BEAUTY HAUL: THE EXPECTATIONS -5- TRYING OUT SOME LIP PENCILS
Having recently discovered lip palettes and lip brushes, two things I thought I would never use, I was feeling adventurous and decided to try some lip pencils, right at the time when Huda Beauty was making an entrance into the European beauty market. I thus picked up a few shades of their Lip Contours: Trendsetter, Icon and Cheerleader.
From top to bottom: Trendsetter; Icon; Cheerleader
The Lip Contour’s formulation, often described as extremely creamy during the application yet long-lasting once it has settled on the lips, sounds particularly dreamy. I’m expecting a great lasting power without the drying, uncomfortable effect that I associate with liquid lipsticks. I’m also hoping I can wear them on their own for a lightweight, more subtle finish on the lips. Fuller, more defined lips aren’t really on my mind as my lips are already well-defined and, even though they are quite thin, I like them just the way they are!
Overall, I really like the Lip Contour’s shade range which isn’t very wide, but it still fulfills all the expectations with some light and deep neutrals, a couple of bold colours and, finally, a deeper shade. Trendsetter is, at first sight, a trendy brown with a hint of peach in it while Icon is a deep old pink shade, both of these are the kind of shades I wear the most, no matter what season it is. Finally, I should particularly enjoy Cheerleader, this brick red which sits right in between a bright and a deep red colour, feels very autumnal to me!
-As always, I would share my first impressions about the lip pencils in a week’s time-