Sexy Mother Pucker™ Lip Shine Lacquer by Soap and Glory

This lip gloss arrived in my “The Next Big Thing” bumper Soap & Glory box set. If you know me you will know that I don’t do lip gloss, I haven’t worn it for yonks! I’m a matte red retro MAC Ruby Woo kinda gal. So I hesitantly tried this lip gloss and was quite surprised….

2015/01/img_3013.jpgHere’s the science bit….
SPECIAL VEGGIE ESTERS which leave a soft, filmy, glass-like shine over lips for enhanced colour adherence

Ultra-moisturising and repairing COLOURBURST™ CRYSTALS with MICRONISED FRESHWATER PEARL POWDER, aragonite crystals, protein complex amino acids and moisturising polysaccharides

3-D PLUMP™
COLLAGEN MESH™
ENCAPSULATED HYALURONIC ACID & CHONDROITIN SULFATE
in a 3-dimensional network that firms, sculpts and stimulates collagen synthesis.

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On first application I didn’t like it at all as it was far from my dramatic red hue and it felt gloppy, it felt like I wanted to rub it off and I was concerned that it made my teeth look yellow!

I decided to give it a decent trial and tried it out for a week and actually really love it! The colour is quite dense which means even when the high shine has dulled down your lips after a few hours of wear you still have an even coat of colour. The “gloopy” texture I’ve gotten used to and doesn’t bother me, it feels quite moisturising.

I don’t find it to be very plumping which doesn’t bother me, though because of its clever ingredients (listed above) it does give the illusion of fullness and your lips look smooth and moisturised.

The colour “charm offensive” is a pretty rose hue which is quite flattering for most skin tones. It’s a nice alternative to my matte red lip days and quite girly. I’m glad I didn’t throw it aside after one application, I’m definitely a lip gloss convert now, I’m reaching into my make-up bag right as I type to slap on a coat before I set off to work.

Get your Soap and Glory Sexy Mother™ Pucker Lip Shin Lacquer here £7 available in 6 wearable/pretty shades.

Have you tried any of the other shades?

They’re Real!

THEY’RE REAL by Benefit courtesy of my June 2013 issue of Elle Magazine, perfect! I was looking to try out a new mascara and had heard great things about this one.

20130530-193213.jpgPackaging is eye catching, although I have a travel size the shape of the bottle is comfortable to handle and the lid just the right size to hold.

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20130530-195800.jpgThe wand is the spiky rubbery type and has a spiky ball at the tip which is a clever little tool to reach all outer and inner lashes, the result is a glossy black even coverage. I’m lucky to have long lashes naturally but this mascara really does accentuate my lashes giving that oh là là effect!

20130530-200427.jpgThe only downside which is more personal preference is that my lashes feel quite crispy, but on the upside this mascara dries instantly when applied and does not smudge and lasts the whole day!

I will definitely consider re-buying.
View Benefit Cosmetics here

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