New lipsticks put to the test
Sometimes I get a bit antsy at my desk. Being in the beauty biz does involve a bit more admin than you’d expect, and when I have 300 emails to deal with, all I want to do is go play with new beauty releases.
A few days ago, that’s exactly what I did. I took myself down to our beauty cupboard, picked four new lip products and tried them out. For the first time. On camera.
For those who want to save the video to watch later, here are the main points:
Rimmel London Keep Calm And Kiss Lip Balm in Pink Blush
It appears to be a dark pink in this picture, but it’s actually a Barbie-pink colour in real life. I was expecting it to come out looking a little pastel, but it just gave my lips the slightest hint of pink. As the name suggests, it feels really balm-y. It’s the kind of thing I’d use if my lips felt dry but I still wanted a touch of colour.
Rubi Lipstick in Coral Haze, $6.95, cottonon.com
Yep, Rubi Shoes does lipstick! Isn’t that cool? The colour went on beautifully and was really pigmented. It’s a pretty shade of coral, the kind of colour that would suit almost any skin tone and complement most summer make-up looks. It’s not the most long-lasting lippie (as I discovered after filming), but I’m a big enough fan of the colour to let that go.
Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Crayon in Napa Vineyard
Looking at the crayon, I thought this would glide on like a balm, but it actually tugged a tiny bit. Not a crisis, though. The colour was incredibly pigmented and an excellent shade of red if you’re looking for something a little punchy. The colour lasted for ages, too, which is a massive plus in my book (I drink a lot of tea, which isn’t so good for lip colour maintenance).
Face of Australia Lip Paint in Fired Up Fuchsia
I’ll be honest: I was expecting this to be a really pigmented gloss. The colour was quite pigmented and a really beautiful pink, but wasn’t as intense as I thought it would be. It’s actually a great product for those who want some colour but are too afraid to go for a full-on lipstick. It also felt really nice on my lips; soft, and not tacky like many other glosses.
Have you tried any of these lip products? Which one appeals to you most?