Well the lip crayon has hit the beauty world by storm, pretty much every brand has released their own version from high street to high end.
What I love is that you don't have to spend a fortune on these little lovelies. The likes of MUA and Beauty UK have been very popular in the last year proving that less (money) sometimes does mean more! You only have to spend a couple of quid to get some great little treats to add to your make-up bag, which is always good for those days where you want a little pick-me-up!
I'm a huge lover of the Beauty UK lipsticks and I was very excited to give their 'Posh Pout' crayons a try. They're available in 6 great colours which are all pinky tones. There's something for everyone, if you want something subtle for day wear or a bit more striking to brighten up an outfit, they really are great. The names are brilliant, there's Sugar Plum Fairy(a deep red), Power To The Purple (despite the name, more of a magenta) Corally Incorrect (a ready-coral), Big Pinkin' (a bold Barbie pink) How Nude! (a pale pastel pink)and Would I Lilac To You? (a blue toned pink). I can just imagine the people at Beauty UK all gathered around a big table coming up with these names and walking out of that meeting thinking they were geniuses!
It's easy to know what colour you are picking up as the packaging is coloured all over, no checking the label on the ends or accidentally putting the wrong shade in your bag (just me!?) I would say the packaging is why they are so cheap, they feel a little plastic-y but I'd rather that than them scrimp on the quality of the product inside. They have the typical twist up bottom which does the job just fine.
The fact that they are a lip balm means they are really hydrating and give a great colour to your lips at the same time.They do feel really moisturising and are such a creamy formula, they are lovely to apply.
One thing that impressed me was how good the colour pay off was for a lip balm. I really only expected a wash of colour, especially with the lighter shades but it was actually those that came out the strongest.
My favourite of the bunch has to be 'Big Pinkin' but I'd also get a lot of wear out of 'Power to the Purple' and 'Would I Lilac to You?'
I must say I was most disappointed by 'Sugar Plum Fairy' as I really do love the deeper colours but the pay off just wasn't that good no matter how much I built it up. I suppose for a deeper colour you just have to go for a lip stick rather than a lip balm.
These are a complete steal at £2.99 each! So If you want a tinted lip balm on a budget head down to Superdrug.