Raspberry Lips

Raspberry Lip Products

I’m definitely going through a raspberry lip phase, it happens every summer.  Plus it goes well with my new hair!  I got one of the new DeLuxe Lip Lacquers from Collection in my Pegasus press day goody bag, I got the shade Raspberry Kisses.  I also picked up a L’Oreal Sexy Balm in Adventure.  Well it would have been rude not to try them out and give you a bit of a review!

L’Oreal Infallible Sexy Balm

Let’s start with the L’Oreal Infallible Sexy Balm*.  There is a great amount of pigmentation with this and it does transfer to the lips.  It feels comfortable on initial application and generally looks good – as you can see from the picture below.  Sadly that’s about where the positive ends.  It is a a bit difficult to apply neatly, thankfully at the minute there is still a nice point on the end.  When that wears off I can imagine this becoming an unholy mess.  Especially with it being so pigmented.  A lip brush would be a must.  Although it looks good to start with, it wears off quite quickly, I’m talking about within the hour and it leaves a distinct rim around the edge of the lips.  Not good look.  When I ate and drank, it disappeared even more quickly and even smeared a bit.  Leaving a smudgy look at my lips.  Again, not a good look.  I tried blotting it down and putting on a second coat for the extra bounce, it had minimal effect.  It is a wonderful vibrant colour, but I doubt I will reach for it too often as I’d worry about the mess.

Collection DeLuxe Lip Lacquer

I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised with the Collection Lip Lacquer*.  I initially thought this was a liquid lipstick, but it is most definitely a gloss.  It’s a very high pigmented and very high shine.  Again you can see from the pictures below.  It applies well, although there is some dragging on the lips.  The narrow doe-foot  applicator makes it easy to get a good shape on application.  There is great colour pay off and it wears very well.  This is likely due to the staining – so as it wears off, it does so very evenly.  My only bugbear is the stickiness.  It is very sticky.  Something I got over though as I tend to wear it smudged out, which makes it less sticky while still retaining a decent colour pay off.  Plus I’ve not been wearing my hair down much as it looks better in a braid at the minute.

It’s also easy to reapply, although I don’t need to do it too often, it lasts for a few hours, even with eating and drinking.  Bit of a win there for a lipgloss!

If I had to pick one, I would go for the Collection DeLuxe Lip Lacquer, even with the sticky problem – not something I thought I’d ever say!  I’m even considering trying out a few more of the colours.

What are your favourite shades for the summer?  Any products you’d recommend?  I’d love to know,  I’m in a phase of playing with all the new things.

Raspberry Lip Swatches

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