Collection Colour Pro Intense Lip Lacquer
Didn't meet expectations...
Generally speaking, I enjoy Collection products, and I find their lip products in particular I really like, so I purchased all four of the shades of their new Lip Lacquer. I've tried out It Girl, and Prom Queen, so the other two may differ from the review below.
First off, they are gorgeous shades, especially the coral which is perfect for the summer, when it arrives. The external packaging is also sleek and simple, it's not unnecessarily bulky, and is easy to store on your handbag or your pocket)
However, the actual product I'm not too keen on. It has an oddly shaped doe foot applicator, which I find doesn't fit my lips easily; well I say that, it fits my bottom lip fine, but it isn't very easy to apply to my top lip because of it's shape. Further to that, the internal packaging is quite tight around the wand, pulling off literally all of the product on the wand except for the very end of the applicator (where it kind of dangles off the end) which means that the product basically only gets applied to the lip line, rather than the actual lip itself. I found that I had to reinsert the wand into the product four or five times just to cover my lips which is a bit of a waste of time.
In terms of the actual formulation of the product, I found it to be super sticky and kind of thick, it didn't move around my lips very easily, it got caught on the skin and then wouldn't apply across, I prefer my glosses / lip lacquers to be a little more slick so that it's not uncomfotable to apply and doesn't pull on my lips.
Considering that it is described as an 'intense lip lacquer' I expected more colour pay off than I got. It really didn't seem any better than a fairly sheer lip gloss.
Even though it was sticky, I got less than 30 minutes wear out of it, and I'm not a lip product reapplying sort of person, so it was a bit of a pain really, especially since there are products out there that last longer.
Other people may feel different about this product, but for me, I really didn't enjoy it, it was super super sticky, which I could have put up with if it gave me something else in return, but even the colour pay off wasn't really there for me. I feel Collection really can, and do, do better.
March 5, 2014
I own all but the nude shade, and I'm seriously impressed! Each colour feels sticky at first, then comfortable and moisturising, and whether worn alone or over lipstick they really pack a punch!
These are NOT lipglosses, they are much more pigmented. Ideal if you know a young teen branching out into makeup, as they are colourful but pretty, not too mature, and they are very easy to apply and maintain.
April 6, 2014