Personally I’ve always thought I was way too ungainly for playsuits – how the hell do you pee in them anyway? I always strip from the top down – that’s how you are supposed to do it, right? Or am I missing something?
I’ve had this for awhile – I remember when Palladio was launching in Singapore they had a promotion where you could trade in any brand’s lipstick for a free Velvet Matte Cream Lip colour and of COURSE I jumped on it like a rabid person. FREE NEW LIPSTICK!
This line is all named for fabrics which, as a past semi fashionista, I loved. I would have gotten Jacquard for the name alone because I LOVE JACQUARD. And damn, now that I’m looking at it again, the bright coral red really calls my name. 😉
I picked Raw Silk in the end because I saw it on BeautybyRah and I loved how it looked on her.
However it looks NOTHING LIKE THAT ON ME. Such is life! I think it’s because I’m quite a bit fairer than her.
Like is this even the same colour? Haha. It looks more like Boucle in the lip swatches on her side, except that my friend Jodulu wore Boucle out and it was definitely way darker than Raw Silk.
I would describe this as a rosy brown – definitely leans a lot rosier on me. I quite like it, actually. It has a bit of the 90s vibe due to the brown, and it’s definitely a neutral goes with lots of looks kind of colour without being a nude.
This is a creamy matte lip, so you can see it’s not 100% flat matte. It also doesn’t dry down all the way and will still transfer a little, but it means that it definitely doesn’t crack, and you can rub your lips together. It feels somewhat velvety/siliconey on the lips, but not extremely so.
Unfortunately I find this formula extremely drying. I don’t know what’s about it, but seriously, my Menow $2 matte liquid lipsticks are more comfortable than this. This makes my lips peel and feel painful. Since everyone else says they’re not that drying, I guess it’s just me. It’s a total shame because I love the colour and the formula is good in all other respects. I’ve worn it multiple times but I have to concede that it’s drying as fuck for me.
Will that deter me from wearing it? Probably not. I’ve still worn it (but probably not 2 days in a row) and I need to slather lots of balm on, but I am willing to make the sacrifice occasionally.
Overall, I would still recommend this line because it’s very affordable and the formula is nice, and most people don’t seem to have a big a problem with dryness as me.
So….. Limecrime! The face of internet controversy. I wouldn’t really buy from them, but I do think they have some very nice things, especially the Venus palette (which I have a dupe of) and the Venus 2, which, with its dirtier, grungier colour scheme, really calls my name. So when they were having a giant 75% off sale, I had to grab just one thing.
I’m not happy that this liquid lipstick costs as much as other standard liquid lipsticks and only has 2.6ml. I mean, sure, give me 2.6ml because I sure as hell don’t wear this everyday, but don’t charge me 20USD! Which is why I only bought this when it was 5USD. 2.6ml is less than half of a standard lip gloss/liquid lip, which is 6ml.
Woohoo! my secret package, and the apparent solution to my search!!
I was so very excited to test it out. It’s supposed to be super opaque and long wearing, yet comfortable. I hate longwear liquid lipstick type products, which this is, because they tend to dry to a layer on your lips. This normally isn’t a problem for most people, but remember I peel and pluck and smoosh my lips together and god knows what else, ALL the time. any of those longwear lipsticks wouldn’t last an hour on me before starting to flake and peel. HOWEVER, this is supposed to stay moist and is not transfer proof (that’s fine with me!) so it basically is a longwearing lipstick that is without the flaws which make long wearing lipsticks a no no for me! (I suppose Dior Fluid Sticks are probably another similar product except I heard their staying power is awful and they suck in general. I don’t quite believe in Dior products.)
LOOK HOW PIGMENTED IT IS! Fully opaque with one swipe.
I did not dip my applicator back into the tube, AT ALL, to get this full swipe of colour on my lips. as you can see it has a satin finish that’s not quite glossy when first applied.
the colour is a bold, unapologetic blue red. I feel like a movie sex siren 😛 Maybe I should go and do another editorial with this lipstick instead of the Chanel La Fascinante!
Texture: thick but not hard to apply, slightly creamy. There is a veeery slight lipsticky taste that doesn’t really bother me and only if you accidentally eat some, and no scent.
Colour/pigmentation: super awesome as you can see. opaque in less than 1 swipe. beautiful blue red. somehow it makes my horrible lips look better and less messed up as well!
One con though, of its superb pigmentation is that it’s too easy to make a mistake. I had to dab concealer around my lips for the perfect defined line and accidentally smeared a little here and there. Make sure you have q tips and some make up remover handy.
Staying power: superb. Here’s a photo of me after about 5 hours with some light drinking.
0 touch ups required! it does dry down to a slightly more matte look than when freshly applied, becoming a true ‘modern matte’ – not too flat and boring but still matte.
Price: I got mine for SGD23, a complete steal considering they retail for SGD45 or so I believe. This tube has 6.5ml, which is slightly more than the average lip gloss. Online shopping is your best friend!
Red lips rating: 5/5
I would repurchase in a heartbeat but that’s true of all GA product because I am obsessed with them. But I do think it’s great value for money because you don’t need to touch up and its super pigmented in one swipe.
Am I satisfied? Yeees….. but it’s still a leeeeeeetle bit too dark. Maybe? Or am I nitpicking?