Simply Lippy Challenge Day 150 | Penneys PS… Sheer Lipstick & Gloss Lip Duo in Shade Modest

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all getting through the week okay. Unfortunately I seem to have picked up some sort of cold or flu, so I missed posting yesterday’s lippy for Day 150.

The lipstick I wore is a sheer nude from the Penneys PS… Lip Duo collection, a range which I’ve worn before in the challenge and quite liked.

This shade is a caramel nude, and the lipstick part has a sheer finish so the pigment isn’t amazing. However, unlike the previous duo’s which had a glitter/shimmer gloss to accompany the lipstick, today’s lip gloss is more of a full coverage gloss in that the gloss isn’t shimmery.

Because of that, the pigment is a lot better on this version, and the gloss really adds an extra pop over the quite light lipstick colour.

As lippy’s go, it’s fine. It’s drying but not moisturising either, and it does have to be reapplied often enough. But while it’s fine, I wouldn’t say I love it.

Having said that, the colour is nice and it does have a lovely smooth texture that feels nice to wear.

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Simply Lippy Challenge Day 32 | PS… Lip Duo Sheer Lipstick & Gloss in Shade Aura

Eeek, I’m very late getting today’s blog post up. You’ll have to forgive me, but I’ve just had one of those days where I haven’t had a second to do anything, hence my lateness. But, it’s up now and that’s the main thing, right?!

For today’s Simply Lippy lipstick choice, I opted for a lovely lip duo from the Penney’s PS… beauty collection which as you can tell from the title, is part lipstick, part gloss. I hadn’t tried this product before today, but loved the idea of getting two lippy’s in one – let’s be honest, who wouldn’t?!

The shade, Aura, is a soft neutral gold with little pigment and a very light finish. Given that it is a sheer lipstick however, I would expect the pigment to be light and almost gloss-like, so no surprises there. The best part about this product though, was getting to add a layer of gloss over the lipstick side in order to create a lovely sheer finish.

At first, I was a little apprehensive to try the gloss as it looked very glittery in the tube, but it didn’t have a glitter look or feel on application. I’m really not a glitter girl, I never really have been, so this was a very pleasant surprise. The gloss also has a soft, non-sticky formula that glides on the lips very smoothly and doesn’t pull or drag the lipstick underneath.

As Penney’s lipsticks go, I’ve been very impressed with the ones I’ve tried so far in the challenge: the matte long last lipstick from Day 13 is just gorgeous, and their liquid lipstick from Day 17 is one of my favourite liquid lippies I’ve ever tried! And although I do like this one, I wouldn’t say I love it, because I just don’t think it’s quite as good as its PS… predecessors.

Here’s a look at my lips both before gloss, and after gloss. What do you think? Do you like lip duo’s and would you try this one? Let me know by commenting below.

Before Gloss
After Gloss


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