Saturday, 16 February 2013

#28 Days of Kisses *Day 16 Lipstick Tag

Hey my beauties how are you all doing today :)
Today's Lipstick choice is actually an unexpected on lol 
I had another lippy planned for today but then low and behold I got my Glossybox in the door and I am sure you can guess what one of the items was in there.  
yeeeeee a lipstick :) 
Now this lipstick comes from a brand I have never heard of before and I love getting the chance to hear about new brands and try their products.  Its so exciting.  Its like shopping for a new outfit or getting a new hair cut trying something different and unexpected.  Not only that but the shade is also one new for me as I do not have a shade like this in my collection :) 
So I just had to try it and of course include it in todays post :) 
The brand I am on about is Helen E Cosmetics now please excuse the next photo as I only realised that its a wee bit blurry but the rest is fine :) 
Click here to watch Helens Story to find out more information about her. 
Ok so my first impressions on the packaging is "hmmmm ok its different" right ok there isnt really anything exciting about it to be honest but hey is it true what they say about some brands??? They pay more attention to the product than the packaging.   
There are 21 shades of this lipstick to chose 
Helen E Cosmetic's Long Lasting Lip Colour :) 
Each lipstick contains 3.5 g of product and costs £8 to buy :) 

Now the shade I got is a WOW to me Ok Reds are daunting sometimes but this little beauty is another daunting shade well that is what I thought when I first saw it :) 
The shade I got is "Raspberry".  This is surely a deep Cherry red when applied heavily on the lips It does look more raspberry when applied with one layer.  Its a semi matte lipstick does have a little bit of micro shimmers which are only a tiny bit noticeable if you look at it with a magnifying glass :) 
Let me tell you know this is surely "They put more effort into the product rather than the packaging" lipstick I tell you 
The texture is and feels amazing.  Its so so smooth and creamy It literally need not effort to swatch.  The above picture is one layer swatched.  Awww its a dream to apply without a doubt and to be honest you could actually away with applying this without a liner as it never bled once for me but normally I would apply a lip liner just to be on the safe side.  
The above picture is in normal light with 2 coats.  Look how pigmented this shade is :) 
Now I will show you what its like on the lips with the flash of the camera 
Stunning just stunning :) 
Now let me tell you this little beauty is like a stain.  Long Lasting is surely the right name for it.  It wore off to look more like a berry red.  Now if you suffer with dry lips I will tell you to make sure you apply a balm before hand and maybe carry it around with you because after about 5 hours this does sort of soak into your lines and dry out a little but after applying a little balm it feels fine
Below is a picture of the lipstick on my lips about 5 hours after drinking and eating 
Still Looking good :) 
Over all I am impressed with the lipstick.  I feel it is definitely worth £8 without a doubt.  The shade on the other hand with be worn on a night out when I have tan on and a little darker foundation applied as it does not suit my fair to medium skin tone aka normal everyday skin tone.  
Its Impressed me that much I am thinking of trying another lipstick this time maybe a tad bit lighter lol 
Have you ever tried this brand before ??? 
If you have tried it is there any recommendations on Helens other products ?
Well thats it for today :) 

Keep safe and happy and healthy and enjoy the day no matter what you are doing for the day and night 
Check out the ladies who have also taken part in #28Kisses posts you might see something you want to try out for yourself :)

  • Nykki-talks-beauty
  • Emily Nailed It 
  • Kaka Beauty Blog
  • Face Value Blog
  • FashionCHICsta
  • NykkeyB
  • Aglaia Beauty
  • Maria Sparkle
  • Pixie Dust and Fairytales
  • Pretty, Posh, Oh My Gosh!
  • Confessions of a Make-up Addict
  • The Glamourous life of a French House Wife
  • Beauti by Jinjer
  • Beauty Passionista
  • All Made up 21
  • Nina's Bargain Beauty
  • Epiphannie A
  • Lacey Smiles 84

  • Until next Time 
    Lots of Love Luck and Laughter 

    I love love love hearing from you all :) I make it my duty to read each and every one of you comments and every time i get a comment from you it highlights my day thanks so so much to you all xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


    the creation of beauty is art. said...

    Such a sultry colour!

    Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs said...

    Oh pretty, I LOVVVE this color!! Gorgeous.


    Angela Peters said...

    Such a gorgeous shade!!


    Rebecca Goodyear said...

    Beautiful colour, love the darkness mixed with the pigment. Not seen this brand before!

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