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NATIO Smoothie Lip Colour Crayons – Peony, Plum, Lollipop, Petal, Poppy – Review, Photos, Swatches


LIP TINTS, Lips, NATIO, NC20, Yishan | by — February 10, 2014

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Brand: Natio
Range: Smoothie Lip Colour Crayons
Shade: Peony, Plum, Lollipop, Petal, Poppy
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Natio’s new Smoothie Lip Colour Crayons deliver a quick slick of sheer popsicle tinted colours, in a smooth moisturising formula that contains jojoba seed oil and shea butter.
  • Available in range of 8 shades: Peony (cool pink), Tea Rose (warm pink), Hazel (warm nude), Holly (scarlet), Plum (warm plum), Lollipop (candy pink), Petal (rose pink), Poppy (Warm red).
  • Lips are left feeling moisturised with a sheen, and the punchier colours (eg. Lollipop) do leaves lips with a stain afterwards.
  • In terms of packaging, the lids don’t stay on as securely as I’d like them to be, however I do like they are wind-up crayons so it doesn’t require any sharpening.
  • Verdict: Lollipop is my favourite as it’s more of a sheer pink fuchsia and brightens up my complexion.  Peony surprisingly turned out to be a pale pink despite the packaging looking like a MLBB shade.  Plum is a sheer take on the berry/wine lip trend, and Petal & Poppy will appeal to those that like a natural lip.  Natio is known for their range of wearable shades, and their Smoothie Lip Colour Crayon are a great choice if you like a sheer wearable colour that only takes seconds to slick on.

NATIO Smoothie Lip Colour Crayons - Peony, Plum, Lollipop, Petal, Poppy - Review, Photos, Swatches

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NATIO Smoothie Lip Colour Crayons - Peony, Plum, Lollipop, Petal, Poppy - Review, Photos, Swatches

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RRP: $12.95 AUD

Available in Australia from Myer, David Jones and selected pharmacies and www.natio.com.au

This product was provided for consideration.

REVLON Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain – Romantic – Review, Photos, Swatches


Katherine, LIP TINTS, Lips, NC25, REVLON | by — December 9, 2013


Brand: Revlon
Range: Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain
Shade: Romantic
Swatched by the lovely: Katherine

  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains are a pampering gel formula balm fused with a lightweight lip stain for a smooth flush of colour that lasts.
  • Katherine describes “Romantic” as a warm crimson red with medium-high pigment. Visit Katherine’s blog to read her verdict on how moisturising and long lasting this lip stain turned out to be!
  • Thanks Katherine for the lovely swatch!

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Revlon Romantic 2

Revlon Romantic 5

Revlon Romantic 3

BOURJOIS Colour Boost Lip Crayon – Orange Punch – Review, Photos, Swatches


BOURJOIS, LIP TINTS, Lips, Maddy, NC40 | by — October 14, 2013

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Brand: Bourjois
Range: Colour Boost Lip Crayon
Shade: Orange Punch
Swatched by the lovely: Maddy

  • Bourjois Colour Boost Lip Crayons are waterproof and formulated with silk extracts to ensure long lasting comfort and hydration.  Also protects lips from the sun with SPF 15.
  • Available in 4 shades – Orange Punch (pictured), Red Sunrise, Fuschia Libre and Peach On the Beach.
  • Maddy describes Orange Punch as more of a coral than orange on her pigmented lips.  Read the rest of Maddy’s blog post to find out how long lasting and moisturizing it is!
  • Thanks Maddy for the gorgeous swatch!




REVLON Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain – Romantic, Smitten, Cherish, Darling – Reviews, Photos, Swatches


LIP TINTS, Lips, NC20, REVLON, Yishan | by — May 14, 2013

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Brand: Revlon
Range: Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain
Shades: Romantic, Smitten, Sweetheart, Cherish, Darling
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain’s are a lightweight lipstain with a pigmented flush of colour that’s long lasting and exceptional staining power that lasts for hours and hours.
  • No lip balm required beforehand – the smooth gel formula glides on smoothly & softens lips for a supple, conditioned and moistured finish that looks fuller.
  • Comes in a retractable chubby crayon applicator – no sharpening required.
  • Available in 10 shades – Honey, Darling, Cherish, Lovesick, Sweetheart, Smitten, Charm, Romantic, Precious and Adore.
  • Light peppermint fragrance.
  • Tip: Make sure your lips are well exfoliated beforehand, otherwise this balm will stain in uneven patches.
  • Verdict: As a testament to how amazing the staying power is, I had to photograph the lip swatches over 2 days (well spaced apart) and in a strategic sequence starting with the lightest to the darkest shade to make sure the stains from the previous swatch doesn’t interfere with the next shade.  I’m also amazed by how pigmented & moisturising they are without the need for any lip balm.   If you decide to change your lip colour just as soon as you applied it, the best makeup remover for taking off this stain is Clinique Take the Day Make Up Remover for Lids, Lashes & Lips.

Swatched without any lip balm.
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Darling & Cherish are better suited to pale lip tones as it contrasts against pigmented lips. That said, I liked the sweet pink stain that Cherish left on my lips as opposed to the red/fuchsia stains from the other shades.

The pink shades may look deceptively similar on my arm, but as you can see they are strikingly different on lips.

RRP: $17.95 AUD

This product was provided for consideration.

FRESH Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 – Coral – Reviews, Photos, Swatches


FRESH, LIP TINTS, LIP TREATMENTS, Lips, NC20, Yishan | by — February 25, 2013


Brand: Fresh
Range: Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
Shade: Coral
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • A cult favourite amongst beauty junkies, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatments are scientifically proven to keep lips moisturized for up to 6 hours after initial application, guaranteed to give smoother softer lips and prevent dryness.
  • Transforms lips into juicy pillowy cushions, thanks for a blend of repairing oils (rich in plumping essential fatty acids) and waxes with real sugar (a natural humectant to retain moisture) and vitamins A, C and E for anti-oxidant protection.
  • Coral is a reddish coral.  Although coverage is buildable, I find it best worn sheer, as over application tends to transfer onto teeth & cups etc.
  • Texture is incredibly buttery & waxy at the same time, and the bullet is often left looking like whipped butter after I’m done applying.
  • You only need a small amount & press your lips together to blend.  Over applying can lead to a “ring” effect around your lips due to the slippery finish, and losing half of it onto your cup!
  • It’s not only citrus in scent, but there’s also a distinct waxiness in the taste too.
  • Free of petroleum, mineral oil and lanolin.
  • Verdict: I can confidently say that the hype & scientific claims are all true. I apply this 2-3 times a day, and I find the moisture lasts me throughout the whole day and my lip flakes don’t appear until they are ready for “turnover” after a good 3 days.  My only gripe is the waxy taste and the tendency for it to slide & transfer onto teeth and cups.  But as I value moisture over lasting power, this is currently my daily go-to lip product for the office.  Especially when I need to keep my lips in condition for a swatching weekend ahead!

I purchased this product from Sephora.