Balmy textures are everywhere right now – no surprise as we’re still mid-winter and its the perfect texture for combating dry lips while offering some protection at the same time. Givenchy Le Rose Perfecto Balm* has new, brighter shades for a bit of cold weather glam.
Although they don’t claim it in the info I have, I swear that these go darker on the lips the longer you wear them. The colour seems to warm up so it ends up quite bright in the end.
It’s a very, very nice formula – balmy, a tiny whisper of mint that disappears in no time, and plenty of hyaluronic spheres to ensure that lips look smoother.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
I wore Warming Red (303) as a tester and while it’s quite sheer out of the bullet, it does look a deeper shade with the darker colour of your own lip showing through. In fact, they all do apart from clear, obviously. There are 8 shades (including clear which has a tiny smattering of iridescence) and I’m sort of thinking of them as weekend lip products – just a dash of colour to wear with a tinted moisturiser.
Shades are 303 Warming Red, 304 Cosmic Plum, 301 Soothing Red and 202 Fearless Pink. So, I’ll let you into a secret fail that I do more often than I can say – when I’m doing a lot of photos I usually take the product pictures first, then the swatches and then test before writing about them. For this, I did everything up to the point of taking pictures of the swatches (the Balms were about the third lot of products that I’d photographed and swatched) – I wiped them off before I actually snapped them. So when I came to sit down to write about it, I had no swatch picture, but I did have them carefully written down in order to keep track. So, the light looks cooler in the swatch picture than the others because they were done on a different day with completely different lighting. Uh. Anyway, they’re £28 HERE.*** Non Affiliate HERE.
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