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Now I know there are 100's of reviews and first impression blog posts on these but I thought I would add my say so anyway . I have wanted these ever since I first heard about them on various US Beauty Vlogs on YouTube . Of course they have been out there for some time now but finally we have them..yay!... .
OK I went to the biggest Boots I could get to as I knew they were 1. On offer 2. Small Boots probably would not have the full shade range 3. They will sell out fast as they are new . I was right as there were quite alot of colours missing from the range when I got there because ..of course the three reasons above.
I really wanted to get Shameless in the Matte Balm but that had sold out and I also had my eye on Sultry but again that had sold out. :'(
The offer was 3 for 2 so I decided that I would get two matte's and one lacquer. I got the Lacquer I wanted in 'Demure' and the other really wanted colour in Matte was 'Standout' and that seemed to be available in abundance which surprised me. So I got that, then I was in a rush, and it's school holidays and my kid's were waiting for me so I panicked and grabbed 'Showy' in the Matte as well.
OK so first up
A swatch of all three. From the top 'Demure', 'Showy' and 'Standout'.
Now on the lips:-
COLOUR 250 :- STANDOUT
Standout is a blue based red so it does make your teeth appear whiter which is a bonus. If you judged this product on the tube alone I would think it would be a brown based red. I know Shiv from LetzMakeUp on YouTube said it was true to the colour on the tube but I do think personally that the tube is more a brown based. But I guess its a matter of opinion.
The finish is ever so slightly demi-matte so there is a very slight sheen which after a few hours wear does completely matte out and yes you get a stain as well of the colour. They don't claim to be long wearing but I think the wear you get out of these is quite good.
Next is the colour that I panic bought as I did not see any others I wanted that were in stock.
COLOUR 220 :- SHOWY
Now for the Lacquer Balm. I have not read many positive reviews on these and I must say I think it is a shame. As some of the paler colours look really pretty, and I am very happy with this one .
COLOUR 105 :- DEMURE
The darker matte balms though do require more precision and although they are fine at first with their pencil shaped tip if you have used a product like this before you will know they wear down to a stub shape which would make a sharp edge application impossible so you would perhaps have to move on to a lip brush for those after they wear down.
They are priced at the moment in Boots at £7.99 each and they are on a 3 for 2 offer. That's $13.33 to you guys in the USA. But I have seen them online at Target USA for $6.79 so I think you guys get them at a much better price than we do! as over here that would be £3.89! wow I wish they were that cheap here!! No wonder the Vloggers, and Bloggers over there manage to buy entire collections in one go!
All in all I would buy more of these I do still want the matte colours that were out of stock and I really want some more of the lacquer balms as I think they have had a bit of a bad wrap from reviews thus far .
Have you tried any of these shades? even the lacquers? what did you think? Please comment and follow. xxxx