Hey guys, hope you’re having a wonderful week.
Today I’m finally going to put up my review of two liquid lipsticks. Those are the Sleek Matt me in Shabby chic, and the I heart makeup/Makeup Revolution Lip lava in the shade Forgiven.
The first I got some time ago, but I haven’t really been on board the matte lipstick bandwagon. I’m more of a creamy lipstick kind of gal. But I thought I would give liquid lipsticks a try, to really see what the fuss was about.
I chose Shabby chic which is a pinkish purple kind of color. I love purple lipsticks, and It can look completely purple on me but not too dark. I was weirded out by the formula at first, because it really felt like the moisture was getting sucked out of my lips, or like small needles digging into them.So I wasn’t really impressed by it at first, in fact I outright hated it , not to mention that the color looked much darker on my lips, which I get with most lipsticks. I also find that this formula while it gives that powdery feel, it does accentuate fine lines a lot, it can look very crusty.
The second time I applied it I went to eat lunch, and I found to my surpise that this doesn’t last on the lips at all after eating and drinking. So you’ll have to reapply it.I would say it doesn’t layer too badly, but it’s hardly practical.
After those first couple of times where I felt like this product had failed to meet my expectations, I decided to put it away, but I recently rediscovered it. And I don’t know if it’s because it’s been opened for a while, or if I got more used to matte lipsticks in general, it felt way less drying. In fact it felt really nice on the lips. Which really surprised me. I find it much more comfortable now, and while it still can look cracked, it is a decent matte lipstick that doesn’t completely dry out my lips.
So it’s a bit of a rediscovery for me.
Next is the Lip lava from I heart Makeup (or Makeup Revolution same thing) , which is more of a creamy/shiny liquid lipstick. It does feel like it settles and doesn’t move around as much as a creamy lipstick, but it doesn’t dry completely, and you can still redisperse the product by smacking your lips together. The shade I got is Forgiven which is a brownish nude color. The lipstick is shiny as I said, and overall it’s a very comfortable formula. Which makes it in my eyes an ideal everyday liquid lipstick, if you don’t want a matte finish per say.
I’m definitely liking this formula, and looking to get all the other shades since it’s so affordable.
So in conclusion, I would definitely recommand the Lip lava if you want something you can easily wear everyday, that isn’t too drying. While I do like the Sleek one, and the shade, I wouldn’t wear it on an everyday basis, and I need to compare it with other matte liquid lipsticks to really find out if it’s a good formula, which is pretty rare at the drugstore.