I went to a little shindig yesterday in one of my fave places in London, The Soho Hotel, and came away with one of these little lip tint pens from MaxFactor. I’d seen them doing the rounds in store and online and liked the look and idea of them… how often do you put lippie or gloss on and have to re-apply every 30 minutes because the colour has vanished into thin air? The Lipfinity lip pen is a water-based felt-tip that permeates the top layer of your lips to impart the colour within the lip rather than on top – this means it basically shouldn’t rub off when you eat/drink/natter. Because it’s in a felt-tip applicator you can literally draw on the colour exactly where you want it, so you get the effect of a lip liner without the need for using one (or the fatal mistake of mis-matching the colour!)
I’ve got this in one of the new colours which launch in store any day now, adding to the five the already have, and it’s extremely natural. It just adds a slight hint of pink to the lips meaning it’s perfect for the day under a gloss or a balm. I actually tried to take pictures of it on my lips but because of the natural colour it doesn’t look like I’ve got anything on, so I’ve settled for a swatch instead. When you apply the pen it dries really quickly so you do get a little tight feeling that needs easing with a slick of balm. If you have dry or, god forbid, wrinkly lips it does have a tendency to settle into the creases or hang around the dry parts so you have to be careful to buff your lips before. The colour does hang around for a good few hours (but not infinity so don’t get your hopes up) so it’s a nice little addition to your day make-up bag for a snip at £6.99 (and always on offer for less.)
|You can see how it bleeds into the fine lines!|
While I was there I also had my nails done using the new MaxFactor mini nail polishes and went for this gorgeous colour… a black/deep grey with shimmers that make it a molten delight. I was surprised at how easy it went on and how lush the colours were from the range – lilac, coral, navy, gold… definitely one to check out the next time you pop into Boots. The nail technician used three coats on this and it really catches the light. I love the idea of mini polishes too because who ever gets through a full sized one?