Category Archives: Lips

Max Factor

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This is Max Factor Colour Elixir Lipstick in English Rose which is shade 510. It is said to contain a 60% blend of skin emollients, conditioners and antioxidants which include vitamin E.

This colour is a nice subtle pink with a bit of shine. The three photo’s of my lips show how the colour intensity changes with how many layers I put on. The first is just one layer, second is two and third is three.

I don’t think it moisturises as well as a good lip balm but I use this on top of a lip balm. Once the balm has absorbed a bit, I then put on the lipstick which stops the colour sticking in the small cracks of my lips and making them look more chapped than they are.

I do really like this colour for day to day wear but for a night time look I would use a red, especially as I know I can choose how deep I want the colour to be. This is definately a lipstick I’d buy and at £7.99, it’s fairly affordable considering how long it’ll last :)!

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Nivea Pure and Natural

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This is Nivea Pure and Natural Milk and Honey Lip Balm.

It is 100% free from preservatives and it contains natural ingredients such as jojoba oil, shea butter and honey and milk extract.

I’m not keen on the smell of this product. It’s odd but I’m used to it now. I must admit that although I’ve tried so so many lip care product brands such as Blistex, Carmex and various shop-own brands such as The Body Shop; Nivea lip balms are the ones that make my lips noticably softer and smoother and prevent me from getting chapped lips.

This one is no exception, apart from the smell it does the job great and I have one of these in my coat pocket to fend away the wind and harsh English winter weather.

It’s also dermatologically approved so go ahead and get some!

It’s around £2 which is a gooood price 🙂

The Body Shop Lip Butter

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This is The Body Shop lip butter in pink grapefruit. Other scents are; coconut, mango, sweet lemon and shea.

It smells so insanely edible, it’s awesome. It actually contain pink grapefruit seed oil which is probably why it smells so good. It’s quite a refreshing smell which lasts a while too and it’s nice to get a whiff of it every so often.

The texture is quite creamy and thick but fairly easy to get enough out.

The description of this product on The Body Shop website is that it ‘melts onto lips’ and this is pretty much true. It applies really nicely and adds a nice shine to my lips without being sticky. After a couple of applications in a row, my lips are soft but it’s not too noticable after just one application. But with regular use it works and is great.

This is £4 which is more than I would usually pay for a lip product but it does work nicely and smells great so I would buy it again.

The Body Shop Tinted Lip Balm

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Delipscious tinted lip balm is available in four different colours; peach crush, watermelon crush, berry crush and papaya crush. I bought mine in watermelon crush which is a pink colour.

It smells like watermelon (funnily enough) and isn’t overpowering.

This product is supposed to add a subtle hint of colour which is a nice thought when it works the way it should.

I don’t really have chapped lips because I wear so much lip balm but using this tinted lip balm it showed all the cracks in my lips. It looked awful. I think I need to drench my lips in a different lip balm before I use this again to make sure there’s an insanely smooth surface for the colour to sit on.

If it worked how it’s supposed to then it would be an awesome product.

At £8.00 per lip balm I won’t be buying it again. I will just use a normal lip balm and then apply a lip stain which is what I normally do. Pretty disappointed with this product actually, especially for the price.

Nivea Soothe and Protect

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Seriously can’t believe I haven’t posted about this product yet!

Nivea Soothe and Protect is my favourite lip balm and I am yet to find anything that beats it. I buy so many lip balms and they don’t often get re-purchased but this one ALWAYS gets replaced as soon as it’s gone.

It doesn’t really smell of anything but from the moment I put it on, my lips feel softer. It takes about 2 hours to absorb if I’m not drinking or eating anything and after applying this maybe 2 or 3 times a day my lips feel so soft and smooth. It’s awesome.

I can’t rave enough about this product. It’s absolutely awesome. Such a simple product that works so well.

It also has the added bonus of SPF 15 🙂

It retails for around £2.59 which is more than acceptable for a product that works so great. I’ll buy it again and again and again.

 

Anatomicals Never Lose Your Cherry

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Anatomicals Never Lose Your Cherry is a cherry lip balm with SPF 15.

I use lots of lip balms and I love trying out new ones, but this one hasn’t impressed me in the moisturising way. I would call it more a lip gloss than a balm. Balm would infer it’s caring for your lips and I tried this one its own as a balm and it coated my lips but never absorbed and didn’t make my lips feel softer.

However if I was to review it as a lip gloss I’d give it a good score. It smells absolutely GORGEOUS (cherry is my favourite smell) and it isn’t a sticky gloss but it doesn’t absorb so it stays on a fair while.

I have lip balms EVERYWHERE (in my jacket, in my coat, on my bedside table, in my makeup bag, in my handbag etc.) and this has made a nice nest next to my favourite ever lip balm. They go well together. One to actually make my lips feel moisturised and then this Anatomicals product to add a lovely smell and shine to my lips.

It retails at around £2.49 which is pretty good. I’d most likely buy it again as a gloss.

Anatomicals is a pretty quirky brand… check out the paragraph on this lip gloss and I’ll have a few more reviews of their products coming up. All pictures will show their wonderfully funny, if not at times, insane little messages :)!

Blistex Lip Massage

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Blistex Lip Massage is a thick product which contains ingredients such as shea butter which is to condition lips, squalane which is to soften and protect and aloe vera which is soothing.

It has a ridged tip for application which is there to massage the lips as you apply the product. It contains SPF 15 to help prevent sun damage too.

The subtitle of this product is ‘smoothing’.

This product has a bit of a sweet smell to it which is subtle but nice. It applies nicely but I tend not to use the massaging tip because I don’t feel it does much other than collect product on the tip as it’s moving even though the ridges are horizontal.

The actual product is good though. It makes my lips feel soft and smooth and as the product is thicker than others it seems to take a while to absorb fully which means I don’t have to reapply loads to feel the softening effect. When it does soak in fully my lips do feel smoother and in good condition.

The RRP of this product is £2.54 which is a good price for the effect the product has.