I’ve mentioned before that I’m a bit of a Tanya Burr fan. I follow a few different Youtubers but I especially love watching her vlogs when I’m doing my hair or nails for a girly bit of escapism! Although I’m now a regular viewer, I only discovered Tanya last year — around the same time she was launching her first cosmetics collection.
I’d never tried anything from her collection before and since we’re going to London for a few days next month, I figured I might pop in to a Superdrug while I’m over there and pick up a few pieces.
Then last month, I was browsing the beauty aisles in TK Maxx when I came across a little pile of Tanya Burr cosmetics (I love TK Maxx for these random finds!). I just can’t go in to that shop without leaving with a mini haul and on that particular occasion, I came out with a Tanya Burr lip gloss for just €3.99 (amongst many other things!).
As is always the case in TK Maxx, there was only a handful of shades to choose from. I went with Vampire Kiss — I’ll admit that if I’d had a choice of the full range,I probably wouldn’t have picked this. I would have preferred something in a summery pinky or peachy tone like I Found Nemo or Lunch Date. Still — for less than half the R.R.P. — I wasn’t going to complain!
The lip gloss comes in a sleek 8ml tube with a spongy wand. When I opened it up, the sweet scent hit me immediately. It smells so gorgeous — a lot like my favourite homemade strawberry compote.
It’s easy to apply but to start, it feels incredibly sticky and very obvious that you’re wearing product on your lips. It takes about an hour for that feeling to disappear and then your lips are left soft and moisturised.
The initial vibrant colour quickly fades to a deep stain which I actually like as it’s subtle and a lot more wearable for daytime. Overall, I’d probably get 3 – 4 hours wear out of this so regular top-up is required.
As far as lip glosses go; it’s certainly not a bad one. I’ll be tempted to pick up another shade in London next month! At the very least, I’ll go browse the collection. Tanya has revealed that she’s adding to her cosmetics range some time in June so if there are some interesting new products on offer when I’m there, you can pretty much guarantee they’ll be coming home with me!