My sister told me about Beauty Bakerie last year and she eventually ended up buying three Lip Whips, all of which look amazing on her AND lasts through our large family dinners. Still, I held out on buying them until recently because of the price of one Lip Whip ($20). I finally gave in when they offered the limited Hot Cocoa Set. The Hot Cocoa set retails for $100 and includes six shades: S’mores D’oeuvres, Swiss Mocha Frappe, Fortune Cookie, Louvre Palace, French Toast, and Gingersnap. Some people have a thing for reds or pinks, but neutrals and warm tones are more my type.
My skin is medium-tan with heavy yellow borderline olive undertones (C35 in MAC) and I have quite pigmented red lips. Very few lip products show true to color on me unless I prep my lips with concealer or foundation before applying, which is something I'd rather just skip altogether. I can't stand the feeling of product piled on my lips. I also can't stand when lip products dry out my lips. Matte lip products tend to do that, but this doesn't budge even if you apply lip balm after.
All of the Hot Cocoa Lip Whips are very opaque with the exception of French Toast. French Toast is the lightest shade in the set. It is a very pretty, light neutral with a hint of pink, but it borders on the concealer lip look on me... not my thing. It was the only one in the set that applied very streaky and watery. I don't know if all of the other paler shades are like that, so I may have gotten a bad batch. In any case, the other Lip Whips are incredibly pigmented, easy to apply, and has wonderful lasting power. My favorites in the set are Louvre Palace and Gingersnap. You might need a couple layers for it to be completely even, so give it a few minutes to set and you'll be good to go. You definitely need an oil-based cleanser to remove it at the end of the day.
I put Fortune Cookie to the test the other night and I am so impressed. I wore it to a concert, drank a ton of liquids, ate onion rings and a huge cheeseburger after said concert, and it was still there even after I took a shower two hours after I ate that night. No touch-ups, either. Just note that oil does break it down, so be mindful of that if you're eating something like a very, very greasy pizza lol.
Check out Beauty Bakerie's social media and YouTube for swatches and tutorials before purchasing since they're only sold online. I purchased the Hot Cocoa set with 10% off by joining their mailing list. Beauty Bakerie also offers promotional sales occasionally, which I recommend taking advantage of if you're still unsure about purchasing at the full cost. I'm totally sold though!