Friday, 28 June 2013

Collection Colour Pro Intense Lip Lacquer | Review

I made a trip to Boots the other day, as you do, and everything was ‘Buy One Get One Half Price’ ... Danger!
I can’t explain what happens when I step into that store, but I just become more of a crazy, beauty junkie ( x 100 ). The basket just fills itself up with shiny stuff, and before I know it I’m wandering out in a perfume induced daze, carrying a 20kg bag of make up/skin + hair care, with my purse floating behind me.
 I could have done some real damage to my poor poor bank account, but luckily my boyfriend was there to restrain me from buying 20 million lip balms which I ‘definitely’ needed...because that would make 10 million of them half price!? 
Which actually isn’t as good of a deal as my brain thinks...
Instead, I only came out with 2 things, or one?
Same thing, different colour.

Collection Colour Pro Intense Colour Lip Lacquer

The coral is called 'Show Off' & the pink is 'Rebel'
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the amazing colours? So pretty for Summer. 
These guys are super shiny, and highly pigmented.
I love them, and they're great value for money at £4.19.

I noticed that when you first apply them, they need a couple of seconds to level out like, well, gloss. I didn't notice any feathering, and found the staying power pretty good. I wore Rebel for about 3 hours before I had to top it up, and in that time I ate some chips and drank some water. (through a straw, like a lady)

As you can see, they are really true to colour and translate well onto the lips, and I have fairly pigmented lips to begin with. That's the main reason I usually steer clear of bright colours, because they end up muted, but as soon as I swatched these in the shop I was excited. One swipe put enough colour on, but for a bulletproof lip I whacked on another layer. As for removing, I just used a face wipe and it came off surprisingly easy, I was expecting a bit of a fight with it being sticky.

Unlike some similar lip products, these lip lacquers wear away evenly, without leaving gloopy patches. Attractive. The only possible down side is how sticky they are, not that it really bothers me, but I would gladly wear a hairband, rock a ponytail, or style an up-do to wear these :]

I'm genuinely happy that I bought these, and recommend them to anyone who is after a nice, bright lip for Summer.


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