Sugar Cosmetics liquid lipsticks are pretty raved about and they launched 20 shades in the last two years in this range. This year, they launched ten more and I had to give them a try. For now, I have picked two shades- Aubergine Queen and Trusty Rusty. Thus, this review is all about the shade “Trust Rusty”.
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 30 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? (You will get more details regarding ingredients, application technique and benefits in their website)
INR 449 for 4.5ml.
I think the price is very reasonable when compared to other liquid lipstick variants available in the market, may be they offer more in quantity. But then again, I love smaller variants when it comes to makeup products. Firstly, you can check and see if you like the product and color. Secondly, you can actually use it up before it expires.
My Experience with Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 28 Trusty Rusty:
Packaging: This lipstick comes in the usual Sugar packaging – the lipstick tube comes inside a funky, colorful paper carton. I love the unique packaging of this product. While most liquid lipsticks come in long, tube packaging, this is a small tube that has square edges. The product is in a clear tube. The matte black cap has the applicator attached to it which helps with precise application; however, if you do not have a defined lip line (that is my problem and I am not an expert with drawing), you should use a lip liner first. The tiny product can be easily carried in your purse and is definitely cute.
Shade: The shade is described as “When you do the classics, you gotta do it right. Dress your pout in this show-stopping shade of red with Trusty Rusty – a uniquely familiar rust red that makes a statement in itself.” I think the color looks like a deep orangish red on most skin tone. However on me, it is more of a rusty, burnt red shade with a hint of red. Most orange shades look pale and washed out on me. This is definitely the kind of red that will suit medium tanned to dusky beauties. It will actually look good on everyone, but the shade varies according to skin tone. It is a warm, brightening shade with a perfect festive vibe.
Texture and Quality: The texture is not thick or creamy like the creamy liquid lipstick. It is not too thin either. It is something in-between which glides smoothly on the lips without any tugging or pulling. It is thinner in consistency than the other one that I have bought. It does not look patchy if you layer it, but due to its intense pigmentation, you won’t really have to do that. However, if you do that, give it some time to dry after the first layer is applied. After that, go with the next layer of product. It dries down pretty fast to a beautiful matte finish that does not smudge or transfer.
However, your lips may feel a little dry after some time. This obviously won’t break or look patchy on the lips. However due to the dryness, your fine lines may become prominent. You must exfoliate your lips well before applying the product. Also, do prep your lips with a lip primer or lip balm before applicator. You may also apply a gloss or transparent lip balm over it, if necessary. But, it won’t feel uncomfortable on your lips ever.
Staying Power: It stays on my lips for over 8 hours without any smudging or transferring. It looks perfect throughout the day and does not even fade if you do not opt for a heavy, oily meal. It fades slightly with heavy meal, but it survives water and other drinks. You should never make the mistake of removing this with water-based product. Use a good oil based cleanser to remove it from the lips and it goes away without leaving any stain. Moisturize your lips well after you remove the product to avoid any feeling of dryness.
Overall, this is a rust shade that I can totally trust. I will use this very frequently through out the year and finish this up.
Pros of Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 28 Trusty Rusty:
- Cute packaging.
- Good shade range.
- Beautiful rusty, burnt orange shade with a hint of red
- Suits all skin tones.
- Great pigmentation and covers pigmented lips in a single swipe
- Smooth and soft texture.
- Glides easily.
- Dries out quickly.
- Feels comfortable on the lips.
- No patchiness or stickiness.
- Settles down to a perfect matte texture.
- Beautiful finish.
- Smudge-proof and waterproof.
- Great staying power.
- Does not stain the lips.
Cons of Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 28 Trusty Rusty:
- Can make lips dry.
- Lips should be prepped before use
- Hard to remove.
IMBB Rating: 4.75/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 28 Trusty Rusty?
Yes to both.
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