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 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 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 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?