It’s the start of the non-working holidays for Holy Week, and so here I am with a brand new post. I was actually baptized Catholic, but currently agnostic (which I don’t see changing anytime soon), so I don’t really practice any of religion. Other people’s religion usually isn’t a big deal to me and I rarely ask unless I have to (food preferences, if they can attend a certain activity, etc). That’s why it didn’t even dawn on me that Easter was coming until I had to check out the dates while I was planning C and I’s weekend getaway. Since it’s also a holiday, I wanted to avoid the throngs of people that go on vacation during Easter weekend.
Holidays also meant a lot of holiday sales. I’m trying to grasp some self-control and not buy anything since that crazy lippie haul. As I mentioned in that haul, I was initially looking to buy the Huda Beauty Rose Gold eyeshadow palette. However, the conflicting reviews turned me off. So I browsed the site some more and found their liquid mini mattes and that hooked my interest. They have four sets divided into The Nude Edition, The Pink Edition, The Red Edition, and The Brown Edition. Since brown lipsticks add years to my look, I skipped that one and ordered the rest. The packaging is so cute, and this mini liquid lipsticks come in frosted glass containers. I’m not totally sure if it is glass though, but it’s heavy and I’m careful whenever I’m handling this because I’m afraid to drop it. It’s not cheap, yo.
Application: For a matte liquid lipstick, it is quite runny. I’ve tried a lot of matte liquid lipsticks, but I have never owned one with a texture that is quite as runny as this formula. It glides on quite well but takes a while to dry completely, which I believe is also because of how runny it is. I find that if I apply lip balm prior to this, it takes a lot longer to dry and can move around. I found that I need to re-dip it in the bottle once to give it an even finish for the darker shades. My sense of smell isn’t as sensitive as other people’s but the product has a chemical smell to it. It’s not overly strong but the scent is far from being my favorite. There was also a slight ‘burning’ sensation (I’m not exactly sure if that is the right word to use) that eventually goes away, but I was quite alarmed when it happened the first time I swatched it on my lips.
On the lips: Most of the shades dry out evenly (the darker ones can be a little patchy, but that’s not new when it comes to liquid lipsticks). It’s not transfer-proof, but it’s pretty minimal (usually leaves an outline of my lips when I kiss my hand/my boyfriend’s cheek). It also does not feel drying at all, but maybe that’s why it’s STICKY. This is seriously my number one complaint. The thing I like the most about matte liquid lipsticks, and the reason why I buy so many of them even if some are a little drying on the lips, is the fact that once it dries out… it’s dry. I have the tendency to rub my lips together (even without any lipsticks on) unconsciously, but with this on, I realize I’m actually doing so. Because it sticks together. Even with the array of shades that I own, I find that I reach out for it less than I do my other lip products because I hate the feeling I get with it on even if it’s not drying. As with all matte lipsticks, scrub your lips before wearing since it can enhance chapped lips. It also will not survive a meal without touch ups. I wore Heartbreaker during dinner. I had a salad and I was leaving stains on the fork and on the glass, so there’s that.
Venus is the perfect nude shade on my lips. It goes on really light but upon drying, it looks like I have nothing on my lips at all!
Bombshell is a coral nude shade (if there even is such a thing). It’s a nice nude, similar to Venus, but is more coral.
Flirt is a brown shade. I don’t think it’s a shade for everyone, though.
Trendsetter surprisingly is the closest shade to Venus in this set. Upon swatching on my arm, I initially thought it would be brown. However, on my lips, it’s just a wee bit darker than Venus.
Gossip Gurl is a pink shade. When I say that, I mean it’s really pink with an undertone that does not match mine. When I use it, I usually mix it with a light pink lip gloss (Anastasia Beverly Hills in Blushing).
Trophy Wife is a light plum shade, that surprisingly, does seem like a shade a trophy wife would wear. When I swatched it on my lips, a light bulb went off in my head and went “aaahhh” as I get how
Icon is included in The Pink Edition, but it would have been more suitable to be in The Red Edition. It’s a muted red orange shade that is super similar to Kylie Liquid Lipstick in 22.
Socialite is a sheer, shimmery (there are actual specks of glitter in the formula) shade that goes on with a hint of coral. I actually enjoy putting this product on without any other shades underneath whenever I’m running errands as it makes me look youthful.
Heartbreaker is surprisingly the only real red in The Red Edition. It is not a muted red, though, and is the type of bright red Taylor Swift sports in her casual looks.
Material Girl is a nice wine shade.
Showgirl is a metallic jam color. Think canned strawberry jams with metallic shimmery syrup. I’m thinking about it, and now I’m craving for jams on toast. Yum!
Famous is a dark wine shade that is the liquid lipstick version of MAC’s Rebel.
Would I repurchase? Honestly, no. I would definitely use it until it all runs out but I wouldn’t be buying any of the full-sized ones. The shades are nice and pigmented, but the sticky feeling is just not my personal preference. If this interest you, you can purchase it via their website or if you’re from the Philippines, preorder from @scentsandbeautyph.
Have anyone else encountered the same thing with their liquid lipsticks? Have you tried other items from Huda Beauty? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂
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