Sunday, April 29, 2012

Pout About It

Lipsticks are probably the best thing Sportsgirl make, beauty-wise. I have three: Beauty Queen (creme), Fruit Tingle (matte) and the newly released Rosie Posie (matte). The matte shades are intensely pigmented and bright, almost neon if layered on straight from the tube. The downside, as with mattes in general, is that they can be a little drying. The creme formulation is much sheerer and more moisturising, but not as long-lasting. Beauty Queen, which I bought quite a while ago, started my denial about my ability to wear light pink lipsticks. I don't think it works for my skin tone, but I try anyway. Fruit Tingle is a very summery and loud orange with reddish peachy tones. I usually tone the colour down by dabbing it on with a layer of lip balm underneath. Rosie Posie is a red-leaning bright pink with watermelon and coral tones, similar to Revlon Pink About It but less orange.

The shade selection is limited, I think there's 4 in the permanent line (Bombshell, Beauty Queen, All About You and Fruit Tingle) and a couple of new shades that get released and then discontinued (e.g. Juicy Watermelon, Fuchsia Splash, Neon Lights and Tangerine Queen). I regret not getting Neon Lights when it was available (my blind optimism in finding the perfect pink is eternal), so the lesson is if you like any of the new shades, get them while you can. Along with Rosie Posie, there's also the recently released Night Owl, a burgundy/plummy/wine shade labelled as a matte but with more of a creme formulation.



l-r: Beauty Queen, Fruit Tingle, Rosie Posie


l-r: Beauty Queen, Fruit Tingle, Rosie Posie

 l-r (first row, then second): Beauty Queen, Fruit Tingle, Rosie Posie

90 comments:

  1. I love this Rosie Posie shade :-)

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    1. I have so many similar lipsticks, but when I saw it in the store I had to have it anyway ;)

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  2. Thank you for the Comment!
    Love the Shades ,the Lipsticks have a great Finish ,beautiful ♡
    It would be nice to follow each other ,if you want? :)

    Lovely Greetings<3

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    1. Glad you like the lipstick shades :) Sure!

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  3. These are lovely! I especially love Fruit Tingle. I don't think we get Sportsgirl in the UK but now I wish we did!
    S xx

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    1. I believe Sportsgirl are only available in Australia. It's kind of like the Topshop of Down Under :)

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    1. It's such a pretty shade but difficult for me to wear as I struggle to pull off light pink lipsticks :p

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  5. I love all of these so much, I don't even have a favourite :)
    Also your nails look awesome :)

    Laura xoxo

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    1. Aww, thanks Laura :) They were a little crazy that day as I painted each nail differently hehe

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  6. ohhhhh the colors are just amazing! want them all!!!!!!! we don´t have sportsgirl in sweden so I can´t buy these :(

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    1. They do make some really excellent shades, lots of brights. I'm sure there's plenty of similar shades available where you are though :)

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  7. Fruit Tingle would have to be my favourite just looking at the swatches.

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    1. It's been one of my favourite lipstick shades since I bought it, especially for the summer :)

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  8. I've always stayed away from orange shades but Fruity Tingle is gorgeous! Gah, I didn't know some shades were limited edition. I've always had my eye on Juicy Watermelon and didn't know it would be discontinued. Boo! xx

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    1. I think you'll like it, there's enough peachiness and a bit of red in it so it's not completely orange. Juicy Watermelon was a shade that I was set on getting, but when I tried it instore it looked horrible on me :p I'm sure I have something similar as well. I'm still sad Sportsgirl discontinued their "Storm" nail polish lol. I loved that shade!

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  9. Those are such gorgeous colors! I really like Fruit Tingle, beautiful!

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    1. I'm glad you like them! Fruit Tingle is one of my favourite coral lipsticks :)

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  10. they remind me of NYX round lipsticks.
    i really like the Beauty Queen shade on you. prettay! :D

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    1. They do, especially the packaging! Not that I have any NYX lipsticks, but I have seen pictures and whatnot. I really like Beauty Queen as a colour on its own, it doesn't look the best on me though, but that never stopped me from buying a bajillion pink lipsticks :p

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  11. Fruit tingle is my fav out of the 3! Lovely colour! I thought it would come out very orange on the lips!

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    1. It is super bright and pigmented, but I didn't wear it to maximum effect :p I put a layer of balm underneath and blotted, then kind of just dabbed it on. Otherwise it's very neon (both it and Rosie Posie) :)

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  12. Wow great colours.. I haven't heard of this brand before but the formulation looks great.. what's the price point on them?

    xo

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    1. The formulation isn't too bad for a matte lipstick, especially with a layer of balm over the lips. The creme formulation is super moisturising, kind of like a gloss almost. They're $9.95 Australian dollars each, so quite affordable (at least in comparison to the price of cosmetics here, where a Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick is $21.95!) :)

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  13. They are all such pretty colors! I thought Fruit Tingle might be too coral, but it looks amazing on you! :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. It definitely looks very bright in the arm swatch! I toned it down on the lips, but it can look quite neon if layered on :)

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  14. rosie posie! lol love the name and the shade :)

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    1. It is a cute name :) And quite appropriate as well in terms of describing the colour.

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  15. oh, they all look really creamy and matte. nice. I like rosie posie

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    1. They're not too bad for a matte formulation, though I guess it depends on the state of your lips. They can be a little drying but generally I always put a thin layer of balm first :)

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  16. I like Rosie Posie! Its such a cutee pink. :)

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    1. It's very bright and summery! Definitely one to have if you like bright lipsticks :)

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  17. Fruit Tingle is my favourite out of them all, perfect for spring! It's such a lovely subtle coral like shade- simply gorgeous <3

    Love, Ana
    cupcakesandflowers.blogspot.co.uk
    x

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    1. It is one of my favourites as well, definitely spring/summer appropriate :)

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  18. Great Lipsticks and amazing Blog♥

    http://life-passion-and-dreams.blogspot.de/

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    1. I have way too many lipsticks and probably like 5 shades that are similar, but I gave into temptation :p

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  20. All three shades are really lovely and look great on you! I use Carmex lip balm all day long and I find that if I use this often in the morning before applying a matte lipstick, it prevents it having so much of a drying effect! xo

    tattooedtealady.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you :) Great tip about the lip balm, I use my Maybelline Baby Lips beforehand and it does help immensely to moisturise the lips and also tone down the crazy neonness of some of the shades :)

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  21. Oh wow, Fruit Tingle looks gorgeous for summer!

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  22. All 3 shades are really nice! I love Fruit Tingle on you the most though :)

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    1. Thank you Rinny! It's the one that I reach for the most out of the 3 :)

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  23. love these colours, and your nails look so cool! xx

    athannahfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Glad you like the lipstick shades :) I really like the holo glitter in the polish I was wearing, I'm glad the camera picked up on it hehe

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  24. oh I've never heard abt the brand!. But those lippies look pretty ;D
    fruit tingle looks the best in my opinion ;)

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    1. I think it's a purely Australian brand. They mostly sell clothes/accessories, but in the past few years started to develop a beauty line. Fruit Tingle is my favourite :)

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  25. I love these, especially Fruit Tingle!! I'm pretty sure we don't have this brand in the States, though :(

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    1. I believe it is only available in Australia. Fruit Tingle definitely caught my eye when I first saw it, it (along with Revlon Melonade) really started my fascination with coral lipsticks :)

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  26. I love the packaging for these lippies! And the colours you have are gorgeous. I'll have to try to track them down

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    1. I think Sportsgirl is only available in Australia, but I'm sure you can find similar shades where you live :)

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  27. All of those shades are soo beautiful :)
    I own two matte lipsticks my Wet n Wild and they are really pretty... it feels like you are coating your lips with clay though cause its soo thick and crazy pigmented :)
    I love the name Night Owl :D Im a huge owl fan and Im a bit of a night owl myself :)
    hugs

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    1. I love the name Night Owl too! Almost makes me want to go out and buy the lipstick purely because of the name lol :) I've not tried Wet n Wild lipsticks but I've heard some great things about them - that they're very pigmented and creamy but super affordable as well. I know what you mean by the feeling of coating your lips in clay because of how thick and pigmented a lipstick is, I can just imagine it! These ones aren't at that level, but the matte shades do get quite neon when layered on and a tad drying, but fine with some lip balm underneath :)

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  28. I've been eyeing Beauty Queen for the longest time ever!! I keep having 'cravings' for a creamy barbie pink and I found them at Sports Girl! However, my bf freaked me out when he said 'Sports girl doesn't specialise in makeup. You trust them??' and seriously that got me thinking. Horrid bf!

    After reading this post, I think I'll give Sportsgirl lipsticks a try! Thank you for the review and for the pretty pictures!

    ♡ M.May

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    1. Haha, well they're only $9.95 each so worth the gamble in my opinion, especially if you like the look of a certain shade. Beauty Queen is very moisturising and glossy and I think it would lovely on fairer complexions. It's quite sheer as well, which makes it all the more wearable and you can build up the intensity of colour :)

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  29. super lipsticks...love colors !

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  30. Oooh loving Rosie Posie! The swatches remind me of Sweet Tart of the Revlon Lip Butters.

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    1. They are a little similar, except Rosie Posie is brighter and has more of a coral undertone (and of course is more pigmented and less glossy, being a full on matte lipstick) :)

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  31. I've never tried anything from Sportsgirl's makeup range. Perhpas because no one ever talks about it. This makes me want to have a bit of a look though.

    Also it's surprising to see how different Rosie Posie looks on your lips compared to the swatch on your hand. No wonder you have a hard time finding a pink that suits you. They practically transform on your lips. Oh and just as a side note, I thought you pulled off some of the more pink toned lip butters quite well :)

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    1. I don't have too many of their products, but I always liked their lipstick range (as limited as it is). I also have their felt tip eyeliner pen which I quite like and a whole bunch of their nail polishes. I would stay away from their eyeshadows though, as generally they're not that pigmented or nicely textured.

      My lips are relatively dark and pigmented, which I think makes shades instantly darker and more purple, lol. I really gravitate towards light pink shades, especially how they look in the tube, but applied they tend to have this purplish undertone or generally just clash with my yellowish skin tone. I sometimes really wish I were very fair so I could wear a whole bunch of colours that I don't think look all that great on me with the skin tone I have :p But thanks for the sweet and supportive comment Courtney :)

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  32. I love all the colours you picked out! They're so pretty. I just wished this brand was available where I live :/ lol

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    1. I'm sure there's similar offerings, possibly NYX? I'm not sure whether they do matte shades though. I need to stop buying lipstick lol :)

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  33. i think im really getting into coralish lippies now, i'm liking the look of fruit tingle!
    and your nails are so prettttty

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    1. Fruit Tingle is perfect for a coral lip :) I recommend Revlon's Melonade as well and Tutti Frutti Revlon Lip Butter ;) I also like Australis Honky Tonk. Basically, I have way too much lipstick :p Thank youuu about the nail comment :D

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  34. I've never tried any of these as they're not widely available in the UK, but these shades look absolutely gorgeous, I'm so jealous you can pull off corals so well, I am constantly stuck wearing pale pinks due to my pasty skin tone! xx

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    1. It's funny how we want what we can't have, I wish I had fairer skin so I could wear light pinks! I'm sure corals would look great on you, they're instantly brightening for pretty much anyone. I guess it's about finding the right shade for you :) I think Sportsgirl is only available in Australia but it's kind of like our Topshop, I'm sure there are plenty of brands with similar shades/formulations :)

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  35. Hi there :)

    Hope you don't mind but I nominated you for a little award!

    Check out my site for the details if you so wish.

    Amy x

    http://alittleboatsailing.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Of course I don't mind, thank you so much! :)

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  36. All 3 colours are lovely :) x

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  37. I agree, all 3 colors look so pretty on you. I have to try all those. I love pinkish nudes!!! :))

    Mommy Lhey
    http://www.mommylhey.com

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    1. They're pretty much the colours I traditionally reach for - light pinks, corals and brighter pinks :p I love pinkish nudes too.

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  38. Those are really nice colors! Also I love your nails!! :)

    heatherhoneyblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Heather! Nails were quite blingy and eclectic that day :p

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  39. all 3 shades are super pretty! i really love fruit tingle!

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  40. All of the colors are beautiful! Fruit Tingle is my favorite. I am loving that shade right now. I am so.jealous of your lips!

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    1. It's my fav too! I've been obsessed with corals for quite a while now. Awww, they're nothing special but thank you :)

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  41. oo this is the first review I've ever read about Sportsgirl lippies...or any sportsgirl makeup product for that matter...I have one sportsgirl eyeshadow palette which I thought was descent, but other things I've tried from them haven't been that amazing. These lippies look really good though! The colours are gorgeous!

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    1. Their beauty range is fairly limited, they discontinue a lot of stuff quite quickly (I guess kind of like their fashion, new stock comes and goes so soon). I haven't tried too much of their stuff, though I generally don't think their eyeshadows are that great. They make pretty decent lipsticks for $10 (and cheaper on sale), especially their "on trend" shades, so if you like lipsticks they might be fun to try out :) Who knows, you might just be pleasantly surprised ;)

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  42. Nice, I can definitely see them working for the up and coming sunny months! I like them but don't think any will suit me right now! I'm a combination of three shades at the moment, my limbs are very tan, my neck and chest a lighter shade and my face the fairest! Oh dear!

    Well I picked up some lippies recently too! from topshop! My first TS make up buy! But no corals or pinks for summer times but dark bold shades I've been craving! :)

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  43. I definetely want to try Rosie Posie! Are they sold in the UK?

    http://fashionlamode4.blogspot.co.uk/

    xxx

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  44. all three shades are beautiful! especially love fruit tingle. I'm such a lipstick junkie :P haha.
    We don't have sportsgirl lipstick in Canada :( what a shame.

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