Those of you who don't wear lipstick or can simply cringe at the thought of lip products, this post is not for you unfortunately. I used to be in this group a while back where I could not stand anything but lip balm. Then came my beloved MAC lip palette from a blog sale that got me started into the addiction for lip products and now Miners.
I not not a brand snob to be honest but I like how pigmented MAC products are hence I have a soft corner for them. Miner's would be perfect for those who like not to splurge a lot on lip products yet want pigmentation. Plus you get quite a few products as they are so reasonably price and to be honest I love myself a bulk of products.
Miner's have different kinds of lipsticks but Fashion Matte's is what appealed to me because they are meant to be matte.
They come in four shades - Vixen, Coral, Barely Buff and Starlet. My favourite without doubt is Starlet and it is truly the star of the lot. A gorgeous Cheryl Cole inspired Hot Pink that can give you that oomph in seconds. I wore it recently with a nude eye and a winged eyeliner and got a lot of compliments on the look.
Now these are supposed to be matte but in reality they are slightly more of a satin finish that completely matte which I in fact like because I would not be able to stand a dried out matte that would emphasise dry patches. We have below Barely Buff, Starlet, Coral and Vixen.
These are superbly pigmented and below is one to two swipes. Their consistency is amazing and they are very long lasting and it did not even stain the glass I had water from which was pretty surprising! It does not budge once on but make sure to apply it in layers and with a lip brush as that's what ensures longevity.
You can also apply it straight from the bullet and then blend it with your fingers for it to act as a lip stain.
and now for some more pictures, Vixen...
and Barely Buff. This is the palest of nudes that you will ever find, much like a concealer colour. It would be gorgeous for photo shoots where you want to achieve that supermodel nude lip. In reality I found it daunting to pull off this lip colour. I also found that this particular colour slipped off my lips a lot which made it difficult to apply.
On the contrary, for £3.99 it would make a nice addition to your nude lip collection.
Lipsticks are always incomplete without a lip gloss, well in my opinion at least. Miner's Crystal Crush Lip glosses are meant to be high shine lip colour and lip gloss all in one. They retail for £3.99 and come in an array of six beautiful shades.
Diamond Dust, Heartbreaker, Mango Crush, Studio 54, Tropical and Cocoa Shine. My absolutely favourite is Studio 54 which is again a raspberry bright pink which is third from the left above and second from the left below.
They are not very pigmented in my opinion, but decent enough for one to wear it solely and skip the lipstick completely. They have some gorgeous baby pinks, raspberry and browns. Some are more pigmented than others.
I don't know if you can see but there is visible chunky glitter in these glosses which spreads out evenly on the lips on application. It might resent some of you guys who hate visible glitter on your lips. It does not seem to bother me really as I occasionally wear lip glosses and like them to look glamorous and super shiny.
Also note these are not those really wet consistency glosses. They are slightly on the drier side so you won't get that irritating goopy wet feeling between the lips.
Time for more pictures. Don't they look super pretty?
Below I am wearing Miners Lipstick in Starlet and the Lip gloss in Studio 54. They make a lovely combination.
If you have never tried Miner's before and are looking for some nice and affordable lip products, check them out for sure. Their concealers and blushes are nice too.