Last week I was perusing the Maybelline counter at my local Boots when I noticed a flurry of new lip launches that got me extremely excited. Pencils! Lipglosses! Tinted Lipbalms! Yet I thought to myself “You have more than enough lip products. Put the matte fuchsia pencil down and back away from the stand”, which I promptly did and felt extremely pleased with myself. Then I returned two days later and bought five things. Five beautiful things that I have to show you today.
I’ll start with the product I’m least excited about which is the Baby Lips Electro. Regular readers will know how much I love a tinted lip balm, yet for some inexplicable reason I just couldn’t get excited about the Baby Lips when they launched, even though everyone was going crazy for them – in fact I think I have a couple of unopened shades in my stash.
The Baby Lips Electro version are a little more appealing and I have to say that surpassed my expectations as they really deliver on both moisture and pigment. The shade I picked up was Pink Shock and I wanted to get my hands on Strike a Rose too, but they’d run out. The Maybelline site says there are 6 new neon shades, but I can only find four. These are an insanely well-priced £2.99 here – link.
Next we have the biggest launch, which are the Maybelline Color Elixirs available in ten shades, some of which are seriously stunning. These are hybrid products that deliver a gloss in a balmy texture with plenty of colour pigment – to me they’re a little bit like the Revlon Moisture Stains just without the stain element and instead with more gloss.
I picked up two shades, Hibiscus Haven – a blue-leaning bright fuchsia (right in the above picture) and Blush Essence – a muted pink that’s a really lovely take on a nude finish (left in the above picture). These are £6.99 here – link.
Last are my favourites which are the Color Drama pencils which are creamy, matte lipsticks available in nine shades. These are well worth checking out if you’re a fan of a matte lip as the finish is lovely, as are the shades available.
I picked up Fuchsia Desire – a relatively muted magenta (right in the above picture) and my personal favourite In With Coral (left in the above picture) which I think most people will go a bit crazy for as it’s a very flattering take on coral; surprisingly orange yet muted enough to not look too in-your-face. These are £4.99 a go here – link -which is money very well spent and these are truly fab.
There’s currently a 3for2 on Maybelline products at Boots so if you fancy trying any of these products then now is the time!
*I paid for these with the justification that they’d make for an awesome post.