Tuesday, 28 April 2015

High Street v High End: Lip Crayons


I love this sudden influx of easy to use lip colours in the form of chunky crayons - lipstick for dummies! The Chubby Stick from Clinique was the one that kicked off the trend and I'm going to compare it to a cheaper high street offering.

High Street: Bourjois Colour Boost in Proudly Naked - RRP £7.99



This is a lovely pink-toned nude which is great for everyday wear. It's got a slightly glossy finish to it, which I wasn't expecting and I'm not hugely keen on, but that's just personal preference. I'm not massively impressed with the staying power - if you do any eating/drinking it's gone within a second! It's very easy to touch up though and can be done without a mirror. One thing that I do love is that it somehow manages to make my lips look fuller than they are. I've already bought this in a different colour!


High End: Clinique Chubby Stick in Super Strawberry - RRP £17.00 



The staying power of a chubby stick is pretty good for a lip crayon and I only need to touch up as often as I would if I was wearing a lipstick. As with the Bourjois crayon these are really easy to touch up on the go. The main thing I love about these is that they don't dry out my lips as they are quite moisturising which is an important factor for me. The price of these do put me off, but I've had this for ages and used it quite a lot so I do think you get value for money.

Winner: Clinique Chubby Stick - I love these too much for them not to win, but if you are looking for a good high street alternative I would definitely recommend the Bourjois Colour Boost.

Have you tried either of these products? What did you think?

Amy x
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    1. Yeah I love them both too - perfect for spring!

      Amy x

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  2. Sometimes it has to be said that the higher end really is more expensive for a reason and I think this proves it but I think both shades are gorgeous and I would get the bourjois to layer over the top of a lipstick! xxx

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    1. Ooh that's a good idea I would never have thought of doing that! Xxx

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  3. I've not tried either of these, but they both look lovely on you. I'm a big fan of the Revlon lip balms/crayons, but I may have to branch out after reading this :)

    Style Sunrise ☀

    :)
    x

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    1. Ooh I haven't tried the revlon ones so might have to give them a try :)

      Amy x

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