If you’re in the mood for a new lippie, Becca Ultimate Lipstick Love* is a strong contender for its juicy finish and depth of colour. These are super smooth in the wear – probably because of the hyaluronic that’s included in the formula – but avocado and olive oils are definitely playing a part. The colours are very saturated – the brand claims a one swipe full coverage – and a little brighter than you might expect when looking at them in the bullet. Becca the brand has really changed since it was bought by ELC – it used to be (to my mind) a bit of a hippy, beach girl kind of brand, more about nuance and light play than full-on make up. Recent launches have moved Becca forward (I don’t know if its for the better because I think its losing personality) to a more comprehensive and complete cosmetic offering.
The shades I’m sharing today (and there are LOADS) are from bottom to top: Taupe, Sugar, Crimson, Tulip and Poppy but I could confidently say that there is something for everyone colour-wise. They’re £20 each HERE *** Non Affiliate Link is HERE and not bad value, I don’t think although many of the shades have sold out on-line. They make a curious pop when you open the lid – the packaging barrel has a double lining that creates a sound so you will never be able to do a discrete top up at the theatre..or in the library.. just saying.
A quick shout out for the new Lip Definers – if you like a lip liner, these are pretty damn good. They don’t snap and do a good job at seamless, creamy delivery which is essential for an accurate line. The pen format includes a sharpener and a lip ‘paddle’ to smooth your line – it really works well. I’m not normally one for lip liners but recently I’ve been doing a very neutral lip tone line, buffing it in a little bit and then using a clear balm. I love the look because its natural but precise – it makes my lips look sharper at the edges than they really are without looking at all obvious. They’re £18 and the one I use for myself is Breezy.
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Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
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