Despite my vow to myself that I wouldn’t add to my lipstick collection for at least 2 months, I have become obsessed with a splash of colour on my lips, as opposed to my usual nude. My love affair with all that is pinky/raspberry lip hues, began with the Bare Minerals Liquid lip, (you can read my review here). Im not sure if its the time of year, my make up often softens in the spring, but I have found Im enjoying wearing a more natural, minimal make up, but having a stronger lip.
The latest offering from Bobbi Brown caught my eye as I wandered through House of Fraser in Lakeside last week. There is something about a display of a collection of lipsticks that I cant resist looking at. They are my mermaid item, pulling and luring me over like the mermaids do to the doomed sailors! Just look at this beauty, tell me a wave of them (see what I did there) wouldn’t pull you to the rocks.
I could easily have bought at least 3 of the 16 colours, but chose just one, (of course, I have major will power, its un-shakeable…..) and my colour of choice was Naked Pink. Now, I know what your thinking, errr Kerry, the word Naked sounds like nude?? Well, yes, I get your point, but it isn’t nude. Guides honour. It is a deep pink.
The Art Sticks, priced at £21.50 each, look a little like crayons, and are in squeezable tubes, making them easy to apply, although I do find patting it onto my lips after I have applied a slick works well. The colour is long-lasting, and the texture is just gorgeous. It feels incredibly hydrating and balm like, perfect for someone like me that always seems to have dry lips. It is a semi-matte finish, which I absolutely love, and coverage is fab. There is no stickiness at all, another massive bonus for me. To give you some idea of longevity, I applied it at 8.20, and re-applied at 12.15, two cups of tea in-between, and there was still a hint of colour on my lips. I think thats pretty good considering they are so lightweight and hydrating. I absolutely love these little tubes of colour, and will be back to buy another in one of the other colours I loved, “English Rose”, (just as soon as my two month, self-imposed ban is up). If you would like to have a look at all the colour options, you can see them here.
Has anyone else tried these? Any colour suggestions I need in my life?