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Are Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks Worth the Hype?

Are Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks Worth the Hype2

I’m wearing Rio by Anastasia Beverly Hills in these photos

I’m really into watching beauty reviews on YouTube right now. I know, I’m about 5 years late to the party and probably about 10 years older than their average viewer but it’s SO FASCINATING. I did actually momentarily consider filming this post rather than writing it, but then I decided to stick with what I know because being on camera is the cringiest thing ever (I just joined Snapchat and I’m trying to get better at it though, My username is kat_rocknroll if you want to follow me!)

Aaaaanyway… Apart from YouTube, the other thing I am unashamedly obsessed with right now is liquid lipsticks. I swear to God buying them is such a compulsion and I literally can not stop. I really wish they’d been around when I got married too because something with staying power that’s also kiss proof is ideal to wear on your wedding day.

There is always a lot of chat about the best long lasting lipsticks in the Rock n Roll Bride Facebook group, and as I’ve now amassed quite the collection of brands and colours, I thought I’d put together a little side by side review for you.

I’m rating each brand on overall pros and cons, how long they last, if they come off when you kiss someone (thanks for being the guinea pig Gareth!) how drying they are (1 being the sahara desert, 10 being as moisturising as anything) and the cost.

Lime Crime Velvetines

Pros:
♥ Loads of colour options.
♥ New colours released all the time.
♥ One of the longest lasting.

Cons:
♥ Lime Crime don’t have a great reputation.
♥ The swatches online are often quite inaccurate.
♥ You have to order them from the US which can be expensive, especially if you’re stung with customs.
♥ They have a weird kind of a chemically, fake sweet smell.

Lasting power: 9/10
Kiss proof factor: 10/10
Dryness: 8/10
Cost: £14 + £8 shipping + £8 customs. Total: £30 (approx)

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick

Pros:
♥ The wand is super easy to use, flexible and very accurate. It’s definitely the best one of all the liquid lipsticks I’ve tried.
♥ Really, really long lasting.
♥ Creamy consistency.
♥ You can mix these really easily to create your own colours (I use the nudes all the time to lighten up other ones).
♥ Allegedly you can also use them as eye liners, but I haven’t tried that myself.

Cons:
♥ The most popular colours always seem to be out of stock.
♥ The colour choices that I’d actually wear are a bit limited. I love you Jeffree but I have no desire for white, blue or green lips.
♥ While there are some UK stockist, they never seem to have many colours available.
♥ Shipping/ customs from the US makes these pretty expensive.

Lasting power: 10/10
Kiss proof factor: 10/10
Dryness: 9/10
Cost: £13 + £8 shipping + £8 customs. Total: £29 (approx)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick

Pros:
♥ Shipping from the USA is super fast (within 2 days!)
♥ The colours are super bright and the swatches on their site are very accurate.
♥ They last almost all day with no need to reapply.

Cons:
♥ There are no UK stockists. You have to order them from the US which is expensive.
♥ Flakes a little after a few hours.

Lasting power: 8/10
Kiss proof factor: 10/10
Dryness: 7/10
Cost: £14 + £13 shipping + £8 customs. Total: £35 (approx)

LASplash Cosmetics Lip Couture

Pros:
♥ Loads of colour options.

Cons:
♥ The colour doesn’t go on very evenly. I generally need to apply two coats and then it feels really thick and heavy on my lips.
♥ They flake really badly after wearing for just few hours.
♥ Shipping to the UK is ridiculously expensive.

Lasting power: 2/10
Kiss proof factor: 7/10
Dryness: 8/10
Cost: £10 + £20 shipping + £8 customs. Total: £38 (approx)

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

Pros:
♥ Available to buy in the UK.
♥ Super bright colours and the online swatches are very accurate.
♥ Lighter weight than a lot of the others.
♥ I love the packaging, very simple but very ‘MAC’.

Cons:
♥ One of the most expensive ones (but if you’re in the UK, once you’ve paid shipping and customs on the ones from America, they’ll actually work out about £10 cheaper!)
♥ A lot of the colours are sold out right now.
♥ Not as budge-proof as some of the other brands and I had to reapply after I ate. However when it starts to fade it does so evenly, rather than flaking.

Lasting power: 8/10
Kiss proof factor: 9/10
Dryness: 10/10
Cost: £21

There’s no such thing as too many pink lipsticks

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A Sunday Kind of Love – Angelberry Organics (Enter to Win)

♥ Fashion collaborations ♥ Russell Brand’s Tribute ♥ lightbulb moments ♥ picnics with friends ♥ mini shopping trolleys ♥ strawberry punch ♥ gossiping until way after bedtime ♥ marriage equality ♥ lunchtime celebrations ♥ new box sets ♥ proud friends (and making them cry) ♥ yellow microphones ♥ bad taste in music ♥ remembering that I used to have good taste in music ♥ watching terrible movies with the one you love ♥

This week a lovely package came in the post for me from my friend Christine at Angelberry Organics. They specialise in beautiful, organic and cruelty-free make up and quite frankly I’m smitten. They even have a whole range of mineral based make up which is said to be brilliant for troublesome skin. Needless to say I can’t wait to give it a whirl!

“Our mission at Angelberry Organics is to bring you mineral cosmetics and body care products that leave you feeling completely divine,” they say. “Formulated using the highest quality natural ingredients, our heavenly treats are luxurious, fun, and made to enhance your natural beauty. Angelberry Organics products are not tested on animals and 100% free from all synthetic chemicals, paraben preservatives, dyes, and bismuth oxychloride.”

“We’re inspired by all of the deliciousness of life, gratitude for each day, and the beauty that surrounds us. We believe that every person should be empowered to live a clean, healthy, balanced life. Our hope is that our products will provide you with a moment to pause from your day, care for yourselves and your loved ones, and celebrate being you.”

Within the package of goodies was this fab lipstick that I’m wearing in these photos. Its a beautiful deep pink and is going to be perfect for me when I’m feeling less conspicuous (I can usually be spotted sporting the brightest of bright pink lipsticks!)

Christine would like to name this fabulous lippy after Rock n Roll Bride and so has asked if the readers of the blog would be able to come up with a suitably fabulous name.

To enter, simply comment below by next Saturday (6th August) with your ideas. You can enter as many times, and with as many different ideas as you wish. The winner will not only have the pride of naming the lippy, but will also win a full size tube of the stuff for flaunting around town.

The winner will be announced on the blog next Sunday.

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Vast.

There is something a little bit spooky about this day after session and I can’t put my finger on exactly what it is…maybe it’s the dark lipstick vs the pale skin (very stylish don’t ya know!?) or maybe it’s the vast and slightly creepy abandoned location. Either way my inner goth freakin’ loves them!

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Neo Realism

This make me happy. The photos are of course stunning, with their neo-realism kinda feel – the stark white backdrop and her pale skin vs the dark gothic lipstick is just beautiful. But what I really love is the vintage feeling video – just taken on a cheap video camera. The effect is magical.

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