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Monday, December 1, 2014

LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint

LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint (1)

Happy Cyber Monday, blog fans! Much like I asked on Black Friday, did you shop? I didn't intend to, but I did find a long forgotten Dynamite gift card, so I ended up with a little haul, because there isn't much better than 40% off. Something I hauled a little while ago, are the LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints. Well, I had a bit of help as LA Girl isn't that easy to find in Canada, but still. Read on for a closer look at Whisper, Elude, Whimsical, Blushing and Seduce.

LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint (2)
LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint (1)
LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint (2)

Who doesn't love a new lip colour? Clearly, I couldn't opt for just one of the LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints, but you really don't have to as they're so inexpensive. At just $4 you can go a bit crazy without breaking the bank. The range currently has eighteen shades, so there is something for all tastes and skin tones.

So, you likely know that part of the reason these have become so popular, is the fact that they are similar to the Too Faced Melted Lipsticks ($21 USD). I haven't tried those, so no comparison from me, but the price difference alone is a point for LA Girl. I do suspect there is a difference in formula and texture though, as the LA Girl Glazed Lip Paints do have a texture that is reminiscent of paint. The texture is thin and liquid like and really doesn't feel like a gloss or lipstick. On the lips, however, it's quite comfortable- the formula does contain Vitamin E and peppermint oil- as it's light weight, and wears pretty easily. It has a light peppermint scent, which isn't overly strong if you're not fan of minty lip products. I've found that the finish/formula is a bit different depending on the shade, but overall, you get richly pigmented colour with a shiny finish.

The product is housed in a pretty standard squeeze tube equipped with plastic, slanted applicator tip. Gotta say I don't love it. The texture of the product doesn't work that well with this type of application, so I find it's best to have a lip brush handy. As the gloss has a runnier texture, you can run into issues pretty easily if you try to apply it straight from the tube. For the darker shades (Blushing and Seduce) I find a lip brush works well but the lighter, more whitened shades (Whisper, Elude and Whimsical) are better applied with a finger by dabbing them on. I find they can look a little bit unnatural on the lip when applied with a brush as they look like they're just sitting on the lip, but by dabbing them on you get an even, natural coat of colour.

LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint Swatches

LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint- whisper

Whisper is a pale, whitened nude. The shade is quite pale, and won't work for those with skin tones deeper than medium- it's almost too light for me, and I'm pretty light. As mentioned, this shade applies best if dabbed onto lips, but it does give a pretty effect once on. The formula of this shade is less emollient than some of the others, so it can emphasize imperfections on lips, however, it does look quite even when seen from a normal distance ( you know, not macro.)

LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint- elude

Elude is a pale, peachy pink. This shade has a similar formula to Whisper, but is that little bit creamier and applies that much easier. The shade is very pretty and feminine and a great shade for any makeup look. I find the lighter, whitened shades have less shine when applied, and wear to a semi-matte finish, but do have a pretty long wear time given how thin the texture is (2-3 hours.)

LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint- whimsical

Whimsical is a whitened, blue-based baby pink. This shade isn't going to work for every skin tone- as baby pinks rarely do, but is more wearable than many similar shades I've tried. I do like to mix a bit of Whimsical with Whisper for a pinky, nude shade. Oh, good thing to add, these mix together easily, so you can create your own custom shades.

LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint-blushing

Blushing is a raspberry pink. It looks a fair bit darker when swatched, but is brighter looking on lips. The formula applies more easily than the lighter shades, and has more shine.

LA Girl Glazed Lip Paint-seduce

Seduce is a more blue based, purple-raspberry shade. I was a little bummed that this wasn't more violet leaning once on the lips- I love a purple lip- but it is still a really pretty shade.

Overall, I quite like these. The formula differ from shade to shade, but the price point and fact that they do perform pretty well makes them a fun addition to any makeup bag. The applicator is a downside, as they're not the most friendly for on the go use. Honestly, I can overlook it, but it could be a deal breaker for some. What do you think? Tired them? Thoughts?