Monday, July 20, 2015

Lipstick diaries: LA Splash Cosmetics

Matte liquid lipstickS are my latest obsession, and few months ago, my friend introduced me to LA Splash cosmetics. I purchased products from the Lip Couture and Smitten LipTint Mousse collection. The line ranges from $11-$14, so they aren't exactly dirt cheap. However, they are long-lasting, so you are definitely getting a bang for your bucks. As you can see from my pictures below, they come in tons of fun colors. From nudes to vibrant shades, there's a color for everyone. 

 While these liquid lipsticks are available in tons of gorgeous shades, they are not without flaws. I purchased 5 of these lipsticks, and they all have different consistencies. Inflamed (red), Alice (purplish-pink), and Raven Claw (deep dark brown) are three colors that go on the lips flawlessly. However, Forbidden (fuchsia) is the exact opposite. It has a tacky consistency that makes it hard to evenly spread the product across the lips. The product becomes sticky and balls up when applying a second coat. Latte Confession which is my favorite color also comes with its own fault. While it is not sticky like Forbidden, it does not apply on smoothly. I have to apply it in layers, and wait for the previous coat to COMPLETELY dry before applying the next. 

 The long-lasting nature of these lipsticks is both a blessing and a curse. The true test of the durability was when I was I had lobsters while rocking one of these lippies (Inflamed). Eating lobsters is cumbersome, and a regular lipstick would not survive this meal. However, my LA Splash lipstick did not budge—even after a lobster fest! On the other hand, the implication for this enduring lipstick is that it is hard to remove. I usually take off my matte lipsticks with sheabutter or baby oil. But even with these oil based products, I still have to vigorously scrub my lips to completely get rid of the lipstick.

My Verdict: Would I repurchase these lippies again? I don't think so! Even with the awesome colors, I just cannot stand how time consuming it is to apply some of the shades. If the consistencies of the “faulty” products are changed, then I will definitely purchase more colors. But not knowing which lipstick will pan out well serves as a deterrent for now.

Below are the colors I got. What do you think think? 
Latte Confession
Raven Claw
Forbidden
Inflamed

Alice

Anyone tried this brand? Let me know what your experience has been.

Have a fabulous week.

12 comments:

Style4Curves said...

gorgeous colors and great review!

Blogoratti said...

Great look for you.

Layla Sprinkles said...

Gorgeous looks - all beautiful!!! :)

Layla xx

www.sprinklesofstyle.co.uk

Cheechee Live said...

I love inflamed and latte confession on you.I've been dreaming of the shade vampire.I will get just that shade.
www.cheecheelive.com

Cheechee Live said...

I love inflamed and latte confession on you.I've been dreaming of the shade vampire.I will get just that shade.
www.cheecheelive.com

Fashion Pad said...

I have not tried this brand but I'm really loving the Forbidden and Inflamed. HOT!!!

Shirley Tay said...

Oh wow, looking fabulous as ever, dear! xoxo

Chic Therapy said...

Tag me on IG and let me know how that shade pans out.

Princie said...

Nice collection of lipsticks!

nedoux.com said...

Hello Miss Chic,

Thank you sharing this, I love lip colour and enjoy reading lipstick reviews.

'Latte Confession' is my favourite, it looks like a pink-brown, those shades are my favourite MLBBs.

Titis Passion said...

Raven claw looks amazing, I haven't tried this brand.

Diary of a Fashion Enthusiast said...

Raven claw and latte confession look amazing on you. Sucks about the application though.