Happy Sunday and welcome to another blog post! These past couple of days I have been out of town visiting my sister so I haven’t been able to do my usual blog posts but now I am back! A couple of blog posts ago I posted a review on Lime Crime’s Velvetine Lipsticks and really enjoyed doing it! So of course since I have no self control I got some more lipsticks to review! This time around I don’t have as many lipsticks from the same brand so I have two awesome brands to show you this time around! There’s a lot to say so let’s get started!
Black Moon Liquid to Matte Lipstick
The first brand we are starting with is an awesome brand I found through both Youtube and Instagram called “Black Moon Cosmetics”. “Black Moon” is a makeup brand set in California who has been delivering cruelty free, vegan, paraben-free and gluten-free products since 2015. They believe that pretty shiny things go hand in hand with elegant darks and that glitter can go on anything than just pink! This brand fits perfectly with my kind of aesthetic because I love both sides of the spectrum and we all know I connect with anything that has to do with the moon… cause I am a moon princess ;).
I was first intrigued by the brand from the awesome names and colors but what really got me to purchase items from this brand was the packaging. The box is black but when you open it the package is white with the words Black Moon on it. Surrounding the “Black Moon” logo is this beautiful art that reminds me that we are in this magical swamp. To contrast the white, the package is lined with red tissue paper. It also came with a little picture to show off some makeup looks and a thank you card.
Just like the mail packaging, the box that the lipstick is in matches perfectly which I love. I just can’t get over the art on the package. Especially with it being on the little boxes, it’s too perfect. That I think will make this brand memorable.
Now to contrast the original box packaging one of the lipsticks I got is apart of the Black Metal collection so instead of the white box the box is black. And instead of the art like the white boxes the silver holographic words are surrounded by purple holographic icicles (or at least I think they look like that).
And now it’s time to show the actual packaging of the lipsticks that got me to buy them. The packaging is gorgeous! The lid is black with “BM” and a crescent moon all in holographic silver. Than the container first starts with black to match the lid but then fades to the color of lipstick. It is so cool because it gives an ombre effect. I always get people asking about the makeup brand from seeing the packaging!
The descriptions are from the “Black Moon Cosmetics” website. I love love love how they choose the names for each color as well as the description written for each of them. So let’s get into the swatches!
“Gloom is the perfect “greige” nude with gray, beige, and the tiniest touch of pink that works on all skin tones.” Surprisingly, this color is my favorite out of the three. It goes great with any skin tone and goes with any cute/pastel and dark and mysterious dark look!
This is the only lip color I got that is apart of the Black Metal collection. “Immortal is a purple unlike any other- a blackened purple with flecks of purple and artic blue.” I love how the Black Metal collection was inspired by Black Metal music, and after getting this one, I definitely plan on purchasing more!
“A blacker than the blackest black of all blacks created with your soul in mind.” I’ve always wanted to let my inner emo out with a black color, and I finally feel like I can with this one!
Just like my last review, I played and wore the lipsticks for at least a week so I could get a true review and opinions on the lipsticks. What usually works for me is wearing the lipstick for a full 8 hour shift at work. During my 30 min break I check to see if it’s long lasting and if it pasts my three test questions. And by the end of my shift, I usually have an opinion on them.
Right on when I opened them I noticed a slight smell in them that reminded me of vanilla frosting. I will have to say the black metal had a weird smell that I can’t put my finger on right at this moment, but when I tried it on I didn’t notice the smell which was good. I wasn’t turned away from the black metals from the smell.
Now to see how the Liquid to Matte Lipsticks pass my three test questions!
Are they Long Lasting?
Yes, they are very long lasting. I was a lot more nervous with wearing “Sleepwalker” aka the black color because who wants to see splotchy spots missing from the lip color when you are going for a dark black look? I know I don’t. I was very pleased with how long lasting they really are. I only had to touch it up a little during my long break, and I didn’t have to touch it up that much.
Does it dry out and crack?
I am happy to say that for the most part it does not dry out. With Liquid to Matte lipsticks always make sure to put a good moisturizing lip balm on first to help keep the moisture locked in because in order for it to be matte it has to dry and that can cause drying to the lip. Now because it is a little drying it can lead to cracks, that is why I always have my lip balm on hand, dab a little on my finger (so I don’t dye the lip balm) and pat it on. By doing that, it helps it from cracking.
Does it pass the Straw Test?
Yes it does! I think that’s one of the things that I love about liquid to matte lipsticks is the fact that most of them do past the straw test. It’s always gross to go for a sip of your drink and you taste lipstick.
Would I recommend “Black Moon” Liquid to Matte Lipsticks?
Black Moon Cosmetics are only sold on their website and for each of their lipsticks they are only $18.00, which is cheaper than both Lime Crime and Too Faced. And for the product I would say you are soo getting your money’s worth. I really love this brand, the beautiful packaging, the well thought out names and the long lasting formula makes me come back to them to buy more.. Maybe even branch out to their other makeup items. So would I recommend Black Moon to a friend… of course I would! 10 out of 10, would recommend.
Sugarpill Pretty Poison Lip Color
The next brand of lipsticks is a brand I saw one of my favorite Youtubers review called “Sugarpill Cosmetics”. “Sugarpill Cosmetics” is a cruelty-free cosmetics brand based in Los Angeles, CA. They have a wide range of makeup from lipsticks, eyeshadows and even fake lashes! Recently “Sugarpill” came out with new “Pretty Poison” lip colors that caught my eye. Normally they have very bright and pretty lip colors, so seeing them come out with darker colors I couldn’t help but have for my own. There are 4 colors total but I only got 3 out of the four, cause I was only ready to have one black lipstick in my collection. So let’s dive right into the review!
Right from the get go, the box that it all came in is adorable. The box is pink with a cute white heart that says “Hi Cutie!” in a cute font. Surrounding the heart is little pills like the original makeup packaging. The box is lined with a cute sky blue tissue paper and comes with a card showing the product but also a “Sugarpill” sticker! How adorable! The boxes that the lipsticks in are black with the words “Pretty Poison” on it and what really gets me that on top of the box has another “Hi Cutie!” on it! I love it when brands correlate all the packaging together!
Now this is the first time I’ve had any “Sugarpill” products in my hand but I have seen Youtubers review them so I have seen the original “Sugarpill” lipstick packaging. Normally the lipsticks are shaped like a pill (get it, cause SugarPILL) with a pink and white colors and a pink heart with a cross on it, very cute. But since “Sugarpill” is going for more a darker look instead of the white contrasting with the pink the bottom half is black and the heart is black as well.
If you open the lipstick you can see the word “Sugarpill” across the lipstick in a cute pink and black font. This packaging is too adorable.
From top to bottom, descriptions come from their website.
The perfect cobalt blue. I was too intrigued not to get this color, now I need to find a look that would go great with this color!
A matte, deep plum. A very close relative to my all time favorite dark red. I feel like I can let my “dark side” out with this color. (Ha… get it dark side, the lip color is Dark Sided… ok I think I’m funny.”
A semi-matte blackened burgundy. My favorite out of the three. It perfectly describes me in the name and in the color.
If I’m going to be honest with you guys I do have to say that I did have a little bit of a struggle with these lipsticks because they are a normal lipstick and not a liquid lipstick! I have come so accustomed to the putting on liquid lipstick, I look at a normal lipstick and think “What do I do with this?!” I think that is the main reason why I was afraid of getting the black color because I knew I would make a complete mess out of myself.
Putting all that aside, when you open the lid it doesn’t really have a certain smell to it (other than it smells like lipstick) so that was an interesting surprise. Putting it on, I’m not sure that it’s because i’m not as experienced with them as I am with liquid lipsticks but for me it was a little harder for me to get the lipstick on. The formula is very creamy though, that’s why I feel with more practice it will get easier. Blame the person, not the product ;).
Now does “Sugarpill’s Pretty Poison Lip Colors” pass my three test questions??
Are they long lasting?
Yes, they do last but not for too long periods of time, especially if you are eating or sipping continually throughout the night (like I was sipping off a cup of water during my shift) I did have to reapply it a few times throughout the night. That being said, you know how with some lipsticks after you wear the lipstick for more than a few hours it starts to get uncomfortable on your lips, these lipsticks don’t give me that uncomfortable feeling. So even though it does fade a little, it’s still a comfortable wear.
Does it dry out and crack?
It does dry out after a while because so I always put a lip balm on before and tap it on while wearing it, but this product does not crack! Since it is a normal lipstick and not a liquid to matte liquid lipstick it doesn’t suck all the moisture in your lips in order for it to dry matte.
Does it pass the Straw Test?
Unfortunately it does not pass the straw test, but honestly I would rather have a little lipstick on my straw then have my lips feel uncomfortable during the time I wear it. That’s the downfall of wearing normal lipsticks compared to liquid lipsticks.
Would I recommend “Sugarpill’s Pretty Poison Lip Colors”?
If you are experienced with normal lipsticks rather than liquid to matte lipsticks I would say yes to recommend them! Despite my troubles with putting them on I still think they are a great product. They are only sold on their website and for each they are $20.00 and I do feel they are a little pricy but they are still a good product. I enjoy each of the colors (Anti-Socialite is my favorite out of the three I got) but if I had to choose between a liquid lipstick that was cheaper compared to these, I would go for the liquid lipstick because that is what I am used to using. Now there are some liquid lipsticks that Sugarpill has, so I do want to try those and I will let you know what I think. That all being said I would still recommend this brand because the colors are great, the creamy formula and the adorable packaging. 8 out of 10, would recommend.
Well there you have it, my thoughts and opinions on “Black Moon” Liquid to Matte Lipsticks and “Sugarpill” Pretty Poison Lip Color. This post was a long one, but it was well worth it! I always have fun doing these types of blog posts, so if you have any makeup brands or lip products you would like me to try and review let me know in the comments! I’m sorry again for being M.I.A last week with being out of town, but I am back and ready to write now! I hope last week went well for you all as well as this week goes well and I will see you on Tuesday!