The name says it all, I don’t even need to do a review really as you get what it says on the tin!
I am actually obsessing over these lip products at the minute. I wouldn’t say it was a gloss, or a lipstick, or a stain but it’s a lovely hybrid of all three!
On first application, you are given a high intensity, pigmented gloss that feels gorgeous on the lips and gives an incredible shine.
This does transfer off after your first coffee / snack / kiss but what you are left with is a beautiful, velvety colour to the lips. None of the pigmentation or impact is lost. I’d say this is the lipstick phase of the product.
Even some of the best long lasting lip products barely last an hour on me… I must just have one of those gobs, probably because I never shut up, but after 2hrs, I am still left with the colour on my lips in a pretty matte texture.
The 3 stand out colours for me are Savvy which is described as a pink toffee (i’d say rosy nude), Free Will which is my perfect light nude shade, and Strength, a gorgeous, amazingly vibrant red. Now anyone that follows me on twitter will know that red lipsticks are my ‘thing’. This colour is no exception, not only being my new favourite lip romance, it is also the official colour of the Virgin cabin crew, so the next time you hop on a flight and admire their beautiful red pouts… you can buy it for yourself!
I must warn you though, there certainly is a knack to applying them as the wand isn’t the usual doe foot pad. It is almost spatula like, still covered in the flocking as usual, but it does need mastering. Please don’t let this put you off, but to get the BEST application possible…. SJ Froom, Brand Ambassador for Bare Minerals recommended this her self… wipe the excess of the wand, use the tip as a lip liner to go round the outside of your lips, then the flat part to fill in. You really do get the best application possible if you follow that rather than just slap it on as you perhaps usually would.