I went crazy and bought every color when Sephora had their 50% off sale a couple years ago. Big mistake! I never used most of the colors which were way too pigmented and boldly colored. They were very messy too use and always leaked. I tried making lipsticks using some of the purples and EOS lip bams, but ended up throwing those away too. They need to change both the formula and packaging for …Read more
This was actually a pleasant surprise. I bought this during a sale where if I bought a Lip Tar I basically got a nail polish for free. I bought three different Lip Tars, so I got matching polishes for all of them. I was actually expecting NOT to like Kava Kava, and just took it to try. Man, am I happy I did! It's my favorite nail polish color across all brands.
Kava Kava is a …Read more
This is one of the few reds I will wear. I love that it's a true red. It doesn't have an orange undertone. The staying power is amazing on this, and a little goes a long way. The only downside to this product is that it is super drying as you wear it.
I purchased this is "Rise" a color exclusive to Hautelook. In the photo this appeared to be a nude warm light pink with dimension and very wearable. In reality this is a light cool mauve pink that really wants to be nude pink that IMO flatters no one. First off, I could not find a swatch image anywhere which should have been a red flag. I didn't listen. Then I read many, many OCC …Read more
I bought one of these in a nude-pink when I first saw them a few years ago. I assume the reason they're still around is that people are mixing them with other products because on it's own it's the only product that's ever bled on me. Nasty goopy mess.
Also, this and a cream pigment I've got from OCC smells like melting crayons...or expired lipstick. Like really …Read more
I bought one of these in Fleshworld. The pigmentation is great but that's where the good points end. The smell is awful and it sticks around without fading much over time. The lipstick bleeds outside the lip worse than I've ever seen unless you try very hard to use the tiniest amount of product around the edges. A lip liner is pretty much a necessity. The product never fully dries down …Read more
I've really tried to make this work, but I find this product impossible to use. It doesn't dry down, it stays extremely wet and slippery and running a huge risk of smearing all over - more so than any regular old lipstick. If blotted away the stain is very faint, uneven and weird-looking, and certainly not long-lasting. The smell is horrendously chemical and makes me feel uneasy about …Read more
I have this product in the shade Memento, which is a warm nude - a lovely mix of brown and pink. It's currently my most used lip product for both the finish and the colour.
The product is so pigmented(!!!) and the finish is quite glossy. The only problem I had with it was that it bled after a while, and I felt like a clown with the product smearing out of my lip lines. But I found …Read more