I have spoken a lot about the Colourpop Give It To Me Straight and the In-Nude-Endo palette on my YouTube channel. I realised that I haven’t done the promised swatches here on my blog yet. So, here they are.
These palettes were released around 5-6 months back and I have had them for around 4 months. As always, I bought both of them from the Colourpop website. I think they are limited edition, but they are still available for purchase on the website. I am not going to go into detailed review in this post since I have already done a video on my channel, which I will link below the post.
The In-Nude-Endo palette is a 6 pan highlighting palette. It retails for USD 18 (SGD 24 approx.) and each pan contains 3.25 gm or 0.11 z of product.
I quite like the colour selection of this palette. It would work on a variety of skin tones and its also possible to mix and match the shades (not always practical, to be honest). Although I like the colour selection, I won’t be able to use all the highlighters on my face. Out of the 6 highlighters, 3 of the deeper ones will flatter my tan skin tone more than the rest. So, I have a feeling that everyone will face this issue of not being able to use all the shades.
The formula of all the highlighters are very smooth and buttery to touch. Once applied on the face, they are easy to blend out. All the highlighters can be built up to a very high shine finish and they look really smooth and intense on the face. These highlighters are supposed to have super fine pearls which give the high shine radiant glow. They are not overly shimmery but will show some very fine shimmer in certain lighting.
As per the website, the shades have been described like below.
Glad You Came: warm ivory
On the Loose: soft gold
Fine Line: silvery cream pearl
On Tempo: soft rosey taupe with highlights of gold and silver
Morning After: light peach with highlights of gold and pink
Losing Sleep: amber with gold highlights
GIVE IT TO ME STRAIGHT PALETTE
The Give It To Me Straight palette is one of my favourite palettes from Colourpop, shade range wise. It has a lot of warm coppery tones along with some beautiful mauves and plums. This colour scheme usually suits a lot of skin tones.
This eyeshadow palette has 12 eyeshadows and each pan has 0.85 gm or 0.03 oz of product. It retails for USD 16 (SGD 21 approx.). Very affordable.
The shades have been described on the website, as below:
Matter of Fact: pale pink
Up Front: metallic pale gold with a silvery sheen
Straight Up: metallic warm gold
BS: matte orangey brown
Frank: matte warm brown
Candid: metallic bright copper
Forthright: neutral metallic rose
Downright: matte soft pinky beige
Truth Hurts: matte peachy beige
Be Blunt: metallic rich raspberry
TMI: matte dusty burgundy
Actually: matte deepened chocolate brown
I have been using this palette for the last 3-4 months and so far I have really enjoyed working with it. I haven’t done a single look which I haven’t liked. You can do very easy to do single eyeshadow looks or even do a soft smoky eye.
There are 5 shimmer or metallic shades and 7 matte shades. The matte shades are really nicely pigmented and they blend well. Depending on how you use the matte shadows, you might find them a little powdery. I find just two shadows, “TMI” and “Actually“, more powdery than the other shadows. These two shades feel very soft and powdery in the pan and can also cause some fall-out. The rest of the matte shades are easier to work with. With this palette, always tap of the excess from the brush and consider doing the eye makeup before the base.
The shimmers are smooth and intense for the most part. Only one shade called “Fortnight” is a bit chunky and needs some time to smooth out. All the shimmers work best with the fingers in my opinion. If you want to use brushes then you might have to foil the shadows with some setting spray before applying to the eyes.
Overall, I love both the palettes I have purchased. The highlighting palette was a surprise hit as I didn’t expect the quality to be that good. The eyeshadow palette has some beautiful colours and very versatile. If you love such colours, then I will definitely recommend the eyeshadow palette as well.
I have done a detailed review of both the palettes on my channel. Here is the video link.
That’s all for this post. Hope it helped.
Colourpop Give It To Me Straight & In-Nude-Endo Palettes | Review + Swatches - YouTube
A couple of weeks back, Colourpop released a new eyeshadow palette in collaboration with MakeupShayla, along with a few other products in the collection. The eyeshadow palette is called Perception and I got really interested in the colours, so I purchased it along with one of her lipstick shades. In this post, you can see the swatches and my thoughts on the products I picked up.
Which are the other products? The whole collection is called “Shayla X Colourpop” collection and it includes 1 eyeshadow palette, 3 Lux Lipsticks, 2 loose highlighters and 1 Ultra Glossy Lip. I was interested in only 2 products out of all, so I picked up the eyeshadow palette and 1 lipstick called C’mon Sis.
Where did I buy them? I purchased the items from the Colourpop website.
How much do they cost? The eyeshadow palette retails for USD 23 or SGD 30 (approx.) and the Lux Lipstick is for USD 7 or SGD 9 (approx.). I think price point is quite fair specially if you are purchasing from the US.
How much product do we get? There are 16 eyeshadows in the palette and each shadow is 1.10 gm (0.039oz) which is pretty standard Colourpop shadow size. The lipstick comes with 3.5 gm (012 oz) of product.
How is the packaging? Needless to say, I am drooling over the packaging. Those of you who new here, must know that I am attracted to purple like a moth to a flame, and this purple and black packaging is stunning. Even, the Lux lipsticks have custom packaging which looks so pretty. I am in love with the theme of this collection.
This shadow palette has 16 eye shadows, so it is slightly bigger in size than the regular 12 pan eyeshadow palettes from Colourpop. But, this palette also comes with a good sized mirror, which is missing from most of the other palettes.
The shadow names are printed next to the pans which is a welcome change for sure. They are also mentioned on the back as always.
What is the finish of the shadows? This palette has 16 eyeshadows in both matte and metallic or shimmer finishes. As per the Colourpop website, this is how each shadow has been described.
There are 4 true matte shades, 2 mattes infused with glitter and 10 metallic shadows.
Unbothered: metallic ivory with a peachy flip
TF: metallic true gold
Titus: metallic gunmetal
Stallion: matte black with blue glitter
Spill the Tea: metallic warm taupe
Diva: metallic amber
I.E.: metallic olive
14: metallic navy
Strut ‘n Slay: metallic rosy copper
Culture: matte soft brown
Sassy: metallic eggplant with a teal flip
September: metallic pinky violet
Revenge: matte red brown
Thic: matte vibrant orange
Played Out: matte chocolate brown
Shade: deep matte purple with violet glitter
Here are the swatches:
Here is a swatch of the lipstick shade I got. It called “C’mon Sis”
How was my experience? I am really impressed with the colour selection of the palette. There are a lot of shades which can be mixed and matched to create variety of looks. The overall quality of the shadows is pretty good, but, I did face some issues working with some of the shades.
First, let’s talk about the metallic or shimmer finish shadows. I am quite impressed with the metallic shades in the palette but they do not have the desired intensity at one go. I had to build up the intensity by layering the shadows, which is fine with me as long as it is easy to build up. Over a primer, they apply much better in my opinion. I am more impressed with the neutral metallic shades than the coloured ones. The coloured ones need to be built up and layered more to get intensity on the eyes. On a positive note, pretty much all of them are really smooth, apply with a smooth texture on the eyes and are very easy to build up. So, I think with some practice, anybody will be able to work with the metallic shades. Another point to note is that I faced a slight fallout with the green metallic shade. It may be a good idea to do the eye makeup first whenever using this palette.
On the other hand, there are 4 true matte shadows and 2 mattes with infused glitter in the palette. The pigmentation of the matte shadows is great and the texture is smooth and creamy. Most of them blend easily as well. But, I faced issues with the deeper matte shades, namely “Played Out”, “Shade” and “Stallion”. These shades are almost too powdery and have a lot of kick up in the pan as well as fallout on the eyes. They tend to blend away very easily on my eyes and don’t build up in intensity without a primer. Those three shadows seem to work only when I have a primer down or some sort of a sticky base. So, that is something to keep in mind while working with these shadows.
In short, I was able to work with this palette very easily with a primer down. Without a primer, some of the shadows could be tricky to work with. Since, I used a primer, the shadows lasted really long on my eyelids (close to 6 hours mark).
The lipstick shade C’mon Sis is really pretty. Its a very everyday friendly colour. The Lux Lipstick formula is nothing different from any regular cream lipstick formula. The pigmentation is really good and I don’t need to layer the lipstick to get full opacity. A major downside is that I have to constantly reapply as they tend to fade away and move around very easily. But, for the price, I think they can be worth a buy if a colour looks interesting.
Overall, I like the palette a lot. Its an affordable versatile palette and can be considered if those colours are not already in the collection.
I have done a review and demo video on the palette as well. I will link here if anyone is interested.
Colourpop Perception Palette & Lux Lipstick | Review, Demo & Swatches | Indian Brown Skin Tone - YouTube
Ofra Highlighters are one of the most intense highlighters I have used so far. I have two of them and here is a quick review and swatch of those two shades.
What are these? The Ofra Highlighters are powder highlighters which can be used to highlight and accentuate the high points of the face. They have a high level of intensity perfect for a glam look. I have two shades Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive.
Where did I buy them? In Singapore, Ofra products can be found at Comamakeup and Qolourette, which is where I got them. I think I got one from each website, I don’t quite remember.
How much do they cost? These highlighters, interestingly, are very expensive. Ofra does have lot of influencer codes floating around which can help save a bit, but even though I feel that’s quite expensive for a highlighter. In US, they range between USD 35-40 which is SGD 47-53 which is as expensive as some of the highend highlighters. In Singapore, I purchased them for around SGD 35-37. So, I got a better deal on these here in Singapore, somehow.
How much product we get? In both the highlighters, we get a whopping 10 grams of product. So, probably the cost per gram of this highlighter is pretty low. Anyways, I am certain that I can never finish or even hit pan on these ginormous highlighters. That is just way too much product for me. I will happily take lower quantity and a more affordable price. Lol.
How is the packaging? To be honest, the packaging is nothing extraordinary for the price paid. Its a basic plastic packaging with a transparent lid. We are able to see the highlighter inside, which is convenient in case we have more then one. The overall packaging is pretty sturdy but other than that there is nothing much to say on it.
All the other required details are printed on the cardboard box.
Are they glittery? These highlighting powders are extremely smooth and finely milled. There is no chunks of glitter in them.
Are they shimmery? Although, the powder highlighters are extremely finely milled they can appear somewhat shimmery in certain lighting. The shimmers are not pronounced and are extremely fine so it doesn’t really bother me. If the highlighter is applied too sparsely, then the shimmers look more visible on the skin. So, I guess it all depends on how they have been applied on the face. In natural day light, the highlighter looks smooth and intense without any visible shimmers.
Are they eye safe? As per the Ofra website, these highlighters can be used on the eyes as well.
How was my experience? I love the formula of the Ofra highlighters. They are very finely milled powders which apply smoothly on the skin. They don’t emphasize any kind of texture on the skin, although to be frank I don’t have much texture on my skin. They are really pigmented, so I need just a tiny amount of product. Even a little amount can give a very intense glow. So, these highlighters are ideal for people to love to have a really intense shine on the face.
Also, I like the fact that they are not that powdery. They have been pressed well in the pan and when I dip my brush in then I don’t have highlighter flying around. The brush pickup so far has been great with whichever highlighter brush I have tried.
Now, here are some swatches. First take a look at Rodeo Drive. This is a beautiful golden highlighter which works great on my tan complexion. This highlighter will look great on any Indian skin tone, according to me.
Next, I have Beverly Hills highlighter. This one has 5 highlighter shades in one pan and all of these shades can be used as eyeshadow as well. The shades are quite different from each other with some deep and some lighter tones. There is a golden bronze, cool pink, pearly white, neutral shimmer and pinky-peach in the pan. I usually use the bronze and pink together or swirl around my brush in the pan and get a bit of everything. I love that this one is very versatile.
I will update a picture here of me wearing this highlighter.
The lasting power of these highlighters is pretty good too. Once applied, they last on me for 5-6 hours.
Would I recommend them? Yes, if you love intense highlighters then I would definitely recommend these. The only issue is that they are a bit hard to get everywhere.
The Colourpop Supernova Shadows are some of the most interesting and cool eye products I own. I have been really intrigued about how these glittery-sparkly colours would look on my eyes, that I have amassed quite a collection. Read on to find out more and see the swatches.
What are they? Colourpop Supernova shadows are liquid eyeshadows which claim to be extremely glittery and longwearing.
Where did I buy these? I bought all of them from the Colourpop website. I prefer buying Colourpop products from their website since the price of their products get really inflated here in Singapore.
How much do they cost? Each shadow costs USD 7 which is around SGD 9.50, which I think is a really good price for a unique product like this. I personally wear such glitter shadows only occasionally and it makes a lot of sense to get them at a more affordable rate.
How much product we get? Each shadow tube contains 4.7 gm or 0.17 oz, which somehow I feel is not a lot of product. This could be because I am comparing the quantity with a liquid lipstick. But honestly, I am not sure if this is too much or too little of product. I will find out when I use up at lease one shade I guess.
How is the packaging? I think the packaging has been designed with a lot of details. I love the space and galaxy theme behind the name and the packaging, the graphics complements the name of the shadows really well.
The actual eyeshadow tube resembles the packaging of their regular liquid lipsticks.
There is a sponge tip applicator to take out the product and apply on the eyes. I use the applicator to just take out the product and apply on the eyes and later use my fingertips to blend out the shadow. Overall, I don’t have any complains with the packaging.
The ingredient list is not printed anywhere on the packaging, but its available on the Colourpop website.
How was my experience? My experience with these shadows have been great. I think the formula is quite good and with a little practice anyone will be able to use them easily. These are glitter shadows, so they look really sparkly and glittery on the eyes specially when the light hits in certain ways. Although, compared to the Stila Glitter and Glows (which I have finally got) these are less glittery. So, if the Stila ones look too intimidating then these Colourpop ones may be worth a try. I love the shadows from both the brands as each have their own place and occasion.
Now, some points to take note of. I do agree with the fact that these are long wearing. Once applied, they dry down and set on the eyes within 30-45 seconds and after that they don’t budge. They will come off only if you rub your eyes quite vigorously, otherwise the shadow stays on the eyes for a really long time. I have worn these for 6 hours and nothing happened. But, these shadows are not waterproof. They come off really easily almost melt away when in contact with water. So, I am not too sure how long will they hold up on oily or sweaty eyelids.
I think that these shadows have a learning curve as well. I found that patting gently with the fingertips to blend out the shadow, works great for me. If applied too much, then they look quite textured and heavy on the lids. So, it’s all about finding the right balance with these shadows which will come with a little practice.
Now, lets take a look at the swatches of all the colours I have.
This is how I have applied these on my eyes. The shades Over Again, Walk of Fame and Hard to Empress are some of my favorites.
Overall, I really like these sparking shadows on the eyelids as I love shimmer shadows and love experimenting with them. If you are like me, then I will definitely recommend these. I think, for the price, this is a really cool eye product to try.
I also have a video on these shadows which I will link below, in case you want more details or thoughts.
That’s all for this post. Hope this was helpful.
Colourpop Lux Lipstick & Supernova Shadows | Reviews, Swatches and Demo | Indian Brown Skin Tone - YouTube
The Colourpop Element of Surprise is a cute little palette with a twist, has some fun colours and bright pops. It is quite unique palette but very wearable at the same time. Read on to check out the swatches and find some more details.
I have reviewed many Colourpop palettes on the blog till now, so I won’t be going into too much details. This post is mainly about the swatches and to point out if there is anything specific to note on this palette.
Where did I buy this? I usually buy all my Colourpop products from their official website. Most other online re-sellers do hike up the price quite a lot. Once shipped, I receive my package in 2-3 weeks most of the time and I have never paid customs here in Singapore on any of my orders.
How much it costs? This palette retails for USD 16 (around SGD 21) which I think is really affordable.
How much product in it? This palette has 12 eye-shadows and each pan is 1.05 gm (0.037 oz), which is a little more than their other 12 pan eyeshadow palettes.
What is the finish of the shadows? Its mentioned on their website that this palette is the first one which includes all four finishes – matte, metallic, satin and duochrome. But, I didn’t feel like any of the shadows were satin finish shadows. This is how all the shadows have been described at their website.
Feels: metallic soft opalescent pink
Late Night: metallic copper with gold duochrome
Silk Street: matte purple-fuchsia
Rayon: metallic dark coral with blue-green duochrome
Go With the Flow: matte true peach
Subdue: metallic lavender with blue-green duochrome
Opulent: metallic bright true fuchsia
Labyrinth: matte dusty pink
Blank Canvas: matte deep maroon
Sea Stars: matte medium yellow brown
Details: matte smoky burgundy sprinkled with hot pink glitter
Peace of Mind: metallic bright burgundy
None of the shadows have been described as satin here as well.
Swatches: Here are the swatches of all the shadows in the palette. There are 6 matte, 3 metallic and 3 duochrome shades.
How was my experience? I really love this palette a lot. The colours and tones which are in this palette are tones which I love to wear most of the times. There are very pretty duo-chrome shades in the palette which give a fun twist to the eyelook.
The matte shadows are really nicely pigmented and are easy to build up and blend out. The metallic shadows are also well pigmented and have a good level of intensity. The brush pick up of the metallic and the duochrome shades is not so great, so I usually have to use my fingers or use some kind of setting spray on the brush and then apply. All the duochrome shadows have a noticeable shift in their colours and they look really beautiful and unique on the eyes. But, they are not very easy to work with as their texture is not very smooth. I did notice some glitter fallout with the duochrome shades. But, all that can be avoided, if we use our fingers to apply the duochrome shades or use a setting spray (like Mac Fix+) on the brush before applying the shadows. This gives a more even application for the duochrome shades.
I was quite happy with the wear time that I got with the shadows. All eye-looks that I have done till now using this palette have lasted on me for 6-7 hours, without much fading.
Let’s take a closer look at the shadows row by row:
Row 1: One of my favourite rows of colours. The shade “Feels” is described as a pink metallic shade but it looks like a light lavender on my skin tone. I really love the duochrome shades “Late Night” and “Rayon“. The matte shadow “Silk Street” is impressive.
Row 2: This row has good quality mattes, a little bit on the powdery side but works well on the eyes. My favourite shades have to be “Subdue” and “Opulent“.
Row 3: “Blank Canvas” and “Peace of Mind” have to be my favourite shades in this row. “Sea Stars” is a nice transition shade on my skin tone. “Details” is a glitter infused shade which looks really nice as an all over lid colour but the glitter doesn’t translate on to the eyes that much with a brush, need to go in with the fingers.
Some of the looks which I created,
Would I recommend this palette? Yes. I would recommend this palette to anyone who wants to have some fun with eye shadows and loves pinks, plums and purples. Some of the duochrome shadows could have been better, but with some effort they work pretty well on the eyes. The best part is the price point. It’s very difficult to get such colours at such an affordable price at the drugstore. If you are interested in this palette, then it’s definitely worth a try.
I hope this post was helpful. That’s all for today.
Colourpop Element of Surprise Palette | Review, Swatches and Demo | Indian Brown Skin Tone - YouTube
Currently, I am drowning in the sea of my warm-toned eyeshadow palettes. In this post, I am going to compare the ones I feel are most comparable. So, we are comparing the latest addition to my collection, the Tarte Tartelette Toasted with three other palettes – Colourpop Double Entendre, Urban Decay Naked Heat and theBalm Nude Beach palettes.
Here is an overview of all the palettes. I don’t think I have to buy another warm toned brown eyeshadow palette for a year!
First, let’s take a quick look at the eyeshadows individually before looking at the comparison swatches.
TARTE TARTELETTE TOASTED
The Tarte Tartelette Toasted palette is the latest addition to my collection. I had been wanting this for a long time but I am not as excited about this one as before. I already have so many such palettes that I feel this one wasn’t needed. Anyways, I do like the formula of the shades in here.
SHADES: There are 6 mattes, 1 glitter infused matte, 4 shimmer, 1 satin finish shades.
EXPERIENCE: The mattes are buttery, well pigmented and very soft, which makes them a little powdery. I also noticed some fallout while using some of the shades and the one glitter infused shade also has a lot of glittery kick up and fallout. The shimmer finish shades are smooth, intense and pigmented for the most part. Only, one shade “candle” is quite chunky and difficult to work with. I have a full review video coming up on my YouTube channel, you can watch it if you want more in-depth review.
COLOURPOP DOUBLE ENTENDRE
Next, let’s take a closer look at the Colourpop Double Entendre Palette.
This palette is the closest dupe of the Tarte Toasted Palette, in my opinion.
SHADES: Includes 8 mattes, 3 metallic and 1 satin finish shades.
EXPERIENCE: I am extremely happy with this Colourpop palette. If you get this, you may not need the Tartelette Toasted palette as it is also as good, if not better. The mattes are smooth, pigmented and easy to blend and the shimmers are very smooth and pigmented well. In fact, I find the formula of the shades in the Colourpop palette to be more consistent than the Tarte palette. I also haven’t noticed a lot of fallout while working with this palette.
URBAN DECAY NAKED HEAT
Next, we’ve the Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette. This is probably my favourite out of all the four, probably because I’ve had this one the longest. Unfortunately, it’s also the most expensive one.
SHADES: There are 7 mattes, 4 metallic and 1 satin finish shades.
EXPERIENCE: I’ve been using this palette for the longest and I love working with this palette. The mattes are very richly pigmented and blend very nicely but they don’t have that soft powdery texture. Because of this, I don’t get fallout as I experienced with the Tarte palette. The metallic shades have amazing intensity and they are really smooth in texture, they are my favourites in this palette. The only con and a very big con of this palette is that the shade range is not very versatile, all the shades are pretty close to each other, so it’s not possible to create a ton of looks. Most of the looks created using this palette appear similar. But, whatever look I have created, I’ve loved till now.
THEBALM NUDE BEACH
The theBalm Nude Beach palette is probably one of the most underrated eyeshadow palettes from last year. I don’t see a lot of people talking about this one but I think this is an excellent quality palette. Even though it’s a warm toned eyeshadow palette, it’s pretty versatile.
PRICE: SGD 70 from Qolourette, but I got it on sale for SGD 60. This palette is less expensive than Tartelette Toasted palette.
EXPERIENCE: This palette does not swatch well but it definitely works great on the eyes. The pan size is really small and the quantity of eyeshadow is not a lot but still I feel this palette is worth checking out. As you can see, the shade range is pretty versatile and is something different from the other three eyeshadow palettes. It has the typical warm brown family shades but it also incorporates some pinks, plums and rosy tones. I think the mattes are really good quality with good pigmentation, easy blend-ability and they are also easy to build up in intensity. The shimmers are also good quality but they are not as intense as the other three palettes. That can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on your preference. Overall, I really like the versatility of this palette and the eyeshadow formula is very good too.
Now, let look at the comparison swatches of all the four palettes. Here is a comparison of all the matte shades from all the four palette.
Tarte and Colourpop palettes are pretty close dupes (The lighting is not the same for the swatches so they don’t look very similar).
Between Tarte and Urban Decay, the shades in Tarte seem more versatile.
theBalm palette doesn’t have true warm brown shades as in other palettes.
theBalm palette also has some pink and plum tones.
The deepest shade in the Colourpop palette is not as deep as in the other palettes.
Now, let’s look at the comparison of the shimmer or metallic shades.
All of the palettes have a creamy satin shade
The Colourpop palette is missing some versatile shimmers.
The Tarte and Urban Decay palette are very different when shimmer shades are concerned.
theBalm palette has some reddish rosy shimmers.
Except Urban Decay, the rest have some sort of gold and champagne tones shimmers.
Only, Urban Decay has a very deep shimmer shade.
I have listed down some differences and similarities I could see right away. If you find some more points, then don’t forget to mention in the comments below.
That brings me to the end of my very long post. I love analyzing and comparing eyeshadow palettes (guess its the Analyst in me). If you want to see any particular comparison then let me know. I will be happy to do that. I hope this post was helpful in case you are interested in any of these palettes.
Tarte Tartelette Toasted Review + Comparisons with Colourpop Double Entendre - YouTube
If you have been following my YouTube channel, then you probably know that the Ofra Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick formula is one of my favourite liquid lipstick formulas. I have a few shades of them and in this post I will post a quick review and swatches of all the shades.
I really like the packaging of these lipsticks. They are standard acrylic tubes and feel very sleek and I also like the gun-metallic cap of the lipsticks. Although, the cap colour and type varies between the shades depending on where I got it from. I understand some are sample sizes, that is the reason why the packaging is not consistent.
The applicator is a slim, stiff doe-foot applicator which has a slanted point to it which makes the application really easy.
OFRA Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick is a one step full lip color that does not feather. These vibrant colors will give you a vivacious new look.They are creamy and soft in texture, moisturizing the lips and creating a long lasting lipstick effect. No need to use lipliner, this liquid lipstick gives a beautiful edge to your lip look!
Here is the ingredient list. It is also mentioned that the lipsticks are enriched with anti-oxidants and Vitamin E.
These lipsticks retails for USD 20 but I think there are a lot of discount codes floating around, so you can get these at a much better price.
In Singapore, I usually purchase mine from Comamakeup or Qolourette and the lipsticks are usually priced between SGD 21-28. However, I have always paid SGD 21 because I buy whenever they are on sale.
I have had great experience with these lipsticks so far. I have found some beautiful shades which have quickly become my favourite go-to lipsticks. These lipsticks have a unique formula where they appear quite matte on the lips but they do not dry down completely. Since, they do not dry down completely, the lipstick feels very comfortable throughout the wear. They are very long wearing as well and can last comfortably for 5-6 hours on the lips. Even after eating or drinking, there is minimum fading and the formula is quite easy to touch up. These lipsticks do transfer, so that is something to keep in mind. The pigmentation of all the shades I have is amazing and it usually doesn’t require more than one layer for a beautiful application. The lighter shades may require some building up otherwise they end up looking patchy on the lips. The lipstick also doesn’t slip or slide on the lips, which I highly appreciate.
I usually try to weigh in pros and cons for all the products I review but for this one I can’t really think of a major negative or a flaw. If you do not mind a little bit of transfer, you are going to love these lipsticks as they are extremely comfortable. There are a lot of shades and some of the lighter shades may look patchy on tan or deep skin tone but that is true for all kind of lipsticks.
Here are the swatches of all the shades I own.
The shades Santa Ana, Havana Nights and Manhattan are my favourites. I would love to get some more shade suggestions. Do let me know if you have other shades and how they are working out for you.
That’s all for this post. Hope this helps.
I had posted a video on these lipsticks last year. Linking it here.
Ofra Liquid Lipstick Review + Swatches | Indian Skin Tone | 6 Shades - YouTube