Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Swatched: Maybelline & Body Shop Lippies

Just wanted to share pics & swatches of some recent lipstick acquisitions. First up is Maybelline ColorSensational in no. 842 - Rosewood Pearl. This shade is a gorgeous nude pink with a frost finish. Its very wearable but every so slightly drying so you will need a slick of gloss over the top.

In the tube I thought this looked really similar to High Mac High Tea but a quick side-by-side swatch shows they're nothing alike, Rosewood Pearl is way more pink..durrrr!

Top - Mac High Tea
Bottom - Maybelline Rosewood Pearl
My second lip loving purchase was from The Body Shop and takes the form of their Delipscious Sheer Lip Colour. This new product had completely missed my radar and in case you've not yet come across it either, its the Body Shop's first lip range to be formulated with 100% food grade ingredients. My colour of choice was 01 Sheer Lychee a nudey-peach with a teeny amount of shimmer.

As you would expect from the sheer part of this product's name you need quite a few layers to build up the colour and lasting power isn't the best. On the plus side the high cocoa butter content leaves your lips lovely & moisturised. The £9.50 price tag is quite steep for what feels more like a high-end tinted lip balm than a lipstick. You're clearly paying for the natural ingredients &  there is something satisfying from knowing the lip colour you're wearing is so entirely safe you could eat it! :)

Until next time,


  1. I love the first one - gorgeous colour

  2. I agree - maybelline seems to be much better in terms of value/quality

  3. @ Miss LV - scrummy isn't it!

    @ Lisa - Have found myself applying the Body Shop one like a lip balm (i.e all the time) so its not going to last me long :-/