This is my first time doing a product review and I don’t know what’s going to happen in this post HAHAHAHA So, here it goes…
Caveat: I’m not a makeup pro. I’m still learning how to buy the right product for myself and to apply makeup.
In this post, I’m going to share my experience using L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss for months now. I actually got this as my 22nd birthday present from my law school barkada (means group of friends in Filipino). So, I have absolutely no idea that it existed until I received it as a gift (I already mention that I’m no professional on this aspect).
According to its website , L.A. Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss have 16 bold shades that provide rich and intense color in a flat finish for all day wear. The long wearing formula goes on as a highly pigmented liquid and dries to a flat matte finish, for a gorgeous velvety perfection that last and lasts.
Since its my first time using a matte gloss, I had a hard time getting use to it. I even have no idea what shade my friends gave to me. I guess the first one is the Fantasy shade while the second one is either Timeless/Frisky (correct me if I’m wrong with my guessing game of what shades I have on hand) .
Nowadays, matte finish gloss or lipsticks is a must for ready to go and conquer the day for girls in all ages. Honestly, I only discovered matte finish component when I got into law school.
How to apply?
According to their website, “Apply a thin coat evenly on lips and let dry. Re-apply as desired. Formula is fast drying and long wearing. To remove lipgloss, use an oil based makeup remover.”
How I apply? First of I apply my Careline Lip Balm Strawberry to somehow moisturize my lips before applying either of the two L.A. Girl Matte Gloss I have on hand. It depends on my mood which of the two I’m using. I haven’t tried mixing the two though. Another substitute as your base is petroleum jelly which I haven’t tried yet. If you directly apply the L.A Girl Matte Gloss, your lips became dry and chappy (I tried it once guys. The first time I used it).
What I love about this product, it is literally ultra-matte that can last up to 24 hours without swiping another coat or retouching it. When I started my day by 10 am in the morning and ended by 10 pm in the evening, I still have my matte gloss on and remain on my lips. So more or less, 12 hours and I’m still good to go with this lippie. No retouch needed.
The down part (may be its not a down part to some girls out there), it stains to whatever I’m eating, the utensils and the glass I’m using and because its ultra matte, I have a hard time removing it.
About whether it is light weight or not in the lips, I think its just light weight enough when you’re getting used to it wearing matte liquid lipstick but for beginners, its sticky but you gotta love the flat finish.
This is a great lippie for busy girls like me and I definitely going to recommend this one and give this lippie a go signal. If given a chance to try a new shade, I would definitely go with it. I think I have to ask my friends where they bought this one and how much.
Overall, I’ll give this 3 out of 5. Its actually a good lippie but I’m still having a hard time with its applicator.
Share me some thoughts about this lippie below 🙂