With all the lip products popping out here and there nowadays, choosing which one to buy could be overwhelming for some. Because of that, I made this blog post featuring Skin Potions' lip products! Written below are my honest to goodness first impression and product review PLUS arm and lip swatches so you will know which one you'd like to buy. READ ON!
1) Skin Potions Lipcake Flat Matte Lipstick (Php 399)
If there is one thing that shouldn't go missing in your kikay kit, it's lipstick! It is the one product that can easily change your look from drab to fab! Meet the flat matte lipsticks that are non-drying with flattering shades for every skintone named after your favorite cake flavors!
The shades Fig Cake, Banoffee Cake, and Blueberry Cheesecake are bolder and edgier choices. However I find them more tricky to apply since the colors are dark, I advise using a lip brush to apply on the edge of the lips or a pencil lip liner with a matching shade to avoid them from bleeding out of your lip line. These three are super "bagay" for morenas as they compliment tanned skin! Fair skintones will pop out really well with these colors since they are contrasting!
These lipsticks have a true flat matte finish: no sheen. They are well-pigmented (an even opaque color can be achieved with 1-2 layers, applying 3 or more layers will make it look more pronounced yet feel heavier on the lips), non-drying but non-hydrating either, and the lipstick does not tug my lips during application. But if you have dry lips, for it to glide smoothly, better put on lip balm first. They last on my lips for 3-4 hours.
Blueberry Cheesecake needs improvement though for it tends to be patchy, I had to exert more effort in making it look even unlike the other shades, especially, the first four colors I reviewed, which glided effortlessly smooth and soft on the lips.
Skin Potions have a variety of lip & cheek tints to choose from but these ones can also be used as lipstick toppers too and with a bit of glossy finish!
Skin Potions Tint About It lip & cheek tints are different in a way that they have a glossy finish yet they are not heavy nor sticky on the lips. I think they are oil-based hence the shine so when used as a blush tint, it might have a bit of shiny reflection though. That will be nice if you are aiming for that dewy glowing skin look though but if you don't want to emphasize large pores or oily skin, don't use these on your cheeks. On a good note, this might just be the most blendable cheek and lip tint since they don't set that fast, you have time to blend it for a natural finish. Without eating or drinking, they stay on my lips for an hour or two.
3) Skin Potions Potioned Lip and Cheek Tint (Php 150)
What is fetch?!?
Did you know that Skin Potions made a lip/cheek tint collection that is inspired by the Movie Mean Girls? Love, love, love it! Speaking of, actually bought a Mean Girls Makeup Brush Case, you can read it HERE! 💗
4) Skin Potions Sugar Flush Lip & Cheek Tint (Php 120)
Rain or shine, we all benefit from using a long-lasting lip & cheek tint that looks naturally beautiful and can withstand the crazy weather! These will give you adrenaline and extreme happiness with just a swipe!
While swatching these, I had to repeatedly remove them with makeup remover and wipes! If they get in contact with your skin, good luck! Haha! But seriously though, if you want to make it look more natural, dot it on the middle of your lips then spread using your pinky finger or a cotton bud so you won't be shocked with the amount of product!
If there is one thing that I wish I had in highschool, it would be this! Why? Aside from being an effective lip balm that moisturizes even the lips that are as dry as the Sahara desert, it also gives a subtle and natural-looking color on your lips that your teacher wouldn't notice! Hahaha!
But last December, Skin Potions rebranded and changed the packaging of their products. Yes, I have noticed the difference of the new formulation compared to the new one regarding the pigmentation of the shades Snow White's Kiss and Strawberry Shortcake specifically. I find the very first formulation more pigmented. On a greater note, the new ones are more moisturizing and natural looking though.
Here is the older version of packaging and formulation:
I really like that these lip candy balms are highly moisturizing for me and gives my lips a healthier and fuller look. I was surprised on how pigmented the shades Califirnia Dream and Tangerine Spice are, good thing is they apply evenly. Hello Plum is pigmented but there are some parts of my lips wherein the colora fade. In that case, I make sure to slow down in applying this shade if J want it to look even.
If you are looking for a smudge-proof, kiss-proof, and waterproof lipstick that stays on for a looooong time, look no further for Skin Potions also have it! The Girl Gang Matte Liquid Lipstick collection has witty labels used for the shades' names just like the two shades that I have here which are Blogger and 90's Kid.
- long-lasting, smudge-proof, kiss proof, and waterproof once it has completely dried.
- without eating greasy meals it stays on for several hours, drinking water might only make the middle area fade a bit but you can always retouch!
- it can perfectly enhance the shape of your lips without the risk of smudging even without a lip liner prior to application.
- it dries easily after being applied, perfect if you're on-the-go!
- there are 20 shades to choose from!
- the packaging is a sturdy matte transparent acrylic wherein you can easily see the shades, and with a pink plastic cover, very millenial!
- it might be drying for some people who have dry lips (but it is something that a lip balm can fix so not a big problem)
- applying too much product all at once may make the lipstick look cakey and feel too thick and heavy, so please apply with caution, one layer is enough, and. Oh please wait for it to completely dry before adding another layer if you need to.
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