Skin type: dry and occasionally acne prone
Skin tone: fair with neutral undertones
I have bought a few shades from the newly launched Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick range. Today’s review is about Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick ’29 Scarlet Starlet’. Read on to know the product details.
Price: INR 499 for 4.5 ml
A lovechild of classic red and fiery lava – Scarlet Starlet, with its orange undertone, is a sensational shade that guarantees you a gaggle of fans on every single occasion.
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?
My Experience with Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 29 Scarlet Starlet:
The newly launched shades from this range deserve an appreciation and are worth giving a try. I feel that Sugar Cosmetics is doing really good and giving us more reasons to splurge on liquid lipsticks.
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 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. Overall, I find the packaging sturdy and quite attractive.
This shade ‘29 Scarlet Starlet’ is a deep and gorgeous red shade with a mix of orange undertones in it. This is a perfect summery colour and will suit warmer undertones more. It is a great shade for Indian beauties. The colour looks lovely on my skin tone and I just love how it instantly brightens up my face. I love to wear it more during the day. It is also apt for parties and weddings since it a long-lasting Lipcolour. However, this shade is not suitable for college or office wear since the colour looks very bold.
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.
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 dead 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 dry matte finish.
While applying coats, be quick because the colour gets settles 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 transferproof 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. 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 a hard time removing it off.
Keeping both the pros and the cons in mind, the pros have outweighed the cons. The shade is a perfect summer treat and looks very soothing to the eyes. I am in love with the shade. I will repurchase it.
Pros of Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 29 Scarlet Starlet:
• Travel-friendly packaging
• Attractive Sugar graphics
• Scarlet Starlet is a deep and gorgeous red shade with a mix of orange undertones in it
• Transparent tube that helps in seeing the colour of the lipstick
• Has a mild candy-like fragrance
• Transfer proof, smudge proof and waterproof
• 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 29 Scarlet Starlet:
• Feels very sticky until it dries out completely
• Dead matte finish
• Excess application causes patchiness
• Increases the dryness if lips are not moisturised beforehand
• Highlights fine lines if you are prone to dry lips
• Removal is really tough
• Cannot survive oily meals
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Would I Repurchase Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 29 Scarlet Starlet?
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