It's been AGES since my last "Beauty What?" post! So for my first review for 2014, I'll be featuring two products (you can notice that the title's quite a mouthful :P).
I'm not much on lip products but if I see something that I really, REALLY like, I wouldn't think twice on buying it. Now without further ado, let's start the review!
|Bench™ Foxy Wonder Woman Lipstick and Revlon® Just Bitten Kissable™ Balm Stain|
I purchased my Revlon balm stain from Bon Marche (here's the link to their website) because it's much cheaper (I bought it for only ₱360.00 or $8.00) compared to the ones sold in department stores. This is already my second purchase from their shop and so far I'm really satisfied with their products. :)
|The size of the product|
|What the bullet looks like|
I got this in the shade "Crush", a subtle plum shade. It actually goes on a bit sheer. You might have to layer it twice or thrice depending on the intensity that you want. I can say that this color suits any skin tone. And I mean ANY. There's just something about purple-toned makeup that fits every woman on the planet.
x I like that it looks like a jumbo crayon, like one of those twistable crayons from Crayola. :3
x I like the scent. It's minty.
x It's long-lasting. I love products that stay true to what they advertise. It stays on for 3-4 hours even if you eat or drink.
x It's a bit drying. I know it has 'balm' on its name but in reality it's not that hydrating. I noticed that it dries out my lips after an hour so make sure to exfoliate your lips first and apply a thin layer of lip balm before putting this on.
x The packaging. I don't hate it, hate it but I just don't like it when the label gets scratched off the product. The same happened to my Revlon Lash Potion mascara.
Next up is my Bench lippie! I'm not a fan of Bench's makeup line but when I saw this at their store it made me take a second look:
|The packaging. Cute, right??? :)|
|What's inside the box. Looks more like candy to me. :))|
|What the bullet looks like|
For just ₱198.00 (or $4.50), I'm sold. Contrary to my Revlon balm stain, this one is more of a burgundy-red than plum-red. Another similarity is that it also compliments any skin tone. This is perfect for those days where only a bold lipstick can put that confidence back where it should be. ;)
x Long-lasting. PROVIDED that you apply them correctly: Apply-blot-apply. Don't forget to exfoliate and apply lip balm!
x Cute packaging. I don't think I have to elaborate this. :D
x I honestly can't think of anything!
I almost forgot! Here are the swatches:
|Two different but gorgeous shades|
I recommend both of these products especially for those girls who want to step out of their comfort zones. :) Don't forget to put on your most beautiful smile though, which is the ultimate accessory. ♥
Hope you liked this review! God bless. :)