First off I want to remind you all that tomorrow night 7-8pm @MakeupSavvy & I will be hosting a twitter party for SEVENTEEN, we will be giving away 6 beauty boxes and answering any of your makeup questions as well as talking about their new foundation targeted at clearing your skin within 4 weeks. You can read the full details on the initial invite here but if you’re around use the hashtag #SEVENTEENonthespot to join in!
On to the lipstick, it’s the main reason you’re reading this post after all. I’d tried the Mirror Shine lipsticks in the past with the old packaging and easy-melt formula so I was expecting these to be the same.. but they’re not. I’m not sure if they’re better or worse but they’re definitely different. First of all they’re much firmer, they apply nicely and feel glossy n the lips but they don’t smush as easily as the old ones.. secondly they’re a sheerer wash of colour. Now this could just be the shades I have but the previous formula I found gave a more opaque (yet not opaque) finish where as these are more a tinted balm than a lipstick for me. I don’t dislike them I guess I was just expecting something different. The nicest surprise was Camisole, in the tube I thought I would hate it but because it’s so sheer it just comes off a little milky, it nudes my lips sightly but doesn’t wash me out. The whole translucent colour thing is great really as they will likely suite anyone, as they don’t give a great deal of pigment they adapt to your own skin tone and will look different person to person. Smart.
Lastly I would be remiss if I didn’t mention this nifty little feature. I do love surprise packaging and this did it for me, I doubt I would often use this slide out mirror but just knowing it’s there is enough for me.
Lastly here are the T&C’s for the Twitter Party tomorrow night. Because we will be giving away makeup goodies there are obviously rules etc so for those wanting to get involved, here they are..
#SEVENTEENonthespot Twitter party Terms and Conditions
This #SEVENTEENonthespot Twitter party give-away is free to enter and no purchase is necessary
It is open to residents of the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland including the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man), excluding employees and their families of the Promoter, its associated, affiliated or subsidiary companies and agents or anyone professionally connected with the promotion
Participants must be 18 years or over
Everyone who uses the hashtag #SEVENTEENonthespot will automatically be entered into the draw to win
All winners will have used the hashtag #SEVENTEENonthespot with either top hints and tips for this season’s trends or your tips for using SEVENTEEN’s On the Spot Foundation
All winners must be following either @msbudgetbeauty or @Makeup_Savvy
It is a condition of entry that all postings are subject to the terms and conditions. Submission of a posting will be taken to mean acceptance of the above rules and terms and conditions
You can open a FREE twitter account here: www.twitter.com
All entries must take place between 19:00 and 20:00 on Wednesday 3rd July 2013
Winners will be notified via DM to the Twitter account they used for the party. They have 48 hours to respond and claim their SEVENTEEN Beauty Box after being notified, after which time the SEVENTEEN Beauty Box will be considered unclaimed and will be re-assigned using a random selection method
The Promoter may vary or amend the promotion at its absolute discretion
The Promoters accept no responsibility for technical difficulties which may result in tweets not appearing in the Twitter stream as viewed via Twitter.com and therefore not eligible
The Promoter is Boots UK Limited. Registered office: Nottingham NG2 3A
Tweets with the Party hashtag(s) may be used in promotional materials for Boots, used on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and other social media platforms
Participation will be taken as agreement for use of material in this way
Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of a gift impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Promoter and accordingly the Promoter may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the Promoter as a result thereof
*PR Sample / *I am being compensated for my participation in the twitter event