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Skin Tone: Medium-wheatish
In this post, I will be sharing my views on L.A. Girl lip liner pencil in the shade “Smooth Plum”. Let’s get into the details.
$3.00 for 1.3 gm
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Candelilla Wax (Candelilla Cera), Carnauba Wax (Cera Carnauba), Castor Oil, Langlin, ceresin, Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera), Beeswax (Cera Alba), Squalane, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Petrolatum, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Micro Cristalline) BHT, Propylparaben. May contain: Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI77492, CI77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), FD & C Blue 1 Aluminum Lake (CI42090-2), Mica (CI77019), D & C Red 7 CA Lake (CI15850: 1), D & C Red 6 ( CI15850), FD & C Yellow 6 Al Lake (CI15985-1), FD & C Yellow 5 G Lake (CI19140: 1), D & C Red 27 Al Lake (CI45410-2), D & C Red Lake (CI73360), D & C Red 33 Lajke (CI17200), tin oxide (CI77861)
How to Use:
Outline upper and lower lips as desired.
My Experience with L.A. Girl Lipliner Pencil Smooth Plum:
Packaging: L.A. Girl Lipliner Pencil comes in a sleek, sharpenable pencil type packaging. The pencil itself is black coloured with a matte finish and has color-coded end; just keep them upside down and colour-coded ends make it easy to pick up the desired shade. The pencil bears only the shade name and no other detail. It comes sealed with cellophane that houses the other details regarding the product. Also, there is no sharpener provided with this lip liner pencil.
Shade: The shade “Smooth Plum” is a deep and rich color that instantly brightens up my complexion. It is perfect for the times when you want to let your lips do all the talking. The lipliner can be worn alone with light eye makeup. It can be used as a lip liner or can be used alone as a lip color. The shade works nicely in both cases.
Pigmentation: The lip liner provides a uniform and intense color pay off in just one swipe. There is no pigment skipping and in a couple of swipes, it shows full color. I have pigmented upper lip, but this lip liner is able to conceal it while showing its true color over the lips. I have to go for 3 to 4 swipes to get the lip pencil show its true color on my pigmented lips. It does not crumble or feel heavy on the lips in the process.
Texture: The texture of the lip liner is creamy and I still find it very difficult to glide over the lips. It does not glide on its own and there is too much of tugging and pulling in the process. When uses as liner, the tugging and pulling is minimal, but when used on its own as a lip color, the tugging and pulling is more. I use the slant side of the tip to apply while filling in the lips. It makes the application easier as the pencil glides easily. There is no sheen to the shade and it settles into soft matte finish.
Formula: The formula of this lip liner is very lightweight and does not feel heavy on the lips. But, the lip liner has drying formula which starts to feel dry soon after the application. Hence, I always wear it over a lip balm. Also, if I wear this color without exfoliating my lips, it clings to the dry patches for sure and settles into the lines. The actual product does not have any such fragrance, but the pencil itself smells weird.
Staying Power: This shade stays put for 3 to 4 hours without having any meal. After having a complete meal, it fades and leaves a light stain behind. On top of that, I have a habit of licking the center of my lips. The stain can easily be removed with a wipe itself. It is not transfer-proof. The shade also does not bleed or feather.
The shade is very easy to remove; I just swipe cotton over the lips once with Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water or use Himalaya aloe vera moisturizing wipe. It gets removed completely and does not leave any stain behind.
Pros of L.A. Girl Lipliner Pencil Smooth Plum:
- Sleek, color-coded packaging.
- Beautiful deep plum shade.
- Decently pigmented.
- Lightweight formula.
- Stays for 3 to 4 hours straight.
- Does not bleed or feather.
- Easy to remove.
- Does not leave any stain after removing.
Cons of L.A. Girl Lipliner Pencil Smooth Plum:
- Pencil smells weird.
- Does not glide over the lips easily – there is too much tugging and pulling.
- Not completely transfer proof.
- Drying formula.
- Contains paraben.
IMBB Rating: 3.9/5
Do I Recommend L.A. Girl Lipliner Pencil Smooth Plum?
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