Monday, April 19, 2010

lip primer review, opi swatch & ootd

Good afternoon :) 

Jenni here; I have a lovely 6 hour uni break today so I thought I'd like to make an update.

Today I've got a few things I'd like to share. Firstly I've been really excited about my new opi so here is another swatch for you: Lunch at the Delhi. It is a bright coral and I LOVE it :) Its one of those colours that make you feel happy when you just look at it. Perfect for the Autumn months! Apologies for my fingers - must go buy some hand cream to stop my cuticles from drying out.

and closer up...

Last week I was browsing in Kit Cosmetics and I walked out with a lip primer from Pop Beauty. I have a few lipsticks but most don't last on me very long so I was really looking forward to trying this out. Here's the packaging:

So cute!

Pop Beauty describe it as:
 "Perfect your pout before applying your favorite gloss or lipstick. Lip Magnet Primer creates a plumped up, smooth canvas to “hang onto” any lip product and stay true to colour. Stop signs of aging by filling in fine lines and preventing colour feathering. It’s your perfect primer and treatment in one – Vitamins A and E will nourish your lips and provide antioxidants while Omega oils act as a natural plumper to add volume for luscious lips."

INGREDIENTS: Vinyl Dimethicone / Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Myristyl Lactate, Ceresin, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Ozokerite, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Microcrystalline Wax, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Methyl Nicotinate, Fragrance, Caprylyl Glycol, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Capsicum Frutescens Fruit Extract, Caffeine, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Niacin, Hexylene Glycol, Yellow 5 Lake, Red 6. 

So it works as a plumper as well as a primer. 

Here's how it went:

Did it work? Not really. I had the idea that it'd work similar to long lasting lipstick creating a "tattoo effect" but it felt like it did the opposite. My lipliner, that would normally last ages, felt like it would come off. With my lipstick, I'd say it stayed on a little longer than normal, but only a little. And after a coffee? Lipstick was on my cup, not my lips :(

Downside? Aside from that, when you open it, it is very fragrant, I was told it was chilli and capsicum, and not very nice. I can't smell it while I'm wearing it, so that's okay. The plumper ingredient is also known to cause a stinging effect on some people, as it is designed to "irritate" the lip in order to "plump" it. I personally haven't found this a big issue. Every now-and-then I can feel a tingling sensation, but even that is not very noticeable.

Upside? Packaging is five stars, which probably made me buy it. When applied on the lips, it is quite light, so lipstick colour tends to show up more vibrantly which is good. It is also makes a good base for a nude lip as it fills in small cracks quite well.

Overall? Not too enthusiastic about this one and I probably won't buy it again,  not for AU $29 anyway. 2/5

And lastly, here's my OOTD:


I'm wearing a beaded owl shirt by Blue Juice that I bought from Live, new Sportsgirl jeans in grey and new Wittner "sin city" boots in black (which are sooo comfy!)

Break's almost over - back to uni.

Till next time,

jenni&ying xo


  1. Hi there! Great outfit, I love sportsgirl. Too bad about the lip primer, it sounded good. Awesome blog!

  2. ASOS? Love it! Reputable store; fast, easy, decent prices, good quality, fast delivery. I've only ever used it to buy clothes so for though. However, I have observed on other blogs that, beauty supplies are delivered in sound condition. They usually have discount codes too. Hope that helps :)

  3. I adore Lip Magnet's packaging! It's a pity that it didn't work on you =(

    I love your jeans! It fits you perfectly :)