I'm pleased to bring you (my first) a sponsored review! This is thanks to the magical people at Violent Lips!
Who are Violent Lips?
Violent Lips are an American company who make temporary lip tattoos!
What ARE lip tattoos?
Lip tattoo's are literally the same as temporary skin tattoos, except they're made for your lips! They're applied in exactly the same way, with a cotton ball/wool and plenty of water, and are removed the same way too, with baby oil
I was sent The Pink Polka design and here's how I got on!
Really cute, yet simple packaging. The lip determines which colour/style you've been sent, although there's also a sticker on the back telling you! Each packet contains 3 applications and all Violent Lip products are tested on Supermodels, not Animals!
Inside is a small card with their current styles available to buy online, and on the back of the card is a set of instructions (which I forgot to photograph). There is also (and obviously) your 3 applications of tattoos! And here is what it looks like straight out of the packet.
You pop the tattoos out of the card and voilà! You're ready to begin :D! On the back of the patterns are small lines which show you where you need to cut the excess away. The instructions for application are as follows:
Items Needed: Scissors, cotton ball or make-up sponge and water
Your lips must be completely clean, dry and free of any oils, lotions or products.
Cutting Top & Bottom lip stencils
1. Pop the pre-cut Top and Bottom Violent Lips pattern out of the application sheet. Place the lip stencil on the centre of your lip then open mouth wide to "Ahh" shape. Measure your desired length to both corners of your mouth. Carefully trim the excess length on both sides using the printed marks as guides
2. Placing the trimmed stencil once more to the center on your lip, measure the depth to your inner lip, stay slightly outside your natural lip water line. Carefully trim the excess width using the centre printed marks as guides
|My trimmed stencils|
1. Remove transparent covering from the pattern side of the stencil and place the sticky side of the pattern on your lip - lining up the centre first then to corners with your mouth open to an "Ahh" shape. Place and shape your Violent Lips correctly with your mouth still in the "Ahh" shape
2. Once you have your Violent Lips in place, apply water onto the back with a wet cotton ball or sponge. Make sure the back is thoroughly wet. (Don't be shy to use lots of water!) After 40 seconds, gently peel off the back. Gently wet your lips and smooth out any creases. Do not stretch your lips. Relax and wait to dry for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes you can apply a light gloss or lip balm
|On my top lip :p|
|Just after applying (I stuck it a little too far down at the left on my top lip but it looked fine)|
Typically, Violent Lips will last between 4-8 hours depending on your skin type and care, and I put my lips on at 10am and still have them on now as I write this entry at 10:40 so my lips have lasted 12 hours and are still looking fabulous!
|My lips now!|
|Close up (crappy quality, sorry)|
You can eat, drink and make-out (all tried and tested!) with your lips on and they won't budge! I'm actually astonished at the staying power of these babies! Of course, you need to take care while eating and drinking; using a straw and avoiding greasy foods is a must!
Today while I wore them at work, I got SO MANY positive comments from customers and staff alike! The first thing people would say was "WOW HOW DID YOU DO YOUR LIPS LIKE THAT?!!!" and the second thing was "DO YOU SELL THEM HERE? I WANT TO BUY THEM!" Needless to say, these things really do impress everyone! Even guys were stopping and staring and going "woah that's cool".
OVERALL RESULT: Violent Lips Temporary Lip Tattoos - Pink Polka
PRICE/VALUE FOR MONEY: ★★★★★
Each design ranges from $9.99/£6 to $14.95/£9 and you get 3 applications per packet. It's a real bargain as they DO last a very long time and are definitely worth the price! You can save them for special occasions like a wedding, or use them on your Saturday night out! Violent Lips currently have free shipping (yes, even internationally!) and a 20% discount when you buy $30/£18 worth of lips! Pretty damn good!!
EASE OF USE: ★★★★★
They're definitely something that will get easier with practise, but from trying them today for the first time, I found them incredibly easy to apply. It seems a little daunting at first, trying to figure out what to cut and so forth but the lines on the stencils really help out. They've even made an updated "how-to" which will come in all packets from now:
WEAR AND TEAR: ★★★★★
Definitely impressed! These can last through drinking, eating and kissing, all of which I tried (more than once ;D) today! By the end of the day I noticed a few small cracks in my bottom lip but you could hardly see them, especially when my lips were closed. Today was a scorching 29oC and the lips managed to last through my full face of make-up on a hot day in a crowded store, so imagine the lasting power if you wear them to a hot club at night!
I really, REALLY cannot fault these at all! They lasted me the WHOLE day (as mentioned countless times above!) and got me so many positive comments! You're sure to feel sexy and fabulous while wearing them and you'll definitely get some attention, of the good kind! Thanks once again to the people at Violent Lips! Girls, go buy some!