This is my second review of the Boe Beauty brand, you can read my first review on their Liquid Liner and Volumising Mascara here. Today, I’m going to show you the Jumbo Wind Up Lips (what a mouthful! I’m just going to call them Jumbo Lips) set that I bought on sale a little while ago. I lurve these babies, they were worth every cent and I think they are comparable to Clinique Chubby Sticks.
The Brand – Boe Beauty
My first Boe Beauty review has all the deets on the brand, so head over there for a more in depth read. Boe Beauty is a cosmetics brand exclusive to Big W and their individual products retail for the bargain price of $2. They also have a number of eye and lip sets ranging from $5 to $10. By and large, they are excellent value for money but I would encourage you to do some research before buying as some of the eye shadows are quite chalky and some of the nail polishes quite streaky and not all that nice to use. Thankfully, the world of beauty blogging exists and you can go in well informed before dropping your dollars.
The Products – Jumbo Wind Up Lips minis ($5.00 for a set of 5 = $1.00 each!)
|Swatches from bottom to top: Knockout Red, unknown shade, Better Bare, Manic Pink and Boudoir Pink.|
I picked this up at the same time as the eye set and they were $5 each on sale, reduced from $10. I don’t have any of the full size versions of the Jumbo Lips, but I have a feeling these are minis. Infuriatingly, they don’t have any names or shades listed AND I threw away the box they came in ages ago AND there is no Boe Beauty website BUT via the magic of Google, I managed to dig up what I THINK are the correct names for the shades (if you know what the shade names actually are, please feel free to comment). The colours are: Knockout Red, unknown shade, Better Bare, Manic Pink and Boudoir Pink. Knockout Red is definitely not red, more a dark pink and Better Bare is like a “my lips but better” shade. Boudoir Pink would be a perfect everyday colour, very subtle.
|Knockout Red is actually quite a pink shade|
|Better Bare is a "my lips but better" kind of shade|
|Manic Pink is a peachy kind of pink|
|Boudoir Pink is an almost perfect nude|
Using the products
The first thing I noticed was that the crayons are a bit flimsy, I broke the top off the Manic Pink as I opened it. It was a pretty easy fix but they are easy to break. The next negative is that the silly lids don’t fit properly and pop off all the time, hello ruined handbag lining! However, those are the only bad things I have to say, they rest are all good. I find these very moisturising, more so than the Clinique Chubby Sticks. They don’t last spectacularly, but they have decent wearability. I also love the range of shades, this one pack gave me enough different shades to cover a week of moods and outfits. The colour payoff is excellent, a little sheer to start with but very easy to build. I would have no idea how to pick a favourite, they are all pretty damn good!
Excellent quality for the price.
Great range of colours
Flimsy top, easy to break
Lid doesn’t stay on
KaBOOM! Cosmetics gives Boe Beauty Jumbo Wind Up Lips minis:Very impressed with these babies! For the price, I don’t think you can do better. Considering they are $2 versus $35 for a Clinique Chubby Stick, they are definitely value for money. I was really impressed with the quality of these, given their budget price. What are your top Boe Beauty product recommendations?