For me, YouTuber Stephanie Nicole is a goddess. I often rely on her to tell me about products that actually work. She’s very detailed and thorough so I feel I’m getting my money’s worth when I buy shit she recommends. Anyway, in her liquid lipstick review series, she reco’d this and I went out and bought two. Ya know, because #StephanieNicole.
Packaging is spunky, as is usual for TheBalm. The doe foot applicator is nothing special.
Important note: it is freakin’ delicious. It tastes like mint chocolate chip ice cream!!!
It applies creamy/mousse-y and remains a wee bit tacky through the day, which I don’t mind since I like my lips to have some moisture. It layers okay – the second layer may emphasize the cracks and flakes of your lips, so good prep (exfoliation) is a must. Others use a lip scrub; I use my handy dandy toothbrush to scrub away any dead flakes.
It wears away unevenly when I ate, so please take that into consideration. It’s not as budge-proof as I would like.
Now for the swatches. Loyal is described as a “deep red”, and Dedicated a “berry red”.
Verdict: Wish it was cheaper, but the quality is good for the price. I can see myself using this a lot since it’s so comfy to wear.
Price: Php775 at the BeautyBar