De Leon "Looks Better In Red" Lipgloss:
If these photos have determined anything, I look better in red. This lip gloss is super highly pigmented, the swatches above were one swish of the lip gloss applicator. Super easy to blend and apply, this lip gloss is reasonably long lasting (about an hour). I say reasonably, because I don't wear lip gloss and haven't worn it since I was about 19. I hate gloopy shiny messy mouths that are dripping with shimmer. Yuck. I therefore don't really know how long lipgloss should last nowadays. I think the pigment in this baby definitely helps it out though! I also adore that this lipgloss is not super glossy. It gives your lips the type of soft pretty natural shine that a balm gives them. Perfect for me; it is a lip gloss that I would be happy wearing.
Since receiving this product, it has lived in my bag within a bag in my handbag, a very high honour usually only reserved for my Face of Australia Lip Quench lipsticks and my MAC Russian Red. Take that as you will.
De Leon "Looks Better in Red" Lipstick Balm:
This lipstick balm is super soft - apply with a lip brush and be very gentle, or you will put a giant hole in the top of the balm. Super soft formula aside, this lip product is very lovely. Whilst being very creamy, the pigment is strong and long lasting. I wore this for 3 hours, then ate lunch and ate it off. The colour is gorgeous. It is a lovely blue based red which makes your teeth look whiter and brightens up my pale complexion. I would have delegated this baby a spot in my handbag (the colour, oh my goodness it is beautiful) however due to the balm shape application without a lip brush is not precise and can be a little messy. As the lip gloss doesn't provide a scary shine and is easier to apply in the car on the way to work, it wins the handbag spot. The lipstick balm wins the "reach for this in the morning after just finishing my makeup" spot.
The rest of my goodies to review, coming up in a later post. I just had to do the lipstick first, or I wouldn't be me!
De Leon Cosmetics are a Brisbane Based Indie Make Up company, purchase the "pretties" from here: http://www.deleon.com.au/prestashop/