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Review – Gala of London long stay liquid lipstick and Intense Matt lip crayon

Review – Gala of London long stay liquid lipstick and Intense Matt lip crayon

So summer is already here and the best part I love about summers is flaunting summer dresses along with neon colou\nr lipsticks. So I was too excited to try few lipcolours from Gala of London which I received last week.The package included 2 liquid lipsticks and 2 lip crayons

1.Liquid Lipstick in the shade Red hot, Peach,

2. Lip Crayons in the shade sunset and delicious.

 

Packaging:

The liquid lipstick comes in a see through plastic bottle with silver cap packed in a silver cartoon. The shade no and name are mentioned at the bottom .Whereas the lip crayon outer packaging is more appealing in a stylish purple cartoon.The lip crayons are non retracable and needs to be sharpen when it turns blunt. It comes with a see through cap. The shade no and name are mentioned at the bottom.

The liquid lipstick retails at INR 250 for a 1.6 ml pack whereas the lip crayon retails at INR 299/- for a 2.8 gm. and can be bought from Nykaa.com
Ingredients:

1.Liquid Lipstick:Ozokerite Wax, White Bees Wax, Candellila Wax Light Liquid Paraffin, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride Jojoba Oil, Shea Butter Organic Refined, Paraffin Vit E, Perfume, Castor Oil, Pearls & Approved Colours.

2.Lip Crayon:Castor Oil, Ozokerite, White bees wax, Petroleum Jelly, Lanolin, Anhydrous IP, Candellina Wax, Carnauba Wax, Paraffin Wax, Light Liquid Paraffin, Octyl Palmitate, Synthetic Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Propylparaben,Tocopheryl Acetate, Iso Propyl Myristate, Tri-Isostearoyl Polyglycerol-3DimerDilinoleate. C-20-40 Alcohol, Polyethylene,Mica, Perfume,Pearls & Approved Colors.
Texture:

The liquid lipstick looks creamy in texture but turns super matte within few seconds of application. Whereas the lip crayon too is creamy in texture and even stays creamy on application.

Swatches:


My Verdict:

The colours I received are very beautiful and are very well suited for Indian skintone except the peach one, which will look better on medium to fair skintone.I love the formulation and texture of liquid lipsticks. The applicator is so perfect and ensures smooth application. Although the applicator of peach lipstick was damaged(the applicator’s sponge was not there.) so it looked patchy but I love the way the red hot shade has fared .It is creamy while applying and glides smoothly and turns into powdery matte within few seconds but it is always recommended to use a lip balm underneath to avoid getting a dried and chapped finish.What I love about these are it doesnt feel sticky or heavy on lips. It stays on lips for good 4-5 hrs but spills if you take any oily food.

I love the colours of the lip crayon but I am a matte person and if something is named as “Intense Matt” then I get disappointed when it turns creamy. So I didnt liked it much and when summer is here, I would always prefer a matte or atleast a semi-matte one.

Left to right : sunset, red hot, delicious,peach

Pro Tip:So I decided to use these as lip contours. I use the lip crayons to outline my lip and then fill it and then apply the liquid lip colour over it. This way the creamy texture of the lip crayons moisturise the lips and prevents the liquid lipstick from drying, giving it a smoother and more pigmented effect.

Overall, I love the liquid lipstick and consider it as a must buy at this price point whereas you can go for lip crayons too if you are into creamy lipsticks.

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