Swatches & Thoughts: The Balm Meet Matt(e) Hughes Liquid Lipsticks

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Živjo punce !
Zadnje leto se je na področju ličil zgodil pravi boom, saj ni znamke, ki ne bi imela svojo različico tekočih šmink. Tako se je težko odločiti kaj najprej preizkusiti in katera šminka bo boljša od druge v pigmentaciji, obstojnosti ter prijetnosti na ustnicah. Sama sicer temu trendu nisem tako podlegla, vendar me je nato prepričal komplet tekočih šmink The Balm, saj so mini in sem tako lahko preizkusila več različnih odtenkov, ki jih potrebujem ob različnih makeup izgledih. Hkrati pa sem ena izmed tistih, ki res stežka porabi kakšno šminko.

Hi girls.
I feel like in 2016, there was a boom in liquid lipsticks department since nowadays every brand has their own version of it. Though I haven't fallen in pattern of trying each and every one, however I got quite interested in this set of 6 Mini Long-Lasting Liquid Lipsticks by The Balm, since it's fun to try many shades for different occasions. Every brand has their own pigmentation, longevity and texture standards of lipstick so let's see what this one is about...



Vonj je sladkast s pridihom mentola, ki pa ne draži ustnic oz. ne peče (kar se dogaja pri glosih za povečanje volumna ustnic). Tekstura je ravno pravšnja, ne preveč tekoča in ravno prav gosta. Aplikator pa je klasična gobica. Pred nanosom odvečno šminko odstranim ob robu embalaže ter nanesem tanjši, a prekriven sloj. Sicer je sama šminka lepo prekrivna ampak ob preveč tankem sloju se lahko vidi, da nanos ni enakomeren. Po potrebi nanos še popravim, ob čemer se šminka enako lepo posuši. Sušenje je res hitro in končen učinek je popolnoma mat. 
Embalaža seveda ni posebna, saj gre za "mini" šminke. Kljub temu so zelo uporabne in mi je všeč, da jih vzamem s seboj brez problema ter imam na voljo več odtenkov.

Pred nanosom priporočam, da ustnice navlažiš z balzamom, počakaš nekaj časa, da se ta vpije ali na hitro popivnaš ustnice pred nanosom šminke. Pri čemer bodo ustnice navlažene in ni takoj prisotnega občutka suhosti, ki se pojavi pri matirajočih šminkah. Prav tako pa se šminka lažje odstrani. Kadar sem imela ustnice popolnoma suhe ter sem nanesla šminko, sem jo s težavo odstranila, kljub odstranjevalcem ličil. Na splošno pa šminka ni tako zelo izsušujoča.

Obstojnost je odlična. Seveda, če jem mastno hrano, začne šminka na notranji strani ustnic bledeti. Pri nekaterih odtenkih imam problem, da se mi na notranji strani ustnic nabere šminka in se vidi tak čuden rob. Ampak to se mi dogaja z veliko šminkami.

Skratka sama sem zadovoljna in če bi vsakodnevno nosila takšne šminke, bi zagotovo kupila tudi kakšno "full-size". Najraje pa nosim odtenek Sincere, ker je popoln za vsak dan.

Cena: 24,99€ (6 x 1.2ML / 0.04 FL OZ US)


Surprisingly the smell is sweet but a bit minty without any tingling. The texture is perfect: not liquid but not too thick. And the applicator is a standard doe-foot one which before applying the lipstick, I wipe off on the neck of packaging. Then I just apply a nice, not too thin layer. If applied really thinly, you can see the lines of application, otherwise it is just seamless. Sometimes I fix it a bit and layer it thinly, however it dries evenly. Drying time is minimum and finish is completely mat.
Packaging isn't superb since it's a trial product, however I love it because it's handy to travel with and I can try many more shades for less money.
Before application I do recommend applying a small layer of lip balm and letting it sink in. Afterwards I also usually blot it away. Because this makes sure lipstick won't settle into cracks too much and drying effect doesn't appear as soon. Also when I didn't apply lip balm, I had really hard time removing lipsticks. All in all this lipstick is not as drying on the lips.

Longevity is great as it doesn't just disappear with drinking. But like any other lipsticks, if I eat something greasy, it will start fading off in centre of the lips. My only problem is that with any matt lipsticks, I get a weird line on the inner corner of the lips which I have to simply wipe away.


To be honest I was surprised with these lipsticks and if I'd wear them all the time, I'd probably purchase one of the full-size ones. But mostly I wear the shade Sincere, because it's a great every day shade.


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8 comments

  1. Tudi meni so zelo všeč - od teksture, vonja in odtenkov. Res osveži ta chocolate chip mint vonj.

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    1. Ane :) Pa tak "after-eight" vonj, malce drugačen.

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  2. Vsakič, ko grem mimo, si rečem, da jih ne rabim. Ne vem, če bom še dolgo zdržala, razen Daring so mi res zelo lepi odtenki, navdušuje pa me tudi podatek, da vonj ni vanilijast, ker samo tega organsko ne prenesem :)

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    1. Ja, kar povonjaj šminke :) Meni so všeč !

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  3. FUUUUL lepi odtenki, vse bi imela, sploh 1. in Dedicated - že imam!

    Tudi vonj mi je všeč, malo za spremembo!

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  4. Joooj te minije imam že nagledane kar nekaj časa. In zdaj si me definitivno prepričala v nakup. Všeč so mi prav vsi odtenki, veseli me, da je končni izgled čisto mat.

    xx

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    1. res so fajn :) sem bla zlo vesela, ko sem jih odkrila v MB, ker drugače nimamo The Balm stojala...pa še znižane sem ujela :D wuhu, res se je splačalo, za toliko odtenkov.

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  5. Jaz sem jih vidla zadnjič malce znižane, pa nisem vedla če bi al nebi :) Tale charming ti ful paše! :)

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