Debby Lip Pencil Mega Gloss

3/13/2017


I felt quite uninspired make-up wise lately and everything I've been seeing online and in my make-up stash left me either overwhelmed or underwhelmed. It was the bulk of things I owned that made me feel like I never have anything to wear, yet there were boxes upon boxes of make-up. On the other hand, not a new release I saw online has intrigued me or kick-started interest. So I've had a good old make-up clearout - and this time I was brutal. Interestingly, I've left only a few eye shadow palettes, I have to buy a mascara since only one has remained and the majority of my make-up consists of face and lip products. Lipsticks are definitely ruling the roost! 

Now, which type of lipstick lover am I? I'm either wearing lip balm or a statement lip. Many say that matte liquid lipsticks are to be done with but I've only discovered the perfect matte lipstick (will write about it in one of my following posts). But lip balms are something I wear every single day and this following oddball kinda fits into that mold - it just has a few more things going for it.

Debby Lip Pencil Mega Gloss isn't a lip balm, isn't a lip gloss and isn't a lipstick. It is a chubby-esque lip pencil which applies like a lipstick, leaves a stain which sticks around after its glossy finish disappears. It definitely has a performance of a tinted lip balm and the convenience of a precise lip pencil application since the stain/color is deposited precisely and evenly. Pigmentation of your lips may affect the end result as the stain is sheer but I'm glad that the glossy finish doesn't necessarily mean you'll be sporting greasy lips.

Shine is very understated and disappears in under 30 minutes upon application whilst the stain sticks around for around an 1h more. Texture is non-sticky and there is no discernible taste or scent - although the brand states these lip pencils have a pomegranate scent (which I don't sense at all). I have shades 04 (pink) and 08 (bordeaux-plum) and they're equally easy to wear as they're sheer. To me, this is an easy daytime lip option. Even though, for the majority of days, I do go for non-tinted lip balms, sometimes my daytime make-up is a bit plain so having a bit of sheer color is actually really nice and refreshing.

  • Jedno vrijeme sam preispitivala svoj odnos spram kozmetike jer, svaki put kada bih obratila pažnju na novitete ili čak pogled u vlastitu kolekciju me dovodio u dva ekstrema: osjećala sam da me sve skupa opterećuje a opet, osjećala sam i neku prazninu zbog toga. Došla sam u onu mitsku situaciju kada nemam šta nositi tj. koristiti a iza mene stoje kutije prepune  kozmetike. Kontradiktorna situacija stvarnog stanja i moje interpretacije tog stanja me inspirisala da ponovo napravim kozmetičku čistku i ovog puta sam bila brutalno stroga. Sebi sam ostavila par paleta sjena, od silnih maskara ostala je jedna (također pred kraj životnog vijeka stoga moram u kupovinu) a većinu moje sadašnje kozmetike sačinjavaju proizvodi za usne i lice. Karmini su ustvari postali mnogo bitni za moje šminkanje.
  • Potom sam sebi postavila pitanje kojeg sam karaktera kada su u pitanju usne? Došla sam do zaključka da nosim samo njegujući balzam ili neki konkretan karmin (sredine nema). Potom sam primjetila da se uveliko piše i govori kako su mat tečni karmini već prošlost ali ja ne namjeravam od njih odustati jer sam tek sada pronašla one koji mi savršeno odgovaraju (pisati ću o njima u nekom od narednih članaka). Činjenica je da ono što koristim svaki dan su balzami za usne. Jedna atipična varijanta balzama je ono o čemu pišem u nastavku.
  •  Debby Mega Gloss olovke za usne (10,95 KM) nisu standardni balzami za usne, nisu sjajila i nisu karmini. Možda se nanose poput karmina ali ostavljaju "stain" tj. blažu boju na usnama koja se zadržava i nakon što se sjajna završnica izbriše. Po osjećaju na usnama i načinu na koji izgledaju kada koristim ove olovke, mislim da bi većina pomislila da su ovo balzami za usne u boji. Praktično je što se precizno i ravnomjerno nanose pošto su u obliku olovke. Pigmentacija usana može da utiče na finalni rezultat pošto ove olovke nemaju gust pigment već su poluprozirne. Srećom, sjajnija završnica ne znači da usne sa njima izgledaju nepoželjno "masno".
  • Njihov sjaj je dosta blag i nestane u roku 30 minuta od nanošenja a "stain" se zadržava dodatnih sat vremena. Tekstura je nemasna i nije ljepljiva a ja nisam primjetila bilo kakav miris ili okus (iako im je brend podario miris nara). Imam nijanse 04 (ružičasta) i 08 (šljiva-bordo) i obje je jednako lako nositi na usnama. Što se mene tiče, one su nešto što se lako uklapa u dnevnu šminku. Iako većinu dana na usnama nosim balzam bez boje, često je moja dnevna šminka veoma jednostavna tako da je malo boje na usnama osvježavajuće lijepo vidjeti.



*Post includes products sent for me to review. For more information read the disclaimer.

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