You may have seen in my InstaLIFE roundup post on Sunday that I gave myself a little Friday treat – some beauty goodies from Seventeen. They are currently running an offer where if you buy 2 products you get a free Limited Edition LipCrayon (and there’s two beautiful shades to choose from – hot pink and a coral colour). I picked up the pink one on Friday and couldn’t resist nipping in yesterday to nab myself the coral one too!
The Seventeen Lip Crayons are fantastic. I first tried them on a whim in the January sales when I picked up a box of 4 limited edition shades for £5 (half price reduced from £10). They were gorgeous colours, amazingly pigmented and had a good staying power. So when I saw the deal for 2 more beautiful limited edition shades I just couldn’t resist.
The packaging has had a bit of a revamp and I think they look really cool, with a black plastic body, and writing and the end mirroring the colour of the actual crayon. They’re really eye catching and fun looking.
Annoyingly there were no testers available (why Boots why?!) so it was a bit of a guess as to what the colours would actually be like inside! The pink is a bright hot pink judging from the packaging but the actual crayon looks a lot darker and red looking when you take off the lid. The coral is an orange toned peachy pink on the packaging, however again looks a lot darker and redder on the actual crayon (although my picture below doesn’t really capture this very well). I also noticed they both had glitter particles running through them, which I’m not normally a fan of. Oh dear, I hope I wasn’t going to be disappointed!
On the lip however, the pink is just like the packaging – a bright blue toned fuchsia which is really bold yet wearable and pretty (and makes my teeth look whiter – always a bonus!). It’s a really fun colour for summer and great for festival season.
The coral is still a bit darker than it looked on the packaging but it’s a really nice orange tone rather red, which I was really pleased with as I love orange lips! I would definitely say this colour leans more towards orange than pink, but it’s a very pretty peachy orange which would be great for people who want to experiment with this lip trend and break into it gently!
Both the pink and coral colours do feature tiny glitter particles, but luckily for me, they’re not too noticeable on the lip. I’m not a huge fan of shimmery / frosted lip products and the glimmer in these just add a nice bit of shine, rather than being terribly noticeable unless you’re looking super close. I quite like the glossy finish of these Lip Crayons, as many of my other crayons are a matte finish, and these will look amazing in the sunshine (please come back out to play sun!!)
|Blurred and closer view to show off the glitter|
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