Thursday, 23 October 2014

Belissimo Lips Review - Glittery Goodness!

I was really excited to try Belissimo Lips out a few Weeks ago. I actually saw a Belissimo Lips stand at The Clothes Show, Birmingham last year, but didn't have time to pop by to the stall. I had seen a few mixed reviews of the glittery lip goodness online, so I really wanted to try it out for myself. I don't often get glammed up but when given the opportunity, I love anything sparkly and pretty so Belissimo Lips sounded right up my Street. Perfect for nights out, fancy dress, Halloween, Christmas, or parties, Belissimo Lips is a sparkly glitter which you apply with a water based adhesive to the lips, that is aimed to be very gentle and to last 12 hours.

The kit includes the glitter, the water based adhesive/glue, a few cotton buds and an instruction card.
I wasn't sure how I would feel applying the adhesive to my lips, but it felt OK. I found the instructions really simple and the Belissimo Lips kit is really easy to use. You simply apply a thin layer of the adhesive onto the lips, then add the glitter over the lips using the cotton buds provided in the kit. I thought this process would be quite messy - I was pleasantly surprised. I really didn't find it messy at all, as I just dipped the cotton bud into the glitter pot. There was no spillage or waste which is great!
 It is really straight-forward to do and doesn't take long to complete. I personally didn't have any irritation from the glue or glitter on my lips. I found the glitter lasted well on my lips for over 7 hours, which is pretty impressive. They advise not to drink hot drinks or eat greasy food, but you are able to eat and drink otherwise. The product didn't budge once while I drank and ate, which is impressive for any lip product. To remove, I used a baby wipe and the glitter came off with ease, without irritating my lips.

Although I probably wouldn't use this on an day-to-day basis, I think it is a lot of fun and great for a night out or a special occasion. I was a little apprehensive that the glitter on the lips might be too OTT - but it really isn't. It is pretty and it is noticeable but it doesn't look garish or childish - I really love how the colours in the glitter shine from light. I have used this Belissimo Lips kit a handful of times now alone and I really like it, but I would be interested to see what it looks like with a lipstick or lipstain beneath it. As you can probably imagine, glitter is quite difficult to photograph, but I do hope you can see the glitter on the photograph above.
Belissimo Lips are available here from Belissimo Boutique for £13 in a variety of colours.

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