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PALMER’S Cocoa Butter Formula Dark Chocolate & Cherry Lip Balm SPF 15 – Review, Photos, Swatches

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LIP TREATMENTS, Lips, PALMERS, Yishan | by — March 11, 2014

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Brand: Palmer’s
Range: Cocoa Butter Formula
Flavour: Dark Chocolate & Cherry Lip Balm SPF 15
Reviewed by yours truly: Yishan

  • A whiff of this lip balm & I’m instantly reminded of Cherry Ripe, Australia’s oldest chocolate bar that has cherries and coconut coated in dark chocolate.
  • It’s not only deliciously scented, but also contains anti-oxidants and SPF 15 for sun protection.
  • The silky texture is thanks to dimethicone (a silicone-based polymer) which leaves lips with a diffused finish, but it doesn’t smooth lip lines.
  • I did try to swatch this on my arm, but it only left a subtle dark cherry stain so I skipped photographing it.
  • Verdict:  The subtle “dark chocolate cherry” tint on the lips will appeal to those with darker lips, as there are not that many lip tints out there with such a shade. Despite the “ultra moisturising claims” it’s lightweight in moisture for my lip condition, making this product better suited to younger lips or those who live in more humid climates.

 

PALMERS COCOA BUTTER Dark Chocolate Tinted Lip Balm 1b

RRP: $3.49 AUD

This product was provided for consideration.

ESTEE LAUDER Bronze Goddess Summer Collection

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Lips, LIPSTICK | by — March 10, 2014

ESTEE LAUDER Bronze Goddess Summer 1

Estee Lauder’s 2014 Bronze Goddess Summer Collection is inspired by the exotic Caribbean paradise embodied by golden sands and palm trees. The Pure Color Five Color Eyeshadow Palette in Batik Sun is a limited edition palette of brilliant green, gold and nude shades.

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ESTEE LAUDER Bronze Goddess Summer 6

My favourite product from the collection is the Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée in Heat Wave, a highly pearlised golden illuminating powder with a creamy textuere that makes it easy to blend on the skin for a luxurious holiday glow.

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ESTEE LAUDER Bronze Goddess Summer 6b To intensify the eyes, the Pure Color Liquid Eyeliner Duo in Black Sands features a dual ended felt tip in black and bronze to add definition and add extra smoulder to the summer look.

ESTEE LAUDER Bronze Goddess Summer 5

The felt tip is soft and moderate in flexibility, making it easy to draw clean lines and flicks.  The formula is very wet and takes around a minute to set and becomes budge proof.  I recommend tight lining with a eyeliner pencil first, so that the wet formula is focused on creating a precise edge.

ESTEE LAUDER Bronze Goddess Summer 5b

ESTEE LAUDER Bronze Goddess Summer 6c

Lastly, the Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in new limited edition shades – Solar Crush and Fuschia Fever - feature vibrant pink and tangerine tones.  The formula is long lasting with intense pigmentation that fades gracefully as the day wears on.

ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick - Solar Crush Fuchsia Fever 1

ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick - Solar Crush Fuchsia Fever 3b

 

Prices in Australia

  • Pure Color Gelée Powder Eyeshadow Palette – Batik Sun (LE): $90 AUD
  • Pure Color Liquid Eyeliner Duo – Black Sands: $50 AUD
  • Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick – Solar Crush (LE) and Fuchsia Fever: $45 AUD
  • Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelée – Heat Wave (LE): $75 AUD

These products were provided for consideration.

BILLIE GOAT SOAP Lip Balm – Review, Photos, Swatches

Brand: Billie Goat Soap
Range: Lip Balm
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Billie Goat Soap is famous for their goat milk products (soaps, body wash, moisturisers) formulated for sensitive skin especially for babies.
  • Having tried their soaps and moisturisers previously, I was intrigued to try their lip balm range when I saw it at the pharmacy as it’s made from Australian goats milk and skin loving oils.
  • To my surprise, it wasn’t milky in appearance, rather it was a clear balm that includes ingredients like natural emollients, triglycerides, coconut oil, jojoba oil, cocoa seed buter, beeswax and Vitamins C, B1, B6, B12 and E.
  • It melts really quickly and the oils leaves lips with a high gloss clear shine.
  • Available in 3 flavours – Natural, Peach and Pear & Mango.  No parabens, SLS, fragrance, colour and not tested on animals.
  • Verdict: It’s with mixed emotions that I give this a thumbs down. Whilst it does mositurise lips, I felt the formula is too oily / emollient and not well balanced making it absorb so quickly that my lips are left bare once absorbed.  If you’re in the market for a completely natural lip balm, I’d recommend Lanolips 101 Ointment over this one.

BILLIE GOAT SOAP Lip Balm 1

BILLIE GOAT SOAP LIP BALM REVIEW PHOTOS SWATCHES

BILLIE GOAT SOAP LIP BALM REVIEW PHOTOS SWATCHES

RRP: $5.95 AUD

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CLARINS Hydra Quench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm – Review, Photos, Swatches

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CLARINS, LIP TREATMENTS, Lips, Yishan | by — February 25, 2014

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Brand: Clarins
RangeHydra Quench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Clarins Hydra Quench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm is a rich, protective treatment balm that contains shea butter, wild mango and Vitamin E, olive extract, and rice oil plus a lip plumping complex.
  • My dehydrated lips immediately feel softened, plumped with moisture and protected by a rich salve barrier.
  • Leaves lips with a glossy finish. It supposedly leaves a healthy flush but since my lips are naturally flushed I didn’t notice any difference.
  • The slanted tip makes it easy to apply hygienically on the go.
  • Verdict: There are only a few lip balms that do such a fabulous job of moisturising to the extent that they melt my lip flakes, and this is one of them.  Any lip sins I’ve committed during the week are all forgiven with a full day’s application of this lip balm. I have it permanently in my weekend bag and have gotten so hooked on this lip balm that I have stopped applying lip colour!!

CLARINS Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm - Review, Photos, Swatches

CLARINS Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm - Review, Photos, Swatches

Clarins Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm - Review, Photos, Swatches

RRP: $30 AUD

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BOBBI BROWN Lip Color Shimmer Finish – 11 Pink Apricot Shimmer – Review, Photos, Swatches

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BOBBI BROWN, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, Yishan | by — February 24, 2014

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Brand: Bobbi Brown
Range: Lip Color – Shimmer Finish
Shade: Pink Apricot Shimmer #11
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • The Shimmer Finish range of Bobbi Brown Lip Colors feature light reflecting pearls for a highly reflective multidimensional colour.
  • Packed with luxurious butters and oils to nourish and condition lips, but I find that I still need to apply lip balm beforehand for added moisture for the shimmer finish to look their best.
  • Pink Apricot Shimmer is described as a “bright pink coral” with gold pearl shimmers.
  • Verdict: This will appeal to those that want a multidimensional finish without needing to layer on gloss for a luminous effect.  On a personal front, I find that shimmery lipsticks looks distracting on me,  and I much prefer shimmer on my eyes than lips

BOBBI BROWN Lip Color - 11 Pink Apricot Shimmer - Review, Photos, Swatches

BOBBI BROWN Lip Color - 11 Pink Apricot Shimmer - Review, Photos, Swatches

BOBBI BROWN Lip Color - 11 Pink Apricot Shimmer - Review, Photos, Swatches

BOBBI BROWN Lip Color - 11 Pink Apricot Shimmer - Review, Photos, Swatches

This product was provided for consideration.