You may have noticed I’ve been a little M.I.A. recently on the blog front. Apologies for that but every spare moment I’ve had, I’ve been revising for a medical exam. Now that it’s out the way (for now) I thought I would kick off my 2 weeks of ignorant bliss with a review of Skinesis’s new Lip Enhancer. Amazingly, my friend won us one each in a competition celebrating international friendship day (we never win anything so it was rather exciting!).
The double ended lip enhancer consists of a power base and a tinted balm and normally retails at £29.The power base acts as a lip primer to smooth and plump the lips. It contains Hyaluronic acid and ‘Neodermyl® ‘needle-free’ filler’. It has a creamy consistency which goes on to leave a sheer, matte finish. It has an instant blurring effect and really does smooth over even my permanently dry, rough lips. I used it in conjunction with the tinted balm but I would imagine you could use it with other lip products as a base. Once applied, it felt fixed on the lips- it didn’t easily come off with sipping a drink for example.
The tinted balm is clear in colour initially but develops later on the lips into a natural looking rosy colour. It reminded me of Dior’s Glow Addict balm, which adjusts to your own lip colour in the same way. It is a glossy lip product which lasts for a good amount of time. I found it great for adding a little bit of glamour to a natural look but would maybe think twice about wearing it at work.
The product is advertised as anti-ageing and advises the consumer to apply it multiple times a day. My only negative point about the product would be the size of it! The tubes are fairly small and I would imagine if you were to apply it multiple times a daily, everyday, you would be lucky if it lasted you a month. I therefore keep mine for special occasions rather than as a daily lip balm.
Let me know if any of you have tried it and what you thought!
Love Sophie x