The more I get to know W3LL People products, the more I like. I was keen to try their Nudist Lip Shine formula after reading London Makeup Girl's review of shade #3 (Grace has also featured shade #8 recently). The colour I have here is shade #2 which is a sheer damson purple. Unfortunately, I think my camera lets me down a little as it appears more plummy in a couple of the pictures than it truly is. This is more goth than ladylike wine! The colour that you can see through the packaging in the picture below is a good representation.
Strangely, I didn't spot the shimmer until I took this close up
photograph. I wouldn't describe it as shimmery but the micro-shimmer
adds to the shiny appearance when applied.
products are free of parabens, petrochemicals and preservatives. The lip
shines contain pomegranate, beeswax and green tea. It has an unusual
scent. I can never quite put my finger on it; my nose picks up menthol
which I think is the interpretation of the beeswax and green tea
This lip shine has quite a 'stiff' texture in a similar way that I described for the matte Universalist stick #5.
It takes a couple of passes over the lips (or my skin) to get it
moving. I have a feeling this has a slightly different texture to the
other shades, I can see from Grace's pictures that the bullets of #5 and
#8 look a lot more glossy and balm like than #2. I think this stick might
benefit from being carried in my pocket to warm it up a bit.
I think the colour and texture are well suited to the season. Although this doesn't have a traditional balm-like feel, it does feel nourishing and almost like a protective barrier on my lips. The moisturising layer remains even when the colour has faded. I don't experience uneven wear with this either which is good news for a darker colour.
I'm not sure whether this picture showing the colour in the context of my face helps very much (my apologies for the blotchy skin). I think it demonstrates the shine and the slightly sheer quality but unfortunately I think the colour is a little off. My camera doesn't seem to want to pick up the blue in this shade.
This item was sent to me by Mise Beauty. The Nudist Lip Shines cost £18.50 and there are six shades in this formula. I have my eye on the red next.
Disclosure: Item sent to me without cost for consideration for review.