I love the concept of a liquid lipstick I really do, I mean who doesn’t want to swipe on a product and be able just forget about it knowing it will stay in place all day? My only issue with a lot of liquid lipsticks is the formula – I’ve tried ones that literally suck all of the moisture out of your lips leaving them dry and flaky. I was intrigued by the Body Shop’s offerings. Sadly the shade I wanted (Nairobi Camellia) was out of stock but I did pick up Goa Magnolia to try – here’s my thoughts.
I really like the packaging of these liquid lipsticks, the tube shows very clearly what colour the product is and I like the matte black lid. I think the price of these is quite budget friendly for a liquid lipstick as these retail for a mere £6.00.
The Body Shop describes these as the following:
“Introducing this season’s hottest lip-colour trend, Matte Lip Liquid. Specially formulated to glide on effortlessly like a gloss and set with the rich creamy colour and velvety touch of matte lipstick. Available in 12 shades, our new liquid lipstick is long-lasting, lightweight and lusciously soft. And like all our cruelty-free make-up, it’s vegetarian too. Long-lasting Matte Lip Liquid with a velvety finish. Available in 12 intensely rich shades. 100% vegetarian. No gluten. No carmine.”
The first thing I noticed about this was the smell. A lot of liquid lipsticks have a smell that’s like gloss paint (truly headache and nausea inducing) however, this has a fruity sweet smell like sweeties which I love. The applicator is a doe foot applicator that makes it easy to apply, the applicator is small rather than large and is more rigid but I find it easier to get a precise line.
The pigmentation of this is very good, this is one swipe, on my hand. When I do my lips I add one to two swipes for opaque colour. In terms of formula these do dry down matte without sucking the life out of your lips. The texture is quite velvety and non-sticky, I’d consider these more of a lip cream in the fact that they feel very similar to the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams and the Collection Lip Creams which I prefer over traditional liquid lipsticks.
These dry down matte and despite my camera picking these up slightly differently, the shade is a deep raspberry that’s neither too neon, too purple toned or too dark. I think you could easily get away with this for work.
The staying power is definitely longer than a lipstick but not as long as some liquid lipsticks I’ve tried. I can usually get around two hours of wear out of these and I do need to top up after eating and drinking. What I do like though is that these fade evenly and they don’t flake or crumble which is a huge plus for me. I’d rather top up a little more than end up with dry lips with patches of colour.
Overall, I’m a big fan of this liquid lipstick and I’d definitely pick up more shades. If you are a fan of the Nyx Soft Matte Lip Creams I’d definitely recommend checking these out from Body Shop, you get a larger tube and the fruity scent for only 50p to £1.00 more.
The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid’s are available from The Body Shop with prices starting at £6.00.
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