Simply Lippy Challenge Day 175 | NYX Matte Lipstick in Shade Temptress Seductrice

My post for Day 175 is very short as I’m away for the weekend, but it’s not going to be sweet.

I usually love NYX products as I’m sure so many of you know already; their lipsticks are usually very good quality and I’ve given most of them I’ve tried, pretty good reviews up to now.

But, today for the first time I tried one of their matte lipsticks and have to say, was very disappointment.

The matte formula was very dry, almost too dry to apply let alone blend, and because of that, it started to pull away the colour as I tried to layer it on to the lips. 

Apart from the dry formula, I didn’t like the colour, it was pale and a little non descript, and just didn’t really leave much of an impact on me at all.

Needless to say, I don’t think I’ll be in a rush to try one of these matte lippies again soon.

Sorcha πŸ’‹ 

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 174 | L’Oreal Lip Paint Matte in Shade 203, Tangerine Vertigo

You may recall me writing about these new L’Oreal lip paints previously throughout my challenge as I’ve worn two shades from the matte range that was released earlier in the year.

Of the two shades I tried, the first Hollywood Beige, was a gorgeous peach toned nude which I liked, and the second, King Pink, was a super bright pink shade which I wasn’t too sure about (mainly because that kind of pink isn’t really my thing).

However, what I absolutely loved about these was the creamy, velvety formula that really was so lovely to wear and kept my lips incredibly moisturised throughout the day.

The finish is a soft matte without being drying at all; the consistency is smooth, the pigment is great, and the staying power is pretty great too! So there’s a lot of positives when it comes to these lippies that’s for sure.

Today unfortunately though, I once again wasn’t a big fan of the shade. From both the name and the colour of the packaging, I was expecting this to be a rich orange-red shade, something similar to one of my favourites, Lady Danger, but it just wasn’t.

It was bold, but the orange shade was a very cool toned orange and just felt a bit ‘meh’ to me. There was nothing rich about it and it just felt very flat and non-descript. As with the pink shade I tried, there was nothing wrong with the shade per se, I just didn’t really like it.

I tend to go for warmer tones as I’m sure many of you know so maybe that’s why o didn’t like this so much, but regardless, the formula is lovely so this shade won’t stop me from trying out another colour soon!

What do you prefer when it comes to lipstick? Summer is a great time for warm shades, but do you prefer cool tones? Let me know by commenting below!

Sorcha πŸ’‹

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 173 | Penneys PS… Lip Kit Metallic Collection in Shade, Molten Lava

Lip Kits have been massive ever since the launch of the Kylie Lip Kits a couple of years back, but if you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I never caved and gave into the hype surrounding them.

However, when I was in Penneys a few weeks back, I noticed these metallic lip lots and obviously had to buy one to see what it was like, especially as I love metallic shades too.

The shade I got, Molten Lava, is a shimmer gold shade, somewhere in between yellow gold and rose gold. I first applied the lip liner part which I have to say, wasn’t that pigmented so I was a bit dubious about what the finished look would be like.

I needn’t have worried though because the liquid lipstick part was lovely and though not a bold shade, the pigment was a lot better than the lip pencil.

It is nice to apply and feels soft on the lips, but does get a bit dryer once it sets. Because of that I thought it would start cracking and flaking, but actually it didn’t at all, and the staying power was surprisingly, pretty good!

I think I’d prefer a bolder metallic shade overall, but I did like this and was very impressed by the formula overall.

Sorcha πŸ’‹

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 172 | Sleek True Colour Lipstick in Shade, Heartbreaker

I have become such a big fan of Sleek Makeup of late; I love their formulas and pigments on so many of their products, not least of all their lipsticks, and today’s shade is the perfect example of that.

The True Colour lipstick range comes in several finishes, but today’s matte finish just might be my favourite. I hadn’t tried the matte lipsticks until today, but the creaminess of the formula just really made me love it.

Some mattes can be very dry and therefore hard to apply, but because of the creamy consistency in this one, application was easy and it blended very well also.

The pigment is just gorgeous, and I love the bright pink shade. You will all know by now how I have a love/hate relationship with pink depending on the tone and shade, but this one is definitely a winner for me and slightly reminded me of one of my favourite MAC shades, Relentlessly Red.

When I first bought it, I thought it would be more red than pink, but when you apply it, the pink really comes through. 

Just one light layer will give a good colour payoff, but a few layers will really make the colour pop even more so I layered it up this morning in the hope that it would stay on, and let me tell you, it really did!

At lunch time today I got a lovely compliment on the lipstick, that was after breakfast and several cups of tea, and about five hours after I originally applied it. I’d expected it to be gone off my lips but when I checked in the mirror, it was still on, looking quite close to perfect.

Because of that, this lippy gets top marks from me today and I can’t wait to try some more of the matte shades in the range.

Sorcha πŸ’‹

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 171 | Penneys PS Pro Ultra Shine Lipgloss in Shade 03, Femme Fatale Red

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.

Sorcha πŸ’‹

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 170 | Bourjois Color Boost Gloss Lipstick in Shade 02, Fuchsia Libre

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!

Sorcha πŸ’‹ 

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 169 | NYX Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Shade 02, Life’s A Beach

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.

Sorcha πŸ’‹