink shades, this one is not really my thing and for that reason, I probably wouldn’t wear it again.
However, when it comes to the formula, I do really like it; it’s creamy and glides on to the lips so easily using the angled sponge applicator which I’m also a big fan of. The staying power is also really good so you won’t have to worry about reapplying this too often throughout the day either.
There are lots of gorgeous shades in this range and I’ll definitely be buying some more to try because I have a feeling the bolder colours will be insane in this formula. As I’ve only tried lighter shades up to now, I’m excited to find out what the others are like.
Today I opted for another lipstick and gloss duo from Penneys in a gorgeous, rich berry shade called Brave. Usually this colour would remind me of Autumn, but today I wanted something with a rich tone and this was the perfect choice.
I’ve worn these lip duos several times throughout the challenge so far in both strong and light colours, but today’s shade is by far the boldest shade and therefore I had high hopes for both the pigment and the finish.
The lipstick itself isn’t particularly moisturising, so don’t be expecting much when it comes to that, but the consistency is lovely and smooth and applies so easily on to the lips if you do try it.
However, on the plus side, the pigment is just gorgeous and the colour is very buildable too. In fact it’s so bold and buildable, I’m really not sure it needs the gloss element because I found today that when I applied the gloss over the lipstick, it kind of dragged the colour a bit underneath.
I do find that the lasting power isn’t great so you will have to apply it several times throughout the day, but given this is a budget lippy, I don’t think that’s really an issue.
I was lucky enough to be sent this lippy from the lovely ladies in Penneys to try out, and I adore the shade, but I’m just not sure if I would purchase it in the future.
Having said that, if they had the lipstick part as a stand alone lippy shade in their matte formula, I’m pretty sure I’d wear it all the time because it is just gorge!
You may remember a few months back, I tried out one of these plump lip colours from Sleek in a lovely berry shade Berry Burst, and really liked it for many reasons. Because of that, I decided to buy a few more shades in the range and today, I’ve opted for a bright red.
My first impressions of this when I tried it out was the incredibly strong tingling feeling that it gives your lips after application. I remembered it being strong, but not quite as strong as I found it today, and I was almost at the point of wiping it off for fear it was going to give my lips a reaction.
Thankfully, after a few minutes it soothed and the lovely soft cream-matte finish began to remind me of why I liked it so much initially.
The texture is smooth and has a lovely creamy feel when you apply, keeping your lips soft throughout the day. My favourite thing about it though, has to be the gorgeous pigment which is one of the best I’ve tried when it comes to lip crayons.
The colour pay off after one light layer is brilliant, and the staying power is also very good meaning you get a fab dramatic pop of colour all day long. I did have to reapply, but not as often as I thought, which is another reason why I like it.
I do wonder however, about the strength of the tingle effect. I love a tingly lip product usually; there is just something very satisfying about knowing it’s working while you wear it. But this one isn’t for the faint hearted, especially if you have very dry or sensitive lips, in which case I would totally avoid.
But if you’re partial to an ‘aul tingle and like a lip crayon, then this is definitely a good choice for both pigment and price!
Until today, I had never tried any lipstick from Revlon, but I spotted this in Boots a few weeks ago and couldn’t resist trying out the gorgeous coral colour.
Like most products, before trying it out I did some research about it online and discovered that one of the main ingredients in this lippy is hyaluronic acid which is incredibly hydrating, so naturally, that made me very excited to put this to the rest.
After just one application, I was very pleasantly surprised to find that not only is the lipstick hydrating, it is super creamy and feels gorgeous on the lips. It glides on like a dream, and although the finish is slightly sheer, the pigment is still very good.
This was one of those lipsticks that I just loved wearing throughout the day. It lasts well, the colour is lovely, it feels great on and most of all, it smells delicious too!
Without a doubt, I am definitely a Revlon convert after trying this out and can’t wait to buy a few more shades and add them to my challenge list!
Some of you may recall that on Day 110, I tried out Rimmel’s Oh My Gloss lip gloss for the first time in a lovely red shade called Ooh La La. I liked this gloss so much that I decided to buy a few more from the range, which leads me to today’s shade Pop Poppy.
This shade is a raspberry red shade, which very much looks like a berry shade rather than red, though you’d be forgiven for thinking it was a pink shade from the packaging, but it’s lovely nonetheless.
The gloss itself contains Argan Oil which is very hydrating, and you can really feel the benefits of the oil when you wear it. Some glosses are drying and sticky, but this is soft and velvety and doesn’t dry out the lips at all which makes it so nice to wear.
As it’s a gloss, you do have to reapply this throughout the day as the lasting power isn’t amazing, but as lip glosses go, it’s pretty nice and I love that it has no stickiness. Reapplying also helps keep the pigment as the finish is sheer so only gives a soft hint of colour.
I’m a big fan of Rimmel and am so glad that my second gloss in this range impressed me as much as the first shade I tried a few weeks ago. Plus, these are so affordable too which is always a bonus.
What do you guys think, are you Rimmel fans? I want to know what your favourite glosses are so I can add them to my challenge!