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Monday, 24 July 2017

Technic Colour Max Lipstick in Be My Baby | Budget Beauty

Technic Colour Max Lipstick Be My Baby

When I saw the brown lip trend sweeping the internet, I really wanted to give it a go. However, I find that lipsticks often don't look anything like the swatches on me, and so I was put off spending a lot only to be disappointed. Then on a trip to Bodycare to buy bath sponges (of all things), I came across this Technic Colour Max lipstick in the shade Be My Baby which looked like a lovely reddish brown in the tube. It was only around £1, and the shade looked like just what I had been searching for, so I thought it can't hurt to give it a go.

I'm going to be honest here! This was initially going to be a negative review, I didn't like how the shade looked on me at first, and I wasn't sure on the formula. However, when I was looking for a graduation lipstick, I tried this one out again, and it just worked! The shade actually looked pretty good when I made an effort with the rest of my makeup, and yes the formula won't blow you away, but it's not bad for £1.

Technic have definitely come a long way from my teenage years when I used to pile on their shimmer shadows! They've upped their branding, and some of their new releases (that I've spotted on instagram) do look really good.

Technic Colour Max Lipstick Be My Baby

This lipstick is from the Colour Max line, there isn't much about it online but it is definitely a matte range. The shade, Be My Baby, is a very autumnal shade! When swatched it does come across a warm orange brown, however it's a little cooler when applied (more reddish), hence why I didn't think it suited me at first.

It's not as pigmented when it comes to application, so you do have to apply a few swipes. The formula is also not as smooth as I expected, so I would recommend you exfoliate your lips beforehand so it doesn't go on patchy. However, once it's on, it doesn't feel heavy or incredibly drying (compared to other matte formulas). However, because of my REALLY dry lips I do apply a liberal amount of the Nuxe lip balm underneath, which shortens the wear time to about 3 hours (as it makes it a bit slippery). Putting a lip balm underneath also means it doesn't go on as true to colour (so it applies more orangey-pink, versus the reddish brown). If you don't suffer with dry lips though you should be fine, and you could get 5-6 hours out of this. It wears very evenly, and does leave a bit of a stain behind (which I really like!).

Technic Colour Max Lipstick Be My Baby swatch

It does have a matte finish, however it's not in your face matte (if that makes sense!) It's a really natural, muted look. This is the point where I realised that I've been going wrong, and that instead of the bright pinks I've been hoarding, I should have gone for more everyday lipsticks like this.

Technic Colour Max Lipstick Be My Baby lip swatch

The packaging is is a black matte tube with a clear cap. It's safe to put in your handbag as it clicks into place. However, the lipstick isn't so stable itself, it moves around within the tube as you apply it, so it's currently scraping along the side.

Overall, I really do like the shade! I know the formula won't be for everyone (or those with very dry lips - matte lips are such a struggle for us!), but if you're on a budget or you just want to try some new shades, then I would recommend giving it a go. It has encouraged me to perhaps look at some more shades on the brown scale, and maybe put in a cheeky Colourpop order. You can find it here for £2.25, or on Amazon for £1.95 (if you don't have a BodyCare by you).

I hope you enjoyed this post!
What are your favourite everyday lipsticks?

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86 comments:

  1. For the price this sounds and looks amazing! Even lipsticks that cost over £10 still don't work on dry lips so it's a win win!

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    1. That is very true! I think matte formulas in general are quite hard to pull off on dry lips x

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  2. The shade actually looks really pretty and for just £1 it sounds like it isn't a bad buy. Brands like this are great for trying out looks when you're not sure how they're going to go :) x

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    1. Totally agree with you. Even if it doesn't suit you, it's not a huge waste, and you can experiment a bit more x

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  3. That is such a pretty shade - looks like one you could use everyday. I love that its so affordable too. xxxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. It really is an everyday shade, it looks quite muted on xx

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  4. I actually own a red shade (don't remember it's name) and I was really impressed with pigmentation and how nice it felt on my lips. This is a really gorgeous shade for fall, will keep an eye for it! x

    Yiota
    pinkdaisyloves.blogspot.com

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    1. Don't worry, I can barely remember the names, there's too many haha!

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  5. Amazing post, love the photos ^^ <3

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  6. This shade is so gorgeous!

    Emily xo
    www.emilynewstead.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. What a stunning color, and the price is great too! I'm usually not a fan of matte lipsticks because I also have dry lips, but it looks good with the lip balm. I actually kind of like the lighter shade, especially for the summer!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

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    1. It does look slightly more coral so it does work for summer! I just wish my lips weren't so dry x

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  8. Gorgeous shade! I'm a big fan of brown lip products i think they really suit my skin tone. These one looks really good, i'll have to look out for it.

    perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I've seen some on your posts, and they do look so good on you!

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  9. What a fab review! I love muted brown and terracotta shades, and these colours are so perfect <3

    //teandtwosugars.blogspot.com xx

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    1. I'm leaning more towards these shades lately too, just need to pick some more up :)

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  10. I've had a similar problem where I'd see YouTubers look really good with a certain lipstick, so I'd go buy it and it doesn't look the same on me. It's kind of disappointing, but I'm learning what shades what look best on me. This is a really pretty colour though, especially for the price!

    Sam / My Beauty Cloud

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    1. I find so hard! Especially because my skintone is on the medium side, I find that pale shades don't suit me but some bright shades can look garish x

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  11. This is an incredibly pretty shade. I'm not sure if it would work with my dry lips but I do love that it leaves a stain behind too.

    Kristy | www.thevioletblonde.com

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    1. It is a bit difficult to wear without a lip balm, but it's not that bad when compared to other matte formulas x

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  12. I've tried a few products by Technic and did like them. I'm not sure if the lipstick would work for me. I'm not a huge lipstick fan to being with. Http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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    1. I love lipsticks personally, but I know they do a lot of other ranges too x

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  13. This shade is beautiful on you! I would love to try Technic but they're not available in the US, I have really dry lips though

    Hannah
    Floraful

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    1. Hey Hannah!

      You can find us on amazon.com.

      Best wishes, The Technic Team.

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  14. I love the shade! and for that price point this is such a steal plus you can even buy an additional lipbalm and it'll still be an affordable combo x Sam

    Sam Hodgett || Beauty, Food & Lifestyle

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    1. You do make a good point! I think for the price even if you don't like it, it wouldn't be a big deal x

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  15. I am not familiar with this brand, but that lipstick sounds really nice and looks great on you xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

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  16. For this price it really looks good! I like this colour too :)
    Have a nice day!
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  17. When you consider this only cost a £1 it sounds so good! The colour is really pretty too!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. Thank you, it is actually hard to find cheap matte lipsticks so that's a good point x

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  18. Stunning shade! It suits you so well :)

    Anika xo | anikamay.co.uk

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  19. I love this shade ! So easy to wear everyday ! Lovely post girl, great read Xx

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  20. The shade is beautiful and it looks like it would suit a range of skin tones! xx Nikita

    BLOG//Jasmine Loves

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  21. Great post! :D
    I love the lipsticks from Essence!
    Kiss
    xx

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  22. loving this shade!

    https://www.midorilinea.com/blogs/midori-linea/midori-linea-style-love-3

    xoxoSakura

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  23. I think it looks better with a balm as a base 🙃

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    1. It's more vibrant! But I wanted a muted look x

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  24. Fantastic review! I like matte lip shades and they are basically all that I buy. I like the shade with and without lip balm. The color is a pretty shade and one I would wear all year round.
    LaToya
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It is definitely one that is suitable for an everyday look x

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  25. This colour is absolutely gorgeous, I need this!

    Lauren x Huggled

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  26. At first I thought wow, this shade is quite dark but when I saw the swatch above it looks really pretty. Wonderful review and post, dear. x/Madison
    FASHION TALES

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    1. Thank you! It actually looks quite muted on, great for everyday! x

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  27. It looks so beautiful on you! I am curious to research this brand now, haven't seen it before, so thanks for the introduction xx

    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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    1. Thank you! It's a budget brand but it isn't stocked in drugtores so a bit harder to find x

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  28. This is the first time I hear about this brand! It definitely looks like the lip balm step is much needed. Too bad, it changes the shade! xx

    www.serenbird.com

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    1. It is a shame, I think I need to give those lip masks a go x

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  29. I think for the price, it's not bad at all! I love the applicator and the color is SO pretty, I love it on you! I haven't explored the brown lip trend yet, but I have to. I remember raiding my mom's makeup draw when I was little and always reaching for her red and brown lipsticks, they were my favorites, haha! Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a great week so far, beautiful!

    Xo,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. I was the same as a little kid, always putting red lipstick on my face! I think it would look beautiful on you too x

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  30. That is such a pretty shade! I absolutely love how it looks on your skin tone!

    xo Tina
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  31. Great post !
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  32. Hey, for that price, it doesn't sound too bad at all! I lovvvve the brown lip trend (Lolita from Kat Von Dee changed my life).

    🍉 Pia
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  33. It looks so beautiful on you and the color is so pretty. x

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com/

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  34. It is so cheap! Love how the colours look on you with or without lip balm. Both look wonderful on your lips!

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  35. This is a great colour on you! Looks so nice.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  36. The color really suits you, and for that price it really is a bargain.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. I guess you can't go wrong for the price x

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  37. I have a technic lippie and its fab, but doesn't suit me so well. However, I love this shade, it looks so pretty x

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    1. I find it hard to pick shade that suit me too, but I think this one would look nice on you too x

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  38. I think it's amazing how we can change our mind and opinions on certain products! I do quite like that shade but I feel I would be getting through a lot of lip balms..
    Charlotte / Charlotte's Picks

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    1. Are you normally fine with matte formulas? If you are, it shouldn't be too bad, but if you have dry lips too then it is hard to go for more than two hours without that tight feeling x

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  39. That looks amazing, nice color and texture <3

    xoxo, All about Best Wallets 2017

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  40. That's such a gorgeous shade on you <3
    The packaging reminds me of Revlon's long-wearing lipsticks and concealer!

    Love,
    Ankita
    www.beautyandthebeing.com/

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  41. It's nice you gave it more changes before making your final decision on it because although I haven't tried it out, I think it looks gorgeous on you and very natural as well - I would have no idea that was lipstick! I haven't heard of this brand either so it's nice to discover something new <3

    Stacey, thebambieyes.com

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    1. It is a really natural shade on my medium skin. I just wish I could get away with it without wearing lip balm x

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  42. Such a pretty shade for just a £1, suits you so well!
    Jen, Velvet Spring x

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