Skin tone: Medium to dusky
Hope you are all doing great. I have already reviewed two shades from the Makeup Geek Plush Lip Matte liquid lipstick range. Today, I am going to talk about the shade “Urbanista” from the same range. So, let’s see whether this is a BUY or BYE.
Price: $12 for 0.06 oz
A cross between a cream and mousse, this unique formula sits on top of the lips for a soft, “plush” feel. A wide variety of colors crafted in a soft matte finish, you’re sure to find a highly pigmented shade you love!
Urbanista is a muted plum with a matte finish.
Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylyl Methicone, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Stearoyl Inulin, Acetylated Glycol Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Water/Aqua, Glyceryl Behenate, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Isoceteth-10, Ethylhexylglycerin, Stearic Acid, Limonene, Cyclopentasiloxane, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Flavor/Aroma, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Linalool, Citral, Glycerin, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract Citronellol, Geraniol
May Contain: Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Mica CI 77019, Iron Oxides CI 77499, Red 7 Lake CI 15850, Iron Oxides CI 77492
My Experience with Makeup Geek Plush Lip Matte Urbanista:
These lippies come packaged in a pretty plastic tube with a metallic gunmetal cap with the logo of Makeup Geek embossed on the top. There is also an outer cardboard box, which has a color combination of metallic gunmetal and the actual shade of the lipstick. The shade name is present at the bottom of the box and the ingredient list is also printed on the outer box. This product has a regular flat doe foot applicator that works well on the application of the lipstick.
The packaging is quite small and cute. It is one of the smallest liquid lippies I own. Having said that, let’s discuss the quantity of this product. This product contains 0.06 oz of product for $12. Now, if we compare this with similar products in the market, we know that this quantity is so small, for example, Kat Von De Everlasting liquid lipstick contains 0.22oz product for $20. So, we actually get the 1/3rd amount of product of an actual liquid lipstick, which is ridiculous. Overall, the packaging is pretty and of good quality but the product itself is not a value for money.
Shades: There are 20 shades in the Plush Lip Matte liquid lipstick line and most of the colors are unique, not like the regular reds and pinks. I really love the shade selection; it is quite versatile and falls more on the Instagram lipstick trend. This doesn’t mean there are no regular shades; there is something for everyone. The shade “Urbanista” is described as a muted plum. I will call this as a bold purply plum shade. This is such a dark gorgeous fall shade and universally flattering.
Makeup Geek describes the Plush Lip Matte formula as a cross between a cream and a mousse and that’s true. The consistency of this lipstick is more like a thickly whipped mousse, similar to one of my favorite formula of Tarte Creamy Matte Lip Paints. Though this line has a semi-matte finish, this particular shade has a true powder matte finish. They do come off when you eat, so you’ll need to touch up after meals.
They’re definitely not kiss-proof. This is extremely pigmented; one swipe gives a full opaque coverage. For almost all shades, the formula did not emphasize lip lines and didn’t cling to dry patches but this shade was pretty drying than others and did apply a bit streaky, and I think this happened because it’s a pretty dark shade. This shade was not that comfortable like others but it wasn’t extremely drying, and it felt like a regular liquid lippie. This formula is smudge and transfer resistant but not smudge-proof or transfer-proof.
These have a pretty good staying power. It stays put for a good 5 to 6 hours and then fades a bit, but we can easily reapply it. As I have told before, these do transfer a bit while eating or drinking but nothing major.
Overall, this lipstick has a great formula, except for this shade which is quite drying and streaky but I still love this color as it is a beautiful dark and vampy shade. If you like dark shades like I do, then you can give this is a go.
Pros of Makeup Geek Plush Lip Matte Urbanista:
• Elegant packaging
• Easy-to-use doe foot applicator
• Dark purply plum shade
• Creamy mousse consistency
• Matte finish
• Good pigmentation
• Decent lasting power
Cons of Makeup Geek Plush Lip Matte Urbanista:
• This shade is a little drying
• Streaky application
• Quantity is lesser than regular lippies
• Transfers a bit
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Makeup Geek Plush Lip Matte Urbanista?
I may get this again since I love the shade. You can skip this if you detest drying lipsticks.
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