| 2018 | 10 | 04 | here's another |

I remember writing this post because I had a new camera at the time so spent such a long time on the pictures.

2013 me. you pro.


As with every turning season, I like to treat myself to some new colours for my face. You know. Paint.

I decided to really try some new shades.

Revlon had a 3 for 2, in case you wondered.

Balm Stain
Just bitten kissable.

It took me a while to decide on the colour - they were all bang on.

The claims
Pampering balm fused with a lightweight lipstain in an adorable chubby crayon. Gives softer, smoother lips with a perfect flush of colour that lasts hour after hour.

The reality
First thing - the pigmentation.
I am in love.
Application - top marks.
Durability - so so, the colour is still there, but it's quite faint.

It might be something to do with my chronic lip biting, but I am never able to keep my lipstick on for more than a few hours.

This has the gel-like quality of a balm and the vibrancy and staying power of a fairly decent stain.

Once on the lips this product feels like a thin lip balm, it's smooth but not greasy and very moisturising.

I want romantic next. Please. So yes, would recommend, it's just easy.

ColorBurst Lip butter
Candy Apple

I wanted something more 'on the go' next.

The claims
Buttery balm and shiny colour to give you baby soft, healthy flowing lips
94% of women felt lips were softer, smoother and instantly hydrated
Hydrating mango, shea and coconut butter formula boosts lip moisture by 156%
sheer to medium colour.

The reality
This gives a beautiful glossy, semi-opaque colour. It's so moisturising.  

This product gets  a big thumbs up - it's more of a relaxed day wear product. I like it when I'm not dressed up but don't want to look like a tramp. If you get what I mean?

I'm always a bit skeptical about products that everyone raves about - but officially I have jumped on this bandwagon. 

Super Lustrous lipstick
Rich Raisin Frost

The claims
High shine and sexy feel. With an exclusive blend of moisturisers and vitamins. SPF 15
Lusciously glossy lips plumped with instant moisture.
Formula with a moisturizing complex of vitamin E and Avocado oil conditions lips and ensures no tackiness
Non irritating formula boosts hydration

The reality
This is my more 'adult' lip product. It's a dark beautiful colour and takes a bit of guts to wear it out (I smear things across my face). But if you are feeling sophisticated - please, go ahead.

I re-apply post lunch and the colour lasts the full working day (I actually have to remove it for the gym because I don't want to be one of those girls). You can increase the pigment by applying more than one layer, but personally I'm happiest with just the one.

Thankfully there is no colour bleed or scent - it's a really easy to wear product.

Next season, who knows?