Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick – 10 Drop Dead Red: Review And Swatch

You guys are probably aware of my love for Sugar Cosmetics product, especially their Scarlett O’hara from their Matte As Hell range. I have been looking for a perfect liquid matte for some time now and I was overjoyed to find out that they were launching a Liquid Matte range. I was about to order some from the range but got terribly busy and by the time I got myself to order some I found out that I can choose one with my February Fab Bag. I actually wanted a Nude one but at the moment my love for Scarlet O’hara took over me and I chose the Drop Dead Red which is somewhat similar to the former one.

 

Product Description:

A  showstopper red that will never go out of style – Drop Dead Red is your weapon of choice if you’re ready to make a statement wherever you go and a bold one at that!

Get a full-blooded burst of pigment with just a single swipe of the SUGAR Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick that will stay the day and right up till the night! Wine, coffee & date-proof – this is a matte lipstick that is guaranteed to last longer that your longest day. Available in 10 stunning shades that will make it difficult to choose – the question is, are you ready to commit to a lipstick that is built to last?

How to Apply: For precise application, apply it to your bottom lip first and then tend to your upper lip. Since the formula is very pigmented, we suggest applying the colour to the bottom lip first, pressing your lips together and then filling in your Cupid’s bow.

Benefits: The SUGAR Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick gives you opaque pigmentation with a single swipe that stays all day with zero feathering or fading.  Our favourite mattifying fix contains a generous helping of Vitamin E and comes in a full range of 10 gorgeous shades that is guaranteed to make your OOTDs stand out! This product is dermatologically tested & approved and 100% safe for your skin. Size: 4.5ml

My Experience:

As you already know that I LOVE the bold red Scarlett O’hara and the drop dead red is a lot alike. Neverthless, I am in love with this shade as well. The lipstick is super pigmented and just one swipe is enough. It takes a little time to set down in a complete matte finish. Once it’s set it won’t smudge, it won’t transfer and it won’t bleed. Some people might find it drying on their lips but it isn’t an issue for me because I exfoliate my lips religiously and I practically live on lip butters. However, if someone finds it drying on my lips, they should apply a lip balm before applying it.

I have bragged about the staying power of Scarlett O’hara often and who knew that Sugar Cosmetics can provide us with even a better staying power? I mean it doesn’t fade at all. Throughout the time I wore it there wasn’t any difference, it survived basically everything. (I’m yet to test the date-proof claim 😉 ). Removing it however is a task in itself. I don’t usually use a makeup remover; my Tonymoly Cleansing Oil removes even the last trace of makeup before I use a foaming cleanser. With this little baby I had to take a little more effort, it took me an entire wet wipe to soften just the lipstick (no eye makeup or face makeup, just the lips). Whereas I use only 2-3 drops of cleansing oil for my entire face and neck, this time I had to mercilessly pump a handful of oil (after the wet wipes was done). Lastly, the foaming cleanser removed the last trace of it. Phew! I might love it, but definitely not going through this effort every single day.

Overall, there’s no question of not loving it. This is probably the best thing sitting in my dresser right now. However, whenever I require a little drama on my lips for a shorter amount of time and there’s no meal or date involved, I will opt for the Scarlet O’hara instead. Not that Scarlett O’hara smudges, but I don’t think that much of an effort is worth to remove the lipstick if am are wearing it for just a few hours. Also, it can be a little tough wearing it, whereas the Scarlett O’hara is super easy to wear (it’s a crayon after all), the Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick on the contrary takes a very sincere application. Since it’s super-pigmented, one wrong swipe and you can mess up the whole face of makeup, exactly what happened to me while I was doing my cupid’s bow. I really hope that Sugar Cosmetics comes up with a lip liner range that matches the liquid lipstick shades.

Will I recommend it?

YASSSS! I am already craving the whole range right now. I will definitely recommend it to anyone. I know removing it takes a little effort but I guess with a makeup remover it’s much easier.

Price:

Rs 499/-

Where to Buy:

Nykaa, Official Website , Flipkart

Pros:

  • Where do I start? That amazing bold red shade that will suit almost every skin tone!
  • Smudge proof, transfer proof, will sit on your lips until you remove it yourself
  • Pocket Friendly
  • Beautiful Matte Finish
  • Pigmentation doesn’t get any better

Cons:

Nothing

Rating:

5/5

 

Nykaa Paintstix – Tender Rose 05 Review And Swatch

So Nykaa launched yet another range of lipsticks and I had to get my hands on them. Unfortunately, none of the shades succeeded in winning my heart. I know there are people who are going to be super impressed with some of the quirky shades available, but I am not one of them. Since you guys might know that I’m not huge on colour cosmetics, I mean I have self control while shopping for them unlike my guiltless lust over skincare products.  With summer approaching I am really looking forward to purchase some nice nude lipsticks but when I checked the range I was a bit disappointed to discover that the nude shades from these range is too dark for my skin. I know they have created the range keeping in mind our Indian skin tone, but I thought it was still too dark for my wheatish skin. I wasn’t very impressed with the other shades as well but I had to choose one because I really wanted to. I went for the Tender Rose even though I wasn’t looking for a pink shade.

How the website says it looks

How it actually looks

My experience:

The texture of the lipstick is creamy and the pigmentation is super amazing. Just one swipe is all it takes to create fuller lips.

The lipstick comes in a cylindrical shape and glides in smoothly. I have worn it only once, not for too long (4hrs) and it behaved well until I removed it myself. However, it did transfer a little.

The colour is a glamorous pinkish mauve (almost similar to the Mad Magenta from Sugar Cosmetics) which I won’t choose to wear unless I am heading to a party. It will definitely complement ethnic wears to its extent.

The lipstick doesn’t feel heavy on the lips and just like it claims feels really soft.

Pros:

  • Creamy
  • Super pigmented
  • Long lasting
  • Pocket Friendly
  • Glides Smoothly

Cons:

  • Not a huge fan of the shades from this range
  • Transfers a little

Price:

425/- Rs

Where to buy:

Nykaa

Will I suggest it?

Remember the So Matte! range launched by Nykaa? I will suggest sticking with that one unless you really love any shade from this range.

Rating:

3.5/5

*Note: The opinions are completely personal. Just because I didn’t really like it very much doesn’t mean someone else won’t.

 

Mac All Fired Up Lipstick Review and Swatch

Any reader of my blog would know that I’m not too much into colour cosmetics as I focus more on skincare. I am a minimal make up type of person, who would rather go with a heavy coating of sunscreen followed by an eye liner, sometimes kohl and a mascara and a lipstick. I am also that type of the person who lets her other lipsticks sit and expire when she finds a favourite. And it’s safe to say that I’m not much of a MAC hoarder but I did do a little happy dance when my best friend got me the MAC All Fired Up for my birthday last September. I mean that’s what best friends are for right? To get you something perfect that you didn’t know you needed.

Getting back to the review and the swatches…

Product Description: Inspired by Ruby Woo’s overwhelming popularity and one-of-a-kind texture, M•A•C introduces new bold shades in its Retro Matte finish. Eye-catching colours like Dangerous and All Fired Up create a look that’s fiercely feminine. M•A•C also premieres Pro Longwear Lip Pencils in a vibrant colour palette, giving this long-lasting and transfer-proof lip pencil an exhilarating makeover.

Price : Rs 1450

My Experience:

The shade is a bright Fuchsia which will probably compliment all types of skin tone. The finish is Retro Matte and if not worn on moisturized lips, it might feel dry on the lips. However, I always start my makeup with applying a lip butter. I start with a clean canvas, prep and prime, apply a lip butter and then go on applying my cushion compact or my foundation, followed by my eye makeup and lastly I do my lips. That way my lipstick glides smoothly and so did the All Fired Up.

Multiple Swipe Wth Flash

Single Swipe, sunlight

Since I am into minimal makeup, I prefer wearing a single coat of this lipstick as it’s amazingly pigmented and I feel like one coat is enough for me. However, anyone who likes to flaunt a brighter shade can swipe a couple of more times since the shade is buildable.  The staying power of the lipstick is real good. I haven’t worn it for more than 5-6 hours and I have been extremely happy to look into the mirror upon coming back home every time I wore it. What’s more? It doesn’t transfer AT ALL!

And lastly, it can be worn to the office as well as at a party. It’s the kind of lipstick which you would want to keep in your handbag all the time, and it will compliment both western and Indian outfit. What more can someone want from a lipstick?

Pros: 

  • I love the bullet packaging (personal opinion)
  • Amazingly pigmented
  • Doesn’t bleed or transfer
  • Suits all skin tones
  • Compliments all types of outfits
  • Wonderful shade
  • Long lasting

Cons:

For some the formula can be drying. But it’s not a big deal for me and it can be fixed by wearing it on moisturized lips.

Where to buy:

Nykaa

Rating:

5/5