The lip products are said to be four products combined into one chic pink tube. The products include a lip balm, lip essence, lipstick and lipgloss – marketing that these properties do leave your lips soft even after it wears off. I was a little dubious when I first tried it out – I thought that the pigmentation of the ‘gloss’ would be very sheer and would just fade away quick like any other gloss. I was wrong.
In fact, I am pretty much in love with the Sofina lip products – they’re very opaque and really do what they say: they condition my lips and make them feel a lot smoother even after they wear off. Today, I used the RD 595 – a orangey coral. It was a little much for work so I can’t really judge the longevity of the gloss but I will definitely be trying this out when I head out during the weekend. Although testing for this product was short, it basically stayed put for about two hours and didn’t feel sticky or have a scent. This for me, makes it a definite staple item which has replaced the Chanel Rouge Allure in my heart and is tied in place with the Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie.
The eyeshadows in the collection, I am not as keen on. The new collection features four new eyeshadow palettes in a cute pink and blinged box. The one I used today was the 551 which is made of shimmery pinks and browns that are meant for a “romantic” look. Also included were two small makeup brushes and their new top powdered eyeliner which is milled to a different density to the other eyeshadows and a set of instructions that tells you what product to be applied where. The concept is interesting but sadly the product is a dud. The top shade and inner corner shadows are arguably the best out of the bunch – the top colour is sheer, but has subtle purple, pink and peach microshimmers which give it a really nice iridescent sheen whereas the inner corner is quite pigmented and has a very delicate subtle sheen which made my eyes ‘pop’.
Otherwise the two colours meant for the lids (although beautiful in the box) have a huge fallout and have chunky glitter particles outside. The new formulated eyeliner is very chalky and does not show up on the skin as well. It took a lot of effort for me to work with this – I had already used the Urban Decay Primer potion as base already and they still would not show up well. I might try using the shadows wet but otherwise, am not too pleased with the shadows.
Overall, I’d say the premium rouge’s are a must-buy (AUBE offers a total of 32 colours) which will give you smoother lips whilst having a perfect pout and skip the eyeshadows unless you are really into glitter and cute packaging.