There’s been quite a large influx of lipsticks and lip glosses into my postbox recently, so I’ve been putting them all to the test and have picked out my favourite formulas and shades to show you.
Let’s start with, kind of, the odd one out of the line-up – GlamGlow’s new tinted Pout Mud. These are tinted lip balms that look like pretty lip glosses on the lips. I love these. Not only is the spherical metallic ball packaging really cute, but the formula and shade range is amazing too. The GlamGlow Pout Mud Wet Lip Balm Treatment* (£16 from Feel Unique). It has a tingly, minty scent (from Moroccan mint leaf) and contains nourishing and conditioning ingredients such as cocoa butter, murumuru butter, sweet almond oil and shea butter. These really do give a good hint of colour to your lips too. The shades I’ve been loving are the coral Kiss & Tell and the pinky-nude Love Scene.
Next, I’ve been really impressed with the new Collection SPF 15 Lip Colours* (£3.99 from Superdrug). These are fairly sheer in terms of colour pay-off, are very moisturising and buttery and have that added protection too. I love the balm texture (they contain beeswax) of these as they are so comfortable on the lips. The two shades that I’ve been loving are great for autumn – a berry called Berry Blush and the nude caramel Fudge Delight. What a bargain too!
I also have some gorgeous items from the new Clarins Autumn 2017 Makeup Collection to share with you. They have two new lipliner pencil shades* (£17.50 from Clarins), and I love shade 05 Roseberry. These apply so smoothly and you could definitely comfortable wear them on their own as an all-over lip colour as they contain the moisturising jojoba oil. They also have three new shades of their Joli Rouge lipsticks* (£20 from Clarins) and orange-red shade 756 Guava is my jam. These are also very moisturising and they smell very fruity. They contain mango oil and organic marsh samphire oil to condition, and have a fairly sheer satin finish.
You may remember the Bare Minerals Gen Nude lip collection launch earlier this year (I reviewed it here). Now, they have kept the same four formula set-up, but have created a Statement lip collection with them – all bright, popping colours instead of the original nude shades. I’ve been loving the red Bare Minerals Statement Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Juicy* (£17 from Bare Minerals) as it’s such a powerful shade and the formula isn’t drying on the lips and is very smooth to apply. It lasts a long time too.
I also really like their Statement Luxe-Shine Lipstick in Rebound* (£18 from Bare Minerals). These lipsticks feel very balmy on the lips, so are very comfortable to wear. They offer a medium coverage and aren’t incredibly long-lasting, but they are so pleasant to re-apply. I’ve been enjoying wearing this bright pink shade. I’m also impressed by their almost-matching new Statement Under Over Lip Liner in Kiss-a-Thon* (£14 from Bare Minerals). I think they’ve improved the formula of this, as it was very drying with the Gen Nude collection. Now, it’s very soft and creamy to apply and wear.
Let’s move onto Too Faced. They have come out with the latest formulation in their Melted Lipstick franchise – Melted Latex. These are all about full-coverage, highly pigmented, smooth application, high shine shades. These do feel slightly sticky on the lips and are prone to transferring as they don’t dry down; but they look so incredible on. I love the shades Peekaboo (a pale pink nude) and Hot Mess (a bright pink-berry). I love the shine and plumping power of lip glosses, but these give me the colour pay-off of a lipstick too.
Finally, I want to show you the amazing new Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Lips Matte Contour Liquid Lipsticks* (£24 from Charlotte Tilbury). Can this woman do no wrong?! You will find the texture of these a bit strange to begin with, as they do feel and look more of a mousse than a liquid. This is how she manages to make them so non-drying on the lips, so once you get the hang of how to apply them, you’ll love them, as they’re so comfortable to wear.
I’ve been loving the shades Dolly Bird (a pink-toned nude) and Too Bad I’m Bad (a dark rose). I would say that these dry down to a semi-matte rather than an extreme matte. The applicator shape is fantastic too – it really hugs the lip line to help you get a precise outline. Are you excited about this addition to the Charlotte Tilbury lipstick line-up?
Which of these products are you keen to try?
This post contains press samples, but all opinions are my own.
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