I thought I would take a little ‘time out’ from all that ‘SeriousSkin Care’ natter and have an interval, pausing to blog about a ‘drug store’ special of mine; the awesome lipsticks from Innoxa. I was sitting in the local pharmacy one day and caught a glimpse of a cosmetic stand that attracted my attention. It was displaying some lippies, that looked remarkably close to mirroring my ultimate all time perfect lipstick hue. Yes, I have declared my ‘Undying Love’ :x of baby pink lipstick shades and am constantly on the hunt for a pink that's even more perfect than the last. I zoned straight in on the Innoxa stand and upon closer inspection, I found myself face to face with a baby pink lipstick that I went absolutely ‘gaga’ for (or in this case ‘wawa’ for, as I couldn’t afford to buy it on the spot, noooo :( ) Nevertheless, on my following payday I made a beeline to that Innoxa stand and scored myself the Pink Carnation lipstick, from their Couleurs D'ete Summer Matte Collection. Not only was it ‘love at first sight’ when I raced home and maneuvered it over my beckoning pout, I went on an emotional roller-coaster, via love, lust and infatuation! :x :x I couldn’t believe a lippy from the local chemist (mind you, I live in the slackest, one horse town and decent makeup is pretty much nil and void, LOL :-o) could deliver everything I want from a lipstick and more!! It totally exceeded my expectations and then some :D
The Innoxa lipsticks, presented in a classy looking canister with a see-through plastic section at the base, showcases the actual shade of the lipstick, making it easy to determine your perfect hue. The colour range of spunky, modern shades will brighten up any day, boasting an assortment of finishes, whilst new collections are regularly introduced, so there's something suitable for all complexions; satisfying all tastes! From my experience with the Innoxa lipsticks I have tried, I can vouch for the rich, creamy texture that is super pigmented with full coverage and incredibly, long lasting, staying power. They glide on with ease, providing a smooth, opaque finish, so my lips look bold and vibrant (an ideal lippy to consider if your lips are to be the focal feature of your makeup look). Even after eating or drinking, when all the luscious lippy normally fades away, my kissers are still sporting a gorgeous wash, or stain if you please, of the original colour, that I just love :x (simply apply a quick slick of gloss and I’m good to go). Usually, when I find a lipstick with such a long wearing formulation, it's overly drying on my lips, tending to settle into any little lines and accentuating the fact, eww :| These lipsticks, however, infused with natural ingredients such as moisturising jojoba oil, provide my smackers with a moist, conditioning punch of colour that looks fantastic for hours, whist ensuring they stay nurtured and protected. A lipstick of this quality and performance, I would normally associate only with high-end lipstick brands (i.e. M.A.C Lustre Lipstick), but Innoxa lipsticks are indeed, in my opinion, the most exceptional, affordable drug store lipstick, I have tried recently and they deserve to be perched high up on a pedestal with some of their ultra expensive ‘name brand’ cousins ;)
|L-R Apricot Tulip, Passionflower, Pink Peony, Engligh Rose|
|Pink Carnation, with gloss.|
|Pink Carnation, standard as is.|
|Full face featuring Pink Carnation (excuse my shiny face, LOL)|
Pink Carnation is still my preferred Innoxa hue if you have not already guessed, haha. But I am definitely keen to nab some more lipstick shades from various collections in the not so distant future. So, tell me, what do you think? Do any of these colours take your fancy, or are you more interested in deeper, darker hues?
Innoxa Lipstick cost about $14.95 each (RRP) and you can buy them in Australia at Big W, Priceline (selected stores), Myer, Chemmart Pharmacy, Nova Pharmacy, Terry White Chemist & all leading Pharmacies.
All images in this blog are my own.