Be a Bombshell Lip Crayons in Some Beach and Trophy Wife - review


We received one of these lip crayons in our February 2014 Violet Boxes. I received the colour Some Beach, which is described as a 'warm coral with shimmer': I'd say that's pretty accurate.

Being an orange junkie, when I saw another Some Beach up for grabs in the FB Violet Box Swap group, I snatched it up - along with the colour Trophy Wife ('a light pink with shimmer'), just to see if I could carry off something in pink for once (I can't - foo).

See above Trophy Wife on the left and Some Beach on the right. Note I've been reluctant to do posts of colour products lately because I need to sort out my photography and get the non-flash photos happening, but I've been having trouble with this camera and need to call on a friend for a crash course! I decided to go ahead with this post however because the below wrist and lip swatches give you the right idea of colour.

The wrist swatch below shows exactly what the colours look like (Some Beach on the left and Trophy Wife on the right):

Be a Bombshell claims/product details:
  • A glossy lip crayon with a smooth texture
  • Apply to top and bottom lips for full coverage (apply several coats to build colour)
  • For sheer coverage, apply to lower lip only and blot lips together
  • Tip: start applying lip crayon in the middle of your mouth and blend outward, stopping just short of the edge to prevent bleeding and make lips appear fuller
  • RRP $19
  • Available here

They don't claim much, do they?! ; ) Maybe they don't need to - they're just lip crayons and there ain't much to say about that.

See below lip swatch of Trophy Wife. It's a nice colour - it just doesn't suit me.

And here's Some Beach. Hehe even my lips look happier in this one ; ). A much better colour for me - a rich orange that isn't too in-your-face. I've applied it heavily below, but you can use a lighter touch to tone things down.


I was pleasantly surprised by these crayons. My initial thoughts when I opened the Some Beach box in February was that the packaging felt cheap and the colour would be far too bright for me (it almost looks red). But it was love at first use - the colour works so well that I've snatched a back up for next year.

The pigmentation in these crayons is great, they glide on smoothly and last reasonably well. The glitter isn't ridiculously noticeable (thank golly), just adds a nice sheen. I think these have a stain effect also, because colour is left behind after you've eaten etc.

In terms of quality, they're a bit waxy and drying, and the glitter gives them a slightly grainy feel. I guess that's because they're at the cheaper end of the spectrum in terms of price, although of course you'd be much better off if you lived in the US and were paying US prices. You can pick them up in the Violet Box shop.

I also like that they're self-sharpening and buildable, so you can go for a just-bitten look, all the way up to a punch of colour. I've also been using Some Beach on my cheeks as a stain (why not?!) and it looks great - just gives a nice flush that lasts well and is great for summer.

So I'm giving Some Beach ticks for the great colour, but I think you could do much better in terms of quality - especially at this price point.

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