B. Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade ‘All About me’
I was pleasantly surprised by the pigmentation of this product, there was a lot of coverage on my lips with only one coat; however, I chose to add another coat to get the full colour pay off. I wasn’t sure on the shade at first, it seemed a bit light for my skin tone, but paired with bronzer and a darker lip liner, I actually really liked it! This product feels super creamy and smooth on, and applies really nicely. My only criticism is that is does take a while to dry down and doesn’t last long without it cracking (I was eating though); however, I did keep it topped up with a gloss which meant the colour lasted longer.
I tried the velvet matte liquid lipstick by Cassie Lomas and at first I loved the look of the colour, not too bold but just the right amount of oomph. I was slightly disappointed however, when I went to use it I found myself going over my lips multiple times for the colour to stay on; once it had dried, it became crusty making my lips look patchy. I found myself constantly reapplying this product to make it look smooth therefore personally, I didn’t take to it well and I wouldn’t recommend.
This simple liquid lipstick is easily portable and can be applied quickly without fuss; it’s easy to carry around in a small bag or even your pocket. After application, the product stays wet for a while before it begins to fully cover your lips. It doesn’t give your lips a feeling of dryness but instead, relief and moisturisation. After drying completely, it doesn’t come off easily when eating or drinking which is extremely helpful when going out. It also stays on for quite a while before you need to reapply. I especially like the matte-ness of the product as my long hair blowing in the wind doesn’t get stuck in it! The colour blends easily with the soft vibe of autumn/winter and I think that the hydrating aspect of the lipstick is nice to have in colder and dryer seasons.
My first impressions of this product is that the lipstick is the perfect size. You will be able to take it around in your pocket or handbag, it also won’t take up any space in your makeup bag. The shade of the lipstick is a basic nude and in my opinion, it seems best suited to paler skin tones. The lipstick is matte however, it fades when you eat or drink. Therefore, you will need to reapply it throughout the day.
Retailing at just £6.99, I was fairly impressed with this matte lightweight lipstick. Coming in a velvety liquid formula, it’s the perfect size to pop into your makeup bag – a big plus is that this product is vegan and cruelty free! The doe footed wand enables precise, effortless application in order to achieve the desired look. Packaging appears sleek and professional, reflecting the way in which the brand identifies itself. Along with its reasonable price, the product is formulated with a smooth, non-sticking texture, providing comfort all day long. Muted orange undertones complement the product’s pale pink hue, the shade flattering any skin tone with its versatility. If you’re looking for the perfect nude matte lip then this is the product for you. Combined with other lip products such as lip liners, this product did not disappoint. It blended like a dream and sat comfortably for a reasonable time period, keeping my lips moisturised and refusing to dry them out.
Now onto the drawbacks. This product applies rather sheer and pigmentation is poor; more than one coat will need to be applied to gain even coverage and avoid patchiness. You’ll be required to reapply regularly throughout the day, especially after you’ve consumed a considerable amount of food or drink – this product is not the most long lasting and transfers quite easily. After doing some research, however, I discovered that this product is a much cheaper alternative to the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in the shade ‘Ophelia’, which retails at around £17. Although the high end product is likely to be more enduring and opaque, it begs the question whether it’s worth paying double the price just to avoid these minor flaws. I can conclude that the product is good for the money, but, in my opinion, it’s probably worth splurging a little extra cash on a more reliable brand and alternative.