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Posted by on Jul 8, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

Helen E – Waterproof Protective Lip Liner in Shade 4

Helen E – Waterproof Protective Lip Liner in Shade 4

This Waterproof Protective Lip Liner from Helen E was in my June Glossybox. I had tried other Helen E lip products out in the past with differing results, so I was interested to try out this lip pencil. Helen E is a relatively new UK makeup brand, founded by owner Helen Elowe in 1999. This product is a fairly simple waterproof lip liner pencil with a lid – it ‘does what it says on the tin’ basically – there’s nothing fancy or special about it, but it delivers what you expect from a lip liner. Shade 4 is a mid-to-dark red colour which works well worn together with both red and brown lipsticks. The pencil is really nice and soft and easy to apply and also sharpens fairly easily which is imperative for a lip pencil in order to continue producing a nice sharp, even line. I am pleased to say that this Waterproof Protective Lip Liner in Shade 4 has restored my faith in Helen E products and I would...

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Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Makeup, Skincare | 0 comments

Glossybox – June 2013

Glossybox – June 2013

My June Glossybox is here! The theme of this one is ‘Summer Looks’ and it is quite make-up focused with some good full-sized products. I really do get excited when I am opening my Glossybox, I love taking off the lid, untying the ribbon and peeling back the tissue paper to find out what is nestled inside! The first item is a full-sized 25ml John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original Hair Serum which retails at £6.29. I use this product all the time to tame my frizzy hair, so whilst it’s not particulary new and exciting it is well received! The second product is a full-sized Eye Inspire Mono Eyeshadow in Mirage from affordable boutique make-up brand Me Me Me, which retails at £4.99. It is a lovely shimmery coffee brown colour and I think this will work really nicely as an accent colour on the eyes. The third product is another full-sized make-up product, a Waterproof Protective Lip Liner pencil in shade 4 from Helen E priced at £8. I have tried Helen...

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Posted by on Jun 15, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

Helen E – Lip Crayon in Sunset

Helen E – Lip Crayon in Sunset

Helen E is a relatively new UK makeup brand, founded by owner Helen Elowe in 1999. I purchased a couple of their lip crayons a few months ago and have already tried out Candy Floss, a sweet sugary pink colour – you can read that review here. Today I have been trying out Helen E Lip Crayon in Sunset. The Helen E Lip Crayon applies fairly nicely and easily to the lips and is quite soft. As this lip colour is in a pencil format there is no need for lip liners and it is really easy to draw the colour around the edge of the lip to give a straight edge. Unfortunately the consistency of the lip crayon lets this product down slightly, it is not creamy and glossy like a lot of the other chubby lip crayons available on the market today and it gives a drier, more matt finish. It also has a slightly unpleasant smell/taste. On the plus side there is no feathering or bleeding around the edge of the lip with...

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Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Makeup | 2 comments

Helen E – Lip Crayon in Candy Floss

Helen E – Lip Crayon in Candy Floss

Helen E is a relatively new UK makeup brand, founded by owner Helen Elowe in 1999. I purchased a couple of their lip crayons a few months ago but haven’t tried them out until now, the first lip crayon I have been trying out is Candy Floss, a sweet sugary pink colour. The Helen E Lip Crayon applies fairly nicely and easily to the lips and is quite soft. As this lip colour is in a pencil format there is no need for lip liners and it is really easy to draw the colour around the edge of the lip to give a straight edge. Unfortunately the consistency of the lip crayon lets this product down, it is not creamy and glossy like a lot of the other chubby lip crayons available on the market today and it gives a chalky matt finish which gathers in the creases of the lips. It also has an unpleasant sweet fragrance/taste, but on the plus side there is no feathering or bleeding around the edge of the lip...

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