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15 days of lipstick: Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo

I knew this brand because of their triangular prism foundations and their marbled blushes and highlighter. Their sleek and elegant packaging also intrigues me. Today we’re reviewing hourglass’ girl lip stylo.

Product information

Precision color meets luxurious hydration. GIRL Lip Stylo features the color intensity of a lipstick fused with a luxurious blend of shea butter, jojoba, mimosa and sunflower seed for softer, fuller lips. The silky formula glides across lips for a second-skin feel with a lustrous finish.

Winner of “Best Sheer Lipstick” 2017 Redbook Beauty Awards

  • The silky, weightless formula blends modern color with luxurious hydration for a lustrous finish.

• Features a hydrating blend of shea butter, jojoba, mimosa and sunflower seed to provide moisture and nourish dry lips for a silky, soft finish.
• The precision tip allows for easy and precise application throughout the day without the need for sharpening.

Price

Full size costs $32.00

Packaging

It comes in a brownish black tube with the hourglass logo upfront. It’s a lip crayon.

Application

It applies smoothly and since it’s a lip crayon, the pointed tip helps in reaching the corners of the lips. However, when the product is used more and more, it might be hard to reach the edges.

Feel and scent

It feels very moisturizing. However, I can’t say it’s light weight. It doesn’t have any scent that’s bothering when I applied it but when smelled up close, the product smells subtly like wax.

Color payoff

I can say for a product that claims to be sheer and just a lip balm. This actually has medium coverage.

Longevity

It does come off pretty easily but I wasn’t expecting it to be long lasting. It also said that it’s just a lipbalm with tint so it doesn’t really promise good longevity.

Overall thoughts

I actually like this product very much. It feels moisturizing and it has good color payoff. However, re-application will be a little hassle. I would still recommend this product.

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15 days of lipstick: Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color

I was excited for this one because of it’s shade. It looked promising and unique while still looking wearable.

Product details

Copied from www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com

What it is

Our boldest, most vibrant color ever. This sumptuous formula dramatically boosts moisture levels while intensely rejuvenating lips, keeping them comfortable and conditioned—even after it’s removed. Now in over 30 shades, with a sleek gold tube. It’s luxury, redefined.

Why it’s different

Intensely rejuvenates lips, helping to visibly reduce the appearance of lip lines and relieve lip flaking. Plus, just one swipe delivers maximum-coverage color.

As per their website, each tube costs $37.00

Packaging

The packaging looks luxe and classy. It comes in a heavy gold colored tube with black details and the brand name on one side.

Application

It’s easy to apply however, since I have small lips and the tip is not that pointed, reaching the corners of my mouth was a little difficult.

Feel and scent

It feels very moisturizing and I did not notice any scent.

Color payoff

I can say that this is one swipe goodness. It is a wearable purple with lots of shine. For some reason, I expected this to be matte but patting it with tissue helped in mattifying it.

It’s also good to note that it looks more pinky-purple than it is on the tube where it looked more purple.

Longevity

It worked as any other bullet lipstick would. I wasn’t expecting it to be long lasting but it surprisingly left a tinge of purple.

Sorry for the bad lighting but it feathered out on the sides so I had to wipe it but it left a pink stain on my lips.

Overall thoughts:

I can say that this is a good moisturizing lippie when you’re starting with bolder colors. I would recommend this for people with budget. Thumbs up for me.

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15 days of lipstick: tarte rainforest of the sea quench lip rescue

I have been thinking about buying this and to be honest, that’s only because of the packaging and here are my thoughts.

Product description

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Packaging

It comes in a pink tube with scale-like print on it. To be honest, I expected it to be a little heavy but it felt like paper to me and it was very light. I have a feeling that the design on the tube might fade (but I hope not).

Price

It costs $19 in sephora US. Roughly 1000 pesos.

Feel/scent

It smells minty and feels very hydrating. It feels like a lip balm.

Color payoff

I expected it to have a sheer color to it since it has a shade name but it’s clear. It looks and feels like a lip balm. No color at all.

Longevity
It stays as long as a lip balm would. It kept my lips hydrated and I felt the minty tingling feeling for quite a time.

Overall thoughts

It felt like buying a pricey lip balm. I will not repurchase but it’s a good product. Nothing fancy but it’s okay.

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15 days of lipsticks: too faced melted latex

I was actually supposed to try another lipstick for the day when I reviewed this but it looked too sheer for my simple look that’s why I grabbed this. I loved the color and I’ve always wanted to try too faced’s melted liquid lipstick. However, I was shocked to see that this is the latex variant which to be honest, I haven’t heard of since I got this.

Product description:

Melted Latex redefines lips with a honey-like texture that ensures gloss clings to lips with a latex shine. Doe-foot applicator comfortably coats in bursts of intense, buildable, lacquered color that lasts for hours.

DETAILS
  • Exclusive technology keeps high-shine lipsticks liquid for longer wear
  • High-impact, super-rich, saturated pigment offers lacquer-like vibrancy and juicy shine
  • Stays saturated with color
  • Doe-foot applicator allows for precise application
  • Can be used with Melted Latex Topper, Girl On Top, for even more shine and gloss

description from too faced’s website

Packaging

It comes in a glass tube with a black top with gold lining. The logo of too faced and “Melted” is written in front. The packaging is clear so you can see the product’s color inside.

Price

According to Too Faced’s website, this retails for $21 each. This isn’t actually locally available, even through shoppee and yeah, that’s probably why I haven’t heard of this product before. I was just familiar with the matte variant.

Application

It comes with a pointed doe foot applicator which allows you to reach the corners of your lips. It is a one coat wonder but then the texture of this product is a little too thick, too viscous for me that it feels like spreading glue on your lips. You also need to dip twice, one for your bottom lips and one for the top lip.

Feel/Smell

I hated the feel of this product. On top of not being a fan of glosses, the texture of this product just feels too heavy and gross to me. As I have said, this feels like glue on your lips. It felt sticky throughout the day too. I can feel that I am wearing something, and something heavy at that the entire time. I can’t say it’s something that won’t bother you because to be honest, I got too bothered and annoyed that I didn’t re-apply (which I usually do especially on days when I’m reviewing something).

It smells like grapes to me, a little like those packed grape juice. The smell isn’t too overpowering, in fact you have to smell the product directly to smell instead of just smelling it upon application.

color payoff

I can say hands down to the color payoff. True to it’s description, it’s high shine and the color payoff is stunning.  It looks like the spandex material they use on the body suits. My lips looked plastic. :))

 

photo above: first application

Longevity

Being a gloss, I wasn’t expecting anything from this. I knew that it would rub off at some point but in all fairness, it did leave a decent stain on my lips. Not the kind which would have no color in the inner lips and just an outline on the outer edges of your lips.

It transfers all over! Being in the work that I am, I have to drink lots of water to be hydrated, it transferred all over my water bottle and even smudged above my lips and on my chin.

photo above: after drinking it looked like a I’m wearing lip stain

photo above: color smudged above my lips

ps. sorry for the blurry and against the light photo

Photo above: smudging on the outer corner of my lips

Overall thoughts:

This product didn’t work for me, I hated how it feels and how it transferred too much. The smudging was also no bueno since I talk to different people and presenting yourself well is important. It feels heavy and despite having the bomb color payoff, I don’t think this is worth it.

one out of 5 stars for me.

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15 days of lipstick: Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Creme

To be honest, I am not that excited with this one mainly because it’s a bullet lipstick. However, this one is actually a good one.

Product description

What it is:
A rich, creamy lipstick that redefines luxury with instant indulgent color while providing 10 hours of wear.

What it does:
Indulge lips with a color-rich, creamy lipstick in a sleek black case. In just one sensual swipe, Le Marc Lip Crème Lipstick delivers indulgent color that lasts all day long. The unprecedented color payoff comes from concentrated color-boosting pigments that are triple-milled and enriched with hydrating ingredients—imparting ultimate long-lasting color and moisture. Your lips will feel instantly plumped and nourished from powerful peptides, antioxidant-rich seaberry, and natural humectants, including meranti and cocoa butter. Its subtle vanilla taste and scent mimic a decadent dessert. Just snap the case shut and hear a satisfying click, which Marc Jacobs describes as “the sound of luxury.”

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

Price

Full size price from Sephora US website is $24.00

Packaging

Mine is actually a deluxe sample size which makes it really cute. It’s in a regular twistable thing but it’s in an oval cylinder (if that makes sense).

Application

This applies evenly with one swipe. No concerns with the tip of the bullet lipstick but nothing spectacular either. It applies as any bullet lipstick would.

Feel/Scent

It feels hydrating as it’s not a matte lipstick. It didn’t have a scent to it which is okay for me.

Color payoff

It’s a full coverage lipstick. I was able to get the full opacity with just one swipe which is always a bonus.

Photo above: upon first application

Longevity

Just as expected, this works just like any other bullet lipstick. It’s not transferproof and it’s gone by the end of your meal (or when you drink lots of water or wiped your mouth).

Overall thoughts

Not a huge fan of this. I don’t like investing in regular bullet lipstick because it’s not long lasting and I have a tendency to smear it all over my chin when I eat and drink. It feels comfortable and is full coverage, nonetheless.

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15 days of lipstick: Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain

Sephora’s own line of makeup is so-so for me. It’s not the best but it’s not the worst either. However the color of this one is gorgeous. I wasn’t too excited about these but it’s still lipstick and it’s still gorgeous.

Product description

What it is:

A silky, long-lasting lip stain that keeps lips covered with bold colour, morning and night.

What it does:

Say goodbye to touch ups— there no need to reapply throughout the day with this long-lasting, stay-put lip stain. The bestseller delivers high-coverage lip colour that glides on smooth and transforms from a creamy texture into a silky, lightweight stain. Infused with avocado oil and vitamin E, the rich formula feels comfortable, is never sticky, and won’t dry out lips.

Price

It costs 779.00 Pesos in Sephora PH website.

Packaging

Out of all the deluxe sample sizes, this one is the smallest. It’s almost the size of a peso (it’s just taller because of the cap).

It comes in a clear plastick tube with a black cap where the doe foot applicator is attached. The visible color matches the color of the product.

Application

It did apply smoothly and the doe foot applicator is a bit rounded which makes it easy to reach even the corner of your lips. No concerns with application.

Feel/Scent

It doesn’t feel too drying but it is a bit heavy on the lips. It also has a strong vanilla cupcake-y scent to it which lingers until the product dries out.

Color payoff

The color payoff is stunning! It’s one of those one swipe goodness kind of things and it’s not patchy at all! I can say that the major pro of this product is the color payoff.

Longevity

It dries out like a liquid lipstick but it transfers. I saw that there was a red ring around my upper lip since I drink from my tumbler.

It also feathered and faded when I ate but it still left product and color on the outer edges of my lips.

Photo above: lipstick after eating lunch.

Reapplication felt fine, it didn’t change the feel of the product whatsoever. 🙂

< i>Photo above: a little bit of transfer when I did the kiss test (around the time I saw the red ring on my upper lip)< b>Overall thoughts:<<<<<<
wear this again. The color is gorgeous and the color payoff is good. It’s also not drying which is always a bonus. 3 out of 5 stars for this product.<<<<<<
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15 days of lipstick: Smashbox always on lipstick

I think smashbox is one of those first brands to have liquid lipsticks (I might be wrong but they were here for a long time already) and I’ve always wanted to try it. I got a deluxe sample size of it from my sephora give me more lip and was excited to try it on.

Product description

Packaging

It comes in a rectangular acrylic tube with a black cover and the smashbox logo in front. The packaging is clear and you can see the color of the lipstick inside.

Price

It costs 1,250 pesos in beauty bar (Philippines) and $24 in sephora US. It’s a little pricey but it’s in the mid-range level of brands.

Application

I can say that this glides on smoothly. It has a mousse-like consistency which is viscous enough but is easy to manage. It’s thick consistency also helps in building up the color. 

The doe foot applicator is also pointed at the end which helps in reaching the corners of the lips. 


The middle part of the applicator also has an indent where the product can accumulate.
Feel/scent

This has a subtle sweet scent to it which is barely noticeable during and after application. It feels lightweight but not the kind where you will not notice it. You know that there’s still something on your lips. 

Color payoff

One swipe goodness. This is full coverage and would need just one swipe to get the full color. However, I noticed that the color became darker the longer you wear it.

Longevity


Photo above: first application

I applied it around 7:30am and true to being a liquid lipstick, it’s matte and transferproof. Although when I wiped my nose it came off as well. 

When I ate, I noticed that it was all erased and it was smudged all over my lips. It looked like a kid who ate spaghetti which is not a good look.

Photo above: after lunch

Overall thoughts

It was a good lipstick until it smudged all over after eating. I enjoyed the feel and the color. However, another con is that it changes color the longer you wear it. I think there are lipsticks which costs less and would have the same performance.