L’Oreal Paris X Balmain – Color Riche Lipstick


Bold, matte colour in twelve delicious shades!

As soon as I heard that Balmain was teaming up with the lipstick giant L’Oreal Paris I knew I had to get my hands on them! I decided to get three of the shades to start off my collection – I went with Confidence, Confession and Glamazone. These lipsticks are fully pigmented with added camelia oil to deliver a non-drying creamy matte lip.

Confidence is a rose gold shimmer matte lipstick which is absolutely stunning to add a hint of sparkle. Confession is a bold pinky red matte shade which is deliciously smooth. Glamazone is a dark, mauve brown that is beautiful for golden makeup looks.

The packaging is as couture as the shades – but what else would you expect from Balmain!?

Bottom Line: Charmingly cute solid perfume for on the go application.

Price: £12.99 at Boots

Rating: *****

Gerard Cosmetics – Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick – Serenity


This is an amazingly easy to apply, vivid, and beautiful lipstick!

This lipstick, has the ultimate staying power – giving vivid lip colour for at least 6 hours – lasting longer than the NYX Lingerie Lipstick and NYX Liquid Suede Creme Lipstick I have purchased.

This lipstick is one of the easiest I’ve ever had to apply, and with just one dip it provides great coverage –  and it doesn’t smudge your already applied part causing it to go patchy! It lasted three re-coats before it got clumpy and started to flake. It can withstand eating and drinking to with only minimal touch up – I was able to devour a three course meal and it still looked presentable!

Bottom Line: Gerard Cosmetics have just created the holy grail of liquid lipsticks! Thoroughly worth the higher price due to the amazing quality and easibility of applying with the built in wand!

Price: £11 @ BeautyBay.com

Rating: *****