April is coming to a close, and as promised here’s one part of the swatching / review posts for my lip products! This first installment will be featuring 8 of my favorite satin lip products.
In my original lip product post, I featured 9 products (2 of which are not included in today’s post because I just recently used them all up) but in this post I’ll be swatching and briefly reviewing 8 lip products! The Jouer Long Wear Creme Lipstick wasn’t featured in the original product collection because I had misplaced it initially, but now that I’ve found it, I’ve also added it in.
7 out of the 8 of these lipsticks came from my aunt–the Sephora creme stains, Screenshot, and the Jouer Lip Creme were all a part of her Christmas gifts from last year while the remaining Colourpop lippies I had ordered through her. So if you think that my collection is extensive, wait ’til you see her refrigerator! She has an entire section of it dedicated for her lip products that I’m looking to feature some time in the future.
On to the swatches and reviews!
I sorted the products based on the brand and shade for better reference and as you can see, I’m a big fan of nude / pink lipsticks.
From the 8 products I featured today, 6 are liquid lip products so it’s important to test how long each product takes to dry.
Based on my observations, I’ve ranked the products (minus Button and Warm Me Up) on how quickly they dry.
- Sephora Creme Stains (Marvelous Mauve, Blackberry Sorbet, and Always Red): > 1 min
- Jouer Cosmetics (Melon): +/- 1 min & 30 seconds
- Colourpop x Jenn Im (Dohee) & Colourpop (Screenshot): +/- 2 minutes
Sephora’s creamy formula wins over the more liquid-type formulas of Jouer Cosmetics and Colourpop in terms of drying time.
Effect on the Lip (Gentleness of the Formula & Application)
- Jouer Cosmetics (Melon), Sephora Creme Stains (Marvelous Mauve, Blackberry Sorbet, and Always Red): Neither of the two dry the lips, and application to the lip is easy + not patchy despite the pigmentation
- Colourpop Lippie Stix (Button): Not drying to the lips, but sometimes it is harder to apply to certain areas of your lips (has a tendency not to apply very well on the inner portions of the lip)
- Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick (Dohee & Screenshot): Applies well on the lips but can be a bit drying if you don’t use a primer
- Maybelline New York Colorsensational Lipstick (Warm Me Up): Doesn’t dry the lip but can be quite hard to apply evenly if you don’t use a lip brush
I haven’t experienced any problems with any of the formulas of the products I featured in this post. Some work better than the others for me, of course…but I’m happy with all of my satin lippies.
As compared to their Matte counterparts, the Colourpop Ultra Satin Lippies are significantly less drying and harsh on your lip. Although I would still recommend using a primer before application, it’s safe enough that it will not to crack your lips.
Sans the Maybelline Colorsensational Lipstick, none of these products really have a problem with transfer. Most of them only fully get off when they a) come into contact with oily food or b) if you have the tendency to chew or peel your lip.
Lasting Power (vs. makeup remover)
All of the products are pretty lasting (again except for the Maybelline lippie) but if I had to rank it (based on the picture I took):
- Jouer Cosmetics (Melon)
- Sephora Creme Stains (Marvelous Mauve, Blackberry Sorbet, and Always Red)
- Colourpop Ultra Satin Liquid Lipstick (Dohee & Screenshot)
- Colourpop Lippie Stix (Button)
- Maybelline New York Colorsensational Lipstick (Warm Me Up)
Though I would recommend all the products that I featured in this post, if I had to choose my favorites I would choose Sephora’s Creme Lip Stains in Marvelous Mauve and Always Red.
However, Jouer’s Long Wear Creme Lipstick in Melon does come in at a very close second because the formula is impeccable, the color is one of my favorites, and it’s perfect for a daily look.
Let me know your thoughts, and stay tuned for the next installment of my lip product swatches / reviews!