Simply Lippy Challenge Day 347 | H&M Lip Collection Lip Gloss in Shade, Maroon

If you’ve caught some of my posts over the last week, you’ll have seen me writing about this set of mini lip glosses that I picked up in H&M. There are five in the packet and while two of them wouldn’t usually be my choice of shade, the shades that I do like, I absolutely love.

Today’s shade, Maroon, is probably my favourite shade of all, mainly because it is a gorgeous winter berry shade, and you all know I love a berry lip.

The finish on this shade isn’t as full or opaque as some of the others; it is more sheer than anything else, yet the pigment is bold and colour pay off is very good. A light layer gives great coverage, and the colour is fab too!

The formula like with all the others, is thick and rich, and very easy to apply. It blends well, has a nice smooth texture and smells just as delicious as all the others.

The lasting power isn’t amazing, it’s fine but does need to be reapplied after eating or drinking. And as it was a very windy day, I did notice a little stickiness which I hadn’t notice before and found a little annoying.

Having said that, I had a girly day out today with some of my girls and it was the perfect lippy choice for a festive day out. I loved wearing it and it’s definitely going to stay in my makeup bag to use once my challenge is over.

Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 255 | Catrice Ultimate Colour Lipstick in Shade 020, Maroon

If you’ve been keeping up with this week’s lippy choices, you’ll know that I only wore one of these Catrice Ultimate Colour lipsticks the other day in a gorgeous plum shade. Usually I don’t wear the same range or brand so closely together, but I woke up with incredibly dry lips today and because of that, had to wear something light and very blendable. Hello Catrice!

This lippy is brilliant for a dry lip day; I’m sure many of you have suffered with dry cracked lips at some point, and if so, you’ll know that it’s almost impossible to wear a heavy lipstick when they are cracking and flaking. However, this range is so creamy that you just about get away with it.

Apart from the creaminess which you all know I love in this collection, this shade is just gorgeous too. It has a lovely rose-caramel tone perfect for a cold autumn day, and I love the warmess that it gives your lips too.

The formula has a lovely consistency and while it’s thick enough to give full coverage, it’s not too thick, allowing it to blend easily and work around the dryness and flaking. Plus, the lasting power is pretty great too for a cream finish lipstick.

As budget brands go, for me, Catrice really is one of the best out there. I honestly believe everyone should have at least one of their cream finish lipsticks in their collection, especially as they are so budget friendly.

What do you think? Have you tried any of their lipsticks? If so I’d love to hear your thoughts so let me know!

Sorcha 💋