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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Bargain alert: L.A. Colors Lip Liners

I struggle with buying lip liners. I don’t know if it’s just where I live, but there never seem to be many available and the ones that are can be a bit hit-and-miss. For example, some Barry M ones are amazing, and some are absolute duffers. A couple of months ago I came across these L.A Colors ones in Beauty Base for the measly sum of 99p so I grabbed a few to try. I wasn’t expecting much when I went to swatch them as I’m not a fan of the eyeshadows (although the polishes are well worth checking out at 99p each as well! I’ll do a post on them soon if people would like) but I was very pleasantly surprised!

la colours smooth plum
‘Smooth Plum.’
la colours cappuccino
la colours sable
la colours forever red
‘Forever Red.’
la colours auburn

Okay… so Cappuccino is a rank colour and I should have left that one in the shop. But how gorgeous are Smooth Plum and Forever Red? Well worth 99p at any rate!
These have a nice balance between being soft enough that they easily transfer and hard enough to actually get a decent line on the lips. Like most liners, they are dry, but on the plus side they’re very pigmented so at least you don’t have to layer them on unlike some cheap lip liners I’ve tried (*cough* Natural Collection *cough*) and they do the job under lipsticks just as well as any other liner I’ve tried.

Sadly the stands in Beauty Base get raided pretty fast, so I’ve not been able to grab the shades I’m after from the website – they have a black which I’d love to try.  All in all though, these are a total bargain!


  1. OOHHHH lips! I love Forever Red on you!

  2. Smooth Plum....*drools EVERYWHERE* I'd like to see what combos you could make with Cappucino :P

  3. Smooth Plum and Forever Red are gorgeous! I would never have thought to check out their lipliners, I'll have to pick some up when I go to get more nail polishes. On that note, please do a post about the polishes, they are pretty awesome!

  4. I really love Forever Red and Smooth Plum... Cappuchino is... er... different.

  5. wowww forever red! I love that color!! cool swatches you did :)

  6. Cappuccino looks like it'd work pretty well with Gaga II. Which I bought and cannot wear very well. Hm. Wonder where stocks these near me...

  7. Echoing everyone else, Forever Red looks amazing!

  8. I've avoided lip liners since the Eighties but looking at your photos I'm wondering if I should reconsider, especially at that price. Forever Red's my fave. x

  9. Smooth Plum was a killer on you! A bit of eyeliner and one's set for the day!

  10. Nice! There are some really nice colours in there and I hate spending money on lip liners because you don't notice them much. I'll have to check these out.

  11. Sable is one of my favourite lip liner colours. Reminds me i need to get a new one soon as i often use it to fill in my lips and layer over a nice lipgloss.

  12. Oooh I'll have to pick up a bunch next time I'm near Westfields! :D


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