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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Sorcha 💋

Simply Lippy Challenge Day 13 | PS… Matte Long Last Lipstick in Bronco

Happy Friday everyone! Although, it is Friday 13th and me being a superstitious kind of person, I’m never really that fond of Friday the 13th. Ridiculous, I know! It might explain why I’ve been feeling a bit lethargic today though, I feel like I never really woke up this morning. Does anyone else get days like that?!

Anyway, if you follow me on snapchat, yesterday you will have seen me talk about the amazing box of lippy goodies that the lovely ladies in Penneys sent me, to help me along on my Simpy Lippy challenge (Primark for my non-Irish followers). I was completely overwhelmed by the amount of lipsticks I got, and I’m so excited to get using and showing them all to you.

You may have heard me talk about some of the PS Pro beauty products before – for me, last year Penneys completely brought their A-Game when it came to some of their beauty releases. Their powder contour palette is brilliant, their highlighting pens are to die for, and their lipsticks really stand up against some of the best in the business. Us Irish girls love a bit of Penneys, and when it comes to beauty, it’s no different.

The only lip product I have tried up to now was one of their lip crayons, so for today’s challenge I’m testing out one of their long lasting matte lipsticks in a caramel brown shade called, Bronco. When I first opened this lipstick I loved the warm-toned look of it, and was very pleasantly surprised to find that the colour pigment is equally as good when applied. It gives your lips the most gorgeous, rich caramel tone and smells deliciously of caramel too!

I’ve become a massive fan of matte finishes over the past few years and this lippy is a great option. It is a very creamy matte, isn’t drying on the lips, and, the lasting power is pretty good too.

But the biggest plus about this lipstick? It costs €2. Yep. No, seriously yep, only €2. I mean lads, where would you be going? A budget beauty bargain at its finest!

If you’re enjoying my challenge so far, I’d really love for you to please come follow me over on social media too. I post pretty pictures on Instagram, chat all things beauty releases and favourites on Twitter, and share weekly lipstick videos on Facebook. And I’ve got my very own challenge hashtags as well – #simplylippy and #365days365shades, and you can follow my journey by searching for those too.

Tomorrow I’ll be reaching the two week mark so make sure you watch out for my weekly round up video on Facebook which will be uploaded in the morning.

Sorcha 💋