Review: Maybelline Baby Lips Loves Color

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Pink Lolita, Rose Addict, Berry Crush

I don't know about you but when I heard that Maybelline was releasing their Baby Lips Loves Color in Australia, I couldn't wait! Baby Lips are by far my favourite lip balms of all and if I could get a bit of extra colour with the moisture then why wouldn't I?!

There are currently four shades available within Australia, Pink Lolita, Rose Addict, Berry Crush and Cherry Kiss, which are shades of pink varying from a baby pink to a pink-red.

According to Maybelline you can expect "6hr moisture and translucent color & shine". I can definitely vouch for that! I've always found Baby Lips lip balm to be quite moisturising and the Loves Colors are no different. As far as I can tell, the formulas are exactly the same so if you like one line, you'll probably like the other. Also, with added SPF16 you're protecting your lips while looking super cute!

Top to Bottom: Berry Crush, Rose Addict, Pink Lolita

Now, they're not the most pigmented but what can you expect from a tinted lip balm? If you're looking for a slight hint of colour with your lipcare then they work perfectly but anything more and you should try something closer to a lipbutter.

I also adore the scent and flavour. It's super fruity and reminds me of a berry-fruitpunch concoction. The scent is slightly noticeable after application so if you're someone that gets irritation from fragrances, then perhaps this lipbalm won't work too well for you.

I'm, overall, a huge fan and I find myself reaching for these lip balms every single day with a different shade to suit my mood! I would definitely recommend trying one out if you're unsure but get them all if you're already a fan of Baby Lips!

If you're interested, Maybelline Baby Lips Loves Color are available wherever Maybelline products are sold for around AUD$3.95 but have a look to see if you can grab them on sale!

xx Julia

Review: Essence Lash & Brow Gel Mascara

Monday, 8 April 2013

Now, I don't know about you but I definitely have some unruly eyebrows! Keeping them neat has always been a problem until I heard about this product from Essence: Lash & Brow Gel Mascara. It's the first one of its kind that I've ever tried but I thought I'd let you all know what I thought!

Essentially, it's a clear mascara that you can use to keep your lashes curled or to maintain a neat eyebrow throughout the day! I've been using it for a couple of months now and while it doesn't keep everything straight through a windstorm, it's alright for a basic everyday routine.

Application is pretty straight forward with the spoolie-mascara wand that applies the product fairly evenly through the brow. I will warn you that on application and throughout the drying process it does leave your brows looking a bit wet, depending on how much you apply. However, everything dries clear as day without crunchiness.

All in all, I'm pleased with this product and for AUD$3.95 who can say no?! Definitely give it a chance if you suffer from the unruly brow and let me know what you think!

xx Julia