Some people ask me if I always have a story as to how I decide to purchase beauty products or obtain them. And the truth is, no. I never really have a normal experience where I toss them into my cart and happily go on my way. It’s always after meticulous research, after a poor date, after an eyebrow emergency… the list goes on. But I think that shows what kind of person I am, and also that my makeup products have character (lol).
After grabbing dinner at Cafe Ba-Ba-Reeba, Jojo was actually the one who picked this up! But the color was a little bold for her taste, and so it ended up in my makeup bag. That’s usually where my friends’ bold lipsticks end up, after one swatch or an accidental purchase. Our too pale and dark lipsticks go to Lolo. My barely visible nude lipsticks go to Jojo.
I am a fan of a raspberry pink lip. It was my go-to my freshman year of college. You guys ready for a throwback picture?
This was back when I thought PBR was the greatest beer in the world, and that the hardest decision I would have to make was what to wear to an eighties themed frat party.
I was naive at eighteen.
But now I’m twenty one, and I’d like to think that I’m pretty cool!
The answer to that is neither. It is neither of those things. The advertisements with the velvet matte lips… they are incorrect.
It’s actually good that they’re neither because I actually hate both of those things. Matte liquid lipsticks always crease, are ridiculous drying (my lips are always drier than the Sahara desert), and feel like putting white-out on your lips. They’re also extremely heavy and cake-y (except the Kat Von D ones, they are the only ones I’ll use!).
Lip gloss is always sticky, gloppy, heavy, gross… ugh. It feels like you’re rubbing glue on your lips. Am I the only one who hates lip gloss?
This is a liquid lipstick, it goes on smoothly and is tremendously pigmented. It’s not the world’s most buildable lipstick, which is fine because one layer is enough for me. The color really packs a punch!
It’s not heavy, and feels almost like a matte cream-mousse on my lips. It definitely doesn’t feel wet or glossy, but more so like a liquid lipstick with a tiny it of traction.
It doesn’t really dry matte at all, it’s always a little bit “wet” but it definitely sets on your lips and is decently long-lasting. I wouldn’t say that it has the lasting power of Giorgio Armani or Kat Von D, but then again it’s a liquid lipstick–not a matte or gloss.
My lips didn’t feel weighed down or heavy, and I could actually move them and speak freely without feeling like I was forcing myself.
Overall, I think it’s a really nice product! It’s a good liquid lipstick that provides very good pigmentation and it fades evenly. It stains your lips a tad, so fading isn’t that huge of a deal. I will say that someone expecting a matte liquid lipstick or a gloss will be disappointed because this is neither of those things. It is a very unique cream liquid lipstick formula with wonderful pigmentation that goes on smoothly and is weightless!
I definitely think it is worth trying and checking out if you’re looking for a pigmented liquid lip, but not the typical true matte liquid lipstick. I think gloss lovers may enjoy this, but they should be aware that this is definitely pigmented but not sheer by any means.
I’ll definitely be tossing this into my makeup bag for the rest of my trip (so… I didn’t fly out yesterday like planned…)! It’s an easy lip product to reach for and apply, and is truly pigmented. I think that the formula is really great and a provides pigmentation–without being heavy or cake-y. I like the fact that it doesn’t dry perfectly matte. But that might be just me!
What is a “throwback” lipstick shade for you?