Monday, February 9, 2015

[Review]: The Face Shop Black Label Lipstick in No.11 Lovely Pink



Hello everyone~!

I can't believe it's already February, time goes so fast, doesn't it?( ゚ Д゚)It's kind of surreal, since it means I'm almost halfway done the semester of school (T▽T). Anyways, since it's the month of February, I decided that during the entire month, I will dedicate my posts that is something related to pink, red, and things that are (or I considered, haha) girly. ❤ 

So, if you must know, I absolutely love lip products, they are my favorite type of makeup products I like to use and buy. And as you may have seen, I posted pictures of a lipstick that I had bought a while ago, from my previous post, about my small collective haul of January.

And as of today, I present you guys, with the review of The Face Shop's Black Label Lipstick in No.11 Lovely Pink.

Packaging of the lipstick.
Due to the lighting of the photo, the packaging may look like its gold, but it's actually not. The lipstick is held in a gray-silver, gunmetal package. The packaging is like any typical lipstick, however, I like the fact that, despite dropping it on the hard floor a couple of times, it didn't crack, showing me that it's very sturdy. Although, the case is not immune to scratches, as I have a very bad habit of throwing my lip products in my bag, which in turn, my lipsticks get banged around a lot in my purse.

No. 11 Lovely Pink.
I bought the shade in No.11 Lovely Pink, the colour is a neutral, opaque rose-pink. It's perfect for the natural look. Even with one swipe of the lipstick, the colour is noticeable. Though, with two swipes, you have a slightly darker pink, which still makes it great for a natural look. There is also a light scent, which is pleasant since some lipsticks and lipglosses I owe, do not have a nice smell to it.

It's a very sweet  & natural colour.
Applying the lipstick is easy, as it is very smooth. The texture was another plus as well, since the product has a very creamy texture. Even better, the lipstick is very moisturizing, and it didn't dry my lips at all, which I found great, since I have experienced with other lipsticks, that make my lips really dry and chapped.

Closeup of the lipstick.
There were a lot of positive things about the lipstick, but I did find a few things that I didn't like about it. First, the duration is average at best. If you don't eat or drink or make your lips touch anything, it lasts up until 2-3 hours at max. However, if you do eat or drink, the lipstick colour comes off quite quickly, so you do have to reapply a bit. Another thing that I didn't like about it was the fact that it smudges easily.

You may have notice that the lipstick is dented at the top corner, T_T, don't worry about it, mines is just like that because I accidently moved the lipstick onto the cap, when I was trying take a picture of my collective haul.

Gotta add the swatches!
Here, I just swatched the lipstick to show the colour and what it looks like. To the left, is one swipe of the product and to the right, is two swipes.

(Here are pictures of what the lipstick colour looks like, when worn.)
Headband from Forever 21 & Top from American Eagle.
In better lighting.
What are the Pros & Cons?
Pros:
- smooth application
-creamy & moisturizing texture
-scent is very light
-nice neutral pink
-pigmented
Cons:
-not long lasting
-smudges quite easily
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Would I recommend this product?
Yes I would recommend this product and the line of the lipstick, it does it's job, and it gives you a nice colour, and a big one for me is that it doesn't dry your lips.
Would I buy it again?
Yep! But in different shades, of course. You can get it online or if you live in Vancouver, from The Face Shop either at Metrotown or Richmond Centre. Last time I checked, the one in Metrotown was having a 20% of sale for cosmetics.
 
[Overall Thoughts]

The packaging is sturdy and simple, but is still susceptible to scratches.
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 
The application is easy, very smooth gliding.
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 
The colour is a neutral, opaque rose-pink, very girly and pigmented.
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 
The texture  is light, creamy and moisturizing.
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 
The duration is average, it depends if you eat or drink.
❤ ❤ ❤ ♡ 
The overall results are:
❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ♡

{Food Snaps}
(Cause I haven't done these for a while, and knowing me, I don't like writing short blog posts, so I have to find a way to make it long.) 
(ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
Salmon & Tuna Don from Sekai Udon Bar.
Closeup.
"The High Tea", a 3 tier stand of  sweets and desserts from La Petite Cuillere.
"The Afternoon Tea", a 2 tier stand. The plating and dishes are so girly. :)
Entire view of the tier stands and the numerous desserts & sweets.
Any time is good, when it's tea time!

I know I have been doing reviews only, lately, (I do enjoy writing them though :p) but I will be doing different posts later on. I want my blog to have variation to it! Plus, this post was actually suppose to be a post about "Lazy Makeup/Lazy Hair Tutorial", but I didn't think it went well with the theme of February, which is why I decided to change the post topic.

Anyways, knowing that I don't have a good track record of updating on the actual day,  I will say it now:

❤ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! ❤
Cake for you!
I hope you guys have a great one!

And to end this post, I will leave you a music video/audio of my new favourite song that I just discovered. It's called "Rollercoaster" by Bleachers. Hope you enjoy it!

Bleachers - Rollercoaster

Thanks for reading,
Courtney ♡

20 comments:

  1. the lipstick looks so lovely!
    and the food made me so hungry xD

    emiri-desu.blogspot.com.au
    x

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    1. Thank-you! :) Haha, the food was good xD I don't feel as bad when I spend money on food than clothing/makeup :$

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  2. The lipstick color so beautiful. Love it.
    The desserts look so tasty. I wanna try it. Hehe
    Happy Valentines day!!♥

    Www.tomntins.blogspot.kr

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    1. I love the colour of the lipstick as well~ Hehe, the desserts were great! I'm late, but Happy Valentine's Day to you as well!

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  3. The lipstick colour is very pretty!
    All that food made me jealous ahahahaha

    http://toomanybiases.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank-you! :) Haha, what can I say? I just love/have to take pictures of my food everytime I go out and eat :p

      Thanks for reading.

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  4. I hope you have a nice Valentine's Day!
    The color of lipstick is so pretty! *o*
    Celestial Love

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    1. Yes, I really like this colour as well, it wasn't too bright, yet it wasn't to light either.

      Haha, my Valentine's day was terrifically boring, but I hope you had a great one. :)

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  5. Heya! I love your blog, I followed you :) Hope you follow back and have a lovely day! :)

    Sims Addictions

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    1. Thank-you ^0^ I will follow back as soon as possible! :)

      p.s. I love the sims as well :D

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  6. :Lovely lip stick colour ^^

    Wonderful tea!!!

    emi-doll.blogspot.jp ฅ(⌯͒• ɪ •⌯͒)ฅ❣

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  7. Sure, we can follow each other. I've followed you :)

    I like that natural looking lipstick and the tea looks adorable~

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    1. Thank-you! The high tea food was too cute to be eaten, but nevertheless, it tasted great. I have terrible memory, so if I haven't followed you yet, I will now! :)

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  8. You look very good in that color! I wish I can wear light neutrals, but my lips are dark and pigmented so it doesn't look very good on me :(

    http://stressedbutkawaii.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank-you! ^-^ But that's just means you can wear cooler and darker lip products, which I'm jealous of, cause I can never pull of any dark lipstick colours.

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  9. The tea and little treats look so cute and yummy! :3
    Would you like to follow each other?

    Blogging with Marika

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  10. Nice lip color! you look great in it! :D and lovely flower crown too! hihihi ^^

    http://immekristiani.blogspot.com/
    From Bali, Indonesia - with love, Imme ❤

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  11. Beautiful lipstic color ♥
    Also I followed u & hoping for following back~

    xoxo Sacramental somnium~

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  12. looks like a really lovely color!

    xx danielle // shades of danielle // bloglovin

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