Our friend Vann recently gave me a couple of makeup geek lipsticks as a birthday present, and the colours were too beautiful to not review. This will also serve as a prelude to an upcoming post I’ll be doing about my favourite lipsticks. I’m really surprised I held out this long to do one of these posts, considering how much I love lippies.
You know what else is exciting about getting these lipsticks – well other than the fact that I LOVE lipstick? I subscribe to her Youtube channel and it’s always nice to see the YTers’ success.
Now, I know it seems a little silly to be doing reviews on her products considering her level of expertise, but this is also on the level of us regular folks who use the products she created! I’m sure she’d appreciate the feedback just as she has done (or that’s what I’m going to tell myself).
What it looks like (Packaging):
The black tube has a glass top, so you see the colour as soon as you remove it from the box. I know you can open it in like one second, but I totally dig the little preview to the feature presentation. The names remind me of fairytales – I got Captivating and Luscious; others are named Lavish, Charming, Delightful and Darling etc. Cute, right?
On the lips:
I really like how moisturizing the texture is and it is also quite lasting – especially Luscious (red). I find you tend to lose one when you have the other; matte lippies are usually long-lasting but drying and moisturizing lippies usually don’t last once you start eating and/or drinking. The colours, as you can tell, are nicely pigmented (the red more than the orange) and compliment my skintone very well.
There are only 14 shades right now – mostly reds and nudes – plus there are other lip items (eg liners and glosses) by NYX and Palladio. She also has other beauty products available including Sugarpill eyeshadows, and Palladio foundations and concealers to name a few. I won’t be looking too closely into those since they would more compliment lighter skintones.
If you are looking for affordable lipsticks with great long-lasting results, I highly recommend you check out makeup geek!
They’re so cheap! (Ash… shhhhh). They sell for $7.99 on her website whaaaat? And there are some on sale for $6.99 – double whaaaat? AND they ship worldwide – triple up the whaaaat?
If you have used any of her lipsticks, leave your comments below letting me know what you think!