Thursday, 28 August 2014

Boe Beauty Jumbo Wind Up Lips

This is my second review of the Boe Beauty brand, you can read my first review on their Liquid Liner and Volumising Mascara here. Today, I’m going to show you the Jumbo Wind Up Lips (what a mouthful! I’m just going to call them Jumbo Lips) set that I bought on sale a little while ago. I lurve these babies, they were worth every cent and I think they are comparable to Clinique Chubby Sticks.

The Brand – Boe Beauty

My first Boe Beauty review has all the deets on the brand, so head over there for a more in depth read. Boe Beauty is a cosmetics brand exclusive to Big W and their individual products retail for the bargain price of $2. They also have a number of eye and lip sets ranging from $5 to $10. By and large, they are excellent value for money but I would encourage you to do some research before buying as some of the eye shadows are quite chalky and some of the nail polishes quite streaky and not all that nice to use. Thankfully, the world of beauty blogging exists and you can go in well informed before dropping your dollars.

The Products – Jumbo Wind Up Lips minis ($5.00 for a set of 5 = $1.00 each!)

Swatches from bottom to top: Knockout Red, unknown shade, Better Bare, Manic Pink and Boudoir Pink.

I picked this up at the same time as the eye set and they were $5 each on sale, reduced from $10. I don’t have any of the full size versions of the Jumbo Lips, but I have a feeling these are minis. Infuriatingly, they don’t have any names or shades listed AND I threw away the box they came in ages ago AND there is no Boe Beauty website BUT via the magic of Google, I managed to dig up what I THINK are the correct names for the shades (if you know what the shade names actually are, please feel free to comment). The colours are: Knockout Red, unknown shade, Better Bare, Manic Pink and Boudoir Pink. Knockout Red is definitely not red, more a dark pink and Better Bare is like a “my lips but better” shade. Boudoir Pink would be a perfect everyday colour, very subtle. 

Knockout Red is actually quite a pink shade
Unknown shade
Better Bare is a "my lips but better" kind of shade
Manic Pink is a peachy kind of pink
Boudoir Pink is an almost perfect nude

Using the products

The first thing I noticed was that the crayons are a bit flimsy, I broke the top off the Manic Pink as I opened it. It was a pretty easy fix but they are easy to break. The next negative is that the silly lids don’t fit properly and pop off all the time, hello ruined handbag lining! However, those are the only bad things I have to say, they rest are all good. I find these very moisturising, more so than the Clinique Chubby Sticks. They don’t last spectacularly, but they have decent wearability. I also love the range of shades, this one pack gave me enough different shades to cover a week of moods and outfits. The colour payoff is excellent, a little sheer to start with but very easy to build. I would have no idea how to pick a favourite, they are all pretty damn good!

Overall Score

The Good
Very affordable.
Excellent quality for the price.
Great range of colours

The Bad
Flimsy top, easy to break
Lid doesn’t stay on

KaBOOM! Cosmetics gives Boe Beauty Jumbo Wind Up Lips minis:
Very impressed with these babies! For the price, I don’t think you can do better. Considering they are $2 versus $35 for a Clinique Chubby Stick, they are definitely value for money. I was really impressed with the quality of these, given their budget price. What are your top Boe Beauty product recommendations?

Stay beautiful!

Dani xx


Jasmine Huston said...

I really want to try some Boe Beauty, however my local Big W stopped selling makeup altogether... and I don't know where else you can buy them, if you even can! Boooo to Big W haha :)
They look great on you! xx

Andrea Thompson said...

Hi Dani
These look great. I was wondering if you would like to do a sort if swap whereby you got me a set if these and shipped them to me in the UK and I got you something only available in the UK (maybe something from Makeup Revolution) and shipped to you? Please don't feel obliged though, it's just an idea xxxx

KABOOM! Cosmetics said...

Whaaaat? Why did they stop selling makeup? That's such a shame. I'm more than happy to scour my Big W and post you some things if you like?

KABOOM! Cosmetics said...

Hi Andrea, that sounds like a great idea! I've been lusting after some things from Makeup Revolution for a while now. I'll send you an email and we can sort out the details :)

Reshma Patel said...

Boe beauty have some really good products and so affordable!!! During Christmas they will come out with more packs so can't wait to check them out!

KABOOM! Cosmetics said...

I know, for $2 each, the quality is really amazing! I'm looking forward to picking up a few more packs over Christmas too

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