First up I apologize for the poor quality of the photo my camera is playing up and I am having to use my phone camera which is variable, therefore below I am going to use internet imagery, sorry in advance as I always prefer personal swatches.
So I finally brought some of Tanya Burrs cosmetic line I’ve been thinking about it for ages and finally made the plunge when looking on feel unique the other day. I’ve heard great things and due to most having a reduction on the site I couldn’t resist buying a lip gloss and a nail varnish.
Tanya Burr Lip gloss – Just Peachy
So I didn’t know where to start which the lip glosses and decided it was best to start with one before buying the lot. I’ll start with the packaging, first and foremost by buying from Feel Unique it actually had proper packaging opposed to cellophane type wrap that you get from picking one up in superdrug. I think these are really cute with a lovely picture of Tanya and a little cute note on the bag, it is just well thought out pretty packaging. Next up the actual product its just a sleek and simple square shaped tube, thats a handy size and will easily slip in a bag. The little heart on the top of the lid is cute too (I know I’m saying cute a lot too).
This has the standard doe foot applicator, no surprises there and it isn’t really putting lip gloss on without this type of application as i have the squeezy lip gloss one. The nicest surprise is simply the smell, its sweet and just reminds me of tuck shops sweets or strawberry sweets and is essentially good enough to eat. I love having nice smelling stuff on my lips as unlike other make up as it is right under your nose, I know I’m going to enjoy wearing it all the time.
The colour is a beautiful, a pinky neutral that completes a look without been overbearing so ideal for me the non lipstick wearer. It feels slick and smooth on the lips, moisturising and it doesn’t feel overly greasy or sticky so is nice to wear and I think it may become my go to lip gloss.
I’m excited to try out more and would definitely recommend checking them out whether you are a Tanya Burr fan or not.
Available from Superdrug and Feel Unique, Lip Glosses retail at £6.99 each. (However select shades are currently on offer at both).
Tanya Burr Nail Varnish – Penguin Chic
Like I really needed yet more nail varnish after buying another 3 only a week ago but I brought another one however, I will wear this loads of winter it’s a perfect shade for winter or looking sophisticated.
The bottle is simple and cute and the colour is simply beautiful, the colour pay off is fairly good you just need a few coats but what nail varnish doesn’t. It applies beautifully in thin layers and dries fairly quickly. I always struggle with what to say when reviewing nail varnishes other then it does what its meant to and that I am in love with the colour what more is there to say really. I am going to love wearing this and think over winter I will get a lot of wear out it.
Available at Superdrug and Feel Unique, usually retails for £5.99 but is currently available at various offers at both sites.
Verdict on Tanya Burr Cosmetics
So lets start with the love, they really have lived up to the hype with beautiful colours in both ranges as well as been great products. I also love the names that are sweet, highly suiting the product and fairly adorable you can tell time, thought and consideration has gone into picking the names to go along with each shade. This thought comes from the amount of nail varnishes in particular where you look at the name and think what the hell. The packaging is also well thought out and I love it, it isn’t half assed and looks chic as well as looking personal with the hand written logo.
My main issue is the price, at £5.99 a nail varnish and £6.99 for a nail varnish it is fairly pricey and entering the mid to high end of drug store cosmetics. Especially the nail varnish is normally overpriced considering high quality Barry M Gelly nail varnishes are a lot cheaper and are probably a much longer lasting wear (although I’m yet to put them to the test against each other). It just disappoints me, especially as a high amount of girls that watch and are loyal to these youtubers are 13 to 16, at this £7.00 for a lipgloss despite been lovely, is quite a lot when similar products are available in the drug store for a lot less. Maybe I’m being fussy and some of these do veiw £7.00 to be cheap, this isn’t their fault and expensive is subjective.
I like the cosmetics and would repurchase or make further purchases in both ranges, but I am likely to wait for a sale.
Have you tried any Tanya Burr cosmetics, what did you think?