I’ve been trying to get more into red lipsticks this year, but still find myself struggling to wear them due to their bold colouring. Plus, as they fade throughout the day, there’s a really obvious contrast between red lipstick and my natural lip colour (unlike a nude pink lipstick).
I picked up Bestie from ColourPop’s Ultra GLossy line, as I’ve fallen back in lov with glosses. My favourite is Anastasia Beverly Hills, but with a $31 AUD price tag, I needed to try a cheaper option (and one that’s cruelty-free).
Bestie is described as being a creme mid-tone pink, however does look lighter on ColourPop’s website. The description on their website is accurate though.
The gloss glides on beautifully, and doesn’t feel sticky or too heavy on the lips. I found this to have good pigmentation, with one swipe providing almost opaque coverage.
I also think this would make for a nice topper on other nudey-pink shades, especially over liquid lipsticks.
When ColourPop’s next free shipping promo comes around, what should I try next, or better yet, what are you going to try? Let me know in the comments below!
While adding ColourPop glosses to my shopping cart, I decided to pop an Ultra Metallic in to test out. I didn’t realise just how metallic this formula is though!
I can confidently say I own most unique highlighter shades, including pinks, purples and a blue. I’ve now finally got the last “unique” shade I feel there is to get – green!
After deciding I needed a lighter base option other than foundation, I picked up the NYX BB (Beauty Balm) at Target with 30% off the RRP, making sure to select the fairest shade (BBCR01 – Nude). It claims to brighten, smooth and moisturize. It’s also cruelty-free!
I’ve got a couple more cruelty-free favourites that I want to share with you. Most of these could almost go in an ‘Empties’ post, I’ve used them that much!
Before I start, I’d just like to add a little disclaimer. Not all the products I use are cruelty-free. When looking for a product, my two main thoughts are: can I afford it? (drug-store basically), and does it suit my complexion/skin tone etc. Anything else is really just a bonus. That being said, I would love to discover more cruelty-free brands that fit into the two categories above. For now, here are my favourite discoveries. Continue reading