L.A. Girl Instinct Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss Review

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Hello my loves!

Today’s review will be on a product that I had been eyeing forever. I’m really loving liquid lipsticks these days and wanted to get these LA Girl lipsticks ever since they launched in the West. Finally, they are available in India and I just couldn’t wait to try them! I picked up two shades from this range – “Instinct” and “Secret.” Let’s find out more about ‘Instinct’ and how it fared on me.


INR 575
Product Description: Introducing our hottest new lip product – Matte Pigment Gloss. These 16 bold shades provide rich, intense color in a flat finish for all day wear. The long wearing formula goes on as a high pigmented liquid and dries to a flat matte finish. Leaving lips colored in gorgeous velvety perfection that last and lasts.


My Experience with L.A. Girl Instinct Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss:

Packaging: This liquid lipstick comes in a stout and somewhat cute packaging. You can see the shade from outside, so spotting it becomes easy, in your stash. It has a flat applicator which is quite okay to apply the product; I’d have preferred a better applicator though. The packaging is very convenient and travel friendly.

L.A. Girl Instinct Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss packaging

Color/Pigmentation:  ‘Instinct’ is a bright orange shade. It looks absolutely beautiful when swatched. It’s just so bold and out there. It has yellow undertones and such shades flatter my skin tone. It is much pigmented and you get a lot of pigment in one swipe, but I just don’t know why it sometimes applies very smoothly and sometimes it goes so damn patchy!


Texture: The gloss is thick and goes on patchy sometimes and sometimes will go on smoothly and apply normally like a regular liquid lipstick. It dries matte in about 30-40 seconds. It is extremely drying on my lips. It just makes my lips as dry as a desert. It goes on patchy if I apply lip balm underneath.  When I purse my lips, the pigment gets transferred. You can see how the pigment just gets transferred to the lower lip in the swatches. When you smile too widely, it’ll crack up at random spots and make your lips look like prunes. I just don’t know how the texture of a liquid lipstick can go so wrong, I just don’t like it.

L.A. Girl Instinct Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss wand

Staying Power: It stays on forever and ever. It takes a hell of lot of time to remove it with my cleanser and then I read that you should remove it with an oil-based cleanser. I tried that too, but still, it just hurt my lips badly. So, I wipe my lips with a wet wipe and that removes the pigment, but it sort of crumbles into a fine powder. Gross! But it was far easier and less painful to remove that way. In a way, it’s just a strong lip paint in a liquid lipstick bottle.


L.A. Girl Instinct Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss lip swatches

Pros of L.A. Girl Instinct Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss:

  • Cute packaging.
  • I love this bright orange shade.
  • Immensely pigmented.
  • Many shades available in this range.
  • Infinite staying power.
  • Dries very quickly.

Cons of L.A. Girl Instinct Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss:

  • The applicator doesn’t work for me.
  • Uneven application.
  • Doesn’t work very well on moisturised lips.
  • Cracks up when you smile.
  • Clumpy texture.
  • When you purse your lips, the pigment gets transferred on the lower lip.
  • Takes forever to remove it.
  • Dries up the lips pretty bad.

IMBB Rating:
Would I Recommend/Repurchase L.A. Girl Instinct Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss?

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