Lots of brands are following in the footsteps of Clinique Chubby Sticks and bringing out lip crayons, here's the No7 offering.
Chunky crayon with a tapered end. Twists up to just under 1.5 inches of product, twists back down also which is helpful! (FYI, exactly the same size as the Clinique and MUA versions)
As you would expect these are creamy and moisturising and give lips a natural shine finish. The gloss is not sticky or tacky but balmy and smooth.
Colour payoff is sheer and each tone provides a soft veil of colour.
You could wear this over a lipstick if you wanted more intensity.
Because these are very sheer products with a sheen they are not the best at staying on and will transfer onto your glass of wine!
Great for those who prefer a quick and easy slick of natural colour that requires no fuss in application.
These are £9.00 each and some colours are available now although these new colours are available from 20th April 2013.
|New colours from 20th April 2013|
If you prefer something with a bit more longevity and vibrancy then opt for No7 Stay Perfect Lip Stain.
Marker pen style applicator that you literally draw straight onto your lips.
The sponge tip dispenses the lip colour. Once on the lips it dries quickly and the colour is instantly strong. Be warned, As the name implies, it stains! be careful not to draw outside of the lip line.
Colours appear quite a bit darker than you think so be aware of this when choosing your shade.
You would need to ensure to keep the lid on as these dry out very quickly. No7 have cleverly given it a double cap so when the lid falls off in your makeup bag there is another plastic cover protecting the nib.
Once dry the colour lasted well with just a couple of touch ups needed during the day. The colour is buildable so will look stronger the more layers you apply throughout the day. The other end contains a lip balm which is essential when using these stains as the product alone makes lips feel very dry. This helps to even out the colour too.
These are available now and are £9.95 each.
Available from www.boots.com