Saturday, 9 January 2016

Review: bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balms

If I had to talk about what person I am in terms of make-up,  I would say I focus more heavily on eyes and my base. In terms of lips, I get...stuck. I try to find colours that suit me but most of the time it just goes dreadfully wrong, so I just end up wiping away my effort. Recently I tried bareMinerals Pop of Passion Lip Oil-Balm (£16/3.1g) and I realised where I was going wrong...

On first impression on applying, these bareMinerals Lip Oil-Balms apply evenly adding a sheer coat of colour with the leverage of being worked into more of a block colour, which is nice as you have a choice on how you would like to look. However, what really amazed me about this product is how comfortable it feels on your lips and I think part of that is due the ingredients: it  is enriched with passion fruit seed oil with vitamin E and so really delivers moisturisation front, feeling more like a lip balm treatment than a lipstick, which is honestly a feeling that I love, especially in winter time!
When you first apply it is has a normal glossy hydrating finish, but within the hour this begins to dry down into a beautiful stain. I love this because you can just forget you are wearing it and just go about your day knowing that it won't end up in your teeth! This product has great longevity when you compare it to how sheer it is! It lasts for a few hours and fades nicely.
The packaging is really cute, I love the design! I think this is really travel friendly as the product is encased in plastic and so it's lightweight but also the colourful packaging would make these really easy to find in the black-hole that is a women's purse!
Left to right: Nude Passion, Pink Passion and Plumberry Pop
I have three shades: Nude Passion, Pink Passion and Plumberry Pop, and surprisingly I love the actual colours more than the nude, which really can tell you how much these really do add something to your look. I think the colours look a bit strong in the packaging, but when applied on the lips these are all wearable shades, I prefer to wear them quite sheer because I'm still fairly new to lipsticks.
Nude Passion, I would describe as a baby pink nude, I think you can just slightly see that baby pink coming out on my swatch below, it's a lovely colour for everyday! Pink Passion has to be the one I was the most scared of applying, it looks really bright! However when I got the guts to apply this I found that this emulates and deepens a natural pink lip and I think this would suit many people! Plumberry Pop is a shade which is perfect for this type of year, I like that it is colourful without being too deep and when this reduces down into a stain it's really lovely also this shade is the most long lasting since it is a 'Pop' shade!

Left to right: Nude Passion, Pink Passion and Plumberry Pop.
I think this is perfect for beginners but also I just think this is great for anyone who wants to brighten up their look. If you need a lightweight, hydrating pop of colour then this is the product I would recommend, I think the price is worth it because I know this is something that I will get a lot of use from in all seasons, I don't think a moisturising lipstick will ever go out of use!
I would love to know what you guys think of this, and what lipsticks you tend to reach towards! Let me know in the comments down below!
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  1. Nude passion looks like a great everyday color, I love the packaging of these :) Love the pictures and swatches

    xx Gloria

    1. It is lovely, the subtle pink in it is great so it's not too nude! Thank you so much for your comment!


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