Putting things into price perspective straight away, the Collection Velvet Kiss lip creams are £2.99 each. Since I’ve spent the week featuring lip products that often sit around the £25 mark, it’s refreshing to have something that is completely affordable. It puts a different spin on how I review products – if you’re charging £25+ for your lipstick, I want to know why and it jolly well better be worth it! At £2.99, my expectations aren’t the same but it still has to be a workable product.
In the swatch here you can see that the Collection Velvet Kiss products are patchy and don’t give an even application. However, this doesn’t transfer to the lip, where they behave perfectly well with a silky feel on application. Once dried, I did feel that they exacerbated lip creases a bit so if you have beautifully smooth lips to start with, you’re going to be fine in that area. If not, avoid these. The pigment isn’t amazing – it’s good enough without being wow – and you’re going to have to factor in some reapplication which I’m pretty sure nobody is going to mind at the price. I’d take these over the Kylie Kenner lip products any day for their decent performance and a realistic price point that allows more people to try the matte trend. You can find them HERE.
Shades in the swatch from bottom to top are: Caramel, Rosie, Mango, Mulberry, Blackberry and Cotton Candy.
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