Claudia Winkleman has long been a personal beauty icon of mine. Sure, her Jack Sparrow inspired eyeliner is not to everyones taste but personally, I love it! What I particularly like about Claudia is that she knows what works for her and she sticks to it. Beautifully glossy brunette hair teamed with oodles of eyeliner and a pale lip. Chic yet delightfully different.
I was unaware Marks & Spencer had teamed up with Claudia to make a line of products until I was out Christmas shopping in December. This particular ‘Lets Go’ lip set was on special offer at half price so I snapped it up as a little early Christmas present to myself. I thought this would be the perfect way to try some of the products from one of my favourite presenters. I wasn’t going to review the products as I thought it was a Christmas gift special that could no longer be purchased, but I have noticed that Marks & Spencer have kept Claudia’s line on the shelves. I therefore thought there was no better time to share with you my thoughts!
Lets Go…Lip Set is priced at £15.00. Included in the set are two lipsticks (one very pale nude and one brick red), a lip scrub and a lip balm.
You may remember from a recent post I am a lover of Lush lip scrubs. I wasn’t particularly expecting much from the lip scrub in this set but I was definitely proved wrong. It is a little difficult to get out of the pot, but that is because it is packed in so tightly. The scrub is very grainy and has a lovely minty flavour. I can feel my lips are instantly smoother after applying it. I then apply a layer of lip balm to add a little moisture back into my lips. Again, I was not expecting much but I am really impressed. It has a lovely minty flavour and sinks into my lips. These two products really are the perfect base for any lipstick.
Claudia made these lipsticks as a ‘go to’ for day and night. An understated nude for daytime named ‘Thank You Wendy’ and a feisty red for evenings named ‘Do Me’.
The lipstick packaging is not particularly good quality, but for the price one really can’t complain. The lipsticks look a little cheap and almost ‘chalky’ looking in the bullet but I guess its what it looks like when on that really counts.
Left to Right : Thank You Wendy & Do Me
Thank You Wendy is a lovely nude but a little too pale for me. It completely washed me out. I am yet to try this with a full on smokey eye as this colour may work a little better under those circumstances. I suppose it would look nice worn over a darker brown to lift it. I am thinking MAC Velvet Teddy may benefit from this shade layered over the top?
Do Me is a beautiful brick red shade that is like nothing I own. I was not expecting to like this when I saw it in the bullet as it has orange undertones. However surprisingly, it totally works! It adds a lovely warmth to my face without being too orange.
The formula of the lipsticks are surprisingly impressive. They applied easily and are the right mix of sheer yet opaque thanks to the buildable formula.
You can purchase this set from Marks & Spencer online and in-store for £15.00. Whilst the nude is simply too nude for me, the red lipstick combined with the lip scrub and balm are lovely little items to add to your collection.
Have you tried any items from Claudia’s range? I would love to hear your thoughts!
Talk to you all soon x