Friday, 20 September 2013

Oriflame Triple Core - 3D Lipstick Review

 When I see make-up ads on the television the sceptic in me isn't always convinced by the claims made by various brands - you know the ones, where mascara can give you thicker full lashes, and lipstick that makes your lips plumper. There may be science behind the claims, but I personally haven't seen that much difference when I've tried out different lipsticks and lip glosses in the past.

So when I was invited to try out Oriflame's Triple Core 3D lipstick, I wasn't convinced I'd get the "optical illusion of fuller lips" that the catalogue promised. I did relish the chance to try out a new Oriflame product though, as Mum used to go to Oriflame parties, and I even delivered their catalogues around my local area for a while.

There are five different shades available ranging from Berry Pink, to Red Coral and Nude Peach. From looking at the pictures in the catalogue, I would pretty much try all the shades, but the one that arrived in the post for me to try was Berry Pink.

My first impression was one of surprise as I was expecting something a darker with hues of red or purple in the pink after looking at the catalogue photo's, but this is a more girly pink colour.

There's a darker outer core, what they call a silver shade middle core, and a lighter inner core. I first put it on when I went to the Fling Festival and have worn it quite a few times since.

Good things - I still loved the shade although it wasn't the colour I expected, and it feels nice on my lips, so I think it would be good to wear whatever the weather, with a soothing/moisturising feel. And yes my lips did actually look a little plumper - so it does deliver on illusion as well.

Showing the pink colour and darker core.
Bad Things - I think you have to play around a little using different edges of the stick to get the desired result, and sometimes apply twice to get an all over coverage. I don't think it has the staying power that some of my lip glosses do, as I've had to reapply when I've worn it out.

Overall result - the product seems like it will last me a long time, and although the lipstick does soak in and need re-applying, I do like the shade choices, and would consider buying another colour as a beauty treat - at the launch price of £7.95. I think the price point of £10.95, which it may well go up to in the future, is a bit high.

To find out more about the Triple Core Lipstick, and other Oriflame products, click on to their website. Have you tried this product? do you have a favourite lipstick brand? would love to hear from you if you have.

1 comment:

  1. I haven't tried these, it's good that it does do what it says! xx