2014 was definitely the year of the lips for me – my lipstick obsession reached new levels and I just couldn’t help myself from adding to my collection constantly (something which has been happening quite a lot in 2015 too!) So when the lovelies at NV Colour Cosmetics got in touch to see if I’d like to try a couple of their products I just couldn’t resist! They sent me their NV Flamenco Lipstick* and NV Spiced Plum Chunky Lip Crayon*
Oohh how fabulous are those shade names?!
I love the NV website and branding as it’s really funky with bright, bold colours splashed against black which looks really cool and makes quite the statement. This is definitely reflected in the lip products I received as they both are really strong shades with great colour pay off.
The Flamenco Lipstick is a really pretty orangey coral colour. It’s a great colour for Spring as it’s the perfect everyday shade. It’s creamy consistency makes it glide on to my lips so easily and is really moisturising (perfect for me as I find my lips can get very dry). It has really good staying power too and is such a lovely low maintenance colour to wear without it being on the plain pink, boring side. I’ve been wearing it lots at work with black dresses to give my look a pretty, easily maintained lift without needing to worry it’s smudged or worn off during meetings. Perfect! I also love that there is a magnet in the lid of the casing so it stays on firmly, as there is nothing worse than a rogue open lipstick which ruins itself and your fave handbag! The horror!
I love the Spiced Plum Lip Crayon even more! Purple lips are my absolute favourite shades to wear and this one is great as it can be built up from a sheer wash of colour to a full on plum power pout! I was nervous at first as it appears quite glittery in the bullet (which I don’t usually like) but this doesn’t come across on the lips. Like the Lipstick, I found the Lip Crayon to be really moisturising and applied so easily, with no pulling. However I do find that a lip liner is definitely needed with this as it does bleed quite a lot. It’s glossier than the Lipstick so I use my MAC Prep and Prime underneath to stop it sliding off and increasing staying power. I really like that even after it does wear off after a good few hours it still leaves a pretty deep purple stain to my lips, and as a whole too, rather than just the outer edges. It’s also blue toned so makes my teeth look lovely and white (always a bonus!)
I am so impressed with my first foray into NV Colour Cosmetics. Both the Lipstick and Chunky Crayon are so moisturising and pigmented, they’re a real pleasure to wear. They’re so reasonably priced too (just £6 for the Lipstick and £5 for the Crayon) and such great quality, I’m sure I’ll be trying out the rest of their beautiful shades throughout 2015.
Have you tried any NV Colour Cosmetics before? What do you prefer – a lipstick or a lip crayon?
*Thank you so much NV Colour Cosmetics for sending me Flamenco and Spiced Plum to review. All thoughts are honest and my own. For more information please see my Disclaimer Page.
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