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Skin Type: Dry and occasionally acne-prone
Skin Tone: Fair with neutral undertones
After experimenting with quite a few shades from the Smudge me Not Liquid Lipstick family of sugar, I am bored with drying matte lipsticks. This time I wanted to experiment with liquid lipsticks that nourish the lips alongside providing a matte finish. I heard good reviews about Sugar Suede Secret Matte Lip colour range. Then why not grab a few shades and check if they fare better than the Smudge me Not Liquid Lipstick range?? Today’s review is on Sugar Suede Secret Matte Lip colour 07 Tweed Taupe. Let’s see if it is worth buying or not.
Plunge head first into high-pigmented matte fantasy with the SUGAR Suede Secret Matte Lipcolour! With a formula so lightweight that you’ll forget you’re wearing it and a finish so plush that it never feels dry even when it dries – your search for the ‘holy grail’ liquid lipstick is pretty much done.
Work this #MadeInItaly beauty to take matte to the max with a punch of opaque colour in every swipe. Dries quickly to a smooth matte finish without leaving your lips parched – this is your secret weapon to hack a luxurious pout! The SUGAR Suede Secret Matte Lipcolour boasts of a 12-hour stay and comes in a spectrum of highly-pigmented shades that complement a slew of complexions – make it your goal to own every one of them!
The SUGAR Suede Secret Matte Lipcolour applies wet then dries down to an ultra-matte yet ultra-comfortable finish that doesn’t budge.
Its formula is infused with moisturizing jojoba oil and shea butter that give lips a smooth, nondrying finish.
The curved applicator is designed to hug lips of all shapes and makes it easy to stencil and colour in between the lines.
Directions for Use:
Gently remove the excess from the applicator first. Use its curved tip to apply the liquid lipstick like a liner. Then swipe the lipstick on to fill in your lips.
My Experience with Sugar Cosmetics Suede Secret Matte Lipcolour 07 Tweed Taupe:
Packaging: The packaging of this product is very much like their Smudge me not Liquid Lipstick range. Just in this case, it is sleeker. 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 lipstick comes in a squarely shaped, frosted plastic tube and you can see through the product from outside. This enables quick shade identification and also helps to know how much product is left in the tube. 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. It is doe-foot shaped and helps to cover the lips perfectly without any unevenness. Overall, I find the packaging sturdy and quite attractive.
Shade: The shade “Tweed Taupe” is a beautiful taupe rose shade. This shade belongs more to the nude family and has a slight mauvish undertone which looks quite subdued. It is not a very bold shade, so you can wear it with ease on an everyday basis. This shade is versatile and it will suit all Indian skin tones well. It instantly brightens up my face and gives it a beautiful look. You can wear this shade for brunch as well as for parties. I have been eyeing this shade for long, so I’m happy that I finally added it to my makeup stash.
Pigmentation and Finish: This lipstick is intensely pigmented and only 1-2 swipes are needed for a full opaque coverage on the lips. There is no significant shimmer or sheen in this lipstick. The colour payoff is really nice. On my lips, I apply two coats to even out the edges and give an even look. It hides lip pigmentation smartly. If your lips are heavily pigmented, you might need multiple swipes for fuller coverage.
Fragrance wise, it has a very faint candy-like fragrance which is never too bothering. The fragrance lingers for sometime after which it gradually fades away.
Texture and Quality: The texture is smooth, very creamy and the product when applied spreads evenly without any tugging or pulling. It has a medium-thick, mousse type of texture and the formulation is superb. The lipstick sets to a complete matte. But the matte finish is not drying, it is velvety matte. If you are tired of those overly drying matte lipsticks for which you have to use a lip balm underneath every time before application, then it’s high time that you give this range a try. Matte plus lip nourishment both come hand in hand with this lipstick.
It takes about 1-2 minutes to dry down completely, so this is not a quick drying lipstick. Avoid touching your lips during this time to prevent transferring on objects. This lipstick is easy to work with and gives a flawless finish upon application. It does not feel patchy or sticky on the lips. Also, the formula is lightweight and feels quite comfortable. I know this lipstick is a bit on the higher end with respect to the price point, but keeping the quality and the finish it delivers, the price is totally worth it.
The formulation is buildable and adjusts well to layering. It does not crumble and does not enhance the fine lines of the lips. This lip colour is smudgeproof and waterproof. Once it dries down completely, it is completely transfer-proof as well.
This lipstick does not dry out your lips. Still, if you are looking for that extra nourishment, you can prep and moisturise your lips for a healthier look. But I don’t think that this step is mandatory. This lipstick is perfect for those who want matte effect but at the same time need the creaminess on the lips.
Staying Power: The staying power is not very long; usually it stays for about 5-6 hours on my lips without food or drinks. The brand claims its staying power to be 12 hours which I think is not true. It can survive normal meals, but with oily meals, the formula breaks down from the centre of the lips and looks faded. In that case, you would need complete reapplication. But this is an issue for me, since you reapply this lipstick effortlessly. Staying power wise, I expected its longevity to be more. This has disappointed me a little bit.
Coming to the removal process, it is possible to remove this lipstick with a normal water-based remover or wet wipe. The removal process is quite easy compared to the Smudge Me Not liquid lipsticks.
Overall: I am quite impressed with the quality of this lipstick. I feel that investing on this range was a good decision even though this range has a few loopholes. But I can ignore it and I would definitely love to try out some more shades. A little piece of advice for the readers would be to try at least one shade from this range and feel the difference in comparison to other matte lipsticks. A total thumbs up from me!!!
Pros of Sugar Cosmetics Suede Secret Matte Lipcolour 07 Tweed Taupe:
- Travel-friendly packaging.
- Attractive sugar graphics cardboard box.
- Beautiful taupe rose shade with mauvish undertones in it.
- Transparent tube that helps in seeing the colour of the lipstick.
- Has a mild candy-like fragrance.
- Transfer-proof, smudgeproof and waterproof.
- Heavily pigmented.
- Hides lip pigmentation.
- Smooth buttery mousse-like texture.
- Does not dry out the lips.
- Provides decent hydration.
- Survives normal meals.
- Smooth and even application.
- Ultra-matte finish.
- Good for all skin tones.
- Does not get sticky or patchy.
- Glides effortlessly.
- Does not settle into fine lines of the lips.
- Removal is very easy.
Cons of Sugar Cosmetics Suede Secret Matte Lipcolour 07 Tweed Taupe:
- Takes time to dry out completely.
- Cannot survive oily meals.
- Staying power should have been better.
IMBB Rating: 4.5/5
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Sugar Sugar Cosmetics Suede Secret Matte Lipcolour 07 Tweed Taupe?
Yes! Yes! Yes.
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