Well I am very hit and miss with Instagram contests in general. I can’t say I never won, I won a raffle at a Nutcracker play when I was in elementary school. And my mom wouldn’t let me open it until Christmas. That was two weeks of torture and me pocking at the Barbie that was in the package. It was a whole package inside a lil basket with a Barbie and candy and idk what else. Anyway, I do have a hit miss with IG contests. I tend to do better with a smaller pool of people and I’m ok with that.
But somehow, some fuckin how, I won the Dupe That and Girlactik contest!!!!! Omg I don’t know how!!! I was like why am I tagged in this post? I was so lost and was just ignoring it. Then I was like omg wait, wait, wait, wait!!!! And I looked and I friggin won!!!!! What I won was their new liquid lipstick in Luxe, I was the first to receive it, and 5 other shades of my choosing. I was so excited to win this because this is a brand I’ve seen here and there. I’ve only swatched them in Duane Reade and they look so amazing especially their highlighters but girl…. I work in a low low low wage job. Idk how I afford the makeup habit I have now, and I can’t add another higher end brand to my list. They’re like in the middle of everything but I refuse to spend over $20 for a liquid lipstick. I do that enough already. These babies are $23 each and sure that’s only $3 more than $20 but honesty too much. And if I’m going to spend that much on them I need a shade range to die for. I love color and I live for it. You guys know I live in purple lipstick, purple is my red lipstick. That will never change. And I love that now we live in a makeup culture where it’s not scary to wear crazy colors anymore. I’m so comfortable rocking a green or blue or bright purple.
I’m not saying they don’t have great colors, cause they do, I’m just saying to shell out $23 I need you to wow me. So I was totally greatful to have won these and to be able to swatch these for you. I feel like this is a brand that’s not really talked about too much. So it was great to have an opportunity to share some insight on how I feel about them. And I really hope you appreciate it because my lips were crying after this. Can anyone recommend something that takes of liquid lipsticks easy and doesn’t make my lips feel like sandpaper afterwards? Thanks.
I love that it came with such a great note and this pretty pink bag. The spoke to my hoarder heart. I love shit like this.
Time to swatch away!!!!:
Sorry my face is so oily. Totally didn’t realize to blot after I came home. This is Devine and she’s a really pretty dusty pink. I really like it, very wearable.
Playful is another neutral type of color. It’s a brown that has some plummy undertones. Extremely wearable. I’m not into a lot of brown toned lipsticks but this is not an extremely dark brown so I really like it.
Demure is the perfect name for this color. It’s very soft, neutral, I know I’m saying neutral a lot but that’s what they are! It’s a very toned down pink.
Stellar is a really nice purple like a berry purple. As you can see I love this color. Most of their colors are very neutral and this was the only purple they had so had to have it. It’s so freakin pretty and I love the color of it. I feel it’s still extremely wearable even though it’s a bold purple.
Seductive is more of red wine color. It’s a deep color and so perfect for fall. This is a perfect deep red.
Luxe is their newest shade and I was the first one to receive it. I like this shade of pink because it’s blue toned, but still not me. So I’m giving this lovely color to a friend. I’m just not a pink person.
My overall feelings is that I really do like them, and was so happy to be able to receive these. This is a brand I probably wouldn’t have tried on my own otherwise. First, the price and second, the color range. It’s a bit dull to me, I really like bolder colors and lots of purple. You can layering it as you see some have some are a little patchy. It goes on creamy and dries very matte. Don’t layer too much as it won’t flake off or crumble, but it will cake up n crack into lines of your lips. But you really don’t need to layer that much, these are pretty pigmented. They do last a while even through my messing eat. The top lip was good. Bottom lip had some some of it gone on the inner lip, but nothing crazy. Of course if you eat greasy or really oily food it varies. It is for the most part transfer proof but I noticed when you eat that changes because of the grease and oils. These were pretty difficult to take off with a makeup wipe omg. Like wow. I thought I was gunna rip my lip off or something. My lips were so angry. So damn angry.
But overall these are pretty awesome. I am so happy to receive these and be able to try this brand. I hoped this you guys out even just a little. Thanks for reading and stay purple!