Skin Type: Dry and occasionally acne-prone
Skin Tone: Fair with neutral undertones
I have always been a big fan of Sugar Cosmetics and most of their products have never really disappointed me. The Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick range is one of the most loved products and grabbing newer shades from this is always a worthy purchase. Recently, I picked a few shades from this range and I will be reviewing them one by one. Today’s review is on Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick in the shade “15 Blush Rush”. Keep scrolling for the product review.
Ready to flaunt a pop of colour to inspire a cheer all around you? The Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick is your go-to makeup weapon. If you’ve ever lusted for a “one-coat wonder” product for your lips, your search ends here. Get a full-blooded burst of pigment with just a single swipe of this beautiful liquid lipstick that will stay the day and right up till the night!
·Wine, Coffee & date-proof – this is a matte lipstick that is guaranteed to last longer than your longest day
·Available in stunning shades that will make it difficult to choose
·The SUGAR Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick gives you opaque pigmentation with a single swipe that stays all day with zero feathering or fading
·Our favourite mattifying fix contains a generous helping of Vitamin E and comes in a full range of 10 gorgeous shades that is guaranteed to make your OOTDs stand out
·This product is dermatologically tested & approved and 100% safe for your skin
INR 499 for 4.5 ml
My Experience Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 15 Blush Rush:
Packaging: There is nothing new about the packaging. It is similar to the packaging of other liquid lipsticks from this range. This liquid lipstick comes in a quirky cardboard packaging having the signature sugar graphics design and prints on it. The graphical design looks very attractive and colourful and renders a good value packaging-wise. The liquid lipstick comes housed inside this colourful cardboard box. It has square-shaped cylindrical plastic tube and it will fit easily in your makeup box. The colour of the tube is transparent and you can see through the shade of the lipstick from outside, which actually helps in the shade identification process quickly. The tube of the lipstick has a regular screw-on black cap that closes properly in place. There are no chances of unwanted leakage of the product. The shade name is mentioned on the base of the tube and also on the outer cardboard box.
The applicator of the lipstick comes attached with the black cap. The shape of the applicator is just perfect for liquid lipstick application. You will not face unwanted and uneven coverage with this type of wand. Overall, I find the packaging sturdy and quite attractive.
Shade: Currently, Sugar has about 30 shades in this range. The shade “Blush Rush” is a beautiful muted pink colour which has light brownish undertones to it. It will compliment fair to medium skin tones more. On my skin tone, it looks perfectly flattering. Those who prefer subtle shades, this one is a great option to choose from. It is an everyday shade and your makeup will never look over the top. The colour looks great on me and I love this shade so much. It instantly brightens my face and adds an extra dimension to the makeup game. Since it is more of a warm-toned shade, it will suit warm undertones better.
Pigmentation: Needless to say, the pigmentation of these liquid lipsticks is bomb. You get an opaque coverage in a single swipe. For pigmented lips, it will need a maximum of two swipes for the full colour payoff. I usually apply two coats of it and then I am ready to go. Between two successive coats, I use a blotting tissue to remove the excess amount. I am really happy with the intense pigmentation of these lipsticks.
Fragrance wise, it has a mild candy-like fragrance which is never too bothering. The fragrance lingers for sometime after which it gradually fades away.
Texture and Finish: The texture is smooth, very creamy and the product when applied spreads evenly without any tugging or pulling. The finish has no hint of gloss or shimmers in it. It feels sticky initially, but once it settles to a matte finish, the sticky feeling is gone. The formula is lightweight and it feels comfortable to wear. The more you apply, the more time it takes to dry up. After you apply this lipstick, it takes about 20-30 seconds to dry down completely and then settles to a satin-matte finish. While applying coats, be quick because, the colour gets settled really fast and can give a patchy look if you don’t pay proper attention. The formulation is buildable and adjusts well to layering. Initially, the formulation felt quite hydrating and moisturizing, but it felt drying on the lips after sometime. This was because my lips were not hydrated. It does not highlight the fine lines of the lips though.
One good point about this lip colour is that it is smudgeproof and water-proof. Once it dries down completely, it is completely transfer proof as well. The application ensures a flawless and even finish without zero streakiness.
Exfoliation and prepping up your lips is mandatory, otherwise the dryness will surely ruin your day. It is advisable to moisturise your lips with a lip balm to keep them hydrated and healthy looking.
Staying Power: Another feather to its good performance is the insane staying power. From morning to night, it stays in place throughout if you do not consume any food or drinks. It does not crack or flake off. On my lips, it stayed for about 8-9 hours without budging. With normal meals, the colour intensity is not affected much. However, with oily foods, it gets chipped off from the centre of the lips. In that case, you would require reapplication. But, the reapplication is not messy at all since the texture is so soft and creamy. If you have primed lips, the staying power will definitely be more.
Coming to the removal process, it is not possible to remove this lipstick with a normal water-based remover or wet wipe as the colour is highly pigment packed. You would surely need an oil-based makeup remover for complete removal of the lipstick. I also used some almond oil as I really had hard time removing it off.
Overall: Keeping both the pros and cons in mind, the pros have outweighed the cons. The Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipsticks is a perfect range to splurge your money on. The colour “Blush Rush” looks not only gorgeous but has a fantastic performance as well with respect to pigmentation, finish and staying power. You can surely check out this shade.
Pros of Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 15 Blush Rush:
- Travel-friendly packaging.
- Attractive sugar graphics cardboard box.
- Beautiful, vibrant purple colour.
- Transparent tube that helps in seeing the colour of the lipstick.
- Has a mild candy-like fragrance.
- Transfer proof, smudgeproof and water-proof.
- Heavily pigmented.
- Hides lip pigmentation.
- Staying power is insane.
- Survives normal meals.
- Smooth and even application.
- Ultra-matte finish.
- Good for all skin tones.
- Has a smooth and creamy texture.
- Glides effortlessly.
- Does not settle into fine lines of the lips.
Cons of Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 15 Blush Rush:
- Feels very sticky until it dries out completely.
- Excess application causes patchiness.
- Increases the dryness if lips are not moisturised before.
- Removal is really tough.
- Cannot survive oily meals.
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 15 Blush Rush?
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