Arissa Lipstick Mocha Review, Swatches

by jomol on May 20, 2011 · 58 comments

Arissa Lipstick Mocha Review, Swatches

Arissa as a brand is relatively new to me, I chanced upon the brand while browsing through the items on sale on Cherry Culture. I bought two items from this Arissa brand, one is an autoliner and the other one is this lipstick in Mocha. I assumed Mocha would look good on me, but after trying the lipstick, I can say that, browns aren’t for me; dark pinks and plums are my shades. PRICE: Around $3.

KEY INGREDIENTS: MY TAKE ON ARISSA LIPSTICK IN MOCHA: The label on the back of the lipstick cover reads “Rich, full coverage lipstick glides on smoothly with exceptional colour and wear. Enriched with vitamin E and Aloe Vera to condition and moisturize lips.” But the lipstick turned out to be the exact opposite. Arissa lipstick comes in a heavy black impressive matte casing. I just went “wow” over the packaging, but when I opened and twisted up the lipstick, it was damaged and melting. The lipstick looked so creamy that I had to immediately put it in the refrigerator to prevent further melting. After a while, when I pulled it up back again and smelt it, it stank of molten plastic and very synthetic. After applying it on the lips, I found it rather sticky than creamy. It got stuck on to the lips like glue and there was nothing creamy about it. It did look a lot creamier in the tube, but on lips, it first went stickier and then dried up the lips. The shade went starkly bland on my lips and I ended up with a washed out face. But, I found out an unique way to make use of this lipstick. I apply this lipstick as a base and apply lipsticks with less staying power over it and the latter stays for a much longer time. The only thing that bothers me with this technique is the smell of molten plastic, but I put up with it.:) Arissa Lipstick Pic

SOME YAY’S ABOUT ARISSA LIPSTICK IN MOCHA:

• Packaging, Ilike the heavy matte casing it comes in. • Came dirt cheap at $3. • I make use of the stickiness of the lipstick as a glue to stick lipsticks with less staying power on to it, this way, the latter lipstick stays on for a longer time.

SOME NAYS ABOUT ARISSA LIPSTICK IN MOCHA:

• It smells of molten plastic and stinks badly. • Looks creamy, but goes sticky on the lips and later dries out the lips. • Not my shade at all, though looks good on swatches. WILL I BUY IT AGAIN: NO. IMBB STAR RATING: 2/5.

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calicoaster May 20, 2011 at 11:13 am

Molten plastic!! ewwwwww…. :| :| And drying lipsticks are a biggggggggggg NO NO for me…Me also was thinking of adding some Arissa products in my shopping cart jomol!! :P :P Will stay away from it now…he he :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: Good review!! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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jomol May 20, 2011 at 11:26 am

Cali….but the arissa liner is very good….only the lipstick turned out to be bad…..I suggest you try their liners pucca….

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Rati May 20, 2011 at 11:14 am

It even looks like molten plastic , Jomol. forget smells like. :| :| :| :| :| :| :|

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jomol May 20, 2011 at 11:29 am

Yeah, woh toh hai rati…..it looks like its melting, but I thought it would be creamy…….par nahin :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash:

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Radhika May 20, 2011 at 11:36 am

Err…it looks badddddddddddddddddd molten :| :| You knowwwww..the lipstick on your hand looks so creamy nice….you shouldn’t have reviewed it here…you should have gifted it to Naina when you met her :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil:

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Rati May 20, 2011 at 11:44 am

you know Jomol put it in a pot, crush it and use it. you;d have a nice lip cream. :P :P

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Radhika May 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

Ya do that…put it in a pot..mix in whatever else you feel like in it…THENNNN gift Naina :D

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jomol May 20, 2011 at 11:53 am

Rati, I have a great idea, I put into a 4 or 5 sample pots, gift it to you , rads, priya, naina and whoever wants it….. :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth:

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Rati May 20, 2011 at 11:55 am

the shade would not suit me.. :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug: :smug:

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jomol May 20, 2011 at 11:58 am

you toh gori gori na….all shades would suit you………le lo….laga lo…..kabootaron ke saamne nanga nahane wali :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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Rati May 20, 2011 at 12:25 pm

kabootars dont see me. :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash:

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jomol May 20, 2011 at 11:50 am

Yeah, good idea Rads…..I think I will wait for you to come back from vacation and gipht it back to you :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Radhika May 20, 2011 at 11:52 am

:| :|..but I am not in Hyderabad naaaaa…I stay in bangalore..but here naaaaa no courier reaches my place…so your precious gift might get lost…you give to Naina only :D

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jomol May 20, 2011 at 11:59 am

Naina, I like Naina….I will gipht her Korean brand ka lipstick…you only take this :joker: :joker: :joker: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2: :jiggy2:

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Naina May 20, 2011 at 12:03 pm

whatdididoooooo ??? why so much of anti naina sentiment ?? O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire:

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Ankita May 20, 2011 at 11:16 am

“as a glue to stick other lipsticks” :D Nice review Jomol..will stay away frm Arissa lipsticks. Btw how much time did your package take to arrive..?

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jomol May 20, 2011 at 11:31 am

Ankita….very less…..I think around 12 days or so……but you should chose the tracking wala option for which shipping is a little more…..but then the package arrives on time and safely O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

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Ankita May 20, 2011 at 11:39 am

i think i chose the $11 or $12 option (basically cheapest one). Its been 12 days. me :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

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jomol May 20, 2011 at 11:53 am

It will come soon Ankita….I think next week you will get ….what all you ordered :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P

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Ankita May 20, 2011 at 11:58 am

NYX cream blushes and lipsticks, 1 e/s and 1 brush. I am at my parents’ till tomorrow..I had given shipping address as this hoping I’ll get it in 2 weeks (by tomorrow) but it hasn’t arrived yet. Now I’m going back to Mumbai and my package will come here! Will hv to wait a few months for it :( Couriers in hostel are a problem. There’s no guarantee that you’ll get it. :cry: :cry:

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Ankita May 20, 2011 at 12:02 pm

Picked everything from NYX annual sale (50% off on most items!!!) O:) O:)

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Natasha May 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

i also noticed the same, ” as glue to stick my lipsticks” :lol2: jomol, i luuuuuuuv u :lol: :lol: :lol2: :lol2:

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Priya May 20, 2011 at 11:17 am

i was just abt to say that…it looks so molten :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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jomol May 20, 2011 at 11:19 am

Rati….you havent posted my lipstick ka swatch picture :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: daayan…..you have eaten mera haath mein swatch ka pic :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali: :hunterwali:

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Rati May 20, 2011 at 11:21 am

oh!! :silly: :silly: :silly:

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Rati May 20, 2011 at 11:23 am

Postooeeddd :hunterwali:

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calicoaster May 20, 2011 at 11:25 am

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

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jomol May 20, 2011 at 11:33 am

Yeah posted……now posted :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

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Rati May 20, 2011 at 11:20 am

hihihi lipstick glue stick was beyond my imagination. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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jomol May 20, 2011 at 11:36 am

Rati, I would like to gipht you this lipishitik :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Rati May 20, 2011 at 11:58 am

thankyouverymuchjomol. :| :| :| :| :|

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Priya May 20, 2011 at 11:25 am

and now with the swatch ….it looks like a paint to me !!! :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

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jomol May 20, 2011 at 11:37 am

Priyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa……you want it for Nidhi’s art class :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Priya May 20, 2011 at 11:46 am

hehehe….ya she will go bonkers applying it everywhere though

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Rati May 20, 2011 at 11:57 am

Imagine the horror is she wants to apply it on your face as well. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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anks May 20, 2011 at 11:25 am

nice review jomo… the colour in the tube (and only the colour, mind u) looks good but the lipstick texture does not… looks like the intense indian summer melted it out… nahi?

and burnt plastic smell? I can relate to that! i microwaved a lippie for too long once. It boiled and bubbled and gave me a disgusting burnt plastic smell… :(

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jomol May 20, 2011 at 11:56 am

Hey Anksssssssss….I can’t tell you how creamy it loookssssssssss,,,,,,,,but na when I put it on my lips na, it goes matching matching with my skin colour :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

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Natasha May 20, 2011 at 1:21 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Uzma May 20, 2011 at 11:26 am

The lipstick case is indeed impressive, but it looks so badly molten :no:
Thanks for sharing Jomol, would make other shoppers to decide which ones to give a pass when shopping on Cherry Culture( I guess you bought it from that site) bcoz one has to spend a lot of money on shipping charges & when you get such products it’s disappointing :(

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Naina May 20, 2011 at 11:30 am

aarohan can play with this naaaa.. you give it to him .. he can scribble on the walls and besheets and on your nice nice sarees also … uski creativity badh jayegi .. O:)

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jomol May 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

Nainaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…..I will kill you one day…..as it is Aarohan is destroying all my lipstics…..he twists my lipsticks till full and then puts the cap on it and crushes it like that :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

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Rati May 20, 2011 at 12:01 pm

I soo love aaraohan… :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Ankita May 20, 2011 at 11:31 am

It looks like liquid lipstick or lip creme-like in the swatch! The shade looks nice..too bad it didn’t come out well on the lips :pumpkin:

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jomol May 20, 2011 at 11:46 am

Ankita that’s what, the colour looks very pretty na…..i tho thought I would look like Bipasha Basu…….but it tho made me look like Malinga :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy: :shy:

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Ankita May 20, 2011 at 11:55 am

Malinga!! *dies laughing*

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jomol May 20, 2011 at 11:45 am

Prachi….it tho dries out completely and sticks like a glue…..I tho will give it to priya’s daughter for her art classes :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :|

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flygirl May 20, 2011 at 11:47 am

u did a my kinda review.totally negative!
lol :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth:
haters we are

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Sim May 20, 2011 at 12:04 pm

jomol thanks to keep me away from this …………. :thanks: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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monika May 20, 2011 at 12:20 pm

Looks pretty bad in the pics…….like it’s falling apart…. :yelo:

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Shai May 20, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Nice colour… the texture looks soo thick – but congrats on finding a way to make it work! Trust girls to do that!

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Noopur May 20, 2011 at 1:01 pm

cheee…. gdni lipstick….jomo k paishe waste….. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:
feel bad faar u jomol.. :| :| but m glad some one reviewd it… i wud always see such hideous brands on cherry culture n wanted to buy….. :| :| :| :|

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rids May 20, 2011 at 3:44 pm

Yups looks like molten plastic hehehe… thanks for warnin everyone jomo. . . me was thinkin of ordering from dis brand . . .:)

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dr shivani May 20, 2011 at 5:16 pm

hi jomol..am backkkkkk to eat :eat: :eat: :eat: :eat: :eat: :eat: ur brains!!!!what no brains???? koi baat nahi will starve..for a friend!!!!! :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :evilgrin:
:thanks: :thanks: for the review,sinnce it helps most of us to steer away from these lipsticks,shopping online u do end up ordering things which are weird :silly: :silly: !!!but this review will help all!!

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Rati May 20, 2011 at 5:36 pm

:lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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bhumika May 20, 2011 at 5:23 pm

ohh…all melted :|

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Swati May 21, 2011 at 8:43 am

aaye haaye… :sick: :sick: :sick: ye bhi koi lipstick hai.. :pain: :pain: .

Oriflame is far better than this na Jomol… :evilgrin: :evilgrin: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

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Pari February 6, 2012 at 1:49 pm

bad lippie

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