As a new Birchbox blogger when I found out that I had been chosen to review Laqa & Co.'s Lip Lube Pencils, it's safe to say I was absolutely over the moon! I presumed I would be reviewing just one of the two Lip Lube Pencils, but when one of each colour arrived in the post I couldn't have been happier!
As my regular readers will be aware, lipstick and lip gloss are two products that I have never been able to get my head around - whilst I love the look on other people, bright, bold, glossy lips have never looked quite right on me. Perhaps it is my pale skin tone or strangely narrow lips, but for some reason lipstick never ends up applying quite right, whilst lip gloss leaves me in a sticky mess, and so I have always been a lip balm girl. However, the problem with lip balms tends to be the lack of colour, yes they are easy to apply, and yes they are amazing moisturisers, but where's the fun in a lip balm? After all, a little bit of colour never goes amiss - and that is where these *amazing* pencils come in!
When initially applying the lip pencils, the very first thing I noticed about them was how light and moisturising they felt on my lips, leaving me incredibly surprised at how glossy and lipstick-like the peppermint and shea butter formula actually looked. After trying out both colours I found that they both stayed on my lips for two to three hours before a quick top-up was needed, however with the easy twist up pencil, applying a new coat whilst out and about couldn't have been simpler, making the pencils just perfect for everyday wear.
Of the two colours, I initially thought that the purple tone of Menatour would look far too bright with my pale skin tone, however by just applying a light coating the pencil gave my lips a gorgeous pinky hue that would work perfectly for a special occasion or a night out. The subtle colour of the Bees Knees makes it perfect for day to day use, it's coral hue making it work well with any skin tone.
Overall, I absolutely love these two lips pencils, they're beautifully coloured, easy to apply and best of all, stay on for long periods of time, making them a must-have for any beauty blogger!