Metallic lipsticks were big this year, but I’ve had a kind of love/hate relationship with them. Some I’ve tried have been lovely with a real metallic pop, whereas others have been less metallic and more glitter, which I really don’t like at all.
Thankfully, this metallic lip from L’Oreal is one of the better ones I’ve tried for actually giving a metallic finish. The colour is almost a burnt rust shade, and it definitely has a metal-like look with a brilliant pigment.
I didn’t have high hopes for the colour itself, but in that regard I’ve been pleasantly surprised. The colour pay off is very good and it gives a full coverage finish to the lips too.
However, where this lippy falls down for me is with the formula. The consistency is very wet, in fact it’s probably one of the wettest lipstick formulas that I’ve tried this year. Because of that, it takes ages to dry in, and there is no moisturising element to it at all.
It dries in matte, giving a stain element to the lips which doesn’t budge once you apply it – this one is hard to get off so you really have to like it if you’re going to wear it! For me, it just kind of bugged me throughout the day. Although the shade was fab, I didn’t like the feel of it on my lips and was happy to remove it at the end of the day.
So overall it’s another disappointing metallic lip – I’ve come to realise that they just aren’t my thing. And that’s fine, we all have our likes and dislikes when it comes to beauty!
While it’s not for me, if you’re a metallic lip fan then you might like the pigment in this. Be prepared for the long drying time though!