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Friday, 1 February 2013

Review: Models Own Matte Hyper-Brite Lipstick in Orangeade

Models Own is a brand that I've only recently started dabbling in. I've picked up several of their nail varnishes in the past couple of weeks and I've picked up and put down a ton of their lipsticks. I didn't quite fall in love with any particular colour so did the responsible thing and bought more nail varnishes instead. It just so happens that fate intervened and I found myself the owner of Orangeade after I won a giveaway from the lovely Fiona at The Beauty Fiend, so thank you Fiona!

I did think about waiting for a more appropriate season to try this but decided that I'd be damned if I was going to let the weather dictate my beauty choices!


I was a little bit apprehensive about the packaging of this lipstick. Clear packaging is a bit retro for me and brings to mind the cheap, brandless makeup that you get from distant relatives when you're 11. But I've been proven wrong before and it's happened again. This packaging is extremely sturdy and the plastic is thicker and therefore heavier than all of my other lipsticks. I also like that you can clearly see how much product you have without the need for nerve-wrackingly twisting it up to breaking point. It actually makes a lot of sense to   package lipsticks in this way! It has an easy to use twist-up base and sits up-right comfortably.


It's a true orange shade. I had to have a little play to get this to sit the way I wanted it to. The first layer was quite sheer and even patchy in some places. After layering it up a couple of times to even out the colour, I love it! I've never in my life worn orange lipstick. It's something that I've always dismissed as being unsuitable for me due to my pale skin and I mostly just lusted after it when seeing it on gorgeous latina models. I now genuinely feel that this is a shade that can work for all skin tones. I'm not sure how bright it would be on more pigmented lips but it would definitely still be a gorgeous colour! I can't agree that it's matte though, there's certainly a shine to it. I think it's this shine that prevents it from being drying. I always condition my lips anyway but this lipstick was very comfortable to wear. Lasting time is quite good. It does transfer quite a bit but will stay on for around 4 hours. I wore this out around the shops in the day time (in the dead of Winter!) and felt very daring and edgy. I actually got a few smiles from strangers so I think Orangeade may have literally brightened their day!

Final Verdict: This is a lipstick that requires a bit of effort but I feel like the work pays off. Definitely recommend!

What do you think of this colour? Have you tried any other Models Own lipsticks?

Lauren

P.S. I had a comment from the lovely Naomi about seeing this on so here's a quick FOTD showing how I wore it:


Very simple eye make up and straight hair! Sorry for the poor quality.

37 comments:

  1. you have such nice lips! Such a great shape, especially for lipstick!

    Kassie xo

    kassiebarkerjones.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. awh thank you lovely :) I wish my face wasn't so massive so they could take centre stage haha. x

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  2. so happy to see a models own review that isn't a nail polish!
    it looks gorgeous, i would LOVE to see pictures of how it looks on you!

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    1. haha there sure a lot of nail polish reviews for models own! Very well deserved though :) Here's a full photo! good ol' twitter FOTD :) https://twitter.com/peachycurves/status/296241245578223616

      x

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  3. Beautiful colour, suits your skintone so well! x

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    1. It really is! Thank you so much lovely :) x

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  4. I honestly didn't even know that models own made things other than nail polish haha!! THis looks lovely on you :)

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. It definitely deserves it's hype for the nail polish but their other products do get overlooked! I'm hoping to try some of the cream shadows too :) thank you gorgeous x

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  5. I only just discovered Models Own for nail polish and now you're putting it on me that they have lipstick as well? And an amazing lipstick at that! I love the packaging! The clear tube is awesome. And this color is amazing especially for Spring! Might have to try this!

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    1. Haha yep ;) It really is gorgeous :) Can't wait for the sunshine to match it! x

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  6. Suits you so well! I love orange lipsticks and this is lovely!
    Hareem x

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    1. Thank you :) I'd love to hear your orange recommendations :) x

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  7. Before I tried Revlon Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous, I didn't really like orange lips. But I'm a total convert now. It's a lot easier to wear than I thought.
    I think this shade looks lovely on you!
    Love your little FOTD.

    Not a fan of the clear plastic packing though.
    xx

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    1. It really is! I always thought of it as a bit avant-garde but it's surprisingly wearable :) I may have to try rendezvous too :) Thank you so much!

      Yeah it will take some getting used to for me too x

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  8. The color is SO intense and beautiful. I love it xx

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  9. this shade looks so cute on you!!!!!!!! i had the same initial reaction you did though to the packaging! but you're right it does make more sense...it just brings to mind this pink lipstick/chapstick/barbie thing i had when i was little that was glittery and shimmery and oh how i loved it but it was kid makeup lol

    stephanieslook.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you lovely! :) haha yes! That's exactly the sort of thing I meant :') Hard lip glosses full of glitter and a single chalky blue eye shadow :') ahh memories.

      x

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  10. Hun

    You are so pretty :) This shade looks gorgeous on you. I love orange lipstick but find it suits paler skin tones a tonne better. As i'm olivey i have to be careful. but after this review i may just go and swatch it on me hand.

    Mucho love chick xxx

    Jassy.K

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    1. that means so much, thank you :) You think? Maybe something with a red undertone would work better with olive skin :) definitely try this one.

      Thank you :) x

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  11. I'm so glad you like it! I felt the same way about the packaging at first as well! It looks absolutely gorgeous on you :) xx

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    1. Thank you again! It's amazing :) xxx

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  12. I've never seen any other products but nail varnish by Models Own, so thank you for posting this! It's a great colour and really suits you. I'm not sure it would go with my fair/blonde tones... but you really pull it off.


    Lyndsay ♡
    Fizzy Peaches

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    1. They have a really nice range actually :) I wanna try some cream shadows and eye liners from them now :) really surprised me. I've seen some amazing photos of blondes in orange lipstick but the colours are usually more muted/yellow toned. Maybe have a look for something like that? Thank you! :D

      x

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  13. This colour really suits you!

    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! :) I really like it x

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  14. I only ever look at the nail polishes but this looks amazing on you, great review xxx

    http://littleandrandom.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Me too really. I think Models Own know what sells well so the rest of the stuff goes to the bottom of the shelf and gems get missed! Thank you so much lovely :) x

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  15. I haven't tried this brand yet but I really love that color. It looks great on you.

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    1. Definitely recommend the brand as a whole, all the products I've tried have been great quality :) thank you x

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  16. I'm very jealous of your lips, mine are a poor excuse ;) really like the colour on you xxx

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    1. awh thank you lovely, I'm sure your lips are great haha :) it's a great colour, so sunny and bright! x

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  17. This colour is just the right shade of orange!
    I love it! It looks great on you :)
    Amber x
    amberlee6309.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I have to agree :)
      Thank you so much!
      x

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  18. It's a beautiful colour outcome :) really suits you
    xx

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    1. thank you so much :) I love it x

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  19. Never tried a models own lippy but this looks absolutely lovely on you! Definitely getting ready for spring =D xo

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