Tuesday, 16 February 2016

The Matte Lip Obsession...

Let's not lie, I buzz off finding a good bargain. My life is dedicated to stalking the internet [and Poundland] to find the very best and cheapest products - be this fashion, beauty, lifestyle or home-wise. Why pay more, when you can be a tight-arse like me? Plus, the Lottery is sly and won't let me win [which I'm actually fuming about] so it looks like my cheapskate behaviour is here to stay.


You may remember reading about my first ever encounter with Born Pretty here. And if you didn't / don't remember being exposed to my mad bargain euphoria post, I do highly recommend having a read, like [although I am massively bias.] To sum it up, I was amazed by their free shipping [which was also pretty fast, given the distance my parcel had to travel], their prices being in dollars [helloooooo amazing conversion rates] and the fact that they gave me a dizzy code so that you guys can get stuff at dirt cheap prices, shipped to your door AND at an even further reduced cost [enter AINH10 at the checkout for 10% off your order.] 


Since working with Born Pretty, I have ordered a fair few bits off their site. Including these matte lipglosses, which I have raved and ranted about on Instagram for weeks. And here's why.





I blogged here about how I got on with #8 the other week. If you haven't read that post, I highly recommend it, like [cough*BIAS AS HELL*cough.] But this post is a bit of a spoiler anyway I guess; it's pretty obv that I loved it, or I wouldn't have gone ahead and ordered pretty much the majority of the rest of the range.

Each lipgloss within the range is fairly quick to dry, isn't sticky as hell [like cheaper lipglosses can be] and not super drying - though I do advise you scrub your lips and apply some form of lip balm before you crack on with your application.

I like to apply a first coat, leave it to dry and then build it up with another coat or two, for a bold, matte lip. I'd also recommend using a lip liner with this product, to get a sharp shape and a look which is more Kylie Jenner than .. well, I don't know really. Someone who has bad lips. Pete Burns, maybe? [Soz Pete, lad.] Once applied, the colour is also extremely long lasting.



Shades #7, #6, #4, #8, #3, #5 and #2

Dem shades, though.

The only beef I have with this product is that it's waterproof. Don't get me wrong, this feature is also bloody brilliant - but it's waterproof to an extent where you have to really scrub at it with a babywipe to remove it. You have no idea how long it took me to remove these numbers from my arm. They're still there faintly tbh; I'm like a human barcode.

Once you've put this product on, you're committed. You can't change your mind halfway through and decide to apply a different product - there's no easy going back, you end up removing the lip colour and half your facial makeup, if you're not careful. This having been said, the fact that it's waterproof is also insanely brilliant - you can rub at it and rub water on it and although there is a tiny bit of movement, the colour and intensity does not fade one bit. Wow. A lipgloss that can power through no matter how many Jagerbombs I throw at it. Life = complete.





Three of my favourite shades; L-R #4, #7 and #6

These bad boys are currently on sale for just $1.99 each, which works out at about £1.39 in sterling - with free shipping. Even I, the cheapest of the cheap skates and the trampiest of the tramps, can not argue with this. They don't smell like sh*t [like this very questionable Wet n Wild lipstick I reviewed a while ago did], aren't super mega sticky and they last for ages. They might not be as high quality as say, your Mac Matte lipsticks; but for the price, I don't give one solitary sh*t. I love them and can't wait to incorporate them into my daily makeup routine.


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What do you think of this look? Do you have any matte lip product recommendations / top application tips? Have you ordered from Born Pretty before? 

If you fancy getting your hands on some ultimate Born Pretty bargains, enter AINH10 at the checkout for an extra 10% off, on me :}

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