First up, I got three shades, namely Pink 1, Fuchsia 1, and Mauve 1. There are several other shades, namely Coral 1, Pink 2, Orange 1, Red 1, and Red 2. They’re called Lip Gradation lipsticks here in the Philippines, but in other territories you may see them as Lip Blur lipsticks, perhaps because there is no trend of gradation lips in those territories.
Lasting power wise, these have lasted on me very well, whether as gradient lippie, lipstick, or tint. I like that I can apply this in the morning and I’d still have color on my lips in the afternoon. I was further able to see the lasting power this whole two weeks as I’ve been hit with the toughest cough ever (the kind of cough I’d wish my enemies would have HAHAHA). Because of my cough, I of course, obviously, cough frequently. But I also wipe my nose and mouth area more frequently due to my illness. The tint of these lippies would last on me for a good 7-8 hours in the daytime despite all the wiping I did.
I was actually first amazed when I decided late in the evening to try this out. I applied it really thickly on my lips, and I was like “Imma Kylie Jenner” this thing, and so I overlined it and everything. I wiped it off carelessly and just wiped the whole thing to the left, and lo and behold, there was a very visible pink stain on the left side below my lips! I took a bath, washed my face, brushed my teeth, and slept with that. When I woke up and brushed my teeth and washed my face again, it was still there! It only officially got off when I already coughed and coughed a lot and wiped it off on purpose with baby oil.
Comfort wise, the comfort of any gradation lippie depends on the other products you will or will not pair with it. In my case, since I have very dry lips, I really need to top my gradation lippie with lip balm or else my lips really will flake up. For the people with generally OK lips, you can pair this with concealer, lip gloss, foundation, and the like, and it will be fine. As a lipstick, this is generally comfortable and it’s easy to go through the day using this as it feels like a wispy, powdery lip balm. Honestly, you’re probably going to catch me using this as lipstick more than as gradation lippie because of how much I like the texture hahaha.
Overall, I generally think that these are good products that many people will like. There are already a lot of people in my circles who have gone out to buy this for themselves this early on, so I do think that this is a product that the general public has received very well. I personally will recommend this because of how versatile it is and how many ways this product can be used.
These retail for Php399 at Maybelline counters nationwide, so yes, get one today 🙂
The colours look super nice. I think this might be good as a lip liner too! 🙂
CJ | From Manila with Love : Beauty, Life & Feminism