Anyway, back onto the review. Today I am going to be reviewing a lip pens. The kind that's like a felt tip pen that seems to be a trend of the past now. I got this when Collection still went by "Collection 2000" so this is probably quite an old product. However, upon googling if this lip pen was still being sold, I found out that Superdrug and Boots still have it on their website so it is still on the market for those who want to try it out.
The name has unfortunately rubbed off but I believe I have the shade "Pout" after some research
I knew I had this lip pen laying in my collection for a while and was super surprized that it hadn't dried up so I decided to wear it one day when I wanted a red lip. Worse decision ever. It reminded me why I hardly ever picked up this pen to do my lips. The applications was easy with it being a pen, however, it was patchy too so it took a bit more effort to apply. It bleeds a little but I didn't mind it too much because I loved the colour so I just went with it. Nope nope nope. Shouldn't have done that! The "lasting" power was a lie; the lippie wears horribly on me! It did not leave me with a nice stain, it looked flakey as if I peeled my lips. Reapplying fixed it a little but as mentioned before it was patchy so it just felt like a hassle. Thanks to this product, it'd put me off starting the lip pen collection I initially wanted. I thought lip pens were meant to be as easy as colouring :(
:: TL;DR ::
- The colour is a really pretty red
- Pen type applicator makes it easy to apply the product
- Has a nice sweetish smell to it
- Doesn't dry up after a year
- Applies patchy
- Bleeds a little
- Was not long lasting, looking worse by the hour
- Scent is strong so may put off those sensitive to smell
I really wanted to like the lip pen trend but unfortunately this one had ruined it for me. I don't feel like I can recommend this product to anybody because I had such a bad experience with it.
Have you ever tried lip pens before?