Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Tanya Burr's Lip Glosses under the radar. Are they worth the hype?

Hello lovelies. Today I'd like to talk to you about lip glosses. In general I'm not a fan. I have long hair that I'd like to keep loose and with the constant wind (Hello Britain lol) it's just not the most easy thing to wear on your lips. I also find most very drying. Ok I love matte lips too and matte colours tend to dry my lips too but at least I know what I'm paying for - perfect lips for several hours :)

I love Tanya Burr. She is such a sweetheart, super cute Youtube machine. Yet I've seen her beauty line when it launched and I never really wanted anything. I rarely wear falsies so that wasn't my cup of tea and I don't like lip glosses. Having seen Tanya apply her lip glosses on her videos I became bit more interested as they seemed to have a lovely colour payoff and as the name suggest they were so glossy ;) Finally on my weekly (LIAR - daily) trip to Superdrug I picked one up. I applied it later on and found the nude colour to be a little too nude for me if you know what I mean. However I found that lip gloss, although just a teensy bit sticky (which I don't mind at all) lasted for good two hours and after it was gone it left a nourishing layer on top of my lips for another 3 hours afterwards. 






Having said all that colour by itself was really light so I started to experiment with adding a little on top of my nude lipsticks. That's how I found my perfect combo: MAC's Kinda Sexy and Tanya Burr's Chic :) If I want a nude lip these days that's what I will go for :) 

I wanted more :) This time I wanted to pick up a more "me" colour and after seeing swatches everywhere I've chosen Aphrodite. What a happy surprise it was, that I found it on Fragrance Direct for £1.99 :) In the basket it went, alongside a little MAC extra, but that's the story for another time.

The moment I opened the package I knew that Aphrodite may quickly become my favourite lip gloss ever. It's has a raspberry tone to it and it's just lovely pinky, red and glossy at the same time. What's not too love. Pigmentation as for a lip gloss is pretty great and again it lasts well on my lips. Even once the colour goes off it leaves a comfortable layer on top of your lips and you don't feel like you need to use a lip treatment afterwards. 


Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in Chic


Tanya Burr Lip Gloss in Aphrodite


I've done some scary close up swatches for you as well as standard photos and I will leave you to judge if you like them or not :)

I'm a new convert to lip glosses thanks to Tanya Burr collection :) Will I be getting more? Probably not as these two will last me forever and as I said before, I don't wear lip gloss that often. Aphrodite will end up in my work makeup bag as a quick during a day fix, that's for sure :)

You can get them at Superdrug for £6.99 here or specific shades at discounted price of £1.99 at Fragrance Direct here. Also check out Tanya's YT channel if you don't already stalk her online ;)

Hope you enjoyed my ramblings today and I hope to see you next time :) Don't forget to subscribe :)

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Dorota

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14 comments

  1. Aphrodite looks incredible on you xxxx

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    1. Thank you Emma. I really like Aphrodite so much and as I mentioned in the post it's been a while since I owned a lip gloss I actually wore. Super pleased with this purchase especially finding it at Fragrance Direct for £1.99 !! Incredible deal x

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  2. Oh, I love love love Aphrodite on you! Gorgeous! I hear ya about lipgloss. I'm not always a fan either especially on windy days, but I've tried some very nice glosses over the past few months so I wear them more often than I used to...on days with little to no wind. I like the pigmented glosses like Aphrodite. So lovely, enjoy it!

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    1. Thank you so much. I really like Aphrodite. It has the perfect pigmentation vs transparency thing going. It's bang on in the middle. They smell lovely however I was a little disappointed in Chic - it looked so much better on Tanya but then on her lips any lipgloss would haha :) However by adding a little on top of MAC's Kinda Sexy I discovered my favourite nude glossy combo which is always a plus :) Thank you for your lovely comment x

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  3. I don't have super long hair but I don't wear a lot of gloss for the same reason. I always end up with my hair stuck to my lips. Usually when I wear it, it's inly on the middle of my lips to make my color pop a little. I do like that Aphrodite color on you though. It's the perfect raspberryish color.

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    1. Thank you :) I do like defined colours which may be why I think Chic is to washed out on me :) Don't get me wrong. I like nude. Just prefer nude in matte or with a little lipgloss on top. As long as I can still get some definition :) Wearing lip gloss is so hard though. It normally just ends up everywhere ;)

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  4. I haven't tried the Tanya Burr lip glosses yet, I was worried that the hype was because of peoples love for her rather than the products themselves but you've really tempted me with your review xxx

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    1. It took me ages to actually buy any because I wasn't really interested in what products she actually launched. I find them very soothing which is great because my lips are super dry. They don't last that long, no lipgloss ever does but I like the after feeling of that little protective film :) Thanks for your lovely comment hun x

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  5. I have been wanting to try these for a while now. Such beautiful colors! Aphrodite looks stunning on you btw! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. I would definitely recommend especially at Fragrance Direct where you can snatch them at £1.99 which is pretty incredible :) If you get it, let me know how you get on, I really like my experience with them :)

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  6. I like the look of Aphrodite more than Chic on you on x

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    1. Same hun :) I only wear chic on top of any other nude lipstick now. It's just too pale on its own for me :)

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  7. Thanks for your excellent guide man


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