Am I the only one that wasn't excited about these being released? I didn't understand the hype as to be honest, I'm not really a bright-lippy person. But when I strolled along to Superdrug this week, I walked straight over to the display and did the whole 'test-on-back-of-hand, hold-up-to-lip, give-a-stern-inspection-look' like the perfect blogger.
Vixen (left) - Peaches & Cream (right)
Just to clear this up.. I have heard a lot of people saying that these lipsticks can be drying, but that it's only with the matte shades from the range. I definitely haven't experienced this with the two I have. As half of the 20 released shades are matte, you can always avoid them if you have super dry lips. I'm going to purchase some but will make sure I layer on the lip balm first!
*please excuse my hair in the following photos, I hadn't done anything with it after blowdrying as I was only gonna be around the house all day*
Left: 'sexy, seductive.. fail' Right: 'omg why can't I wink!!'
Here's a little beauty snap of Vixen on the left, a true fire engine red. I'm using the Red Dynamite lip liner by Rimmel, which keeps it from bleeding. I do find these lipsticks transfer a little so you have to blot-apply-blot if you are planning on eating, or it'll end up all over your face! The first time I wore this I went to KFC, yeah, living the high life. Thought I'd add that in for the laughs ;)
Left: 'oh yeah, look at the lips' Right: 'I don't wanna look like a fish!'
Peaches & Cream (Sheen):
This is a colour I didn't expect I'd like as much as I do. It looks really flattering on pale skin like mine, and it makes you teeth look white (both do). It's not a colour I thought I'd like because I believed it would be chalky and a little concealer lip-a-like, but it's the complete opposite. It stands it's ground and makes my lips look slightly fuller.