Its been a while that Matte liquid lipsticks have been trending and it seems to extend into 2017 too . Even though people have started to experiment with metallic lips , glitter lips and also glossy shades , but in the end of the day , Matte finish lipsticks are everyone's go to thing . I have given into this trend pretty late and have been hooked ever since. All of my lipsticks have been replace by Liquid lipstick tubes on the vanity and are used (and abused) regularly .
Since I always gravitate towards the drugstore items, I have had my eyes on L.A Girl Matte Flat Pigment Gloss for a long time but due to reasons unknown , I wasn't able to get them. So, finally when I got it , naturally it was a nude AGAIN. If you follow me regularly , you would always see me wearing a nude or a dull pink because choices and also I don't think I carry dark colors so well .So, I got this and here is my take on this :
L.A Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss:Blurring the lines between lipstick and lip gloss, Matte Pigment Gloss has become a favorite of makeup artists, bloggers and fans. Available in 16 bold shades that provide rich and intense color in a flat finish for all day wear. The long wearing formula goes on as a highly pigmented liquid and dries to a flat matte finish, for a gorgeous velvety perfection that last and lasts.
How To Use
Apply a thin coat evenly on lips and let dry. Re-apply as desired. Formula is fast drying and long wearing. To remove lipgloss, use an oil based makeup remover.
My Experience :
|L.A Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss- Fleur|
The L.A Girl Matte Pigment Gloss comes in a screw tube that is smaller and stubbier than a regular gloss tube . I really like how its lid is all matte black and it has a printed tube with the color of the product showing through,it really makes its easy to spot it when you are in a hurry . The applicator is flat from both sides ,rather than the standard doe-foot applicator which makes it super easy to use as you just need one swipe from each side to cover your lips completely .The packaging is really sturdy and travel friendly ,so thumbs up for it !
Now coming to the actual product. The Matte flat pigment gloss has a unique mousse like texture that glides on super easily. Being super pigmented , it doesn't need layering up and applies evenly . It comes in 16 shades and the one that I have is named "FLEUR". The shade is a pretty Nude peach. Though people say the pigmentation varies from shade to shade , I have found this one to have an even and smooth application . once applied , it dries really quickly and gives a matte finish that doesn't look dry at all and neither does it feel dry on the lips .Since it has a mousse-y texture ,it does not accentuate fine lines or dry patches over the lips ,but still I would suggest you use lips scrub and moisturize them well before application for a better result.
The staying power is really good stays on a good 6-7 hours on me without eating and drinking. It does't feel heavy on the lips at all and formula is really comfortable. Since its texture is airy and foamy sort , when you press the lips too hard, they will get that sticky feeling and it gets transferred in patches. Now ,I don't find it to be an issue as none of us would be smacking their lips that hard to experience this.
The product is little bit transferable ,and you might see it on the edge of your cup after a good steamy cup of coffee.
Its really easy to take off. I prefer using a wet wipe or my much trusted Garnier Miceller Water to take it off and it comes off without any tugging or rubbing
All in all , I am really enjoying the unique formula of this pigment gloss. It doesn't get bone dry and make your lips parched as a desert and stays on for a long time, which in my opinion is a win-win situation.
Thumbs Up For :
16 gorgeous shades to choose from
Double sided flat applicator
Doesn't accentuate lines and dry patches
Doesn't feel Dry or Heavy after application
Comes off Easily
Thumbs Down For:
Darker colors might apply patchy
Sticky feeling upon smacking
My Rating :
Personally,I absolutely love the formula and have no problem of retouches but if you are looking for a super long lasting dead matte formula ,this might not be your thing .
Price and Availability:
The LA Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss is available for 6$ at the L.A Girl WEBISTE . In Pakistan, you can easily get these pigment glosses from their facebook page of L.A Girl Cosmetics Pakistan for PKR 700/- each .