First of all I was TRULY inspired by Tanya Burr launching her own makeup line. I mean, I have been subscribed to her channel for over 3 years now and have literally seen her grow week after week. While I subscribe to about 25 beauty gurus on youtube, Tanya will always have a special place because she was the first one I EVER watched. Hence, when i heard about her launch it was a no-brainer for me to go order it at cos obviously I was EXTREMELY curious to try them and VERY excited to own a product made by her.

Tanya Burr lipgloss


First, let me talk about the formula. This is BY FAR the best lip gloss formula I have EVER used. And I own at least 50 lip glosses from Chanel, Dior & YSL to Maybelline, NYX and ELF. It’s a gel like formula that is NOT sticky at all.

The colours are quite pigmented especially the darker/brighter one i.e. “Exotic Island” and that’s not all….. this particular shade has immense staining power! Once I put it on, i can eat a meal and drink water out of a bottle, have hot coffee and the color still stays on but of course it’s not as shiny and glossy as it was when I first applied it. And when I say stain, it’s not that patchy weird drying type of staining. I have very dry lips but this gloss not only makes my lips all smooth and nice and shiny when i apply it but even after 3 hours, it feels moist and the colour left behind is uniform and just… awesome.

In a way, it reminds me of those expensive YSL glossy stains (i own 2 of those) but i much prefer the tanya burr lipgloss for the sheer awesomeness of the texture and formula. The YSL glossy stains can feel a bit plasticky sometimes. The Tanya Burr glosses just swipe on like a light weight gel and require minimum effort to look AWESOME. The shade “Picnic in the Park” is a light baby pink that goes with everything. The staining power on this one when worn alone on bare lips is obviously not truly visible because it’s such a light colour.

The doe foot applicator is easy to use and I generally dip in twice for a fully pigmented lip. The packaging is basic and functional and the scent is pleasant – nothing too strong. All in all, “Exotic Island” is probably in my top 5 lip products of ALL time. I absolutely love it. I want to keep back ups and I want to try out the other bright shades (definitely ordering Vampire Kiss, Heart Skipped a Beat ). … At 6.99 pounds, I might end up buying 8 out of the 12 shades cos I saw swatches on tanya’s blog post and there is not a single shade i dislike!

I highly recommend these – even if you’re a makeup snob and don’t look twice at drugstore lip glosses. THese will sweep you off your feet.

Ciao! 🙂

share this post


9 Responses to “Tanya Burr Lip Glosses!!”

  1. sincerelyregan

    Thanks for dropping by my blog! I have followed yours, I love your review on these lip glosses. I am always looking for lip glosses that have great color, but aren’t sticky. (That’s the worst) Looking forward to seeing more from you! 🙂

    • curiouskohl

      Thanks Claire. I love exotic island. i have nothing that can beat it. You need your get your hands on these. I highly recommend the brighter colours!! 🙂

  2. judyandmakeup

    These look so gorgeous! Tanya has a special place in my heart also! She was one of the first people I started regularly watching on YouTube.

  3. sophjadexo

    I still haven’t tried these, I can’t wait until they’re launched in Superdrug next week! I’m definitely gonna give Exotic Island a go, it looks gorgeous xx

  4. ~Style Lynx

    I’m glad you added swatches and showed the glosses applied. They look great on you! I’ll have to look for her on YouTube and see what her videos are like.


Leave a Reply