An asset that anyone could easily achieve is having kissable lips! Exfoliating them regularly with Skin Potions Sugar Lip Scrub can make them smoother then moisturizing them afterwards makes them softer.
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!
Shades of pink will always be, definitely, my ultimate lip color choice! There is something about this color that reels me in so it is no surprise as to why I dig the youthful, fun, and modern packaging of this lipstick collection so much. Product ingredients, shelf life, and cruelty-free signs are all printed on the box. I personally like the transparency there!
My favorite shades in this collection are the ones in the photo above. As you can see, they are all warm neutral-based colors with a hint of coral pink. Red Velvet is a stunning apple red with a tinge of pink hence it doesn't look too strong when worn. Cherry Truffle is a bright coral pink while Contreau Crisp is its warmer and more muted version. Crusted Cream is a bright, warm milky pink shade that's borderline neon. It honestly appeared too light on me so I wear it with heavy smoky eyeshadow.
For the 2nd photo, I find the colors Fruit Cake, Mocha Cake and Cream Pie appealing. These colors will pop out beautifully on fair skin tones while morenas will find Mocha Cake and Cream Pie as flattering my-lips-but-better lipstick shades, Fruit Cake might look too poppy and bright for them though, but go ahead if you like bright colors!
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.
2) Skin Potions Tint About It (Php 190)
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!
As expected, these Skin Potions Tint About It lip & cheek tints are good! The color choices are all wearable and unique to each other, the lightweight formulation is hydrating and moisturizing, and it has buildable pigmentation that can be used sheer or semi-opaque! Love 'em, they smell sweet too! My favorites are Apple Smoothie and Choco Mallows (smells like chocolates!) Which one do you like best?
Raspberry Bite is the most natural-looking one as it gives a tiny hint of pink when topped on the lips. Apple Smoothie is a reddish pink, Peaches & Cream is a peachy pink, Choco Mallows is medium brown, and Ripe Grapes is a lilac pink (reminds me of neon colored donits! Hahaha).
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! 💗
I only got one shade from this collection and it is called Crush. It's a nice summery orange perfect for summer. This one has a sheerer pigmentation compared to the other lip & cheek tints that they. If you like something that doesn't look too made up, get yourself this! Once it dries, it is transfer-proof, how nice is that! If you drink water or eat a greasy meal, it easily gets removed though, if not, it stays for an hour or two.
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!
Skin Potions Sugar Flush have the most adorable packaging: those kawaii designs, colorful palette, and candy-inspired themes, it just makes me feel girly, perfect for the young-at-hearts! So anyway, these Sugar Flush lip & cheek tints are soooooo pigmented, you won't regret getting them!
Oooooooh, these babies are indeed highly-pigmented! They are also buildable so the colors will get more and more intense with layered application, however if you don't want to stain your teeth, slow down! My advice is to let the first layer dry and set first before applying another layer! Also the reason why I ask you to take it slow is because they are soooooooooo long-lasting that they are extremely difficult to remove!!!
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!
See my arm swatch? Yeah, that only took one layer! It takes a few seconds before they dry up completely. Afterwards, I washed it over running water. See the right photo? It still has stains left! Indeed, it is perfect as a cheek tint because they are long-lasting and definitely sweat-proof! It last for up to 5-6 hours on me (without the greasy meal!)
5) Skin Potions Lip Candy Colored Lip Balm (Php 180)
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!
By the way, I should commend the Skin Potions team for their efforts in giving us #SkinPotionsGirlGang members their products that are adorably gift-wrapped like this! Look oh, candy na candy talaga diba! Haha!
Skin Potions released their Lip Candy lip balms for the first time in 2015. And I have been a fan of it since then, check out my review HERE.
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:
The new and improved packaging and formulation:
It isn't marketed as a cheek balm alright but I still made an arm swatch. The colors Snow White's Kiss and Strawberry Shortcake looked almost transparent while the rest are more pigmented. I really wish that the first two colors are still as pigmented as their very first formulation way back in 2015 though I am happy that they are now more moisturizing compared to the old one. Besides, I have the Skin Potions Sugar Rush lip tints that are very pigmented anyway so no problem at all!
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.
6) Skin Potions Girl Gang Matte Liquid Lipstick (Php 269)
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.
Do you think these labels fit me? Haha! Well yes, I am obviously, first and foremost a blogger and some may not know it but I am a proud 90's kid, born at the first year of that decade, who enjoys grunge music and other popular music during the Y2K! Hello Britney Spears, Mandy Moore, Backstreet Boys, and N'Sync fans! Hahaha!
Now let's get straight to the point, fellas!
- 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.
All-in-all, I am satisfied with these Skin Potions lip products for they are made with natural and cruelty-free ingredients! I have always been a fan of this brand since 2014 and they are one of the first local brands that I have ever blogged about. No bias, but I am so proud of how much their brand has grown and improved through all these years! How about you, have you tried Skin Potions? Which of their products do you like?
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