Saturday, 1 March 2014

Tanya Burr 'Aurora' Lip Gloss | Review

Hello my lovelies!

Sorry that I have been MIA for the past week, but I'm back and I've got a great post lined up for you!

By now you have probably already read my review of the Little Duck and Mini Marshmallow nail varnishes by Tanya Burr, and in that review I mentioned that I also purchased Aurora, which is a lip gloss from the range. And so today I am going to be reviewing it for you all!

Every lip gloss in this collection costs £6.99 and there are 12 stunning colours to choose from. The products were all named by Tanya and each one means something personal to her. The names range from her most special and treasured memories to her favourite Disney Princess, I think that having meanings behind the names is a wonderful touch and Tanya did a brilliant job at naming them.

I'm actually a big fan of the packaging for the lip glosses, it's simple yet effective. The packaging makes the product easily distinguishable as Tanya's and she has done a great job personalising it. On the packaging there is a beautiful picture of Tanya, with her signature beneath it.

The lip gloss itself also has quite a simple design but I feel it works really well, if there was any more writing or design on it I believe it would look cramped. The product's name is featured on the bottom of the gloss and like the nail varnishes in the range, they have a pink heart on the lid. Tanya's signature also features on the side of the glosses along with the Eye Candy logo, which is the company that helped Tanya develop the products.

As soon as I opened the lip gloss I was met with a delicious sweet smell which reminded me of fruit flavoured sweets. The scent is reasonably strong when applied to your lips but fades rather quickly (I personally love the smell but if you are not a big fan or dislike scented products you may need to keep this in mind!)

When I went to apply the lip gloss to my lips I noticed the applicator. It's so unique and I have never seen one like it in all my lip gloss-wearing days! It took me a while getting used to it but after a few applications I had mastered the technique. I have actually found that the applicator, as strange as it looks, makes applying lip gloss so much easier, and so much more accurate. Being a clumsy person, I do often end up applying some lip gloss to my teeth and/or I end up applying it slightly out of my lip-line but with this applicator I have found that it's stopped happening. I put it down to the shape of the applicator, its like a normal applicator but it has been curved inwards in the middle. It's actually really hard to explain so here's a picture:

When applied to your lips it stays for about 3 hours before you have to touch it up again, which I think is a decent amount of time for a lip gloss. Also it isn't very sticky, depending on how much you put on. (Unless you apply it to your wrist for a swatch, then it decides to stick to your arm and stains it. Only beauty bloggers walk around with lip gloss stains on their wrists I tell you!) But anyway it's designed to go on your lips so it doesn't matter if sticky when on your arm!

Another great aspect of Aurora is the taste. I'm not sure what it is but I know for certain it tastes a lot better than some lip glosses you get!

Aurora has an absolutely gorgeous pigmentation. It's a brightish pink with hints of sparkle and I just love it! I think the colour goes so well with my blue eyes and I think it's fit for a Disney princess!

The swatch seems to be more accurate than the photo of it on my lips, in real life the colour is darker and more vivid.

Overall I am extremely happy with this lipgloss and would definitely recommend it to everyone. Tanya should be very proud and I hope to see more products released from her in the future!If you would like to purchase this or any other lip gloss from the collection, click here.

I'm interested to know whether any of you have tried one of Tanya's products, if so what was it like?

Ps. Sorry about the change in lighting in some of the photo's, the British weather is very unpredictable.


  1. I'm not really a lip gloss person but this looks REALLY nice! I think i might have to go and buy it!
    Awesome review, really detailed, keep up the good work

    1. You should buy it, it's honestly brilliant! And thank you x


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