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I love this lip crayon.
I especially like the nib of the crayon, I find it is a shape that
enables me to apply the product more evenly than other
The colour is beautiful and the consistensy is rich and creamy.
I also found that this lasts well and when it does fade it fades evenly.
I will purchase this again but would like a bigger choice of colours.
Having never used this crayons before I was unsure what to expect but the reviews said how good it was so I bought it and I'm really impressed.
It glides on easily and lasted well through a coffee this morning and hasn't dried my lips at all.
The colour Daydreamer is the colour I purchased, its a peachy nude colour with a hint of sparkle and is a lovely natural colour which I love and is ideal for general daywear.
I might invest in another colour because these are really nice.
This crayon is so similar to many other brands on the market and can be compared to the chubby stick by Clinique. Worth every single penny I paid for this which retails at £9 to buy from No7 directly but I'm sure you could grab a new one from Ebay for maybe even half of the price? Really though buy one you won't be disappointed. There are 5 different colours to choose from and I bought Daydreamer and what a wonderful cosmetic it is. The great thing about the packaging is that you can actually see the colour before you even take the lid off. Daydreamer is such a subtle colour but I found it's more of a tinted gloss. The stick just glides across your lips with no effort at all a couple of strokes and your lips feel so moisturized and smooth it's just amazing. If you have chapped lips and aren't a fan of Vaseline etc this product would work perfectly and give your lips a tint of colour to make them look kissalicious. Another product from No7 I would purchase again and defiantly giving the product 5 dooyoo stars!
I purchased the Boots. No.7 High Shine Lip Crayon with the aid of my handy voucher a couple of weeks back (£3 off cosmetics, used to be £5, don't think we haven't noticed Boots!). This lip crayon is a fairly blatant rip off - ahem, imitation of another more expensive brand, the Clinique Chubby Stick (worst name for a beauty product ever?). But that's ok, seemingly everyone is doing it, with Revlon and various other companies rolling out their own crayon.
The idea behind the lip crayon is that it is a sheer, idiot proof sort of wash of colour - not as gloopy as a gloss, nor as dense as a lipstick. Perfect for summer then. The No.7 version retails at £9.00, which means you could buy two of these for the price of one chubby stick. Ahem. Ok I'm going to stop saying that now, it's just wrong.
These come in five shades, a reddish, a plummy, a pink, a coral, and a sheer nude type. The orange-y one grabbed my attention, usually I go for plummy pinks but am trying to break out of my lippy comfort zone so have been experimenting with more sunny hues of late. A swipe of it across my wrist creates a sheer, shiny orange wash that intrigues me. I tend not to test things on my actual mouth because Eew, cooties. It is ineptly named "delicate pink", when anyone with eyes can see the lid is bright orange and the product itself is a sheer coral.
Anyway, the whole crayon concept is fun, new(ish) one that appeals to the kid in me, I'm sure the people who originated the idea are super pleased with themselves. I could not wait to try this product out when I bought it. It sounds silly, it's just lipstick, but it's a new lip concept that will totally change the presentation of lips forever right? I must admit I had tried the Clinique version at the makeup counter, and I was pretty enamoured of it. However, I waited to see how long it lasted and sadly it was a very short lived pink pout. After a few sips of water it was pretty much gone.
Unfortunately, my No.7 lip crayon is also not very pigmented. It does create a pretty wash of sheer colour with a nice, properly glossy shine, but leaves little if any imprint for more than an hour if you are lucky. I'm sure lip liner would help this but for me the whole appeal of these products is their effortless, idiot proof appeal. I can apply this without looking and know that I won't look like a clown. It does bleed a bit but it's basically just shine so it doesn't look very noticeable.
This product looks brighter on my skin test than on my lips, I presume that is because my lips are slightly more pigmented than is ideal for this shade. Although from the colour of it I had high hopes it would have a bit more impact to it. It applies fairly evenly but always seems to just sit on top of the lips. It doesn't seem to stain the lip or build with added layers, when it does fade there is just a bit of leftover sparkle. I do wish the shade were slightly bolder, there is a bit too much gold sheen/shimmer in it for my liking, and I was not intrigued enough by the other colours to buy another version of this. If you are looking for a real pop of coral I wouldn't bother with this one unless you have very pale lips. I don't expect these sorts of products to produce lipstick style colour, but I have been more impressed with the pigment in other "sheer" lip products like L'Oreal Rouge Caresse for instance.
The crayon itself is a thick stick with a chunky "crayon" type tip. The lid stays on pretty snugly thus far though there is nothing to stop it coming off either. I do not like that the product cannot be retracted, as rather a big chunk of it is exposed when you buy it, were it to break off you would be stuffed. It does roll up, but does not retract all the way. This is pretty stupid construction in my opinion that is designed for mess and disaster should the lid fall off in your purse. I'm not sure how long this will last, it is hard to judge how much more product is in the tube and I am afraid to roll it up all the way in case it breaks/doesn't retract. I don't think there is an awful lot more than what is on display however.
All in all, this Boots No.7 lip crayon falls a bit short for me. That said, it is handy as a light, lip balm type thing that I don't have to fuss with. It feels nicely moisturising, isn't tacky feeling, is taste and odour free and doesn't dry my lips out so far as I can tell. I think the darker shades might have better pay off but I'd be hesitant to buy another (oh okay maybe with the voucher...).