Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Birchbox Review - Laqa & Co. Lil' Lip in Ring of Fire



Birchbox collaborated with InStyle magazine this month, although the collaboration wasn't quite what I expected. InStyle only ended up picked two products for the box - one of which was this little baby. I've never heard of the Laqa & Co brand before but I was certainly excited to try it considered that InStyle had handpicked the product themselves.



The packaging is pretty simple. I like that the pencil is a twist up to save on sharpening. This tester size is also an amazing size for keeping in your bag or travelling with.

The colour isn't quite what I expected. I imagined it to be more of a bold red but there is definitely a soft touch to the colour, with the slightest hint of pink. When I first swatched the pencil it felt extremely soft - almost too soft! I wondered if it was going to smear absolutely everywhere and make a huge mess. Thankfully this was not the case. It applied like a dream, as you'd expect. As recommended, I filled my lips in from the edges inwards and was left with semi-matte finish.



As the day wore on, the lipstick naturally wore off and was looking a little bite worse for wear without any touchups throughout the day. However the colour stay was reasonable. It did dry out my lips a little so I feel that instead of wearing this on it's own, it would be nice coupled with something else. If you popped a red lipstick over the top of this (NYC Expert Lip in Red Flame for example), I think that the colour would stay all day and look really amazing. Having said that, even just popping some lip balm over the top every now and again would have done the job.

To round up, it's not my favourite lip product and I will probably be reaching for other items over this one - especially since I have a huge variety of red lip products to choose from. But honestly, it is a good product thats comfortable to wear and has good pigmentation. If the colour was slightly darker I might be more sold on it but for now it's probably going to go to the bottom of my makeup bag for a while and stay there.

Laqa & Co. Lil' Lip in Ring of Fire - £14 from Birchbox

2 comments:

  1. It's such a lovely soft red colour! x

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    1. That it is. I'm definitely more of a vivid or dark red girl myself though... as you will see by a post coming up shortly on my blog :) xxo

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