All posts tagged: lipstick

Pacifica Devocean Lipstick

Since giving up eating meat a few months ago, I’ve been making an effort to ensure the cosmetics  I use are also cruelty free. One of the safest ways to do this is to choose vegan products. If I’m honest, I was a bit concerned that these products wouldn’t be as good as what I was used to using, but I needn’t have worried. There are loads of amazing vegan makeup products about, and I’m especially impressed with Pacifica’s lipstick offering. Pacifica Devocean Natural Lipstick, £12.99, is beautiful, richly pigmented, and non-drying.  It doesn’t feather or settle into lines, and it has a slight sheen that gives the lips a youthful appearance. As it’s vegan, it doesn’t contain any animal products, nor does it contain petrochemicals, parabens, or drying alcohols. It does contain a light coconut fragrance, but it isn’t overpowering and I find it quite pleasant. Devocean lipstick comes in six shades, my favourite being Firebird – a pretty, neutral red. I ordered mine online as I’ve not been able to find it in …

Liquid Lipsticks

Like most everyone in the world, I’ve gone crazy for matte liquid lipsticks.  They are an absolute doddle to apply, and most are easy to wear.  In the past, I’ve found matte lipsticks drying, but after testing quite a few of the liquid variety, I’m happy to recommend a few that look great and keep lips feeling comfortable. Gerard Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick is steal at £9.50.  The colours look expensive, and it’s long-wearing without feeling drying.  My favourite shade is Serenity, a lovely pinky-brown rose that should flatter most complexions, but if that doesn’t suit, there are thirteen other shades from which to choose. Stila’s Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick, £16.00, does what it says on the tin.  Well, nearly.  I got about six hours of wear before needing to reapply, and that’s with lunch and several cups of tea.  There are fifteen shades, my current obsession being Amore. If you’re feeling spendy, By Terry Terrybly Velvet Rouge, £30, is probably the finest liquid lipstick around.  The colours are lush, and leave lips looking beautiful while …