Saturated Colour Make Me Shimmer and Scrub Stick
Saturated Colour is a cruelty free UK beauty brand which I’d never heard of before spotting their products on the Beauty Chamber website. Saturated Colour’s mantra is “Colour is our passion. Make it yours” and their product range is quite small in comparison to other brands but from what I can gather, they only launched this year and are adding to their product range all of the time.
The Saturated Colour products are all super affordable with nearly the entirety of the product line being priced under £10 which is great especially as they are cruelty free, and they have a range of vegan products. I have two of their products which I’ve been trying for the last few weeks; the Saturated Colour Make Me Shimmer Highlighter Pencil and the Saturated Colour Scrub Stick Lip Exfoliator.
Saturated Colour Make Me Shimmer Highlighter Pencil £6
I love using highlighter powders and creams, but I don’t own an highlighting pencil so I was intrigued by the Make Me Shimmer pencil as it looked like it might be a potential dupe for the Benefit High Brow Glow which is an highlighting pencil for the browbones. The Make Me Shimmer Pencil is described as being a multi-use pencil which is packed with pigment to add sparkle to lipsticks, eyes, brows and cheeks with a buildable formula.
I would have to completely disagree with the pencil being ‘packed with pigment’ as there isn’t any pigmentation to the pencil whatsoever, it’s in fact a clear base which contains shimmer particles and doesn’t impart any colour at all. The shimmer within the pencil is so pretty and it doesn’t look chunky on the skin but it does look a touch glittery. I really like how creamy the pencil is as it glides across the skin so you really can use it anywhere.
Due to the glittery sparkle within the pencil, I don’t like to use it on my cheeks or browbones as I’m not a fan of glitter on the face. My favourite ways to use this pencil is on the eyelids, or a topper for lip products.
When applying to both the eyelids or the lips, I’ve found the best way to apply it is to ‘draw’ all over the end of my fingertip and then using my fingertip to press the shimmer onto the lids or the lips because the creaminess of the pencil can move your eyeshadow or lipstick around so by applying it to my fingertip, I can press the shimmer into place. I really like this highlighter pencil and how creamy it is as it is so easy to apply, and it’s particularly pretty over lip products you want to add an extra level of dimension to.
Saturated Colour Scrub Stick Lip Exfoliator £6.95
When I spotted that Saturated Colour had a lip exfoliator, I knew I wanted to try it. I used to swear by the e.l.f. Exfoliating Stick but ever since they stopped being sold in the UK (they now have a UK website but when you order from them, annoyingly the products ship from the US so you’re still liable to pay Customs fees) I wasn’t able to purchase it anymore and had been looking for an alternative ever since.
The Scrub Stick is twistable plastic tube which is around a third larger in size than a regular Chapstick, and contains a clear balm with sugar granules suspended within the balm. To use the stick you simply use the stick in small circular motions over the lips to gently buff the lips and remove any pesky dry patches.
Due to the lipbalm having a soft texture, there is a sticker on the tube recommending you keep it in a cool place so it’s not something you’d want to take out of the house on a warm day as it’d just melt. The balm smells a little sweet and is very easy to use, and is a mess-free way of exfoliating the lips. I used to use the Lush Lip Scrubs but I found them to be rather messy to use, whereas this stick doesn’t crumble or make a mess.
Saturated Colour say you can lick the balm/sugar from your lips after use, but that grosses me out a little with the dry skin you’ve just removed so I tend to use a tissue to wipe away the excess and I’m left with very soft and smooth lips. This exfoliator is so quick and easy to use, and is a must-have if you like to wear matte lipsticks as they’re not particularly forgiving on the lips and this exfoliator helps to smooth the lips and keep them feeling soft and in my opinion, £6.95 is a great price for a convenient exfoliator which you could use on the go; providing it’s not a warm day that is.
Have you ever heard of Saturated Colour before? Have you tried any of their products?
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