The new range from Elizabeth Arden, the Bold Defining 24H Liquid Eye Colour and the Bold Liquid Lipsticks come in the most gorgeous packaging and are some of the most unique products to date!
**A version of this review was previously posted in collaboration with Cara Fay on Becoming You blog at http://www.becomingyou.co.za/elizabeth-arden-bold-liquid-lipsticks/
First up, I tried the Bold Liquid Lipsticks in Seductive Magenta and Passionate Peach.
Both shades are stunning and pay off exactly as they look like in the tubes. The packaging has a clear gap in the tube that allows you to see the product inside; this is spot on to what it looks like on your lips.
I LOVE Passionate Peach and I find it to be the exact shade that I gravitate to on a daily basis for work. Also, there is no feathering of the product. I repeat, NO feathering, even without a liner. *Spoiler alter, I never once used it with a liner. I just didn’t need to. Who knows how fab it would be with a liner.
The one thing I find is that it is described as “the intensity of a lipstick with the shine of a gloss” and I definitely get more of a matte finish from it. I would actually call it 100% a matte finish, not even kind of a matte finish.
Both shades lasted ages, a good four to five hours before needing any touch ups. Another thing I found is that after a while – about five hours – it starts to feel a bit tacky of your lips, but a coat of the product over the current application solves that immediately and it feels brand new.
And finally, the applicator is one of the most unique I have ever used. It is a slightly puffy micro-fibre feeling applicator. When you push the lever up it ejects the product. I thought I would hate the applicator but it is much easier to use than I thought! It also spreads the product out nice and evenly as the pad covers a large area of your lip as you go.
Next up, the Bold Defining Liquid Liner . I have it in the shade Mystic Green which is a stunning emerald green shade. You have to apply multiple coats to get the proper intense opaque colour that it deserves, but once you do, it is absolutely gorge.
I am pretty pathetic at creating a winged liner with khoki liner so I am totally dismal with this applicator. However I can at least create a really pretty pop of colour with this shade.
I am really loving pairing this with the Passionate Peach liquid lipstick for a subtle look and a spark of colour.
You can grab the liquid lipsticks (7 different shades) for R295,00 each. The Bold Defining Liquid Liner range retails at (5 different shades) for R265,00 each.