For today’s Simply Lippy lipstick, I chose a soft salmon pink shade from Rimmel’s Provocalips lip duo range.
When I first tried these lip duo’s I was a big fan of the colour and pigment, but did find that the long lasting formula left my lips slightly dry after wearing them.
Up to now, I’ve only tried the darker shades in the range which I like, but today’s shade is much paler as you can see from the photos. As I’m sure you can also see, I’m a bit run down and my lips are particularly dry and sore at the moment which doesn’t lend itself well to this kind of formula.
A word of advice! Don’t wear these if you have sore or chapped lips because once the lipstick dries in, it doesn’t budge, and on dry lips will crack and stick to dry areas rather than blend.
It’s a shame that my lips were so dry today because I did like the shade.
I did it! I made it to the end of month one and didn’t miss a single day. What a fun month it’s been: I’ve worn some old favourites, found some new favourites, and had a few so-so options too. It’s been such a brilliant way to make the most of my lipstick obsession and focus on my blogging, and instead of feeling daunted by the next eleven months ahead, I’m actually full of excited anticipation for all the lipsticks I’ve yet to wear and try out.
I still have some real gems in my collection not yet worn, and I’m going to start buying a few bits here and there, so that I don’t completely run out and find myself stuck with nothing to wear. 31 days, 31 shades; each different in formula, texture and colour. Here’s to the next 334 days!
I’ll be putting a video together on some of my highs and lows of the challenge so watch out for that in the coming days too.
Now on to today’s lipstick… Obviously as my preference is a strong lip, I had to wear a nice bright shade to finish off January’s colours. To do this, I chose one of the Rimmel Provocalips lip colours in a lovely red berry shade, Berry Seductive.
You may remember I tried out my first Provocalips lippy back on Day 11 of the challenge, and while I absolutely loved the pigment and lasting power of the formula, by the end of the day my lips felt very dry and I did notice that a little bit again today with this shade.
In case you missed my last post, the Provocalips lip colour range is semi-gloss, liquid lipstick that has a two-step application process. It claims to be kiss-proof, food-proof and transfer-proof, with a lasting ability of up to 16 hours. And let me tell you, this lipstick lasts. It’s not going anywhere unless you want it to and that’s amazing. For me however, it’s not my favourite long lasting lipstick because it did slightly dry out my lips.
The two-step process works like this: firstly, you apply the lip colour side of the tube all over the lips and let it dry, then finish off by applying a layer of Lock & Shine from the other end which sets the colour and gives it a gloss finish. Now, in order to keep them from going very dry, you can keep applying the second Lock & Shine step as the day goes on which does act a little like a balm. However, because the pigment is already on the lips, I find it doesn’t completely penetrate the lips enough to properly hydrate them.
In saying that however, this could be a good option to choose if you have a busy day ahead and won’t have time to worry about reapplying your lipstick. Plus, there are some gorgeous shades in the range and like I mentioned above, the colour pay off is fab.
Have you tried this range? If so, I’d love to hear your thoughts. And don’t forget to come follow my journey over on my social media pages too, or you can just search for the #simplylippy and #365days365shades hashtags on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook either.
Today’s Simply Lippy challenge lipstick is another Rimmel offering, but one I’ve never used before. I was sent this just before Christmas and loved the look of it but didn’t get around to trying it until now.
The Provocalips lip colour looks like a gloss in terms of packaging, but is actually a long lasting, semi-gloss, liquid lipstick that has a two-step application process. It claims to be kiss-proof, food-proof and transfer-proof, with a lasting ability of up to 16 hours. Whoa! With claims like those, I was very excited to put this lipstick to the test and find out whether it really lives up to them.
After wearing if for the day, am I impressed? In a word – yes. And let me explain why…
Firstly, you start by applying the lip colour side of the tube all over the lips and let it dry for a few seconds. Then, to finish off the look, you add a layer of Lock & Shine from the other end which sets the colour and gives it a gloss finish. Initially I thought this was a bit gimmicky, but actually, it gives the lips a lovely soft, glossy look and really holds the colour in place.
The shade, Not Guilty, is a gorgeous berry shade, just the kind of shade that I love, and the pigment is insane. We’re talking about a full coverage, opaque formula that literally does not budge off the lips. I applied it on my lips this morning after breakfast, it’s now evening time and it’s still going strong. I’ve had two cups of tea and lunch since then, and yet it looks pretty much perfect.
I don’t know whether it’s thanks to the Lock & Shine step, or whether the colour formula is just brilliant, but this lipstick definitely lives up to the claims for me. It’s almost a lip stain, but doesn’t have the drying effect that some lip stains have, and for that I am now a convert.
You could potentially also wear this with a matte finish by skipping step two, as, when you first apply it, it does start to dry in a similar way to how liquid matte lipstick would. However, whether or not it would last as long without the Lock & Shine, I don’t know until I give that a try. I do have another of these lip colours so maybe I’ll test it out with that one when I wear it. Either way, I’ll keep you posted.
These lip colours have been on the market for a few years now and are so reasonably priced at just €8.49. Have you tried it, or know anyone who has? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Don’t forget to come follow my journey over on my social media pages too, or you can just search for the #simplylippy and #365days365shades hashtags on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook either.