Primark PS Love Lip Gloss Crayon | Review

PS Lip Crayon 1Regularly readers probably know by now that I adore Primark with a fierce love – similar to the love that lionesses have for their cubs, but a bit less bitey. I’ve already dabbled with their new-ish range of cosmetics, PS Love and recently reviewed their Volumising Ultra Black Mascara. I was actually really impressed by that product, and in fact since writing that review I’ve became even more of a fan and it’s my go-to everyday mascara at the moment.

So when I popped into Primark recently (on one of my usual ‘I only came in for some socks and have accidentally left with a shopping bag that weighs the same as a small child’ trips) I decided to pick up one or two more products. One of these was the pack of false nails which I reviewed here and the other was this here lip crayon.

PS Lip Crayon 2I opted for a nude shade because, frankly, everything is better in nude (lips, shoes, Kit Harrington…). First up I’m quite fond of the packaging – the plastic lid is a little on the cheap side, but I think the gold detailing is quite a nice touch. Plus the crayon winds up which is really handy, as sharpening is sooooo 2003 (I remember having some sort of glittery eye crayon from Barry M – no I don’t know why I thought that was a good look either – and it was literally the biggest nightmare to sharpen. Blue glitter err’where).

Then we get onto the actual application of the product. And my overall opinion can be summed up in the following noise: meeeeeeeh. 

PS Lip Crayon 3The colour payoff actually looks much better on my hand than it does on the lips. To be honest, it’s barely noticeable once on. Obviously it’s a lip gloss crayon so it’s a much more sheer formula than we’re used to with a lot of other lip crayons on the market right now. And in defence of the product, it does feel smooth and glossy to apply, and leaves a sheen. However, it’s certainly not as glossy as a proper gloss (has the word ‘gloss’ started to look like a made-up word to anyone else by now?) and if I’m honest the staying power is minimal.

Overall I think this is one of those hybrid products that doesn’t quite hit the mark in either things it’s trying to achieve. I’d be intrigued to see whether the other colours in the range offer a stronger colour payoff, but won’t particularly be rushing out to buy one with my own money. I know they’re only £1.50, but I can buy like, three Greggs sausage rolls for that (maybe even four if they’ve got an offer on).

It’s rare for me to say anything bad about Primark, but even lion cubs are probably little shits sometimes.

Have any of you tried the lip gloss crayons from Primark? What do you think?

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10 Responses

  1. Ellie Owen April 23, 2014 / 11:31 am

    Ah I got this in red, It was even worse then the nude!!

    • Claire April 25, 2014 / 1:45 pm

      Argh, really? I suppose if it can’t really impress in nude then a bold shade like red would definitely not work! xx

  2. Hayley April 23, 2014 / 12:14 pm

    Tried light pink one… Was a pointless purchase! And it’s not often I’m disappointed with good old primark! X

    • Claire April 25, 2014 / 1:46 pm

      Yeah I have to say, while I still keep this in my bag just to add a bit of shine now and then, it definitely wasn’t money well spent. At least we both know for future though 🙂 xx

  3. Jessica Edmunds April 23, 2014 / 1:59 pm

    I have tried some of the darker colours and could barely see anything and thought it was just me OCD for something bright, but no…shame ‘cos there other make-up is really good. The glosses with a brush are much better from them xxx

    • Claire April 25, 2014 / 1:47 pm

      Yeah I’m quite fussy about colour payoff, but this really must be below everyone’s standards! Ooh thanks for the tip, will definitely give one of the other ones a try 🙂 xx

  4. Holly April 24, 2014 / 3:36 pm

    Your posts are genius <3 I too have an appreciation of Primarni akin to that of my love for houmous or something, but if we're going for big cats I'd definitely love it like a Leopard mum loves its cubs, naughty or otherwise.
    My Primark dress (bought on my last trip) broke in Primark changing rooms the other day in a naughty cub moment…I was only putting it back on and the zip gave up on me, luckily they exchanged it while I was actually wearing it though so I didn't have to walk round any further flashing my entire back to the world.

    Also, I'll steer clear of this lip crayon 🙂

    Holly Mixtures

    • Claire April 25, 2014 / 1:49 pm

      Hahaha I have had TWO disasters in Primark changing rooms, both involving me literally getting trapped in a dress..! Their zips are clearly not on our side xx

  5. Claire Hubble April 24, 2014 / 4:40 pm

    When you compare the price to the number of sausage rolls I can buy, it looks far less tempting. I feel like all blogger should do this. It would make me spend a lot less on products!

    • Claire April 25, 2014 / 1:55 pm

      I might stop writing prices of things in actual money and only refer to value in terms of sausage rolls… I feel this will be better for everyone! xx

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