At first I wasn't too sure about the whole liquid lipstick trend, but I thought I'd give it a shot and I ordered some liquid lippies. You have seen the Gerard Cosmetics ones and today I'm telling you all about the new The Balm liquids!
The packaging is very The Balm, again that 50-60s style. Original, pretty! The lipstick has a doe foot applicator and works well, I never use an extra lip brush to do the edges.
The colors I got are:
Honest: a warm coral.
Loyal: a deep red.
Adoring: merlot, a wine red.
About the formula.
The lipstick is completely matte, without being too drying. It applies quite easy and covers well. But you can even put on a second layer without any problems, it won't get patchy. The scent is minty and fresh and at first I thought it was too much (I don't like mint at all), but now I'm used to it and the scent doesn't bother me anymore. (I even start to like it!)
The Balm promises that the liquids are long lasting and they are. If I wouldn't eat, I could wear it for a day. But after a meal, I need a little touch up. Compared to all my other lipsticks I would say that these are somewhere in the top 5 of longest lasting lipsticks. It was so difficult to get the swatches of my arm, I only got them of with oil.
I absolutely love these colors. Adoring is the wine, vampy red shade which I adore. It's so pretty and I wear this one the most of all my liquid lipsticks. Loyal is also incredibly pretty, a universal red. It's not too orange, not too blue, it's perfect. Honest is a step out of the comfort zone. I'm not really used to shades like this, but I do like the color.
The Balm - Meet Matt(e) Hughes in Honest, Loyal and Adoring (€15)
It's safe to say that these are liquids that I really, really like. They are easy to apply, incredibly long lasting and there is a nice variety in wearable shades. (I really need Charming and Sentimental too, such pretty colors.) So if you're looking for a liquid lipstick, I would definitely recommend these.
Do you like wearing liquid lipsticks?