All my lip glosses tend to smudge a lot. I don’t know whether that’s the problem only with me or the products that I pick up are faulty. To combat this problem, I use lip liners whenever I apply glosses. I have a huge collection of lip liners and shall be reviewing one of them called Boots Natural Collection Ruby Rose Lip Lines.
Easy to apply, natural lip colour to shape and define your lips and keep your lipstick in place.
How to Use:
Following the line of your lips, use the pencil softly to outline the shape of your mouth
Paraffinum liquidum, Candelilla cera, Ozokerite, Synthetic beeswax, Polyethylene, Tocopheryl Mica (+/- CI 15850:2, CI 77120, CI 77891, CI 77492, CI 15850, CI 77499, CI 77491)
My Experience with Boots Natural Collection Ruby Rose Lip Lines:
I shall start with the packaging first. It is a pencil type liner with a transparent cap. The cap fits just right. The outer body and the liner itself are of the same shade. You can easily locate it in your vanity case. Also, it can be sharpened which is quite hygienic.
Moving on to the shade. It is beautiful dusty pink shade which brightens up my face instantly. And, that is why I use it even as a lip stain and not as a liner alone. It works perfectly on both the aspects and imparts a nice rosy tint to my lips. It is moderately pigmented and the intensity can be easily built up.
Coming to the texture, it is creamy, but not buttery. It glides easily on the lips and fills in the colour evenly. It gives a semi matte finish to the lips. Since, we know that a lip liner is only meant to outline the lips and might not be very hydrating if used as a lip colour, it is important that we use a lip balm underneath. This lip liner is no exception. Though, it does not pull or tug the lips, it feels a bit dry after an hour or so. A lip balm, therefore, is advisable if you wish to use it as a lip colour.
The staying power of this lip liner is around 6 hours when it is used to outline the lips and around 4 hours when used as a lip colour. It can’t survive full meals, though with a bit of munching the colour wont budge. It holds on to the lips and does not let the lipstick smear or bleed for a good long time. The lip liner also does not have any fragrance which is a big plus point.
In this swatch, I have used it as a liner and lip colour without a lip balm underneath or over it.
In the second swatch, I have put a lip balm over the lip liner to give my lips a nice glossy rosy sheen.
Pros of Boots Natural Collection Ruby Rose Lip Lines:
• Reasonably priced.
• Creamy texture.
• Pigmentation is good to buildable.
• Staying power of the liner is around 6 hours.
• Can be used both as a liner as well as a lip stain.
• Doesn’t tug or pull the lips as the texture is creamy.
• Devoid of any fragrance.
Cons of Boots Natural Collection Ruby Rose Lip Lines:
• Availability in India.
• Sharpening of the pencil, though, is hygienic but leads to a lot of product wastage.
• A sharpener could have been provided.
• A lip balm has to used underneath if you use this liner as a lip colour.
4 out of 5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Boots Natural Collection Ruby Rose Lip Lines?
Yes. I like this shade a lot. I would definitely buy the same one as well as check out more shades. At the price, it is a steal. You all must check them out.
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