Well weren't these little beauties extremely hard to get hold of?! Once I saw these popping up on a few blogs I needed in on the action but that was harder than I thought it would be - I tried too many Boots and Superdrugs as well as looking online and them being all sold out, I was beginning to think that I'd dreamt them until Boots online had a restock and they were finally all mine - sometimes it's hard work being a beauty obsessive!
If you're going by what the Boots website says there are ten different shades of these lip pencils but after what seemed like a worldwide hunt for them I have to disagree, there was only ever space for probably five pencils on the stands that I searched. The three shades that I finally got hold of were - In With Coral which is a bright pink based coral and the one that I had my heart set on, Minimalist which is another pinky shade but this time more of a nude and Berry Much which is completely out of my comfort zone and a deep matte purple. I was really looking forward to using Minimalist as a day lip colour but I have to say that I was disappointed by it, it's just nothingy and I don't know how else to explain it, I couldn't even tell that I had anything on my lips and I haven't worn it since which is a shame because I thought that would be the fail proof shade out of the three. Berry Much and In With Coral are definitely not disappointments thought, they both go on with a solid colour and because they're pencils you can get a really nice lip shape on the go with them. In With Coral is more of a satin finish and it does leave a slight sheen on the lips whereas Berry Much is completely matte and I found it to be a teeny tiny little bit drying on my lips. These look amazing on their own or you could always use them as a base for another shade, the possibilities are endless!
Despite one disappointing shade I do really like these and surprisingly my favourite of the three was the one that I was most unsure about - Berry Much! I think I may be a dark lip convert and just in time for the right season for it. If Boots have a 3 for 2 on and you're stuck for something to add to your basket then these are well worth a look in.