I know I haven’t written many beauty posts recently and it’s one of the things I plan to feature a bit more this year, well we all love great new products or at least ones that are new to us and that work well. I have been doing a little shopping and wanted to share the news of some lovely new products that I was fortunate enough to come across. Today I wanted to feature some lip liner pencils that I recently discovered and thought would be of interest. These are lip liners are by a brand called Ruimio. These guys appear to do a whole range of different cosmetics and I am hoping to try a few different products eventually.
Elaeis guineensis, Elaeis guineensis (palm) oil, hydrogenated coconut, Copernicia cerifera (carnauba wax), bees wax, tocopherol lanolin, petrolatum and zinc stearate.
Not too bad as some products go although anyone with allergies to lanolin should probably avoid these.
The pack of lip liners features 12 different colours ranging from a gorgeous nude brown which is my favourite to pretty pinks, purple and an orange.
In the box aside from the pencils you will also find a small leaflet which includes the ingredients, written instructions and diagrams on how to use the product. The range of colours is great as it has enough to suit all and also to allow for a bit of colour mixing and experimentation. Each lip liner has it’s colour at the end on the pencil so that it can be clearly seen without needing to remove the lid. There are no colour names or numbers. The pencils are decorated nicely although I would probably remove some of the writing as the design would look better simplified in my opinion. The pencils themselves are simple to use. There is no need to press excessively for the colour to show, a simple soft touch trace around the lips will suffice. The lip liner can also be used as a lipstick if you fill in the lip with colour. These pencils can also be used as eyeliners although I have yet to use them in this way.
The instructions said to hold the tip of the pencil between your fingers to warm it to soften it a little and make it easier to use. I found even with applying the product directly it was easy to use and it seemed to be softened by direct contact with the lips anyway.
On application the pencil nib did not break apart but stayed firm but soft. The lip pencil had a silky soft texture.
The lip liners are well pigmented so it doesn’t take long to get a good coverage.
The colour didn’t take long at all to dry which was great so no matter how many double checks I did it didn’t come off on my fingers. I will admit to have checked it about 5 or 6 times to check and no colour came off!!!!
The colour stays in place and doesn’t seep into any creases around the lips (not that I have many!)
When filling the lips with these colours – using them as a lipstick, they looked great as they were and with a light lip gloss application.
My lips didn’t seem very glossy when the lip liner was applied but then my lips were very dry and I had applied the lip liner to the whole lip so a touch of lip balm / face cream helped add moisture and made my lips look great.
The colour lasted for a fair amount of time and it didn’t really need much reapplication after food and drink although that depends on what you eat. The instructions say that this is waterproof so I tested this by licking my lips and noticed when I did touch my lips some colour did come off on my fingers but on the whole this did seem to preform quite well. After about 7 hours with no touch ups the inner lip had lost colour and really was in need of another application but the outer parts of the lips were still as coloured as they were when I had applied the colour. I would suggest checking after meals and every 3 or so hours just in case although I doubt many touch ups would be required. Considering the price of these products they do seem to be good value for money. The price varies from £8.99 to £13.90.
For any of you that fancy getting some of these I found them on both ebay and Amazon, but Amazon has them on special offer.
Have you tried any Ruimio products before?