Review: UNE Lip Toned Colour Lipstick in 05

Friday, 15 March 2013

UNE Lip Toned Colour Lipstick in 05 (2g, £7.99, link)

How is it possible that I have bypassed UNE for so long?  Launched in the UK by Bourjois a few years ago, the whole UNE range is made up of beautiful neutral tones, which fits in nicely with the whole natural ethos they're based around.  I picked up one of their Lip Toned Colour Lipsticks recently and I'm in love with it.


UNE Lip Toned Colour Lipsticks are generally all suited to be 'My Lips But Better' shades, but I opted for 05 which is a more brighter match for my lips, whilst still being happily neutral toned.  Here are the swatches:-


The formula really surprised me.  I was expecting it to be on the light/sheer/glossy side from the swatch, but the pigmentation is actually much more like a traditional lipstick and it dries to a nice semi-matte finish.  It feels comfortable on the lips, but it will show up any dry patches you have, so I've been wearing it over a layer of lip balm.  Staying power is also surprisingly good and I was expecting a typical 'natural' sort of scent, yet it's got an old school lipstick smell about it instead.    


Most of all though, I just love the shade and I've received so many compliments whenever I've worn it out (which has been a lot!).  I think it's really pretty, understated and looks very chic - like you haven't made any effort at all and just have naturally fabulous lips.  Very impressive for a 100% natural, 20% organic lipstick for less than a tenner!

Update: Jen from Red Head Beauty Diaries has just informed me that UNE are sadly pulling out of the highstreet by the end of March but will still be available from Harvey Nichols, Wholefoods and various online retailers.  The good news is that the range is massively reduced (some items are up to 75% off!) in Boots and Superdrug at the mo, so you can snap up some bargains! 


Have you tried anything from UNE?

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38 comments

  1. Oooh I love this shade - looks fab!

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  2. Gorgeous shade - love it :) x

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  3. I always spot the adverts for UNE and think all the girls always look really beautiful, but I've never tried anything from them. This shade looks gorgeous, I can't resist a good 'your lips but better' product! xo

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    1. I love their ads too, the simplicity is really beautiful! xx

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  4. I really rate the UNE products, have used a couple of lip products in the past but not for a while. I started using them after I moved across from Boots Natural Collection a while back. I think I might just have to take a peek at what they have in their collection at the moment as I haven't got anything from them for a while.

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    1. Not sure if you've seen, but Superdrug have loads of UNE make-up all half price/reduced at the mo :)

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  5. I tried UNE foundation when it first released and sadly I wasn't impressed. This lipstick colour does look lovely on your lips

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    1. I've read a lot of mixed reviews for their foundation which is probably why I didn't buy anything from them for so long. Thanks :)

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  6. Beautiful shade, suits your skin tone too!

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  7. This looks like a lovely shade, looks great on your lips. I've never tried anything from UNE but now I want to! x

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    1. thanks Hayley! In Supedrug pretty much everything from UNE is half price or reduced at the mo! x

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  8. I have the lip toned lipstick in shade two and a breezy cheeks blush, I love them both. I don't think the eyeshadows or the foundations are great from what I can tell. x

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    1. Yeah, I've read a couple of disappointing reviews about those. Will definitely check out the Breezy Cheeks blushers :) x

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  9. I've always loved the look the UNE products, all of their packaging is very fresh and unique. The look of this reminds me of the Revlon Lip Butters! May have to try something from UNE soon. :)

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    1. They are quite similar to the Revlon Lip Butters, but more semi-matte :)

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  10. I've always been intrigued by UNE products but have never bought anything from them, absolutely love the colour of this though! x

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  11. GORGEOUS shade on you! I wish these were here!

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  12. Lovely shade hun and it looks amazing on your lips! I keep seeing UNE in my department store but for some reason I haven't checked out their stuff yet! Now I will definitely go see what products that have! :))

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    1. thanks Rosy! Definitely have a look :) xx

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  13. I love these kind of 'your lips but better' shades! It looks so pretty on you :)
    Daniella x

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  14. The pigmentation looks great! Don't think I've tried anything from UNE, I never stop at the stand for some reason.
    xo

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    1. It's really good, definitely more lipstick like than what I was expecting xx

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  15. UNE lipsticks/tinted balms and lipglosses are lovely, they are pulling out of Boots/Superdrug etc by the end of March (you may have seen their prodcuts reduced) intore though so will only be available at Wholefoods and Harvey Nicks in store from now on but you can still buy online.

    That colour is lovely on your lips very natural :-) xx
    Jen @redheadbeautydiaries.co.uk xx

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    1. Thanks for letting me know Jen! I've updated the post - I thought it was something like that with everything being reduced so much at the mo. Very sad to see them leaving the highstreet but good to know you can still buy online etc xx

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  16. I love how this has a tinge of coral to it, it's subtly brightening while looking polished and natural! Never heard of this brand but it's great that they offer natural cosmetics at an affordable price point :)

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    1. I think it's that touch of coral that drew me towards this shade, it really does brighten up my whole face so easily. I can see myself wearing it constantly throughout S/S :)

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  17. Lovely colour! I'm always on the lookout for warm based nudes, though I never would have given Une much of a second look to be honest! Glad to have been given a heads up on this one x

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    1. No probs Heather! Hope you find one you like - I'm a big fan of these shades too :) x

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  18. So pretty, it does look great on you!
    I will definitely pick few things up before it disappears from the high street :( xx

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    1. Definitely worth seeing if your local Boots/Superdrug has anything else! xx

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