Skin tone: Medium olive
The Body Shop recently has launched their Matte Lip Liquid Collection in India with 12 beautiful shades, and as its summer, I have picked a fresh orange shade called “Cali Gerbera”. Read on to know more about it.
Price: Rs. 695/- 8ml
Introducing this season’s hottest lip-colour trend, Matte Lip Liquid. Specially formulated to glide on effortlessly like a gloss and set with the rich creamy colour and velvety touch of matte lipstick. Available in 12 shades, our new liquid lipstick is long-lasting, lightweight and lusciously soft. And like all our cruelty-free make-up, it’s vegetarian too.
• Long-lasting Matte Lip Liquid with a velvety finish.
• Available in 12 intensely rich shades.
• 100% vegetarian.
• No gluten.
• No carmine.
My Experience with The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid – Cali Gerbera:
The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid comes in a pretty color-coded tube with a black velvety matte cap. It looks nice and sleek and is easy to identify also. It comes with a doe foot applicator, which helps to apply the lipstick quickly and defines the lips as well.
The entire range has beautiful lipstick shade names, which actually are the names of cities and famous flowers from those regions. The shade, “Cali Gerbera” is a beautiful neon orange shade, which looks super fresh on my lips. It is a perfect summer shade that looks so pretty. But, it won’t suit all skin tones. It will wash out dusky beauties. On my medium skin tone, it looks pretty nice and goes perfectly with a day makeup. However, this shade is not that pigmented, which I need to layer it up and, it still can’t occupy my lips properly. Also, it can’t hide the pigmentation on the lips.
Now coming to the texture, it has a super soft mousse-like creamy texture that glides effortlessly on lips without any tugging. It feels lightweight and comfortable on the lips. It doesn’t feel patchy or sticky. It looks smooth and even on the lips that I always love. It takes a few minutes to dry out completely, and once it dries, it settles into a perfect soft matte texture. Not to mention, it doesn’t feel drying on the lips. It provides a decent hydration to lips, which lasts for a good period too.
The lipstick will work well on dry lips as it never clings on to dry patches. The soft formula doesn’t smudge or transfer. Initially, it does transfer slightly, but it settles into a transfer proof, waterproof finish and lasts longer too. The lipstick has a non-bothering smell as well, which is good to all. But, the only problem is, if I layer it with a couple of swipes, it looks slightly patchy. Here, in my lip swatches, I have applied two layers, and it looked patchy. But, a single layer never looks patchy or bad; it looks absolutely fine with proper application.
As it is a matte lipstick, it lasts quite long for around 6 hours. It can survive meals, but can’t survive oily food well. It fades away from the centre of my lips after having a heavy lunch, and the reapplication is not so smooth for this lipstick. If I apply extra layers, it bleeds from the inner lip line and also slightly settles into fine lines by the end of the day. So, I always need to apply a proper layer. Otherwise, it gets removed easily from the lips without leaving any stain behind.
Overall, I love this shade, and a perfect layer feels soft and comfortable on the lips. As a body shop product, it is really an affordable one, and you can find a suitable shade from this range easily. I really like the shade range but, I am not happy with the staying power. Also, I wish it came with a better pigmentation.
Pros of The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid – Cali Gerbera:
- Beautiful packaging and perfect applicator.
- Affordable liquid lipstick.
- Beautiful neon orange shade.
- Super fresh shade for summer.
- Decently pigmented.
- Mousse-like soft texture glides smoothly.
- Feels light and comfortable on lips.
- Single layer doesn’t feel patchy.
- Settles down into a soft matte texture.
- Doesn’t smudge/transfer.
- Lasts longer for around 6 hours.
- Can survive normal lunch.
- Easy to remove.
Cons of The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid – Cali Gerbera:
- Less pigmented, can’t hide pigmentation on the lips properly.
- This shade will wash out dusky beauties.
- Layering makes it slightly patchy.
- Looks faded after a heavy lunch.
IMBB Rating: 4/5
Will I Repurchase/Recommend The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid – Cali Gerbera?
Yes. I love to try more shades, and you can definitely purchase this.
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