You’re probably tired of hearing me talk about my love for liquid lipsticks, but your girl cannot stop buying/trying new liquid lipsticks. That’s why I was super excited when Color Kill Make Up graciously gifted me all 7 of their Mega Matte Liquid Lipsticks.
I hadn’t heard of the brand before, which is another reason I was excited to try them out since I’m all for supporting smaller brands/businesses.
The Good |
- Super matte
- Apply smoothly
- Opaque in one swipe
- Transfer proof
- Don’t feel tacky on the lips
- Creamy, almost moussey, formula
- Cute packaging
- Long lasting
- Free shipping in the US
- Available worldwide
- Vegan/ cruelty free
- Price ($15.95)
The Bad |
- Can be drying
- Applicator is messy
- Flake off sometimes after several hours
- Only available online
So far, Color Kill has 7 liquid lipsticks available:
Playmate— pinky, beige neutral
Lotus Petal— muted salmon
Pink Gumballs— cool toned light-medium pink
Sweet Salmon— vibrant coral
Carnival— cool toned hot pink
Indie Red— deepened vibrant red
Love Thing— deep purple with pink undertones
Most of them apply smoothly since they have a creamy/moussey formula. They are very pigmented, opaque in one swipe, and super matte. The only shade that applies slightly streaky, but is easy to even out, is Carnival. Some liquid lipsticks, like the ones from Dose of Colors, feel tacky on the lips, but these don’t at all. So even when you press your lips together they don’t stick together.
Since these are mega matte liquid lipsticks, they are super matte, and because of that it’s expected they’ll be a bit drying. These do feel drying on the lips after a while, but if you apply a thin lip balm beforehand they are comfortable. Another thing to keep in mind is that since they’re super matte, they can accentuate your lip lines, and after several hours on my lips they did begin to feel a bit grainy on the lips and flake off.
These do last a long time and are transfer proof unless eating. The lighter shades do wear off when eating, but Indie Red and Love Thing stay put. They do feel a bit gunky on the lips after consuming a meal, but if you look in the mirror they look fine.
I love the applicator, but I do wish it was a little smaller. The flat applicator allows for smooth application, but I have pretty small lips so it can be a bit large and makes for messy application unless you’re super careful.
I would recommend making sure your lips are nicely exfoliated and moisturized before applying these because they can emphasize dryness. I also suggest applying a moisturizing lip balm underneath, but nothing too thick like the Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, which I thought would be a good idea, but just made the lipsticks apply streaky and feel a bit gunky. Instead, apply something that is hydrating, but thin.
The Verdict |
If you love super matte lipsticks, then I definitely think you should give these a go (especially if you live in the US because hello, free shipping!). I’m not a huge fan of all of the colors because not all of them suite me, but I do really like most of the shades. Playmate is my favorite out of the seven shades, but I also really like Lotus Petal, Carnival, and Indie Red. Although they began to flake off my lips after several hours, I still do enjoy them. Keep in mind, my lips are naturally dry so it’s possible my results vary from yours because of my lip chemistry!
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