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.
Anyone tried this brand? Let me know what your experience has been.
Have a fabulous week.