Do you love lipsticks? I do. Once again I wanted to stop buying new lipsticks and try to use up everything I have now, but I couldn’t help it! It’s especially tempting when a new lipstick is a limited edition and metallic, which is a trend right now.
I ordered it online without reading any reviews or looking at the swatches. I only thought that this shade would highly likely suit me. I was so eager to try it! I know that there is a similar NYX lipstick, but I purchased it for my friend as a New Year’s present, so…
The limited collection consists of 5 shades: Anodized Ruby 1167, Electroplated Nude 1166, Metallized Rose 1168, Molten Topaz 1164 and Platinised Plum 1165.
Volume: 6 ml
Shelf life: 18 months after opening
The product is covered in a tamper-proof film. I like when the manufacturers do this, as I can be sure that nobody has ever touched the product.
The protective film removes with ease without any tools like files, scissors or tweezers. I mean your nails are safe.
Isododecane, Mica, Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Styrene/Isoprene Copolymer, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Alcohol, Dicalcium Phosphate, Aqua (Water), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 15850 (Red 7).
The packaging looks like any other liquid lipstick from Sleek. It’s sleek and chic. I can take it out from my handbag only by touch, even when there are 3 more lipsticks there. The thing is that the tube has clear and sharp facets.
Shade. It wouldn’t be me if I grabbed the other shade. I’ve chosen the best and the most gorgeous shade out there, which is Platinised Plum 1165.
Applicator wand. The wand is typical and is like a synthetic sponge with bristles, which are a little bit stiff and harsh for me. The wand drags the product during application. If you want to apply the product evenly, tap the product or use a specific brush for that.
The limiter will help you spare the product. As for me, the amount I pick up is enough for one lip only.
The lipstick has a hardly noticeable smell. It doesn’t smell chemical. The smell is so light, that I smeared my nose trying to figure out what it was.
The texture is creamy and reminds me of a mousse. It spreads out without fuss.
The wear. The product doesn’t bleed or flow. It dries out in about 30 seconds, so apply it quickly. It doesn’t crack on my lips or set into my lip lines.
The wear time. The staying power is quite decent. The lipstick wears around 5 hours on me, if I don’t eat or drink. However, it disappears from the inside of my lips, which doesn’t look good. It’s probably due to a bright color, because most of the products with the same texture and the same bright color had the same problem.
It won’t smear after contact with water. Moreover, it survives after non-greasy food, if you eat it carefully. After 3 hours of talking, the corners of my lips crease. I prefer removing the lipstick completely and reapplying it after 4 hours.
This lipstick dries out perfectly and doesn’t leave any stains on white cups.
Layering. The product has a good payoff, but I would say that it has to be layered. You’ll see why below.
The feel. The lipstick feels very comfortable on my lips. It doesn’t tighten my lips or make them sticky. Everything is fine and my lips don’t feel dry.
Touch ups are hardly possible, because the lipstick looks awkward then. It looks better when reapplied completely.
Removal. You can remove it with micellar water on a tissue, but you’ll have a little bit of hard time doing it. Take your time and let it dry out for better results. Moreover, it removes with oil-based makeup removers much better.
My feel after removal. After removing the lipstick with oil-based removers, I feel very comfortable. Nevertheless, I still prefer using a lip balm after that. By the way, when I remove it with a tissue, my lips feel so tight that I desperately need to apply a lip balm.
Swatch. Oh, this stunning plum shade! It looks so expensive and gorgeous. It does really have a matte finish and a metallic effect. The color is so intense and deep.
The application process is a little bit hard, because one coat distributes unevenly. However, it’s not very noticeable in person.Two coats
change it for the better. The color becomes even, intense and deep. I love it this way.
My husband was used to such an abundance of my lipsticks, but he noticed that something new appeared in my makeup! In addition, my friends said to me right away: ‘Hey, you have a new lipstick on!’ It’s so nice when you have 60+ lipsticks in your makeup bag, but still can impress someone with a new shade.
fragrance-free. I love when lipsticks have an amazing scent, but the lack of any scent can be a significant plus for someone.
my lips feel dry a little bit, when I remove the product with a tissue. I recommend you do it with an oil-based remover.
Someone will find the cons crucial, whereas they are insignificant for me, so it’s up to you.
I’m very pleased with my purchase and I give this lipstick 5 stars. I’m not so much into the other shades of this collection, but this color is awesome and I’m going to repurchase it.
Thank you for reading my review!