BLK Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick (Brazen) Review
BLK Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick promises to be the "most comfortable matte lippie ever." It claims to have a mousse texture that dries to a freshly-blotted look with a soft matte finish. This is enriched with Vitamin E and rosehip seed oil to keep the lips hydrated throughout the day. This review is for the shade Brazen.

Product Information:
Product Name
BLK Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick
Pricing and Availability
Php349 for 3g at BLK Counters, Lazada, and Shopee.
Shade Selection
5 shades, featuring a burgundy shade, a red shade, and three pink-nude shades
Scent (If Any)
Has no distinct fragrance.
UnpigmentedPigmentedHighly Pigmented
UncomfortableComfortableVery Comfortable
Lasting Power
Short (0-2 hours)Medium (2-5 hours)Long (≥5 hours)

Texture Scale:
Liquid (when wet)XXXXXMousse Like (when wet)
StickyXXXXXNot Sticky
MovesXXXXXDries and Sets

Overall Feedback:
BLK Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick was something that I remember making so many people excited during its launch in 2017. At the time, the matte obsession was at its strongest, and at the time, liquid lipsticks were the most coveted formulation to perfect (before it became lip tints). As a celebrity product release, people of course had high expectations for this product. 

This has a medium thickness consistency and is a bit mousse-like. It dries and sets relatively quickly, but its weakness is that it feathers towards the inner parts of the lips, no matter how much care one takes during the drying process. But when it does dry, it has absolutely no stickiness, making it comfortable in the humid Philippine weather. When it's dry, it has a soft velvet finish which doesn't flake easily, although feathering is an issue. I have really dry lips, but I was able to get through an entire afternoon with this liquid lipstick on without thinking about applying lip balm too much. I normally think about lip balm incessantly when I have a liquid lipstick on, so if I don't think about it too much, I'd say the liquid lipstick isn't too drying. 

Thanks to the pigmented formulation, it doesn't take much to apply this to 100% opacity. This dries thinly but it stays pigmented and is able to color over the lips. This will be able to color over discolorations but not cover up dry patches on the lips. As such, this will work best on lips that have been pre-treated with a balm or lip mask prior to usage. The color payoff is generally true to what's in the tube, and thus far, I have not noted any significant oxidation from the nude shades. Nude liquid lipstick shades always do oxidize due to the pigments, and I did see slight changes with this one, but nothing that I can say would be so significantly altering to the color swatch. 

In terms of lasting power, I'd say this is among the better lasting ones amongst the ones I've tried, but not mind-blowingly among the best ones I've tried. It lasts fairly well if you do nothing, and doesn't flake off easily even if you smack your lips pretty frequently. It can last 5 hours or more with most f it intact if you don't eat nor drink. It doesn't transfer onto mugs when you drink and doesn't move around in general. But most of it is bound to fade when you do eat, so if you expect to eat with this on, you should also expect to retouch afterward. This is reasonably easy to remove, though, which makes it convenient in that sense. I can use oil in micellar water type products to get this off already, unlike some others which will need pure baby oil to remove. 

As for comfort, it's surprisingly comfortable (for a liquid lipstick) as it's lightweight and dries thinly on the lips. Some liquid lipsticks feel so heavy on the lips, while some feel hot, and then some feel sticky. This has no hot feeling on the lips, and since it's not scented there is also no weird taste at the back of your throat when you apply this. 

At Php349 for 3g, it's just right, as most other similar competitors have similar amounts for similar prices. If you're looking for a liquid lipstick that's lightweight, comes in wearable shades, and has no sticky feel whatsoever, you'll like this one. 

A bold red shade.
BLK Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick (Brazen) Box

BLK Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick (Brazen) Pack Shot

BLK Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick (Brazen)

BLK Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick (Brazen) Tube Zoom

BLK Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick (Brazen) Applicator Zoom

BLK Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick (Brazen) Swatch

BLK Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipstick (Brazen) Lip Swatch 

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