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THEBALM Girls Lipsticks – Mia Moore, Foxxy Pout, Amanda Kissmylips – Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, THEBALM, Yishan | by — June 25, 2013

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Brand: theBalm
Range: theBalm Girls Lipstick
Shades: Mia Moore, Foxxy Pout, Amanda Kissmylips
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • theBalm Girls Lipsticks are rich in pigment and lip conditioners with a sleek bullet-style packaging.
  • Soft creamy texture that applies beautifully with great coverage that’s buildable according to your preference.
  • Has a refreshing sweet minty scent.
  • Free of chemicals and does not contain parabens, synethetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs, triclosan and preservatives.
  • Available in six shades with James Bond-inspired names:  Mia Moore (rich creamy red), Mai Billsbepaid (velvety nude), Ima Goodkisser (soft shimmering coral), Foxxy Pout (metallic bronze), Amanda Kissmylips (sheer maroon berry), Anita Boytoy (shimmering pink)
  • Verdict: Whether you’re after a classic red, or a sheer wash of brown or a hint of bronze on your lips, theBalm lipsticks are a great affordable range that applies as beautifully as many lipsticks at a higher price point.  The shade range is however a bit limited, but I recommend checking out Mia Moore – a classic neutral red that is so densely pigmented that it gives lips a “va va voom” effect.

THEBALM Girls Lipstick 1

Amanda Kissmylips was more of a sheer brown on me than a “sheer maroon berry”.
Applied over a layer of Mecca Cosmetica Lip De-Luscious SPF 25 – look what a difference a thick layer this amazing lip balm makes (first and third photo) vs. a thin layer (middle photo)

RRP: $19.95 AUD available in Australia through selected pharmacies and in David Jones & www.thebalm.com

These products were provided for consideration.

MANHATTAN High Shine Lipgloss -19W, 23G, 35T, 52S, 46S

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BlueBell, LIP GLOSS, Lips, MANHATTAN, NC10 | by — September 11, 2012

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Brand: Manhattan
Range: High Shine Lipgloss
Shades: 19W, 23G, 35T, 52S, 46S
Swatched by the lovely: Bluebell

  • Bluebell describes the High Shine Glosses as really good quality, non sticky with a lustrous shine that has a decent lasting power.
  • Thanks Bluebell for the lovely swatches! 

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MAYBELLINE Color Sensational Lip Color – Beige Rose #602, Ice Tea #715, Luminous Cocoa #760

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Lips, LIPSTICK, MAYBELLINE, NC20, Yishan | by — February 28, 2012

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Brand: Maybelline
Range: Color Sensational Lip Color
Shades: Beige Rose #602, Ice Tea #715, Luminous Cocoa #760
Swatched by yours truly: Akisa

  • Maybelline have added 10 new shades to the Color Sensational range, which I’ve spread over 3 posts starting with the “veil like” nudes.
  • The new shades are translucent & lightweight, but feature the signature nourishing feel.
  • Tastes fruity & juicy, reminds me of fruit chews like Starbursts candy.  One of the YUMMIEST lipsticks I’ve tasted to date.
  • Verdict: My favourite is “Beige Rose” – which looks like a nude translucent veil over lips.  It’s by no means comparable to Lancome in texture, but the effect reminds me of Lancome L’Absolu Nu in “Beige de Soie” #201.   Honourable mention goes to “Luminous Cocoa” which looks like a chocolate tint, great for those that like a neutral “my lips but better” finish.

All swatches applied over a slick of Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm.

What’s your verdict on nude veil lipsticks & chocolate tints?

These products were provided for consideration.

MAYBELLINE Color Sensational Lip Color – Barely Brown, Rum Riche, Bronzed, Warm Latte, Mochachino

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Lips, LIPSTICK, MAYBELLINE, NC20, Yishan | by — February 27, 2012

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Brand: Maybelline
Range: Color Sensational Lip Color
Shades: Barely Brown, Rum Riche, Bronzed, Warm Latte, Mochachino
Swatched by yours truly: Akisa

  • Maybelline have added 5 new neutral (and very warm) shades to the Color Sensational range in a mix of satin and lustruous finishes.
  • To make room for these new shades, Maybelline have discontinued “Caramel Kiss” and “Toffee Tango”.
  • Glides smoothly and evenly with a creamy nourishing feel due to the key ingredient – honey nectar.
  • Lightweight yet pigmented, with a dessert-like taste & doesn’t sink into lip lines.
  • Verdict: My top picks are “Warm Latte” (pair this glimmering golden lip with smouldering eyes) and “Rum Riche” (a gorgeous plum shade that’s making me look forward to autumn already!)
Click on the lip swatches for enlarged image.
All swatches applied over a slick of Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm.
What’s your verdict on bronze & brown lipsticks?
RRP: $16.95 AUD
These products were provided for consideration.

MAC Lipstick – Oh Oh Oh (LE)

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BlueBell, Lips, LIPSTICK, MAC, NC10 | by — September 16, 2011

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Brand: MAC
Range: Lipstick
Shade: Oh Oh Oh (Mac Me Over Collection – LE)
Swatched by the lovely: Bluebell

  • Oh Oh Oh is a limited edition shade from the MAC Me Over Collection, described as a “plum bronze with pearl” with a lustre finish
  • Bluebell describes the texture as in between Lustre & Frost, with subtle pigmentation that doesn’t build up in intensity even after applying several layers.
  • Thanks Bluebell for sharing this amazing swatch!! It’s such a unique plum bronze shade.