Monday, 17 October 2016

Sugarpill trinket liquid lipstick- review and swatches

Omg. My Sugarpill 'trinket' liquid lipstick arrived. If you missed my review on their other shade, 'kimchi', it's on the previous page.

Ok, so it's pretty obvious that the tube is cute AF so I'm just gonna skip to the formula. Like Kimchi, Trinket applies creamy and opaque and sets to a non drying, plush matte finish that lasts well. It's got a sweet scent to it which I can't quite put my finger on. Hmm. I'll have to have a few more sniffs. 

Sugarpill trinket liquid lipstick 
Hnnnnng. My oh my. Unlike Kimchi, the shimmer in in Trinket is much more visible. The flecks of gold on the sweetheart pink makes for a GORGEOUS pout. And it only gets more gorgeous with wear, as any friction makes the shimmer stand out even more. I love it so bloody much. 

It's probably my favourite lipstick I've bought this year. 


Saturday, 15 October 2016

Sugarpill kimchi liquid lipstick- review and swatches

Oh my gosh, I'm so excited to own the new Sugarpill liquid matte lipstick! This review will focus on 'kimchi', but I've got 'trinket' coming in the post so I'll whack a post on that one up once it's in my possession. But for now, without further ado, meet Kimchi:

Trust Sugarpill to come out with ridiculously cute packaging. It looks like an adorable toy! When I opened it to have a cheeky play, I was a bit concerned with the applicator- it looks quite shaggy. Thankfully, it doesn't compromise on getting clean lines, and applying the colour is actually really easy. This is mostly because the doe foot is shaped so it hugs the curves the lips while you glide it along. It's a sensual experience, not gonna lie.

And speaking of senses- the product smells like donuts. Honestly. Yum.

Sugarpill kimchi liquid lipstick 

And there's ya swatch! What a unique shade. Its a pastel mauve-grey which is definitely a 'statement' colour (on my skintone anyway) despite bring pale. I personally love it as it is, but you could easily pair it with a purple lipliner to make it more wearable. 

Now, Kimchi is supposed to have subtle aqua shimmer. On application, it doesn't come through at all. It looks pretty much like a standard matte shade. But rub your lips together, or run your finger lightly over it, and the sparkle shyly comes to say hi. To be honest I would have preferred it had the shimmer been more obvious, but it does become more and more sparkly the longer your wear it. Talking, drinking tea, kissing your cats etc... these things increase the pretty.

As for comfort, it's a straight 10/10. Lightweight, longwearing and not the least bit drying. Sugarpill, you guys smashed it! Well worth the $18. 

Over and out x

Saturday, 1 October 2016

smashbox always on matte liquid lipstick- review and swatches

Whoa. Have I got a helluva sweet lipstick review for you today.

Ok, so you know how I have a bit of problem with collecting liquid lipsticks from every brand under the sun? Yeah. Well, that gives me grounds for lots of comparison. And the new Smashbox Always On matte liquid lipsticks are a cut above average for sure.

The tube is a typical Smashbox affair. Boxy and minimalist with a bit of attitude. It's quite short, but it seems to have as much product in it as taller tubes. I really like the applicator- it's tear shaped with a little dimple in the centre to hold all the product you need in one dip. I got perfectly clean application with a few easy sweeps, no problemo.

The formula itself is amazing. Completely opaque with no streaking or patchy areas. No feathering or clumping. Just creamy, luxurious colour that glides on to set to a moist, lightweight matte finish. Seriously. Even without lip balm underneath, it's surprisingly comfortable.

Smashbox always on matte liquid lipstick - bang bang

Behold! I got the shade Bang Bang, a punchy vibrant red that made me feel like a Hollywood doll. Do you see how cushiony the finish looks? It blew me away. And despite being so plush, it still stayed put for an impressive amount of time. I even fell asleep in it and woke up to only a little smudging. And I sleep like a BEAST.

So yeah, I'm pretty much enamoured with this lippy. It's a spendy £19, but it's so luxurious that it's hella worth it.