Lip crayons have come a long way since the days of the glorified tinted lip balm! I hadn’t tried any for a little while – I think the wave of lip textas completely threw me, and I stuck with old fashioned lipsticks for a while – so to say I was impressed with the ulta3 Colour Me Pretty Lipstick Crayons* would be a massive understatement. I mean, wow! They’re smooth, creamy, colour-rich and long-lasting. One coat is more than enough for opaque coverage, and while their glossy finish might not make it through a meal, they wear evenly, and leave a gorgeous stain. Small but mighty!
Using a wind-up applicator is perfect for lazy beauty fiends like me, and it also means that applying on the go is a breeze. However, you’ll need to watch the wear on these after a few applications, as you can’t sharper them – and you don’t want to end up with a flat crayon – so rotate them regularly to keep the point at the top. The packaging is cute, but very basic. It’s not pretending to be high end, but for $4.95 I’m ok with that! The colour on the outside matches the colour of the crayon, and the clear lid makes it easy to see; however, the lid doesn’t actually click shut, so be careful if it’s loose in your bag.
I was lucky enough to receive 3 of the 6 shades: Pretty Peach, Pretty Flamingo and Pretty Affair (top to bottom). They’re all heavily pigmented, easy to apply, and make for 3 completely different looks. Pretty Peach would probably be better suited to lighter skin, as it came across slightly frosted on me, but I still loved it for a daytime lip during summer. Pretty Flamingo is a really grown-up pink, not too light or too neon, and I always get compliments when I wear it. Pretty Affair is a bold red with slight blue undertones, that is sure to draw attention – I’ll be rocking it as much as I can during #RedMyLips!
Overall, these have pretty much everything you could want in a lipstick crayon, and are an absolute steal for the price. They also come in Pretty Nude (self explanatory), Pretty Petal (baby pink) and Pretty Poppy (coral), so there’s a shade for everyone.
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ulta3 Colour Me Pretty Lipstick Crayon 2.8g RRP $4.95