Tuesday, 19 August 2014

l'oreal glam shine balmy gloss - dare the dragonfruit

loreal glam shine balmy gloss
loreal balmy gloss

If you saw my haul post last week, you will know that I had a bit too much fun at the MAC and L'Oreal counters. Well I thought it was about time to show you one of the items that I picked up. I love the idea of crayon like item's for lips and really loved the Bourjois Color Boost range. I am a sucker for unusual colours too and when I saw this almost two-tone shade, I knew I had to have it.

loreal dare the dragonfruit swatch
loreal dare the dragonfruit review
Available at Boots and Superdrug.

Dare the Dragonfruit is a raspberry toned shade with speckles of blue and purple glitter running through it. I know that doesn't sound too appealing but the glitter seems to create the two-toned effect that intrigued me to begin with and it is a lot more of a wearable colour than I have made it sound. This was way more pigmented than I thought it would be, which was a nice surprise as some balms only tend to have a hint of colour but you can really see a change in colour with this one.

The 'Balmy Gloss' range seems to be L'Oreals take on the crayon type formula and is one of the best I have tried. I didn't find this sticky on the lips at all, it just made my lips feel nice and moisturised but not in an annoying I can feel it's there kind of way. Unlike L'Oreal lipsticks, this doesn't have a scent which I am thankful for as I'm not the biggest fan of their chemical type smell.

They do only last a few hours on the lips, but after the balm has worn the colour doesn't seem to disappear completely. I always seem to get left with a nice tint of the shade on my lips which could be a lipstick in itself ha!

I really like this style of lip colour for when I am on the go, they are so easy to apply and buildable in colour too. I have been wearing this shade a lot, it's nice a bright for a night out but not too drastic to wear in the day too! 
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  1. What an amazing colour, it looks gorgeous on you! xx

    1. Thank you lovely! It is a bit different isn't it?! :)

  2. This is really nice - the colour really suits you! :)

    Milly // Mini Adventures

  3. Wouldn't of thought that this colour would nice on, but it really does. Suits you perfectly!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

    1. Thank you sweet! It's definitely one of those colours that look better on than you think! :)

  4. Very nice shade and I'm glad it's moisturizing as well!


  5. This colour is actually gorgeous - I opened up the link on Boots almost as soon as I opened your post, it looks like such a perfect shade! Love your blog, by the way, you have a new follower xx

    francesca | on-thebias | fashion, beauty, lifestyle

    1. Aww amazing. Thank you so much! Glad you like it :)


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