This was one of the last items I bought in 2018. Coloupop had a sale on, as they often do, and I picked up this lipstick and one of their Jelly Much shadows.
I bought this lipstick because I am forever chasing a nude colour for me. Unfortunately as I do most of my shopping online, the colours are always difficult to tell and they’ll often turn out different than described.
This lipstick is the same as all before it. It’s not exactly my ideal nude. It’s close enough that I’ll wear it and enjoy it but it is a shade too dark and has too warm of an undertone for what I’m really looking for. So the hunt for that perfect nude continues, however for now I’ll write a quick review on the shade that I own.
The formula of this lipstick is okay if a touch difficult a little difficult for me to work with. Sometimes it applies easily and other times patchy. I think it can react poorly to my lip balms if I’m wearing any so I try to now have as minimal a lip balm underneath that I can. It’s fairly well pigmented, normally I’ll run it over my lips twice to get the maximum colour payoff.
It’s also a odd mixture between a cream and a matte lipstick so it doesn’t really set down but it’s also not slippy or glossy.
As for how it wears, like many cream lipsticks it will slowly fade within a couple of hours and it definitely doesn’t hold up against food or drink. In saying that, once this lipstick has been applied, it’s very comfortable to wear. It doesn’t dry down completely and it won’t stick to any rough or textured patches on my lips.
Do I recommend this?
I’d rather spend a little more and buy a Chi Chi Viva La Diva Lipstick. They have a formula that’s right in the places this one is wrong and because of that, if I was grabbing a matte lipstick to take on the go, I’d choose the Chi Chi one knowing I could slap it on and not have to worry about a thing. This isn’t the worst formula I’ve tried however I know the Chi Chi one is better and I’d rather buy quality over quantity.