Monday, 26 September 2016

diego dalla palma geisha matt liquid lipstick- review and swatches

Guys. I have a BEAUTIFUL lipstick to share with you today. I just got it this afteroon and I'm so in love with it that I decided to review it without delay. Have you heard of Diego Dalla Palma? You should have. It's a rather pricey but high quality Italian brand that's sold in M&S stores in the UK. Anyway, they have these Geisha Matt Liquid Lipsticks (I don't know where the Geisha bit comes in), and I managed to get a new one off Ebay for a fiver. Lucky me. They're usually  £15.50 though.

So that's the tube. It looks pretty ordinary, but it's what's on the inside that counts innit. Oh, one thing I do like about the packaging is the wand: the applicator is kind of tear shaped and has a little groove on each side, so it picks up the right amount of product and spreads it on like a dream.

Like. A. Dream. It's moussey and and completely opaque and doesn't feel drying once it's set. It's so so luxurious and rich, and I ADORE the shade. Its a proper beetrootish plum. In the swatch below it looks more pink than it does in real life. It's definitely a bit deeper than my rubbish camera can pick up. I believe the shade is called 'viola cardinal'. But don't quote me on that.

Diego Dalla Palma geisha matt liquid lipstick 
Oh I love it so much. Definitely up there with some of the best liquid matte formulae. Even though I'm a broke kid, I'd happily pay full price for it.

High praise indeed.


Sunday, 25 September 2016

pinky rose cosmetics liquid matte lipstick- review and swatches

Like my previous post, I did a crap job of choosing my shade of lipstick. It's far too pale for my complexion. But, also like my previous post, it's lip liner to the rescue! I got the shade 'Luxury ',  a pale neutral nude by the brand Pinky Rose cosmetics. I snagged it on sale for $14.99- it's usually $18. So. Was it worth the little splurge?

Despite my shit shade selection, yes. The packaging was so pretty and unique. I say 'was' because they've recently revamped it. It's still good eye candy though, just a tad more mature. The formula is lovely too. Opaque, non streaky, comfortable. It feels a little different from standard liquid mattes in the sense that it sets to a kind of film once dry. It's not a bad thing though, as it's a flexible and non-cracking kind of film. And it lasts AGES. All day long.

Pinky rose cosmetics liquid matte lipstick- luxury

See? It doesn't look like a butthole. I'm wearing it here over Collection Lip Definer in the shade 'cappuccino'- which, by the way, I fully recommend. It's twist-up and comfy and affordable. And I think think this combo works great! I think it actually looks good on me. Eeep.

So. If you like the sound of this lippy, go snag it now while the sale is still on! There's a sweet colour range so I'm sure you'll find a shade to suit you.


Monday, 19 September 2016

velvet 59 matte liquid lipstick- review and swatches

Long time no review huh? To be honest, life has been throwing all sorts at me lately and I just haven't had the time to sit and chat shit about lipstick. But now. Now the shit will be chatted.

Right. So. Velvet 59 by Paris Manning is a vegan and cruelty free indie brand hailing from the states. Their prices are fairly steep, but the quality of the products seem impressive. I was torn between ordering their creamy lipsticks (seriously cute packaging) and their matte to the max liquid lipsticks, but tossed a coin and went for the latter. I got the shade 'pink cadillac' for $20.

The tube is cute! It looks like a proper 'you can't sit with us' type accessory. Unfortunately, I judged the colour choice poorly. This shade is way too pastel and pale for my skin tone. On its own, it would look pretty bad. Luckily, lipliner exists. So I've been wearing it over various darker shades and have loved the results. I've worn it a few times over a darker coral pink and it looked super summery and girly. I also really dig it over a berry coloured liner. Mm. Yeah. 
Velvet 59 matte liquid lipstick - pink cadillac 
Here it is swatched over a darker pink lip liner. As you can see, it looks pretty damn flawless. But seeing as I've never worn the product without a base, I can't really comment on whether it streaks or dries terribly or whathaveyou. I can say though, that even with lip balm and lip liner underneath, it's still hella transfer proof and truly matte.

The only dud is the slightly chemically paint like smell. It's not awful, but it's not exactly pleasant either.

So. Would I buy again? Yes, but only if they were on sale. I'm a poor wench. And I would totally go for the shade 'dark heart'.


Friday, 2 September 2016

wet n wild megalast liquid lipstick- review and swatches

Sigh. I really really wanted the new Wet N Wild Color Icon limited edition liquid lipsticks. I went on their site, added a few shades to my basket, and... They don't ship to the UK. Suuuucks.

So once I got over it, I thought I'd review the Megalast liquid lipstick by the brand instead. I got mine off eBay for pretty cheap, in a seriously lovely pink shade called 'rose to the occasion'.

The packaging is nothing special, but Wet N Wild is all about affordability and quality, so appearance isn't an issue for me. It has a paddle shaped applicator which is nice, though it could do with being just a bit stiffer.

Now, the formula. It's a tricky one. It glides on really creamy and pigmented and looks really promising. But a lot of people complain about stickiness when it dries down and clumping and crumbling. I can definitely say that it doesn't feel lightweight, but with a thin layer, I only experienced very minimal stickiness (I didn't even notice it till I read online reviews) and though it wore away fairly quickly on the centre, it was really long lasting and was actually hard to remove. I'd definitely advise against applying more than one layer, as that's where the cement like texture/appearance comes in. And avoid doing little touch ups- it's better to remove it completely and apply from scratch.

Wet n wild megalast liquid lipstick - rose to the occasion 

But this colour! SUCH a gorgeous deep pink. And it's got some subtle sparkles in it too which make it quite unique. To be honest, I adore the colour so much that I can ignore the little niggles with formula.

What are your thoughts on it?