Hello hello all of you lovely people.
Today I’m doing an honest review / try out / swatch session on my blog to show you guys if all the hype around these Focallure Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks are all ‘that’ 🙂
I don’t know about you guys, but lately, I’ve been seeing these annoying ads pop up on my Facebook newsfeed – They’re super annoying and have made some pretty bold claims about their ‘amazing’ new liquid lipstick, and you know me, I LOVE a good liquid lip!
And at first, I called bullshit – Like there is no fucking way this liquid lipstick is gonna stay put & not move while I rub my hands all up and over my face!
But hey lets give them a go shall we…
These are the colours that I ordered, there was a buy 3 get 2 free deal, and you know, mumma loves a good deal 😛
Focallure Liquid Lipstick: #01 – Coquelicot
Focallure Liquid Lipstick: #06 – Rose Taupe
Focallure Liquid Lipstick: #07 – Chestnut
Focallure Liquid Lipstick: #08 – Old Rose
Focallure Liquid Lipstick: #10 – Ruddy Pink
[Image credit: New Chic – Focallure Liquid Lipstick]
Now keep in mind – The product claims to be a long-lasting, 24 hour, waterproof liquid lipstick… So I expect to apply it once (or to the desired colour I want), let it set and then it will stay put ALL DAY, through eating / drinking / kissing, etc
My expectations for this product were real fucking high, it made a lot of promises, and I expect those promises to be kept !!
So here is my actual experience with using them…
Holy fucking shit guys… (excuse my french) – These are so beautiful.
So initially, I unboxed them and was so happy with the colours, they are gorgeous!
It was late in the afternoon, say 6pm when I opened them, so I’m not just gonna run into my beauty room, do a full-face to try these out.
So instead, I swatched one on my hand, the red one of course 😛 and let it dry…
Then I proceeded to try & rub the shit out of it and get it off, nothing, nada, did not budge. No smudge, no colour transfer onto my finger, nothing. I licked my finger, tried to use a bit of saliva, and nope, no movement. I was so impressed!
Obviously I have a toddler at home, and got completely distracted and went about my night routine. Fed and showered Leo, dressed him and put him to bed then crashed out myself.
When I woke up in the morning, I noticed that other than a slight colour fade; there was no transfer whatsoever and no smudging.. WOW! That’s even being put through its paces of showering a toddler, washing my hands numerous times and being slept on all night.
So then, the real tested needed to occur, I actually needed to apply it to my lips, and see how long it lasts.. Here we go..
After I ate my breakfast and brushed my teeth.. (which now I realise also would have been an awesome test for this product!)
I put on my full face, and applied the liquid lipstick, let it set. Now let me say, no matter how much care I take on my lips, they are always dry or cracked of some sort..
Upon application, the product glided on so nicely and smoothly. But I did notice that as it dried, it did just that, got drier and drier on my lips. (Keep in mind, if you have super hydrated/healthy lips, this will not be a problem for you. The formula is beautiful)
I was super happy with the colour, the pigment and the formula. It’s all so creamy and beautiful. My lips were so dry, but I didn’t care, it looked amaze!
Check in. I have drunk 2 cups of tea, a Red Bull, water and eaten a croissant.
They have worn where normal lipstick does, just inside my lips, which is totally understandable. And there has been some transfer of colour onto my straws / food.
Even though my lips are SUPER dry and dehydrated, there hasn’t been any cracking or flaking off which I have noticed occur with some liquid lipsticks. But this one seems to just sit and stay put, which is awesome!
Since my last update, I’ve eaten a huge lunch and obviously drank some more liquids.
Again, there was a slight colour transfer on food / drinks etc – And even though they claim to be smudge proof, I never had the expectation of no movement at all, and there was slight movement. No smudging, but definitely transfer and a little fading.
Dying to wash my face. I haven’t topped them up at all or done any touch ups. I am so god damn impressed! Like my earlier check in, other than the wearing inside my lips where everything rubs off, everything else has stayed put. No bleeding or smudging either! <3
Now keep in mind, whenever I wear Liquid Lipsticks or lipstick of any kind, without even noticing it, I am super conscious of how I eat and drink, I tend to do all my drinking through a straw, and am extra careful when eating to ensure I don’t smudge things all over my face.. It’s just a natural reflex of mine, I tried to not be careful today for it to be a true and honest review, but I was in auto-pilot at some points today.
But I am so so stoked with how they held up, the colours are incredible, and of course this is only me wearing 1 colour all day, not all of them. So hopefully they do all hold up the same way, which I’m sure they will, considering they are all the same formula.
Overall, I am so happy, and will be holding on tight to these babies as new favourites in my collection!
Now I just need to find some products that can actually stop my lips from cracking/drying up all together. (Oh to dream!) But seriously, do you guys have any recommendations of lip products to keep mine hydrated?
Let me know below! 🙂