Before I went to Hong Kong, I expected to do quite a bit of shopping – as it turned out, we were so busy having adventures and travelling around the awesome sights Hong Kong has on offer that we barely shopped at all. I did, however, pop into a store called ColourMix to pick up some pieces from Korean cosmetics line Lioele. My sister is a huge fan of their BB Cream, and after buying couple for her my attention turned to these little lipsticks – the Lioele Essential Donut Glo-Sticks!
I purchased two shades as they were on a Buy 1 Get 1 Free offer. The shades I got were Milky Pink and Blossom Red – let’s take a closer look at each one, starting with the latter!
I’m a massive fan of red lipsticks, and tend to go for the boldest shade possible. This was a little different for me, as I’m not usually a lover of sheer lip colours. However, the reason these products are more sheer is because their middle (hence the donut name!) is actually a lip balm, making them super moisturising and, naturally, more of a gloss than a lipstick. I have super dry lips so was immediately attracted to these beauties from Lioele – I would wear Blossom Red with dark smokey eyes and fuller coverage foundation, and although it’s not quite the shade I’d usually go for it’s growing on me. It really does offer wonderful hydration, and would look great as part of a full look.
Now for Milky Pink! Granted, the name sounds a bit odd, but once you see the shade it makes more sense. It’s certainly a pink, but a washed-out looking one – don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean that negatively. I actually love this shade, and it’s my clear favourite of the two. On the lips there are some more peachy shades to the colour, and again it is super moisturising and has a gorgeous glossy finish. This is a shade I could easily wear with something like cat eye eyeliner, or even just a slick of mascara. It’s the kind of thing I’d wear on a daily basis, to give my lips a little splash of colour whilst stopping them from drying out (I swear my lips actually hate me in the winter).
All in all, I am really glad I picked these up on my trip. I wish Lioele cosmetics were readily available in the UK, but alas they’re tricky to find. One of the best places is Amazon, and if you’re careful you might also be able to find genuine products on eBay too!