I’ve got some fab products from a completely new brand to show you today! Well the company is new to me anyway! I just love discovering new cosmetic brands, and I must admit I like to think I’m a bit ‘in the know‘ about different cosmetic companies but when I was contacted by Mineral Makeup Boutique, the new official European distributor for Neve Cosmetics, I have to admit I’d never heard of either of them before!
Neve Cosmetics is a brand that’s well known in Italy, and they make some gorgeous organic and cruelty free cosmetics and skincare products. They sent me over a lovely package with a zip-lock bag containing some nude lip products and they also added in some extra bits too which was lovely.
Inside the bag they’d included some handy product info…
…and some freebie skincare samples. Crema Etera is moisturiser for oily skin, Crema Esotica is moisturiser for dry or mature skin, Crema Sublime is moisturiser for sensitive skin and Crema Mirtillosa is body moisturiser. These are all available on the Mineral Boutique site for EUR 12.50 or under.
And now on to the good stuff! I have two Dessert A Levres lipsticks in Almond Cookie and Panna Cotta and two Pastello Lipcolor lip pencils in Ballerina Pink and Amore Pink. The lipsticks are EUR 11.90 (£9.29) each and the lip pencils are EUR 4.80 (£3.75) each, which is quite reasonable.
The two Dessert A Levres lipsticks I have are really similar in colour, there’s only the slightest difference between Almond Cookie and Panna Cotta. The outer packaging is super cute, with printed cartoon style lipsticks, and the bullet casing is a bright lilac with metallic gold lettering and logos – which really reminds me of Lime Crime lipsticks! The lipstick itself smell of vanilla, exactly the same as MAC lipsticks. The collection name also reminds me of Lime Crime – these lipsticks are called Dessert a Levres, and Lime Crime have a nail polish collection called Desserts d’Antoinette. It’s probably just a coincidence but thought I’d mention it!
The shades are described as follows –
Almond Cookie (top hand swatch) – warm, pink, biscuit nude. Neutral and elegant, this nude lipstick has caramel undertones designed to give your lips a deliciously crisp amber shade.
Panna Cotta (bottom hand swatch) – cold, pink nude. A sweet, delicate, and angelic shade that looks natural without fading into the background.
These lipsticks have a semi sheer, creamy finish. They also contain plenty of natural ingredients too such as vegetable oils and shea butter. It’s also definitely worth mentioning the formula includes no parabens, silicones, petrolatum or animal components, it’s formulated to reduce the risk of allergies, it’s fragrance free and also cruelty free. Wins all round then!
Next on to the Pastello Lip Pencils.
The Pastello Lipcolor pencils are organic with a vegan formula including vegetable oils and waxes. ‘As intense as a lipstick and as precise as a pencil, it is perfect to define your lips while naturally protecting them. Use the tip to line the contour of your lips with precision, then use the edge to colour the whole surface.’
Ballerina (bottom hand swatch) – a cold and harmonious neutral pink, to fill in the natural colour of your lips, making them look fuller and firmer without drastically altering the colour. The best “my lips but better” effect.
Amore (top hand swatch) – an intense and sensual pink. A shade inspired by the blush after a kiss: natural and yet so thrilling!
As with the lipsticks, the Pastello Lipcolor pencils formula includes no parabens, silicones, petrolatum or animal components, it’s formulated to reduce the risk of allergies and fragrance free and also cruelty free. It’s also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
The finish of these is semi matte, the pencils are comfortable to wear and long lasting when worn all over the lips. I’ve tried other lip pencils all over the lips and found them to be super drying, these pencils have a finish more like a matte lipstick though which is great, plus you also have the precision application of a pencil! I love Ballerina especially, it’s such a pretty nude pink! On the top lip pencil image above I went slightly over my natural lip line with Ballerina to make my lips look bigger, and it really worked!
I’m really impressed with all of these products and I’d definitely recommend them if you’re looking to try a new brand! I’d love to hear what you think and if you’ve tried Neve Cosmetics before?
I hope you enjoyed my post! xxx
This post contains a sample provided for review
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