Guest blogger: Petah-Jane (PJ) Anastasas. PJ is 43, a full-time career mum and wife with two kids aged 10 and 12. She works as a recruiter for one of Australia’s largest banking and insurance firms, Suncorp. PJ loves to spend time with her kids on the weekends, enjoys entertaining, listening to jazz – and doesn’t mind the occasional shopping spree from time to time.
BYS Lipstick & Gloss Duo $4.95
The facts: Very simple and quick to use – just add colour with the lipstick end, then finish off with the Lipgloss end. Fits perfectly in a small clutch, and gives you the option of using just gloss, or both – depending on your needs. Available in 14 colours: Chili Red; Dusty Rose; Foxy Fuschia; Iced Candy; Lilac Crush; Mocha Magic; Nearly Nude; Kiss Me Coral; Pearly Peach; Wild Berry; Sweet Sugar Rush; Wine that Shines; Berry Licious; Pucker up Pink.
The review: Glides on smoothly, doesn’t cake or flood – this is a brilliant little combo that would make any makeup drawer complete. I wasn’t 100% sure that the product would suit my age group. However it went on with little effort and was extremely flattering. The lipstick doesn’t cake or bleed, and the gloss is absolutely stunning either on its own or over the lipstick. The finish is elegant, first class, and professional I’ve become very used to the combo and I’m keen to purchase a selection of colours to have on hand. At $4.95, that’s not impossible. The only downside is that it doesn’t stay on as long as I would like. However this slim little combo is unobtrusive and is easily carried around during the day.
Stockists: BYS is available from K-Mart, Gloss Cosmetics, Cosmetics Plus, Ice Accesssories, selected pharmacies, speciality stores or online at http://www.fashionaddict.com.au/. Ph (03) 9553 4666 for stockist inquiries.