A look into beauty, that doesn't harm our furry friends
Lookie lookie, another liquid lipstick! This was a random grab for me from Petit Vour‘s latest luxury box, so I didn’t have any high expectations. Not to run the review short, but it’s a good thing I didn’t build this up in my head too! Before I leave you with my thoughts, let’s go straight to the pictures.
First off, let’s talk packaging: this is definitely a unique product in getting the lipstick to dispense, as you have to repeatedly “click” the end of the tube like you would a mechanical pen until anything spurts out onto the felt applicator. I was clicking this thing for what felt like an eternity, 50 clicks AT LEAST. Add on the fun little fact of the end “clicker” kept getting stuck in itself was loads of fun as well. Saying that with ALL the sarcasm in the world. The metallic look of the packaging is very sleek, but aside from that, it feels very cheap and I actually wish they would steer towards a change.
Next is how the product applied. Once it got on to my lips, it delivered a medium-opaqueness coverage with a very unique color. On my lip-swatch photo, look at the middle of my bottom lip: there is a slight “duo-chrome” to the color, where you can see a slight purple reflection. I really thought the color was very pretty! Not a full matte, but more of a satin finish once the product sets. Upon further examination, I noticed this is a formula that isn’t too forgiving on rough lips (AKA: not perfectly polished & primed before application). My lips weren’t chapped, but I could notice on the inside of my lips it highlighted some bumpy features, if that makes sense. Continuing on to performance, no where in the title does this claim to be a long-wearing liquid lipstick, which I think really confused me at first. I’m used to products like the Kat Von D everlasting liquid lipsticks or the Hourglass Opaque Rouge liquid lipsticks, where they’re a bold impact of color that has claims to lasting all day. As for the claims with the Studio 78 liquid lipsticks, I’ve found 2 descriptions:
” Creamy while applying, this liquid lipstick becomes like a velvet lacquer for a very intense, long-lasting result. Coconut, avocado and apricot oils moisturize and soften while chamomile extract and sunflower seed oil soothe, and orange essential oil tones and nourishes. Click top pen with sponge applicator for easy application.”
“This unique formulation is creamy while applying and then becomes a rich velvety lacquer for a very intense and long lasting lip color. This texture is enriched in organic COCONUT, AVOCADO and APRICOT OILS known for their moisturizing, nourishing, revitalizing and anti-age properties. The organic CHAMOMILLA EXTRACT and organic ORANGE PEEL OIL heal and protect form the free radicals.”
Ok, so one of the two actually claims it’s long-lasting, and I can tell you that’s absolutely NOT TRUE. I applied the color, let it set on my lips for 5 minutes, then went in for a drink of my coffee and was left with this:
Sorry, I know that picture is slightly disgusting, but 2 things to point out here: one, obviously, the color DID NOT LAST. Two, even though I applied the color evenly, it all seemed to pull away from the inner part of my mouth. Why did the lipstick migrate there, in less than 5 minutes? Once I checked out my lips in a mirror, it was definitely an ever-so-slight hint of color on my lips, which really left me disappointed.
While the product is 100% natural, for $32 (0.07 fl oz) this has horrible lasting power, and I would not recommend this to another beauty-lover. I’d much rather splurge for an Hourglass Opaque Rouge liquid lipstick for $28 (0.1 oz.). Did anyone else get the luxury box from Petit Vour, and try this lipstick out too? There were 6 shades to pick from in total, maybe I just didn’t get lucky with my color formula. I love the actual color this gives, but I just wish everything else was… different. (T0T)