Skin type: dry and occasionally acne prone
Skin tone: fair with neutral undertones
Sugar Cosmetics keeps launching good quality makeup products and has a vast array of lipstick collection. Their latest addition to the ‘Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick’ range was the inclusion of 6 brand new metallic shades to add a bit of boldness to your lip makeup game. Metallic lips have always taken by beauty world by storm and this super exciting launch by Sugar just increased my obsession with metallic lipsticks. I knew I had to try it right away because my past experience with Sugar lipsticks had been pretty good. I got 3 shades from their metallic lipsticks collection. Today’s review is on a super-hot metallic lippie in the shade ‘Carmine Shine’. Keep reading for details.
Price: INR 549 for 4.5 ml
Go Divine with Carmine Shine! Add a twist to classic red lips look with a punch of dazzle with this bright metallic red shade. Swipe it on to light up the darkest of the nights.
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 the SUGAR Smudge Me Not 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 36 stunning shades that will make it difficult to choose – the question is, are you ready to commit to a lipstick that is built to last?
Isododecane, Dimethicone, Isododecane&Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane&Trimethylsiloxysilicate, DisteardimoniumHectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Vitamin – E, Propyl Paraben.
My Experience with Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 31 Carmine Shine:
The metallic lipstick range from Sugar is available in an assortment of 6 beautiful shades. You will find metallic red, plum, rose gold, pink and burgundy colours in this range. So, the collection is actually very pretty and you can’t stop without grabbing at least one shade from the collection.
There is nothing new about the packaging. It is similar to the packaging of other liquid lipsticks from this range. When Sugar launched these lipsticks with the metallic range tagline, I expected the brand to work on the packaging of the lippies. But this time also Sugar has continued with its pretty old packaging stance, which I feel is very boring.
This liquid lipstick comes in a quirky cardboard packaging having the signature Sugar graphics 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 cardboard box. The shape of the tube is square 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 on it 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. It is quite small in size yet it helps you to get more hold and grip on the product flow. Overall, I find the packaging sturdy and quite attractive.
This shade ’31 Carmine Shine’ is a gorgeous bright metallic red colour and is a perfect treat to the eyes. This is such a party-perfect shade and looks stunning when I wear it. It will look great on all skin tones. This is the most favourite shade from their metallic range and I was so happy that it looked so nice on my lips.
I was sceptical about trying this shade but it turned out pretty wearable. It looks quite muted as a metallic colour and is not very bright and poppy. So, you can pull off these shades easily at any time of the day. I am in love with this shade and was so happy with the way it changes my makeup game.
Needless to say, the pigmentation of these liquid lipsticks is the 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 and I feel they are similar in pigmentation with their previously launched liquid lipsticks. Pigmentation wise, I will give 5/5. Fragrance wise, it has a mild candy-like fragrance which is never too bothering. The fragrance lingers for some time 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. It feels sticky initially, but once it sets to a dead matte finish, the stickiness is gone. Once, the lipstick sets it doesn’t move or budge from its place, so you are pretty sorted with it. The finish is super rich and metallic and it looks very much settled on the lips. 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 sets to a dry 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 some time. This was because my lips were not hydrated. It will highlight fine lines of your lips if you are prone to dryness.
One good point about this lip colour is that it is smudge-proof and water-proof. Once it dries down completely, it is completely transfer-proof as well. The application ensures a flawless and even finish with zero streakiness. The product claims to contain Vitamin E, but it tends to make the lip stretchy after wearing it for some time. 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.
Another feather to its good performance is the insane staying power. It gives such a lustrous metallic finish to the lips and this time the staying power is even better than their earlier launches. 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 10 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. Guys!!! If you are dying to try some metallic lipstick with long-wearing formula, try these lipsticks. I am pretty sure you will happy with the staying power.
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 a hard time removing it off.
Keeping both the pros and cons in mind, the pros have outweighed the cons. I can certainly say that their metallic lipsticks are also very good if the performance is considered. And the ‘Carmine Shine’ is pretty unique, so you can never go wrong with it. The beautiful collection of shades in this range is what adds an extra value to it and makes it a bomb piece to own. I recommend it to the readers.
Pros of Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 31 Carmine Shine:
• Travel-friendly packaging
• Attractive Sugar graphics cardboard box
• A gorgeous bright metallic red colour
• Transparent tube that helps in seeing the colour of the lipstick
• Has a mild candy-like fragrance
• Gives a subtle metallic finish on the lips
• Transfer-proof, smudge-proof 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 31 Carmine Shine:
• Feels very sticky until it dries out completely
• Dead matte finish
• Excess application causes patchiness
• Increases the dryness if lips are not moisturised before
• Highlights fine lines if you are prone to dry lips
• Removal is really tough
• Cannot survive oily meals
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
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