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Saturday, 25 February 2012

SweetPea & fay: Lip glosses…

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ULTRA PIGMENTED LIPGLOSS, Nude: Congo Kick*
ULTRA PIGMENTED LIPGLOSS, Pink: Sailors Delight*
SHEER LIPGLOSS, Sheer red: Pixie Blood*
(All lip glosses are photographed in natural light without the flash & are worn over my natural lip colour.)
WHAT SWEETPEA & FAY SAY:
CONGO KICK, ULTRA PIGMENTED LIPGLOSS:
‘’Congo Kick has a mod like feel to it like it’s straight out of the sixties, it looks very orange in the tube but goes on much softer in colour.’’
SAILORS DELIGHT, ULTRA PIGMENTED LIPGLOSS: ‘’Sailors Delight is a pin up inspired, super pigmented hot pink lip gloss. Adds shine & hydration to lips & is long lasting’.’’
PIXIE BLOOD, SHEER LIPGLOSS: ‘’Pixie Blood is super girly & can be worn sheer or built up for a flirty look.’’


WHAT I THINK: First things first, I love the names of all three lip glosses! I always think its fab when a company/brand name their products well rather than just using numbers or plain old colours. I just think it shows that little bit of extra effort has been put into making & branding the products. Also, all SweetPea & Fay lip glosses retail at approx £3.80 which I think is a total steal! :)

ULTRA PIGMENTED LIPGLOSSES:
My favourite of the three has to be ‘Sailors Delight’ because of it’s candy pink colour & it’s fab pigmentation! As well as being pretty moisturising & fairly long lasting, it really does live up to it’s name as an ‘ultra pigmented lip gloss’ as, like the liquid lipsticks, I have hardly needed to use any product to get a great colour pay off & a completely opaque look.  I have pretty much been reaching for this lip gloss every time I have felt like adding a pop of colour to my lips, I am a sucker for pink, ahaahha.

Congo Kick’ has become one of my makeup bag staples recently too. You may have noticed, I wear nude/neutral lips quite often & we all know, there is nothing worse than when it looks like you have just slapped a load of concealer on your smackers. (fyi, I have nothing against wearing concealer on lips, I do it daily, I just hate the ‘flakey ghost lips’ look) So after I apply my concealer/nude lipstick, I have been applying ‘Congo Kick’ over the top to give it a glossy sheen. The orange tinge in it makes my lips look alive even though they are still nicely neutral. It’s not as opaque as ‘Sailors Delight’ once it’s on the lips & is alot lighter than the colour in the tube, but it is definitely buildable & not sticky at all.

SHEER LIPGLOSS:
I feel like such a douche when I wear red lips during the day, I don’t know why, I have no problems with any other colours, I could probably go out wearing bright green lipstick & not be bothered, but there is just something about the colour red that scares me a little. (Does anyone else feel like this?)  But I have actually been confident enough to wear ‘Pixie Blood’ out & about. Yes, I know it’s not exactly the brightest red (hence the name, sheer lip gloss) but it’s red enough for me to wear during the daytime without feeling paranoid that people are constantly staring at my lips. Ahaha O.O It’s a sheer gloss with gold reflex & it gave a nice hint of colour & shine to my lips without being too bright. It just made my lips look a healthy colour & didn’t dry them out at all.

WHAT DO YOU THINK? So what do you think? Which is your favourite? What do you think of the names of the lip glosses? Do you like bright opaque lip glosses or do you prefer lip glosses with just a hint of colour?

9 comments:

  1. I usually go for lipsticks rather than glosses and have done for the past few years, however, I am starting to go get back on the gloss bandwagon. These look really nice and not overly glossy!

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  2. Oooo these are such pretty colours! Especially the last one!
    Sophie
    x

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  3. Yeah I used to be really self conscious about red lips! I seem to be okay nowadays though.
    xxx

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  4. I absolutely Love the nude one!! It looks amazing!!! great blog darling!!
    Annie x

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  5. I love Sailors Delight! So pretty.. :)

    http://lipsticksandmasacara.blogspot.com

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  6. I have Congo Kick and it is...awful...Unfortunately. Despite all my efforts I could not spread it evenly on my lips.

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  7. I love all 3 of these! Very pretty!

    http://beauty-twist.blogspot.com/

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  8. I love these colours, especially Sailors Delight - they're so pretty and look like lovely quality :)

    Ellen xx

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