Everyone and their mother has heard of the fabulous products L.A. Girl have produced and at incredible prices too. Some of my all time favourites is from this brand and at a fraction of the price from what you normally would pay. We all fell in love with the concealers, lip liners and eyeliners and don't forget the famous Beauty Bricks which have once again sold out at my local pharmacy (this time I luckily managed to get the nude one though!). The fairy tale however has sadly come to an end for me.
I really didn't believe that L.A. Girl could do anything wrong, but unfortunately these Matte Lip Glosses have proved me wrong. First of all I love the packaging. It looks really nice and the calligraphy is quite cool in my opinion. The shades they had left wasn't my favourites, but I only had time to go to Dischem after they have been selling these for a week and so the nudes and some of the nicer pinks have been sold out. I opted for these two - a red, Secret, and a pink one, Bazaar.
These are essentially lip glosses that dries down to a matte finish. I don't really get why they didn't just call it something like a lip lacquer or even a liquid lipstick as there is absolutely nothing glossy about this product aside from it's doe foot applicator. The applicator is a nightmare in my opinion. It applies the product unevenly and the applicator is really big so it makes precise application very challenging. I scrape almost all the product off of the applicator to get decent application and would thus recommend you do this too. It really isn't something you could throw in your bag to easily touch up throughout the day without needing a mirror and patience. The scent is rather chemical like which is off putting, but it isn't noticeable once you have it on your lips so it is not too bad at least.
The pigmentation is pretty phenomenal. The colour pay off you get is really good for the price you pay and the "gloss" quickly sets with a matte finish. This part of the "gloss" I love, but as it is a matte it does accentuate dry spots on your lips as all matte lipsticks do and it is really drying. I put on some lip balm before applying the lipstick to my lips which definitely helps to improve even application and it doesn't accentuate your dry spots so much then, but my lips keeps feeling extremely dry whilst wearing this and dry lips drives me nuts. The thing that I hate most about this product however is that it feels extremely sticky on the lips even after wearing it for half an hour. If I press my lips together they stick. It is so irritating that I have literally not been able to keep this on for longer than half an hour.
This was a big let down for me and a total waste of the R70 that they each cost. I really feel like returning them, but I bought them sealed in a three for two special and so I am not sure what the return policy of Dischem is with regards to this, so if you do know please let me know!
Have you tried these before and did you like them? Let me know down below and please remember to leave links to your blogs so that I can return the favour!