Review: Romantic Bear Peel Off Lip Stain

Review: Romantic Bear Peel Off Lip Stain Long Lasting Lip Color - Red Lipstick RosieI’m a huge fan of long lasting lip colour. I like to go about my business safe in the knowledge that I won’t need to reapply my lipstick all day long. So when I spotted this Romantic Bear Long Lasting Lip Color on Amazon (get it here), I had to give it a try. Little did I know that it was actually a peel off lip stain. I’d seen peel off lip stain before, but I wasn’t sure where to find them. I ended up with one kind of by accident, but I’m glad I’ve tried it out. I got it in the shade Cherry Red.

Romantic Bear Peel Off Lip Stain Long Lasting Lip Color in Cherry Red - Review on Red Lipstick Rosie

After applying the lip stain – a.k.a. A big ole mess.

I’m still not sure how I feel about them. Maybe I don’t have a steady hand or enough experience, or maybe I’m just plain not doing it right, but the application is ridiculously hard! It comes in a little tube with a flat-ended squeezy applicator (think the kind of lip-gloss tube you used when you were 14), which isn’t great for application. Try as I might, I couldn’t get it to make clean lines. The formula doesn’t help with this either, it’s a sticky gel that sticks to itself if you try to smooth it on in more than one movement. I got quite lucky with my cupids bow (by some miracle!), but my bottom lip was a disaster. I couldn’t get the product to move, the gel I squeezed out just stuck to the gel that was already in place and formed nasty clumps. It felt like I had used half the tube, but I made do.

Then I waited for about 15 minutes (in which time it felt like my mouth had welded together), and peeled it off. It feels really strange while it’s drying, like you can’t move else your lips would crack – and if you do make the mistake of smiling or something it peels it off before you’re ready. It’s hard and shiny, and actually kind of pretty if it wasn’t such a mess. Most of it came off in one go, and only the inside of my mouth remained a bit sticky, but I wiped that part off with some tissue. And actually it didn’t look too bad! If you look closely you can see the line of my bottom lip is uneven but it’s not too noticeable. It comes out a nice pink colour, which is a little patchy, but that could just be my severely uneven application. And it does seem to be fairly long lasting. Unfortunately it doesn’t have the colour pay off I was hoping for, but for days where I want a toned down look for my lips, this isn’t a bad product.

Red Lipstick Rosie - before swatch

Before

Romantic Bear Peel Off Lip Stain Long Lasting Lip Color in Cherry Red - Review on Red Lipstick Rosie

After

Just some tips for better application:

  • Exfoliate and moisturise first.
  • The less swipes you can do it in, the neater it’s likely to be.
  • Don’t go over where you’ve already applied it, it’ll just pick up the product and leave patches.
  • Don’t go too far on the inside of your mouth, else you could end up with pink teeth (also it tastes gross).
  • Try and keep your lips apart while it’s drying, else it’ll stick together and not dry in the corners.
  • Make sure it’s completely dry before you peel it off – this stuff is messy and will stain your fingers if it’s not dry.
  • Wipe off the flat applicator when you’re finished with it – you’ll end up with dry clumpy bits stuck to it next time you use it.

I think this product is especially great if you like a less bold lip (I’m bright red all the way), and have a fairly steady hand (I think we’ve already established I have zero skill when it comes to make-up). This product comes in several colours, and I think I’ll try out a few different brands of peel off lip stain, and see if they’re any easier/brighter than this one.

Have you tried a peel off lip stain? What did you think?
Have a lovely day x

Review: Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer

Normally I’m not a big fan of lip glosses – they’re sticky, un-pigmented, they fade quickly, and my hair always gets stuck to them. However,  the Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer is something of an exception. 

While in the form of a gloss with the same shiny lacquer-like effect, they have the pigment and staying power of a lipstick. The pigment is ridiculous, one swipe is completely opaque, I don’t even need to re-dip the applicator to get full coverage. The doe-foot applicator is comfortable and hugs to the shape of your lips. Their staying power is actually pretty good as they do have a staining effect, although the gloss-effect does fade. However, as they’re not transfer-proof, you’ll need to touch up after eating or drinking. As they’re not a matte gloss, they touch up perfectly with no peeling or crumbling. Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer is available in 13 shades on Boots.com for £6.49 (Get them here). I currently have 4 shades, Eclipse, Big Bang, Stellar, and Across The Universe.

Review: Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Eclipse

Eclipse

Eclipse is a deep plum red shade.

 

Review: Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Big Bang

Big Bang

Big Bang is a bright coral-based red.

Review: Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in StellarStellar is a bright barbie pink.

Review: Rimmel Apocalips Lip Lacquer in Across The UniverseAcross The Universe is a darker brick-based red.

There are many more shades available in nudes, pinks and purples. These are so comfortable to wear, and are only £6.49.
Will you be picking up any of these?

Have a lovely day x

Review: W7 Mega Matte Lips

Review: W7 Mega Matte LipsI recently discovered W7’s Mega Matte while looking for new brands and matte lipsticks. I decided to give it a go, and I’m so glad I did!

Swatch of W7 Mega Matte Lip gloss in Hasta La Vista. Review.

Hasta La Vista

Mega Matte is a matte lip creme with quite a thick consistency, and comes in a tube with a doe-foot applicator. First of all, it smells amazing, something sweet like buttercream (but if you’re not a fan of scents, don’t worry, it goes away once it’s applied). It goes on almost completely opaque, but is more opaque and longer lasting over lipliner. While it does go on completely matte, it does take a long time to properly set, at which point it’s mostly touch-proof, but not smudge-proof. It does come off a little if you’re not careful, so would need minor touch ups during the day. It’s pretty long-lasting, which is all I want in a lipstick (as well as being matte), and very comfortable to wear, not tacky and I don’t find it to be drying, but I don’t often find lip products drying where other people do.It won’t peel, crack, or crumble either. In my opinion, the formula is fairly similar to Nyx Soft Matte Lip Cream, but maybe a little more opaque, and longer lasting.

Swatch of W7 Mega Matte lip gloss in shade Hasta La Vista. Review.

Shade Hasta La Vista

I got it in the shade Hasta La Vista, and my goodness, is it stunning, an intense blue red that goes well with my palest-of-pale complexion. It comes in 5 shades in total; Two Bob – a light peachy nude, Sinful – baby pink, Hasta La Vista – bright blue-red, Chippie – coral tinged pink, and Oddball – a bright barbie pink.

It seems this brand is quite hard to find. I found it on Amazon, but according to their website, their UK stockists include Asda, T.K.Maxx, Next, and Peacocks. I did recently stumble across it at my local Peacocks, which pleased me! Prices seem to vary too. Their website states it costs £4.95, however in Peacocks it was selling for £2.50. Either way, it is quite a bargain!

Overall, I would definitely recommend Mega Matte to anyone who enjoys matte lip products, or to someone who just wants to try one out! You can find it on Amazon here in shade Hasta La Vista.

Have a lovely day x

 

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Valentines Day Essential: Kiss-Proof Lipstick

valentines day essential kiss proof lipstick lip colour makeupAs someone who loves to wear bright lipstick all the time, it can be a little frustrating when you’re out with your partner on a date or, in my case, just on a day-to-day basis, and you’re constantly worried about smudging your lipstick, eating it off at meals or getting it on your partner. There are so many lipsticks that claim to be smudge-proof or long lasting, and they usually don’t quite cut it. Well fear no more, as this Valentines Day I’ve got you covered.

rimmel provocalips lip colour lipstick play with fire

My own well-loved lipstick in Play With Fire

Rimmel Provocalips Lip Colour is the ultimate in staying power, and it won’t break the bank. It comes in 11 shades ranging from nudes to pinks to reds, and literally stays all day. I’ve applied it at 8am, and its still been going strong at 10pm with no fading or transfer or anything. It’s a two-step product, one side opaque colour, and the other a glossy balm.

Rimmel Provacalips play with fire lipstick lip colour swatch

Step 1 – Lip colour in Play With Fire

Start by making sure your lips are exfoliated and moisturised (but wipe away any excess moisture). Apply the lip colour carefully, because this stuff dries fairly quickly and really won’t budge. Once you’re done, allow it to dry for at least a minute until it’s completely set. If you don’t let it dry before the next step then you’ll end up with a sticky smeary mess. Try not to press your lips together too much during this time. The next step is the balm. Now I personally prefer a matte lip to anything else, but the texture of the lipstick without the balm is a little tacky and uncomfortable.

Rimmel provocalips lip colour lipstick play with fire swatch

Step 2 – the balm top-coat

If you’re ok with that then you could probably go without the balm, but I’m not sure if that would compromise it’s staying power. As it is, I apply a very light layer of the balm so that its comfortable, but not too glossy. However if you like a glossy lipstick, then apply more balm. Throughout the day you may need to apply a little more balm to keep it comfortable, but that’s really it! All day transfer-proof, kiss-proof lipstick, perfect for your Valentines Day date. Even if you’re not celebrating Valentines Day, its still a great lipstick for any event.

 

You can find it here for £6.99. You can also choose it in the colour Kiss Me You Fool in the Latest In Beauty boxes. The link can be found at the bottom of the page.
What are your Valentines Day essentials?

Have a lovely day x

 

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