I was looking forward to this collection a huge amount. You can see how much by looking at my previous post.
So because I've got such a huge amount to show you, unusually for me I'm going to break the collection down into smaller posts, I normally prefer to do one big post but I just have far too many photographs so I'm starting with my favourite things. The new Instant Smooth Crystal Lip Balms (£16.50)
So yes, there's a core of colour inside. Which makes them a bit tricky to apply but with a little perseverance you can do it.
The finish of these is lovely and very balm like, but like a light balm, not a heavy greasy one but certainly a moisturising one. They are lightly scented (fruity) and even slightly flavoured I think. Not that I recommend you eat one. My absolute fave is Crystal Pink but they are all lovely. I can see that and Crystal Coral being sell outs. Despite their balmy texture you still get the great finish of a lipstick.
The wear time on these isn't amazing, maybe about three hours without food and drink and regular reapplication of these is standard, for me though I'd expect that to be the case with this kind of product and I don't see that as a downside. That is far outweighed by the beautiful packaging, pigment and moisturising properties.
These are beautiful ad I highly recommend.
*Disclosure - PR Samples*