Thursday, February 11, 2016

Julep Valentine's Day Unboxing and First Impression


Disclaimer: The products featured were provided for review.

I got a sweet Valentine's Day goodies pack from Julep filled with colorful polishes and makeup! Julep is a nail polish and makeup brand that also does customized subscription boxes. That is, you can pick what you want to be sent to you, how cool is that? Click HERE to check out Julep's website.


I was most excited to see the "It's Whipped" Matte Lip Mousses in this box. I have actually tried them previously and have been wearing them lots this season. Yay for more colors in this range that I already LOVE! These are in a whipped mousse consistency and they goes on smoothly on the lips. A thin layer is very opaque and even. The colors I received were (left to right) "xoxo" and "oh la la".


They are not the ordinary liquid lipsticks that dry and mold your lips. I think we are over that trend now (who likes to have super dry lips with lines and cracks showing!?) They are matte looking but you actually can move and put your lips together and there won't be any flaking, yet your lips still look moisturized with no lines accentuation. That said, they will transfer if you eat or drink, or kiss someone! :P


I actually really like the applicator. I first use the hourglass body to swipe sideways on the bottom lip which fits and wraps the lip perfectly. Then I will use the round tip to line both top and bottom lips. I find the round tip very easy to maneuver and have no problem with it.


The polishes I got from left to right: Lillian, Soleil, Isabela, Hartleigh, Amanda, Alyssa, and Myriam. 


I have been using Julep's polishes for a long time now and love their quality and the fact that they are considered "non-toxic" polishes. Many of the solid colors are actually "one-coat-wonder" - opaque and good enough in just one coat! Here's an simple manicure using the heart shaped glitter "Hartleigh".


There was also a cute nude/sand color clutch with adorable hearts lining. 

What do you think about the Matte Lip Mousses? Would you try them?

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