The much anticipated make-up release from beauty blogger and volgger Tanya Burr was a bit of a disappointment for me. Tanya Burr Lips and Nails was trending for weeks before it’s release and there was a lot of hype created amongst the beauty blogging community.
I decided to play it safe by buying one shade from her lip gloss line and one nail polish. I did see some young girls comment saying they’d spent all of their Christmas/Birthday money on every single shade… what the hell!?
The Lipgloss shade I picked up is Vampire Kiss, which is one of the cream shades rather than shimmer. The applicator is really nice and the lipgloss itself is a gorgeous red shade. The only thing I hate about the product is it’s staying power. I’ve seen these appearing in a lot of bloggers February favourites posts and I’m not too sure why. I apply this and within half an hour the red Vampire Kiss shade has faded and I’m left with a pink lipgloss. Now, I have no issue with pink lip glosses but it isn’t what I bought, I picked red! I don’t mind reapplying my lipgloss but it seems I have to every 10 minutes with this stuff! These retail at £6.99 which I don’t think is hugely expensive, but I know my 14 year old sister who is a huge Tanya Burr fan would find this a little pricier than her usual lipgloss of choice by Natural Collection. I don’t know whether it was just the darker shades that has this issue with the colour as I’ve seen really good reviews of the lighter shades, or people are just caught up in the fact it’s Tanya Burr.
Nail polish wise, I picked up the shade Little Duck which is a gorgeous mint green colour, which I thought would be quite similar to Mint Candy Apple by Essie. The applicator isn’t anything special and you definitely need two coats to ensure it’s opaque enough. I loved the colour of this but I found it chipped almost instantly, even with a topcoat. I find this with a lot of polishes though so I don’t know whether it’s just me! I do however feel these are a little pricey at £5.99 and think Rimmel have better offerings for under £4.
Have you tried anything from the Tanya Burr Lips and Nails range?