When you’re a beauty blog obsessee and somebody tells you that they’re taking a trip to England you pretty much poop your pants. I have followed a lot of English youtubers and bloggers for years now and listened to them recommend plenty of English brands. It’s a little bit torturous to see everyone talking about stuff that you can’t get your hands on (I mean this in the most first world problems of ways). But a month ago my lovely sister packed up her bags and headed off to England. Needless to say I sent her off with a hug, a creepy inhale of her hair and list of goodies to pick up for me! She’s good to me… mostly for still talking to me after the continuous hair sniffing. Classy is not likely to be the first word one would use to describe me.
I tried not to go too nuts and I refrained from requesting the Collection concealers and the Liz Earle cleansers and so on. I just asked for a Bourjois lip product, some Barry M nail polishes, a Max Factor blush and a colourful Miss Manga mascara. She couldn’t find the last two, but I was still pretty ecstatic to see the beautiful plastic Boots bag emerge from her pack upon her return. Never has a plastic bag looked so sexy to me. ‘Twas pure unadulterated love.
|Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick – Pink Pong|
All of the products are brand new to me so I’m not sure how they hold up over time, but for now I can say that the formula of Barry M Gelly nail polishes (in the shade Blood Orange and Rose Bud) are fabulously glossy and pigmented, as I was expecting, and the Texture Nail Paint (in the shade Lady) builds up to a solid layer in a few coats, no base colour required. As for the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipstick (in the shade Pink Pong), it’s beautiful. I don’t find it sets completely like a lot of people say. It still prints a little bit, whereas the Sleek Matte Me’s do not in the slightest. It feels a lot more moisturizing than the Sleek ones though and the applicator is perfect. Normally I have to run a lipbrush over the edge of my lips to get a clean line with liquid lipsticks, but this one actually distributes just the right amount of product onto the doe foot applicator, making it a much tidier process. Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference.