Birchbox have introduced Birchbloggers which gives subscribers and bloggers the chance to test and review new products. July's Birchbox introduced the brand Laqa & Co to me, which is a New York based cosmetic brand. I received the Sheer Lip Lube Pencil in Bees Knees which I couldn't get enough of and have enjoyed wearing for everyday wear. Birchbox then emailed me saying they were looking for 10 Birchbloggers to style two make-up looks using the pencils. I tweeted them and was one of the lucky bloggers. You can join Birchbloggers on their website, here.
I received two of the five shades; Bees Knees* and Menatour*. Bees Knees is a lovely soft coral, great for everyday and Menatour is a vivid purple which is a little more daring and would look great for evenings. The lip lubes are moisturising on the lips, give great colour pay off and have a nice minty scent. The colours look really glossy and my lips feel hydrated and nourished hours after applying. My lip crayon collection has grown over recent months and these have definitely become a firm favourite, the peppermint-shea butter formula also relieves dry lips with it's creamy texture. They are easy to use as they just glide on and you don't even need a mirror to apply, so they are great for on-to-go and touch ups through-out the day. I'm not sure why these pencils are called sheer lip lubes as I find the colours really bold and pigmented and super long wearing on the lips.
I also love the packaging, each box has a different up and coming artist's work on it, which I find so creative and different to competitors packaging. The only thing that annoys me is that the shade name is not anywhere to be seen on the lip tubes themselves. See my looks below, I have been wearing Bees Knees everyday for work with a matching peach blush and then changing it up in the evenings with Menatour and smoking the eyes out a little more with purple shadows.Other make-up I am wearing - Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer, YSL Fushion Foundation in B10, Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer in Light, Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light 2, Soap & Glory Kick Ass Pressed Powder, Mac Omega and Soba Eyeshadow on Brows, Benefit Gimme Brow in Light/Medium, Nars Gina Blusher, Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Nars Fairy's Kiss Eye Shadow Palette and Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara.
Have you tried any Laqa & Co products?