I picked up two shades (at £1 each why not?!) in Radiant Plum and Pretty Berry. (Nails are MUA Plum Noir, NOTD review here.)
Today I'm reviewing Pretty Berry.
Colour and gloss
There wasn't really any bleeding which I'm happy to report to you! The above photo was after about half an hour of wear and it was looking fine. (Not very well applied thanks to me.) It takes a couple of minutes to dry and whilst it's drying it is quite sticky. Also, the marks on my lips are quite pronounced but I haven't met a lip product yet that disguises that. It is a little drying on its own but nothing that I couldn't handle.
The big thing about this is that it is totally matte. More matte than I have ever seen a lip product be actually and I wouldn't mind wearing it as a matte colour in the evenings but I do love it with the gloss! It's a clear shimmer gloss with blue teeth-whitening particles which could be used with lots of other products so I know that even if I don't use the stain I'll finish this up in no time at all.
Longevity was pretty astounding, it barely budged after 4 hours, a plate of spaghetti and three quality street but could have done with a top up of gloss. I also think that my teeth looked a little whiter. It's so nice to get a product that lives up to its claims. Mind you, I don't know if it would still be there after ten hours and more than one meal, but it'll definitely get you through the office party and the mini sandwiches at the buffet, which is all I could ask for. Overall I'm really pleased with this purchase and can't believe I got it for £1! What a steal.
What do you think of this product? Have you found any bargains in your local Poundland recently?