Like I mentioned before, I went and I bought two more lip creams, one in pinkish nude and another one in red. Read on to know how the red one fared.
INR 150 for 6.5 ml.
I am just going to copy this from my previous review as there is nothing different in this department. They have copied everything from the NYX soft matte lip creams. Right from the black cap and colored tube to the doe-foot applicator, everything is same including the font on the tube!!
The only difference is that while in NYX lip creams, the name of the shade and the number are written at the bottom of the tube, in VOV lip creams, only the shade number is written at the bottom as the VOV ones do not have shade names. These creams do not leak as such, so can be carried around without any hassle.
Okay since I am recently loving bright lipsticks, without any doubt, I picked this one up because it looked so bright and nice in the tube, but when I came home and swatched, it was a gorgeous soft red. I am in love with this color. It is not an over the top red, but nevertheless, it’s such a gorgeous color.
It is superbly pigmented. I have pigmented lips and it completely covers my lip pigmentation in one swipe. I have never seen any lipstick that is as pigmented as this one and as it fades, it leaves a beautiful stain behind. It doesn’t get streaky at all.
The texture is also the same like the NYX ones. At first when you apply, it is wet, but it instantly dries up to a powder matte finish. But the only difference is that while the NYX one dries immediately, this one takes up to 5 minutes to completely dry and give that soft cream matte finish.
Since it is very matte, it does settle in the fine lines of the lips, so it’s better if you properly exfoliate your lips, apply a lip balm and then apply this. Wearing this with chapped lips is a big NO-NO!!!
Both NYX and VOV one have that same sweet smell, you know they smell somewhat like cookies, but I’m ok with it as the smell completely goes away within 5 minutes of application.
Yes, it does plump up the lips a lot and gives the illusion of fuller lips. Since it is super matte, it doesn’t transfer on glasses and tissues at all, which is a major plus point!! The lip creams easily stay on for 4 hours with light snacks in between.
Removing it off is a little time consuming as it is insanely pigmented. I have attached a swatch of the stain. I had swatched it on my hand yesterday and today after having a shower, this is how the stain looks.
Yes, it is that pigmented!!
Pros of VOV Soft Matte Lip Cream – 01:
- Most pigmented lip cream ever!
- Very affordable.
- No bleeding or feathering.
- Super matte.
- Glides smoothly.
- Doesn’t transfer.
- Super long staying power.
- Plumps up the lips.
Cons of VOV Soft Matte Lip Cream – 01:
- Settles in fine lines.
- No testers available.
- Availability might be an issue for some.
- Leaves a strong stain behind.
Do I Recommend/Will I Repurchase VOV Soft Matte Lip Cream – 01?
Well, this is my third lip cream from this range and I will repurchase this color forever and ever!! Highly recommend.
PS: The other shades that I tried from this range were almost the same like the NYX ones, but this one isn’t similar to NYX 01 Amsterdam at all. Amsterdam is a bright pretty red and this one is a softer red. Both are pretty nonetheless!!
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