As you may have already known from my previous reviews; I love Clinique skin care however, this “liquid lipstick” wasn’t what I was expecting.
As always starting off with packaging; I think this is really cute – it’s short and rectangular shaped with a pretty mirrored cap and see-through frosted plastic. This has a chubby round applicator which isn’t the best for precise application and therefore using this product with a lip liner is a must.
The product itself, does not have a pleasant scent but it isn’t over-powering and you can not smell it after it’s on your lips. This product is crazy pigmented and with just one swipe I get an opaque layer that feels extremely light on my lips. However, I would not call this product a liquid lipstick just because it isn’t a traditional liquid lipstick that dries down and is transfer-proof. This product slides around and will definitely bleed if not used with a lip liner. It doesn’t ever dry down – just sets to a shiny suede finish which will transfer when eating/drinking. In fact when I press my lips on the back of my hand to test it’s transfer-ability a full opaque layer of my lip print comes off which is definitely not ideal when it comes to a long wearing lip color. This does stain the lips and some color will remain by the end of the day but it is somewhat patchy.
Clinique Pop Liquid Matte Lip Colour + Primer 03 Candied Apple Pop
Would I reach for this again? Probably not because this formula isn’t exactly what I like to wear on a daily basis however, the color is gorgeous.
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I have been loving glossy/high shine lipsticks for a while now and was very excited to try these out seeing that they aren’t the traditional liquid lipstick that dry down but an actual liquified lipstick. I have reviewed Bite Beauty’s Amuse Bouche lipsticks and lipliners in the past; if you haven’t seen that click here.
These have such a nice soft touch packaging similar to NARS packaging. It has a little window at the bottom to make it easier when picking a shade from your collection. These have a fairly strong scent which is hard to explain but it does smell nice – just a bit too strong for my liking.
The brush picks up just enough product to give your lips a full coat without double dipping. This product is very pigmented and glides on without tugging on my lips. This isn’t sticky but it does have a heavy feel to it when it’s on the lips. The staying power is decent but I did have to reapply throughout the day after talking/drinking and definitely after eating. It didn’t fully wipe away after eating and drinking but did fade quite a bit.
Swatches top to bottom: Eclair, Flambe, and Demi-Glace.
The Line & Define Lip Primer definitely helped the product last much longer and stopped it from feathering/bleeding outside of my lip line. It has a nice minty scent to it and hydrated my lips; no need for a lip balm.
I liked the formula of these liquified lipsticks I just wish that the scent was a bit toned down and the formula didn’t feel so heavy on the lips. Other than that, I love the pigmentation/rich color and the finish of the product is gorgeous. I liked the Lip Primer as well; definitely noticed a difference when layering it underneath any lip product.
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Today I’m doing a review on this lipstick from the Spring 2016 MAC X Zac Posen collection. I have seen these limited edition products being sold online (eBay, Amazon) and in store (warehouse sales) and so I thought that a review might be helpful if you happen to spot this somewhere.
Firstly, the packaging of this lipstick is a bit bulky but I like the shape and feel of it. This has a very sweet cupcake scent which I enjoy; I don’t feel that it is over powering. The formula is very similar to that of a lip balm as it glides on the lips and feels moisturizing. It lasts for a few hours if you do not eat or drink but it isn’t at all long wearing.
Swatched on my hand below; the iridescence that this shade has is not detectable in the photo below but this lipstick has a beautiful pink/gold shine to it that would suit every skin tone. This shade really doesn’t have much color at all; just a nice shine so it can be used as a lipstick or lipliner topper.
Would I recommend this for the full price? – No, but if you happen to find this on sale somewhere and you need something like this then yes, I would recommend it.
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I’m so excited to review & swatch these lipsticks for you today – it’s what I have been wearing on my lips since I received them!
I really like the packaging of these lipsticks – they come in a gorgeous gold bullet with a deep purple lid which won’t come off in your purse since it has a push-button top which releases the cap. The lipsticks have a very light vanilla scent which is extremely similar to MAC lipsticks but much fainter than their Bold Lip Glazes which you can read my review on here.
These lipsticks are fairly long wearing because of their extremely pigmented formula it sticks to lips but isn’t slippery or tacky in texture. This is my favourite lipstick formula because it sits nicely on the lips without moving around or gathering in the lip lines but at the same time doesn’t feel heavy or thick on the lips. The finish of the entire collection is described as a creamy velvet finish and I would say that’s about right – it is a creamy almost-matte finish.
Left to right: Pirouette, Nude Awakening, and Cheeky Minx.
Left to right: Vanity, Koukla, and Whiplash.
Left to right: Red Viper, Code Red, and Red Reaper.
I really like the variety of the nude and red shades; they have different undertones to flatter different skin tones which is great to see in a collection as a whole. I have no complaints about these lipsticks and feel that Serpentine Beauty definitely hit the mark when it comes to the formula and packaging. My only wish would be if they could include some mauve/ muted berry tones since I know that I like to reach for a mauve lipstick quite frequently. This is a Canadian brand and their products are cruelty-free and non comedogenic.
What is your favourite shade?
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This isn’t my first time trying out the Essence Long Lasting Lipsticks – I have a review on another shade here. They have an amazing formulation – I was very excited to receive this other shade to review for you guys!
The unique thing about this line is that the formula is extremely creamy and moisturizing but they aren’t slippery or greasy feeling. I always put on a lip balm before any lip product so that they don’t drag on my lips or accentuate dry patches but with these you could definitely skip the lip balm. They glide on very nicely while staying put and not bleeding outside of the lip line.
Essence Long Lasting Lipstick “04 On the Catwalk”
This is a very unique shade – kind of hard for me to describe. It’s a muted dark pink/soft red with a mauve-ish undertone that is very flattering for all skin tones I would imagine. It isn’t bright nor is it too washed out – it’s the perfect medium.
Like I mentioned in my other review these lipsticks aren’t terribly pigmented but they can be built up rather quickly without feeling like you have too much product on your lips. Also, similar to the other lipstick shade these are decent in longevity seeing that they aren’t matte but a nice satin finish. They last about 5 hours but will wear off completely after a meal. They leave a light stain which I don’t mind because it’s uniform and not patchy like some other lipsticks.
I would recommend these lipsticks seeing as they perform very well and are very affordable!
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I was super curious to try a different formula of lipstick from MAC and this looked interesting because it is a mineral lipstick that claims to be super moisturizing.
I love the packaging; it is a bit bulky but it has a magnetic closure and looks sleek with the matte and shiny black. I also love wearing deep purple/wine shades in the winter and wanted something moisturizing that wouldn’t suck the life out of my lips in the colder months.
The lipstick itself feels extremely balmy and is very soft and creamy however, the pigment is underwhelming. In one swipe (see picture below) I get a very light uneven pigmentation; there is a lot of product on my hand but it’s a clear balm. However it can be built up to a nice shade but the amount of product on the bottom swatch is crazy it would feel so weird on the lips and not to mention bleed outside of the lines at the first movement.
I do like the feeling of this and perhaps this formula doesn’t work well with such a dark shade. I could see this working much better with a nude shade. It claims to be long lasting but this formula doesn’t stay on very long, however this dark shade does leave a nice pink stain.
Unfortunately this formula in this shade was a let-down for me; I was expecting much more. e.l.f. has great mineral lipsticks that are super pigmented and moisturizing and not to mention only $3.00!
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I’ve been obsessed with lip liners lately; I’ve purchased a bunch over the last month or so and was beyond excited when Influenster sent me these two lip liners and mini lipsticks from bite beauty complimentary to try out and review!
I prefer pencil lip liners over mechanical ones; I find they are creamier – not sure if that is because the product is exposed rather than covered like pencil liners. Anyways, creaminess is a must because I like to fill in my lips with the liner and sometimes I won’t bother with lipstick and just wear the liner on it’s own. I really like the matte look it gives and the longevity that I get is great!
These lip liners are super creamy and can definitely be worn on its own – they glide on; they don’t drag at all. They are super pigmented so there is no need to layer. The longevity is fairly decent as well; they aren’t transfer-proof so they will wear off when eating but they last fairly well.
Both of these shades (swatched below) are gorgeous – the nude is very flattering on me since I have very fair skin; it doesn’t wash me out because of the pink/slightly peach undertone. The dark shade is super vampy and I never shy away from a bold lip – I would wear this to death during the autumn/winter months. I like how you can just put on some mascara and a bold lip color makes it look like you spent time doing your makeup.
Top to bottom: Bite Lip Pencil in #020, Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Honeycomb, Bite Lip Pencil in #044 and lastly on the bottom the Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Whiskey.
I tried the mini matching lipsticks (Amuse Bouche) with the liners and I really like how pigmented they are. Their both super creamy and have a semi matte formula. Similar to the lip liners, these aren’t transfer proof and will wipe away but they last for a decent time. The lipsticks have a pleasant scent to them – it’s not over-powering but if you are sensitive to that; it may not be your cup of tea.
Overall, I really enjoyed the formula and shade of both the lip liners and the lipsticks; I would strongly recommend both.
What is your current favourite lip liner and lipstick combo?
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