Sunday, 15 March 2015

The Best Of The New Spring Releases: Crayons


Spring 2015 Make-up Crayons

Over the past couple of weeks or so there have been so many exciting Spring make-up releases that it's been hard to keep track so I thought that I would dedicate a few blog posts to my top picks from those brand new releases, starting with these incredible crayons. So here's my round-up of the make-up crayons, all of which have just hit the market, that I would certainly recommend keeping an eye out for when you're next out shopping.

GOSH Forever Lip Shine

GOSH Forever Lip Shine in 009 My Valentine* - 005 Flirty Dreams* - 002 Sweet Moments* £6.99
Unlike some of the other lip crayons that I own, specifically those that resemble the Clinique Chubby Sticks, GOSH's Forever Lip Shine crayons are much finer which is definitely more advantageous to those of us who like to be a bit more precise when it comes to our application. The shape of the tip also means that there isn't a need to use a separate lip liner when applying these which is another big bonus. Again, unlike many of the other lip crayons that I've foolishly wasted my money on, these aren't drying on the lips in the slightest and they don't cling to cracks on the lips or dry areas either. It really is win win with these lip crayons.
Your lips are left with such a stunning sheen, a texture somewhere right in between a traditional lip stick and a shiny lip gloss, which is unique enough in it's own right and then they come in ten beautiful shades. What's not to love?

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick in 50 Poppy Universal* - 30 Poppy Bronze* - 40 Poppy Coral* £12
I'm all for multi-use products, so these brand new Lip & Cheek Velvet Sticks from The Body Shop immediately caught my eye when I was first told about them a number of weeks ago. 
I've never gotten on particularly well with products designed to be used for both lips and cheeks, maybe it's because most of them tend to be stains which I'm certainly not a huge fan of but these crayons are a whole different story. The texture is almost velvet like, which means you can actually feasibly use them on both your lips and your cheeks and the colour is subtle enough to be built up to a level that suits you.
Of course there was one shade that captivated and excited me more than the others and that was the mystical and magical Universal shade (aka. the transforming black shade). This one adjusts to the pH of your skin to provide you with your own customised shade. Now how incredible is that? It gives my lips a gorgeous pop of purple-y pink.
These crayons do have a poppy scent to them, as you might imagine, considering the fact that they have a poppy emblazoned on the front of them but it's not too strong or overpowering which is nice.

Bourjois Colorband

Bourjois Colorband 2-in-1 Eyeshadow & Liner in 02 Brun Dadaiste* - 01 Noir Abstrait* - 05 Mauve* - 03 Beige Minimaliste* £5.99
Again, I seem to have amassed more and more eye shadow crayons than ever in the past twelve months but none with the pigmentation, staying power or quality of the brand new Colorband eye crayons from Bourjois. 
Out of all the eye crayons that I have tried these are easily my favourite. Much like my beloved Sephora brand eye shadow crayons (I really do need to review them at some point on here) the Bourjois shades do not budge. I repeat, unless you have some serious make-up remover to hand do not even attempt to try and remove these shadows.
They really do glide on perfectly and are so easy to blend. And talk about a creamy texture and consistency, these are just so soft and buttery on the skin. The Colorband 2-in-1 Eyeshadow & Liners are definitely of a holy-grail make-up status in my opinion and the shades on offer are spectacular. I've already got my eye on the rose gold shade, Rose Fauviste, and at only £5.99 it would be rude not to pick up a few more.

What are your thoughts on crayon-like products like these? Have you tried any of the products featured in today's blog post? If so, what do you think of them?
And what recent Spring releases have really excited and impressed you?

Spring 2015 Make-up Releases

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32 comments

  1. I love crayons, especially instead of eye shadow because they're so easy! x
    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

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  2. These all look lovely and I love trying new lip crayons.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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    1. They really are worth giving a try Jackie! :)

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    1. They definitely are Heather! :) I would certainly recommend giving them a try!

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  4. The Bourjois crayons are just too tempting... especially the mauve shade, it looks just like By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Misty Rock (which is like £28!!!). I can definitely justify the Bourjois purchase more than the By Terry one... haha! x

    Taylor | taylored-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. All of these look stunning, I really like the look of GOSH crayons and I've had my eye on the Bourjois ones for a while now! x
    ELEANORMAES

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    1. There have been so many incredible new releases recently haven't there Eleanor?! :)

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  6. I'm loving the Boirjois crayons!

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    1. They are stunning aren't they Cherry?! :)

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  7. The Bourjois Colorbands seem lovely. I just got one in the champagne colour and I'm excited to give it a try. :) x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. I love the Champagne shade! :) I hope you like it Renata!

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  8. Didn't really rate the Bourjois but the Body Shop cheek crayons look lovely and sound like they apply really well :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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  9. I have the GOSH ones which are fabulous and I love the look of both Bourjois and The Body Shop x

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    1. Crayons are definitely having a moment aren't they? :)

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  10. I love lip crayons right now. They are so quick and easy to apply, but I'm pretty intrigued by the GOSH ones! They sound amazing, so I'll definitely have to go give them a look after reading this :). I love those bourjois eyeshadow crayons too. The copper/metal tones are soooo pretty!
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    Tasmin | Grandiose Days

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    1. Let me know what you think if you do try them out Tasmin! :)

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  11. Oh I do love a good eye crayon! May have to give the bourjois ones a go. Love the gold shade xx

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    1. The gold shade really is gorgeous isn't it Sam?! :)

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  12. I bought a couple of the Bourjois crayons recently but haven't got round to trying them yet! I love the sound of the Body Shop ones too!
    Hayley - www.strangenessandcharm.co.uk

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    1. Oh you need to get trying them Hayley!! :) Hehe.

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  13. I need to try out some crayons! Definitely fancy the Body Shop colour-changing one, it sounds awesome!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

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  14. Crayons are a lot easier to use so I'm always open to hearing reviews even if I don't wear a lot of makeup.

    -M
    www.violetroots.com

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    1. They definitely are! :) Thanks lovely!

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  15. I need to try those lip crayons! I find every other brand seems to just dry out my lips so badly!

    sheepishlyshameful.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. These really do keep your lips hydrated Charlotte! :)

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  16. Funny... I got the Bourjois Colorband in the shade beige minimalist and I didn't like it's pigmentation at all. Felt like I had to keep going on and on over my lid to get some colour pay off. I'm sure the other darker colours are better, as I swatched them in store and they looked lovely. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Oh really? :( That's a shame Renata!
      I have been really impressed with the colour pay off, especially with the darker shades.

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