19 October 2014

lord & berry eye liners & lipsticks

Featuring PR samples

It's going to be all classic French style today, red lips and black eye liner. After I reviewed the Runway Lip Crayons, Lord & Berry offered to send me some of their products from their standard line. I've always wanted to try the brand since it is not readily available in the US but I often see it featured by British bloggers. For those of us in the US, it has limited availability through ASOS. As a bonus, it seems to be showing up on Hautelook starting Monday, 10/20/14.

Velluto Eye Pencil & Shadow. This is one of the more interesting products, it's the opposite of long wearing liners and is made to smudge and blend easily. This is easy to use when I want a soft blended eyeliner look, or a quick smoky blended under-eyeshadow look.

Luxury Liner Eye Liner. This is a mechanical style liner with long wearing finish. It is my hands down favorite of the bunch and I find myself reaching for it almost everyday. It has a waxy texture which I really prefer, and a medium black color.

Smudgeproof Waterproof Eye Liner. This is very similar to the Urban Decay 24/7 liners or Rimmel Scandaleyes. It has that soft creamy texture that everyone seems to love, however I can't use them because of my contact lenses. (I'm curious if anyone else has this issue!)

Paillettes Eye Pencil. This is a basic pencil liner with silver glitter. I've only used this on a few occasions when I want something a little different at night. I'm not really into glitter, although it is relatively subtle glitter. I haven't noticed any fallout.

Sketch Eye Shadow Pencil. This is creamy smooth black cream shadow perfection. Anyone looking for thick black liner, or the perfect black cream eyeshadow should get this. Opaque, blends easily, and sets, this is the perfect base for any smoky eye look.

Eye liner swatches:

H2Ohhh! Designer Lip Gloss in 4250. Smooth and moisturizing lip gloss that reminds me of the NYX Butter Glosses. On it's own it really gathers into lip lines. I don't really wear nudes though, so the only way I've used this is on top of other lipsticks to tone them down a little.

20100 Crayon Lipstick in Scarlett. A rich creamy true red lip pencil. Slightly moisturizing but not at all long wearing. Love this worn lightly as a soft hazy stain.

Vogue Semi-Matte Lipstick in Red. This is a lovely creamy matte lipstick. It's not really moisturizing, but it doesn't dry out my lips either, and like most matte lipsticks it is long wearing. A powerful orange-red that really makes an impact.

Lipstick swatches:

Everything I received was, if not suited to my personal tastes, very solid quality. I am looking forward to seeing what products are available through Hautelook tomorrow, perhaps I will be able to pick up some eye shadows and other lipstick colors. No such thing as too much lipstick!

Disclosure: These items were sent to me free of charge. All opinions are my own.