“Kezia, I’m in Sephora and I’ve got five minutes, tell me what you want NOW”…
…are the words that greeted me at 9 in the morning when my boyfriend rang me from Dubai
(lucky bastard). Safe to say I panicked and cursed him for not giving me prior notice, but the first thing that I managed to think of was Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. I managed to pick two colours from the Sephora website, Berlin and Double Dare. Choosing lipstick colours online is always tricky, that little square of colour never looks the same in real life! I was so happy when I tried them and they both suited me! This is my first encounter with liquid lipsticks and I have to say, I’m fairly impressed.
Berlin and Double Dare apply pretty evenly, although the little wand comes out with a little too much product on it so you do have to wipe the excess off on the inside of the tube. The length of the wand is also a little bit awkwardly long, which makes it a little tricky to apply. I had to keep some cotton wool buds and some micellar water handy for when I accidentally gave myself Kylie Jenner lips (oops). However, once the colour is on, it really does sing.
FYI, these lipsticks dry extremely matte so if that ain’t your thing, these probably aren’t the lipsticks for you!
Berlin is a beautiful dark rosey pink. Just a heads up, Sephora’s website it says that it’s a ‘warm rose’ but it’s much darker than it looks in the tube. I feel like this lipstick will be so lovely when the weather gets warmer (hurry up summer), it gives a really lovely pop of colour to the lips.
Double Dare is a really lovely berry nude colour and I think it’s super wearable for both the day and the night. I wore this one all day with a bit of mascara and it really didn’t look OTT at all, but it would equally look amazing with a smokey eye for the evening.
I have to say the longevity of these lipsticks isn’t outstanding, they start to flake after a couple of hours, but I’m not completely surprised. I feel like all liquid lipsticks have a habit of drying out, as they apply wet and literally have to dry onto your lips in the first place. However, I feel like the lipsticks really come into their own when they’re applied as more of a stain. I wanted more of a subtle look yesterday so I put a small amount to my bottom lip and rubbed it in with my finger, ditto with my top lip. Because I did this it stayed on for an absolute age and didn’t flake off and faded in a less obvious, more natural way. Although the colour payoff isn’t as intense, it still has a decent amount of pigmentation and it lasts much longer.
If you’re blessed enough to live in a country where there’s a Sephora then
I envy you at $20 (£14) it’s not the most expensive lipstick out there to pick up and try. I’m really intrigued by this whole liquid lipstick craze that’s going on at the moment. Next on my list, MAC’s Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks…