I’m an absolute sucker for a sale! At a major sales event, where the crowds are going mad with trying to snag the best bargain, is when I feel most in my element. With these euphoric experiences however, also comes the ingloriously shameful habit of bulk buying and over-stocking – if ever there was an apocalypse, my bunker would probably be stocked full of skin care and make up!
Anyway, I had been frantically looking through my ‘unopened product’ drawers for a replacement mascara, when I found this little lifesaver! I had used this product a couple of years back and had been somewhat disappointed due to it’s thin, clumpy formula which did little for my already sparse lashes.
Perhaps the first was a dud that had dried out but in desperation, I gave the second tube lying at the back of my drawer another go – to welcoming results!
An initially light but easily buildable formula, the Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara makes it easy to layer up your lashes without clumping. Probably my favourite aspect of this product is the brush. The super chunky applicator with its fine bristles catches onto each lash, while the rounded head allows you to target specific parts of your lashes such as the ends where you may want to build up more length.
If you are accustom to a ‘va-va-voom’ statement look, this won’t be one for you. I recommend the Two Faced Better Than Sex Mascara if you prefer subtle make up as this product will lend a pretty natural lengthening effect!
- Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara: 7/10
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If you’ve been following me for a while you might have worked out my obsession with a painted pout. A classic red lip complements any outfit which is why I just had to give Lancome’s Rouge In Love Lipcolours a go!
This was also part of the recent beauty haul I featured on Instagram (follow me here pretty please!) which I have been eagerly waiting to dive right into. I purchased three different reds from this range:
- 340B Rose Boudoir (coral with a pinkish hue)
- 159B Rouge In love (candy apple red, the brightest of the three!)
- 163M Dans Ses Bras (A natural red with slight plum undertones)
- High potency colour and shine
- Six hours long wear
- Featherlight texture for comfort
The shades are classified into three categories: Jolis Martins for daytime, Boudoir Time for cocktail hour and Tonight Is My Time for night.
So here are the results!340B -Rose Boudoir159B – Rouge In love163M – Dans Ses Bras
Note the term lipcolour. This is a cross between a lipstick and a gloss. It’s not opaque like a traditional lippie that gives off that tattooed effect instead the colours are fresh with a translucent quality.
So to the good news. As moisturising as a balm with a creamy light texture, the colours are playful yet stunning. Because it allows the natural colour of your lips to come through, it complements most skin tones.
The bad news? Six hours is a bit of a strong claim. While the gloss didn’t last long, the colour faded evenly through meals leaving a natural stained effect over the course of a few hours. I didn’t mind this though as I quite liked reapplying it to soothe chapped lips throughout the day. For me, it’s not one for a big night out as I prefer a strong, bold lip for these occasions.
The Lancome Rouge In Love Lipcolour however is perfect for a more casual setting and I officially declare it my new everyday lipcolour!
- Lancome Rouge In Love Lipcolours: 8/10
What are your thoughts on this product, if you’ve tried it? Or share your favourite red lipcolour?
Hope you enjoyed this review!
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