Can you say long-a** rave review?
Colourette has been hitting it out of the park with their releases lately, and when their Liq'Laquers (that name tho) went on a buy 2 get 1 promo, I decided to take a stab at them. I've tried quite a few liquid to mattes (e.g. Hello Gorgeous, Ellana, Everyday Love, Pink Sugar), and some of them have been fine, but not really anything you'd stand up and take notice of (as I do love me some Jeffree Star and Sugarpill, so take that as you will). I got Yasha, a pale beige, Sia, a light taupe I was really drawn to, and for the heck of it, got Gigil, a terracotta. They're not terribly expensive, but not cheap either-- it is a lot of product though and the formula does make up for it. It's not watery or thin, but not moussey either, and formula is able to "stretch" on your lips so it doesn't flake or split on your liplines like a lot of other liquid lips, which is great. It's pigmented, and the minty scent and feel are a welcome surprise, though you do have to kind of finesse the product on your lips so you're not just moving product around. You do also have to give them time to really set, else it would fade straight away. Like almost all liquid mattes, they will get drying in time, give or take a few hours, and I have noticed that the product does surrender to multiple drinks of a beverage. But it doesn't flake though, and it doesn't layer badly either. I did know what I was getting into by purchasing pale colors like Sia and Yasha, which would have a tendency to highlight your liplines, but a second coat actually fixes the problem without being uncomfortable, and they also take well to a balm over it. Gigil was a revelation though! Just saying that it's a "terracotta" doesn't do it justice. I would never go for this kind of brown-y orange-red, but it's honestly a flattering, interesting, bold-but-everyday "nude." No wonder they brought the color into their permanent line. Despite their issues, which they share with a lot of existing liquid mattes, I wouldn't actually hesitate to get them again, and they're really worth a try.
6 months ago