Skin Tone: Medium fair, warm undertones
I recently picked up a few lipsticks from L.A. Colors Matte Lipstick range. Today, I am reviewing the shade “Mad Love” in this post. Read on for more details on this lipstick from LA Colors.
Matte about color! L.A. COLORS Matte Lipstick has you covered with 16 gorgeous, matte shades. This revolutionary formula redefines Matte – wears comfortably and will not dry out lips. The wide range of eye-catching colors is highlighted by the modern, square design and includes everyday nudes to vampy, bold shades. Lips are supple, yet velvety matte.
Price and Quantity:
395 INR for 3.5 gm.
My Experience with L.A. Colors Matte Lipstick Mad Love:
This lipstick comes in a basic, black-colored plastic tube with a clear plastic cap. The side of the tube has the shade name written on it. The tube is color-coded and the transparent cap helps to easily spot the shade from makeup stash. The cap does not shut very tightly and may come off while carrying around. So, I have to be extra careful while carrying this lipstick to avoid any mess. The shape of the actual lipstick is typical bullet shaped and helps in achieving easy and precise application without much effort. Overall, the packaging is not that great, the cap does not shut tightly and a part of the lipstick bullet remains out, so I have to be a little careful while opening or closing the cap.
“Mad Love” is a gorgeous purple color. It is a vibrant and bright color, and suitable for most of the Indian skin tones. This shade goes well with my skin tone and instantly brightens up the complexion. This is a beautiful shade for parties, quite different from usual pink and red lipsticks. It sets to a soft, matte finish. It does not have a powdery matte formulation. The lipstick is decently pigmented and requires at least two swipes to build up the color on the lips, one swipe gives semi-opaque coverage. Two-three swipes are good enough to build up full, opaque coverage. It is capable in covering pigmentation of the lips perfectly. The color looks even and does not get patchy.
The texture of this shade is smooth but slightly drying. It causes a little tug and pull on the lips during application. This lipstick does highlight dry patches of the lips, so it is important to exfoliate and moisturize the lips well for smoother and healthier-looking lips. I would highly recommend prepping the lips before application.
The formula is comfortable to wear, but does not feel extremely lightweight on the lips. I can feel the presence of the lipstick on my lips. The lipstick is smudge-proof upto some extent even after meals and does not budge even after heavy meals. The formula is not heavily transferring but it does transfer a little on the mugs and the goblets. It survives normal sipping and light snacks easily but it fades away after a heavy meal. The lipstick is not really moisturizing and feels dry on the lips after some time. So, I need to apply a lip balm.
The lipstick lasts for good 5-6 hours on my lips with a little fading. It can be easily taken off with a good makeup remover and even though the color is bold, it does not stain the lips.
Pros of L.A. Colors Matte Lipstick Mad Love:
- Pretty shade.
- Stunning for parties.
- Looks lovely on the lips.
- No shimmer.
- Matte finish.
- Decent pigmentation.
- Hides pigmented lips.
- Smooth texture.
- Smudge-proof texture.
- Does not transfer much.
- Decent lasting power.
- Survives meals partially.
- Easy to remove.
- Non-staining formula.
- Does not look patchy.
- Good staying power.
Cons of L.A. Colors Matte Lipstick Mad Love:
- Flimsy packaging.
- Prepping the lips is mandatory.
- Causes a little drag on the lips.
- Drying texture.
- Transfers a bit.
Would I Recommend L.A. Colors Matte Lipstick Mad Love?
Yes, this lipstick offers good quality considering the price point.
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