This is going to be part of a (very) small series of posts on a couple of the products from the small, unnoticed brand found in Priceline that has recently updated their range - Savvy.
Savvy and I have had a pretty good relationship over the years - Savvy provided me with my favourite lipglosses ever (even after about two years of testing and discovering other brands, they are still my favourite, but of course with the recent update they are now discontinued), cheap lipsticks, ridiculously pigmented blush, giant bronzer, my first liquid eyeliner, good brushes and a heck of a lot of translucent powder. It was never a popular or highly respected brand (the range was small and there really were some shocking products) but it meant I could snap up all the goodies and have them all to myself! Priceline was always having sales on the brand, especially when they were trying to discontinue the range and had an 'everything for three dollars' sale - whether its RRP was two bucks or twenty!
A while back when Savvy had a 'makeover' I was quite looking forward to what exciting products were to come. I also hoped that the price and quality would remain consistent. Now that the products have come out and been out for a little while, I've discovered that unfortunately that is not the case.
Whilst the new packaging and logo is much more appealing, for some reason the products really haven't called out to me. The price has gone up and the range is about the same, but I'm not particularly interested in their products any longer.
Nevertheless, I still went out and purchased a lipstick and, despite all the negative talk I just gave you up above, I really, really love this lippie.
You might know from my posts highlighting my tendencies to gravitate to pink or nude lipsticks or my frequent declarations of my love for natural and neutral makeup that I like to play it safe the majority of the time. Sure, red lipstick is a blast and crazy eyeshadows can be so much fun (now that I think about it, more frightening that fun) but the products I love most are my everyday neutrals. This humble lipstick is exactly what I adore - a 'your lips but better' shade, ideal formula, easy to wear and 'slap it on' type application. Wonderful!
This lipstick in 'Pretty Pink' travelled with me on my recent road trip and it was the only lip product I wore for about five days. It was also the cause of a small heart attack when I thought it was going to be run over by a car, despite the fact that it is so cheap to replace (FYI, it is not a good idea to rummage through your handbag while crossing the road, there is a good chance things will fall out and get run over.)
Anyway, this lipstick is a beautiful natural dusty pink colour perfect for my lips and skin tone. It has a reasonable lasting power, but of course wears off after eating. The formula is slightly drying but all up relatively good. The price is lovely, on par with Essence and BYS and the shade range is pretty impressive (although about 50% of the shades are strange ones that few people would pick as pretty, but that's okay). The packaging is nice and plain and I love how the shade is displayed on the bottom. It also makes a lovely 'clicky' noise when you put the lid back on which is a bonus.
All up, I am a fan of this lipstick and have been wearing it continuously for a number of weeks. Even though I spent a large portion of this post complaining about the changes this brand underwent, there are some good things that have come out of it, and this lipstick is one of them.
I give it 9/10.
That's a high rating! I haven't tried any Savvy products before and now I'm sorta sad i didn't try anything before the revamp. This lipstick is a really pretty pink :)ReplyDelete
It sure is a high rating. I still stand by the old products and I think they were better in quality and price, although I haven't exactly tried a huge number of products from the new range. I will have to see how they go.Delete
I've been meaning to try the new Savvy lippies but weren't sure what they were like! I've tried their new lipgloss which I loved! May have to give this a go now :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful colour too!
I haven't tried the lipgloss - I loved the old one so if you are a fan of the new one then perhaps I might be too! Thanks for your comment!Delete
Did you ever try the Savvy lip crayons? The shade Cafe was the best, I have about 10 in backup! Will have to check this shade out!ReplyDelete
I did pick up one in Rose but because the colour was so incredibly bold and daring I never wore it often!Delete
I really love the Savvy Luxury Liners, the bronze one especially. I think they revamped the colour because although the liners are still there, the names are different and the shades aren't exactly the same (the new bronze one is a touch darker). I've yet to try/buy it (except when I swatched it in store), but I think I'd still like it anyway. Their lipsticks never particularly caught my eye, especially since they seem to have quite a few frosty shades, but this pink is really pretty :)ReplyDelete
I never tried the Savvy luxury liners, in fact I never really noticed them at all, although I am definitely a lip product kind of girl! Savvy does seem to specialise in horrid frosty shades, but this shade most certainly isn't. Thanks for drawing my attention to the luxury liners, I might have to have a look at them.Delete
I loved my savvy lipstick - the colour was called Orchid. I wore this for about 4 years. Frustratingly, it was not included in their new range and even though I raced around to all the Priceline and other stores that stocked Savvy, there were none left anywhere. None of the new range of colous suit!ReplyDelete
Oh what a pain! I hate it so much when products are discontinued.Delete
I find the new Savvy Lipsticks at least the colour I use which has changed from Rose Blush to Blushing Pink has changed in texture it's not as creamy any more I have been wearing this for many years so am dissapointed in the change.....WendyDelete
That is really disappointing :(Delete