Welcome to Lipsticks Anonymous…
Well done if you made it this far but I may have lured you in only to feed the obsession. Get ready for my breakdown of the 3 latest lipstick launches your face needs to know about.
Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo
The most impressive delivery I’ve had this year, the Girl Lip Stylo launch spoke to me on so many levels. The luxe and minimalist packaging for one, delivered in a matte box with beautiful evenly spaced out collection of 20 lipsticks delivering on hydration and colour intensity.
As you can see from the photos these no-need-to-sharpen bullets give full hydration, silkiness and come in the most wearable selection of shades I’ve ever seen in a collection launch. I am forever grateful that they included about 12 different nude hues because we all know that no nude is created equal! I have found about 9 shades I fell in love with.
Massive points for how chic I feel having these in my bag.
Further more Girl Lip Stylo’s are part or a larger movement hourglass is pioneering. GIRL FOR GOOD campaign is about us girls recognising the good and positive in other girls. Recognition not competition that feels so very relevant in our overexposed, over achieving, insta-chic online lives.
ACHEIVER, INVENTOR, INFLUENCER, LOVER, who will you be?
Benefit They’re Real Double the Lip
I like to think of Benefit as the beauty brand for the girl who has a certain joie de vivre! There’s no room for seriousness when Benefit launches a new product; it’s all fun, frivolity. The double the lip lipsticks has volumized lips in one easy swipe in the bag.
They cleverly moulded together liner and lipstick into one tube with a super accurate point for precision. It won’t be for everyone, some people take the art of lining and lipstick seriously, but excellent for those that want to save time and money and want that quick fix for a full pout. The formula is really lovely; a satin matte and the colours are all really wearable, albeit nothing we haven’t seen before.
Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipsticks
Smashbox is usually at the forefront of any makeup trend, which is why I wonder how it took them so long to bring out their liquid lipsticks. Saying that I am excited to say these are the best liquid formulations I have ever used. Seriouzzzz.
The box promises 8 hour wear, hydration and full on colour and all these points they deliver on (if you aren’t eating for the entire day). The applicator has a super fine point for precision application and the dipped middle of the applicator holds product for even distribution upon application. You can do the whole lip in one dip.
The dry down is matte, for sure, but they never fully dry on the lips but no need to worry about lots of transfer. I trust this formula to not go walkies when I do…
The colour way is unusual but there are some very cool and wearable shades in the collection.
Any of the above taken your fancy? What do you think of the Benefit They’re Real, too gimmicky or are you into it?