Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend and are ready for the week ahead!
Today I’ve got some LASplash Smitten Lip Tint Mousse & Lip Couture colors for you that I was coveting HARD on Instagram. They kept showing all these amazing swatch photos and even though three out of four of these shades are totally not ever shades I would actually wear, I felt a need to own them.
So there are subtle differences between the Smitten Lip Tint Mousse and Lip Couture shades. First off the Smitten Lip Tints come in 10 shades and they are pigmented, waterproof and smudge-proof. The liquid consistency dries to a light velvet-matte finish. The applicator (as you will see below) is shorter and more precise than the Lip Couture one. Lip Couture comes in 16 shades. These too have a very pigmented waterproof formula which dries to a matte texture. Maybe they are slightly less velvety of a texture than the other ones, but really the formula seemed pretty much the same to me. The wand is much longer and flat, and not quite as easy to use as the Smitten wand is, for me anyway.
Ghoulish is a medium greyish taupe.
Vindictive is a deep grey.
Nagini is a dark forest green.
Bellatrix is a deep intense purple.
You can see in the swatches how these were still slightly drying as I took the photo. Once 100% dry they are very matte. They are incredibly pigmented and you can build them up very easily, which is great. They applied very evenly on my lips and I didn’t have any patchy areas.
I was really surprised how wearable Ghoulish actually was on my lips. I thought maybe it would be more of a “corpse-like” shade like MAC Folio (one of my fave lipsticks ever) but it looks a little more “normal” on me than Folio does. I really like it. The other three I love as well, especially Vindictive, but honestly, I would never wear them because they just aren’t really me. Well maybe Bellatrix would work for me at night since I do love a purple lip, but I never go anywhere at night!
I have to say these are dry as hell though. I mean yes, I do have perpetually dry lips, but these were very un-hydrating to me. I definitely would need to wear a lip balm underneath to feel more comfortable. But I still love them because they are unusual!
These are $11.98 each and you can find them on the LASplash site.
What do you say to these? Would you wear colors like this?
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