The other day, I was checking out the reviews of these new super cute launches from Streetwear on IMBB, and nearly lusting after them, even after the average rating, because, well, come on, how are you going to resist such girly packaging!! The illustration on it reminds me of female characters from Archie comics. I just had to get a few. So, when I saw these online, I hunted for the shades close to my liking and placed an order. A mini haul actually 😛 So, read on to find out more about the shade that I am going to review today, along with pictures of what I purchased along with it. 😀
The packaging is to die for. I am head over heels in love. It is so cute, chic and street smart. The girl toons are way better than Elle 18. It’s a plastic packaging, with a normal twist up after you pull off the cap with the illustration on it. Quite sturdy, fits inside your purse, although the plastic is prone to scratches and illustration prone to fading over time, as it happens with budget lipsticks, although I am keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn’t happen as I am way too in love with the packaging. Sigh! Hope my prayers are answered. 😀 😀
It comes at a price of Rs. 180/- for 3 gm, very affordable and in the budget of college girls. However, it is still more than that of Elle 18 lipsticks, which come at a tag of Rs. 100, and have impressed their way into the lives of many young girls, if you cut down your expectations and do not mind reapplying. So, a comparison is obvious when you are competing for the same market.
My Experience with Streetwear Color Rich Ultra Moist Lipstick – Mystic Mauve:
I purchased this lipstick, in the shade 7, Mystic Mauve. As I already have loads of pinks and nudes from different brands, I decided to give this nearly purple shade a try. I won’t lie, when I received this shade, and after I was done admiring the packaging 😛 I was very skeptical whether the shade would suit me or not, given that I have never tried such a shade.
The shade Mystic Mauve is purple, with little tones of pink, to make it look too harsh. It is actually pinker than it has turned out in the pictures. I tried taking it from every angle and light possible, but somehow, it could not capture the pink tones, just the purple. Anyway, the actual shade, is a few tones, just a few, pinker in reality, as compared to the LOTD and swatch.
This shade is strictly for fair to medium tones, and will wash out dusky beauties. It is a really cool-toned shade, which will look pretty on application, and different too, if you are too bored of the regular peaches and pinks and nudes. I am glad that I gave this shade a try.
The texture of the lipstick is somewhere between matte to creamy. It glided on my lips easily, no tugging and pulling at all. Plus, I could layer it and swipe it multiple times, to get the desired color and coverage. Those with dry lips will have to get rid of dry patches through proper exfoliation, lest you want it to stick to them. For me, it was just a swipe of clear balm an hour before, to give smoothness to my lips, and when I applied this lipstick, I had absolutely no problem.
Lasting power is very average. It will stay for around 3 to 4 hours with beverages in between, fading a bit. However, take some heavy snack, or a full meal, and it will be gone. Darker shades may leave a tint behind. However, this shade does not leave any tint or stain behind. It is just wiped clean, and you shall have to reapply. But, at this price, you cannot complain.
Pros of Streetwear Color Rich Ultra Moist Lipstick – Mystic Mauve:
- Creamy on application, no tugging or pulling.
- Just the right moisture, no bleeding.
- Settles to a creamy to matte finish.
- Unique and different shade.
- Coverage is buildable.
- Awesome and chic packaging.
- Very affordable.
- Available easily.
Cons of Streetwear Color Rich Ultra Moist Lipstick – Mystic Mauve:
- Dry lips will need more moisture, just this is not enough.
- Sheer to medium coverage even on multiple swipes.
- Will not cover very pigmented lips, although this may differ from shade to shade.
- Average staying power.
- Does not survive meals and snacks.
- Does not leave any tint behind, just wiped clean.
- Reapplication is required.
IMBB Rating and Recommendation:
I rate Streetwear Color Rich Ultra Moist Lipstick – 7 Mystic Mauve, 3/5.
A good looking option to Elle 18 lipsticks, very affordable, with an array of shades to choose from. If only you do not have much expectations and do not mind reapplying, this is a good budget option.
Would I Repurchase Streetwear Color Rich Ultra Moist Lipstick – Mystic Mauve?
I think not. I already have purchased three shades, and although I like all three, I think I will suggest Elle 18 over these, as those are more moisturizing, with that lip balm core. Plus the shades in Elle 18 are more beautiful, and the darker ones do leave a pretty tint behind sometimes. Plus, that is more like a nourishing lip balm, so you do not mind it reapplying often, Cannot say the same for these Streetwear lipsticks. And yes, how can I forget, Elle 18 comes at 110 and these at 180, so I guess I would suggest former over these.
Lastly, take a look at my mini haul of this range. Coming up next are the reviews of “Pink Persuasion” and the Color Rich Kajal. Let’s just say, that I do not have colossal expectations from these, but these are fun to have at the price.
Hope you found my review useful and at the same time engaging. See you soon guys. Till then, be gorgeous.
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