Thursday, 13 September 2012

New: Liz Earle Signature Lipstick in Raspberry 04 - swatches & review

Liz Earle Lipstick Raspberry 04 (3)

Earlier this week I wrote about the launch of Liz Earle’s new Colour Collection for AW 2012.  The Signature Lip Colour in Raspberry (04) is the first item I’ve got my hands on and I like it so much I wanted to share.  It’s not mind blowing, but I don’t think this makeup range is intended to be. What it is, is a set of really useable and wearable good quality products that will suit a wide range of women of different colouring and skintypes.

Raspberry is the perfect Autumn lipstick in my eyes, bridging the transition from Summer pinks and corals to Winter berries and reds.

Liz Earle Lipstick Raspberry 04Liz Earle Lipstick Raspberry 04 Swatch Liz Earle Lipstick Raspberry 04 (2)

The packaging of the new items seems a little more glamorous to me than those in the first phase of Colour. It’s the same twinkly midnight blue casing, but it seems to have a touch more sparkle. I love the embossed lid, echoed in the lipstick itself.

Liz Earle Lipstick Raspberry 04 (4)

Those little speckles aren’t shimmer; they’re moisture.  The lipsticks are enriched natural source vitamin E, avocado oil and shea butter.

Liz Earle Lipstick Raspberry 04 (5)

The colour of the bullet in the image above is the most true.  I’d describe it as a soft pink toned ‘almost red’ that would be perfect for anyone who is scared of a red lip but would like a pop of colour on their lips!

Liz Earle Lipstick Raspberry 04 Swatch (3)Liz Earle Lipstick Raspberry 04 Swatch (4)

I got a surprise when I swatched the lipstick as I didn’t expect it to be quite so sheer!  The lower swatch is a single stroke of colour and the top is three strokes.  Although unexpected, I’m quite happy as this is my favourite kind of lipstick formula.  I find highly pigmented, matte finishes require a lot more care in both application and wear, whereas a sheer lipstick can be slicked on without a mirror if necessary.

Liz Earle Lipstick Raspberry 04 Swatch (6)Liz Earle Lipstick Raspberry 04 Swatch Liz Earle Lipstick Raspberry 04 Swatch (5)

On the lips in sunlight and in shade.  These were both taken about one minute apart; the finish just looks more matte and almost like a deeper version of my natural lip colour in the shade.

Liz Earle Signature Lip Colour* is available in an impressive 19 shades at £14 each HERE

Have you tried anything from the new range yet? I’ve heard wonderful things about the Botanical Essence fragrance - it sounds lush!

 

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