I’m definitely not one to shy away from a vibrant lip colour on occasion, after all it’s amazing what a little bit of colour can do for your look, your outfit and most importantly your confidence! For some reason, so many of us are scared to rock a bold lip fearing too much attention, when in reality, bold is beautiful, bold is confident, bold is alluring and bold is playful!
So BareMinerals is on a mission to help you beautiful ladies break out of your comfort zone and try on a bold lip or two with their new Statement Lips Collection!
Just like their Gen Nude collection did for nudes, this range features a rainbow of beautiful, vibrant colours highlighting the best pinks, reds and berries around. It contains an array of Lip Liners, Luxe-Shine Lipsticks and Matte Liquid Lipcolours.
Bringing back your favourite formula from their Gen Nude collection, the Statement Under Over Lip Liners ($21 CAD) are a range of wooden liners designed to be used before lipstick for precise contouring and definition and post lipstick for that extra bit of depth. The wooden format is meant to provide stability for an ultra creamy formula and to give you added control when sharpening for an extra sharp tip.
They are formulated to glide onto the lips, depositing the maximum amount of colour with little drag while also staying firm enough to precisely outline the contours of the lips. They also contain ingredients to help them resist transfer, fading and bleeding thus creating the perfect base for your lip colour.
The Statement Lip Liners come in 5 versatile shades that were designed to be usable with many different tones, colours and finishes. There is a neutral pink (Kiss-a-thon), a cherry red (100%), a brick red (Wired), a deep fuschia (Genius), and an intense blackberry (Graphic).
The Statement Luxe Shine Lipsticks ($25 CAD) are bee-uutifully saturated, vibrant lipsticks with one swipe opacity and a radiant shine. These bold beauties are made using a unique process of quadruple milling of the mineral pigments to ensure that the colour you see in the tube stays true once it’s on your lips. The means you get incredible colour payoff with little effort and full coverage to boot.
They have a weightless formula that feels ultra comfortable on the lips due to the inclusion of mango butter to soften lips as well as aide the lipstick in applying smoothly and effortlessly.
(L-R Tease, Biba, Rebound, Alpha, Flash, Srsly Red, Hustley, Frenchie, Elite, NSFW)
The Luxe Shine Lipsticks come in 10 gorgeous shades including Tease (a peachy pink with gold pearl), Biba (a bubblegum pink), Rebound (a medium neutral pink), Alpha (a bright raspberry), Flash (a warm coral red), Hustler (a rich garnet with red pearl), Srsly Red (a true bright red), Frenchie (a vibrant magenta berry), Elite (a rose berry with gold pearl) and NSFW (a blackened plum).
Last but certainly not least, The Statement Matte Liquid Lipcolours ($23 CAD) are longwearing, creamy, liquid lipsticks that give you the matte finish you want but without the drying feel you expect.
Another continuation from the Gen Nude Collection these lipsticks have a glorious moisturizing formula that starts as a silky cream and dries down to a soft matte. It includes ingredients designed to give your lips some love while you wear instead of the typical dry, cracked feeling you’re used to. That being said, these beauties are formulated to resist transfer and last long days but they are not 100% budge proof. They will move with your lips throughout the day and they will fade if you eat a big meal.
(L-R Luxe, Fresh, OMG, Flawless, Shameless, Juicy, Fiery, Naughty, VIP, Devious)
These lightweight lipsticks are insanely pigmented with full, opaque coverage in one swipe. Even the darker colours apply beautifully without being patchy or uneven. The best bit is they smell like a sweet, birthday cake treat!
The Statement Matte Liquid Lipcolours come in 10 shades, Luxe (a dirty pastel pink), Fresh (a bold warm pink), Fire (a fiery orange red), VIP (a bold crimson), Juicy (a poppy red), Naughty (a deep oxblood), Shameless (a neon hot pink), OMG (a vivid violet), Flawless (a muted plum), and Devious (a rich burgundy).
My Overall Thoughts
I have long been a fan of the BareMinerals face products but I had never tried any of their lip products before these. I have to say I was really pleasantly surprised and very much impressed! The formulas are so well thought out and they hit the mark on everything they claim. I also think the colours are seriously beautiful! If you love a bold lip or even if you just want to give it a try, I highly suggest the Statement Lip Collection.
*press sample provided but opinions are all my own*