Wednesday, September 11, 2013

No Bleeding Lips Review

Image from the No Bleeding Lips website

I so wanted to love this. I read a bunch of reviews about this clear lipliner and how it lasted and lasted. Plus I needed a clear lip liner. I have issues sometimes with my super dark lipsticks not staying within the lines ever-so-slightly. In addition I wanted a clear lipliner for the much raved about OCC lip tars which I am hoping to review soon. They will have to wait however as I seriously cannot use this.

The reason isn't because it doesn't work, it does but due to the ingredients and my super sensitive skin I can't suffer through wearing this for more than a couple minutes. You see the thing is it itches like crazy. I feel like I need to claw it off my lips with my nails. In fact I have to scrub it off with a face cloth. Asking some others the reason for this is due to the plethora of many evaporating ingredients in the pencil. I've listed the ingredients below if you are interested. 

Silica, Synthetic Wax, Isododecane, Hydrogenated Polydicyclopentadiene, Polyglyceryl-10 Pentaisostearate, Hydrogenated Poly (C6-14 Olefin), Hydrogenated Polydecene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Polybutene, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Polyethylene.

On my (awkward looking) hand to show size
For those of you who don't have sensitive skin though this may work. It goes on easily and the thin tip makes it easy to line your lips. Though it looks white it is completely transparent, you can even layer it slightly to ensure you have your lips completely outlined and they say that it can help fill in lip lines. It has a nice twist up mechanism. Plus it's a good consistency it glides nicely but isn't so soft that it smooshes or comes off in chunks. No Bleeding Lips is also waterproof and said to be long-lasting.
The nicely sized tip
These are $15-$20 CND (I bought mine at Shopper's Drug mart for $20 where I can't return it and yet Sephora started selling it after this for only $15. Needless to say I'm not too thrilled.) You can check out the website here.

So for me and other sensitive skin girls this is a fail in my humble opinion. For more tough ladies (and gents) out there it may fit nicely into your make-up stash. And though it doesn't really count I don't like the name of it, all I can picture when I hear the name is chapped, sore, bleeding lips. Those hurt!

Hebridean Sprite Rating: 3/10. It does have an easy application and nice consistency but isn't a good formula for me.

Would I purchase this again? No, in fact I tried to return it but couldn't as I'd used it and I don't have the receipt any longer. Boo.

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