The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquids Try On & Review

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I almost always get asked what my favourite product from The Body Shop is, and my answer is always the same. Hands down I’d always recommend their body butters and Matte Lip Liquids. Being someone who absolutely hates the way matte lipsticks make my lips feel, I always thought I’d never go down that road again after the LA Girl Flat Finish Pigments made my lips so raw that they were sensitive to touch. However, at an event last year for The Body Shop I was introduced to these babies and my life has never been the same. I wear a different shade almost everyday to campus because I love the colour selection. I can also create various looks with them, so if you’d like to see, let me know!

THE 411: ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquids are made to apply like a lipgloss and dry to a velvet smooth finish. There are a wide variety of shades and an epic colour selection. They last relatively long and are very lightweight on the lips.

One thing I do have to say about these lip liquids is that looks are definitely deceiving and sometimes the colour looks darker in the bottle than it is on your lips. If you do end up deciding to pick one of these up, please swatch them beforehand to get a feel for the shades.

It’s vegetarian and contains no gluten or carmine. And The Body Shop is cruelty free for all my hunny bunnies!

MY COLLECTION

I have about 9 of the lip liquids, of which I only featured 7 because I cannot for the life of me find the shade Sicily Iris and my 9th lip liquid is part of the metals range and I felt that it didn’t quite fit with my video. I captured each lip liquid in photos for you to see and maybe to inspire you to look into trying one of your own. They retail for R90 each at The Body Shop and available online from the Clicks website.

032 Windsor Rose

I never thought I’d find the perfect nude shade but I have to give this one about 10 thumbs up. This dries to the smoothest velvety texture and is not drying on the lips. I love that this is versatile for lots of skin tones too.

 

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020 Taipei Orchid

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I have no other way to describe this shade except for the perfect shade of baby pink. I’ve worn this look to a number of events because it is so girly and versatile for a number of eye looks. This is definitely my go-to shade and the favourite in my collection.

010 Cali Gerbera

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The main reason I purchased this shade was because I think that the coral colour is so cute. However, this shade takes really long to dry down and when it does, it tends to dry out my lips a bit more than it should. I’ve also noticed that this shade in particular tends to vanish when I eat meals. Although I’m obsessed with the colour, it isn’t a shade I would grab willingly but rather for those days when I’m feeling adventurous and would like a pop of colour.

022 Paris Peony

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If neon pinks are more your style, I’d definitely recommend this shade. I’ve never had any problems with this shade and I think that this could definitely be used as an everyday shade if Taipei Orchid is too light for you.

014 Sydney Amaryllis

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Not going to lie, I do wish that this red was a bit more vibrant as it borders on a dark pink shade. I still love how this looks though and I tend to reach for this when I wnt a playful red look. Definitely one of my favourites too!

035 Tuscany Lily

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I forgot to take a photo of the last shade, Tahiti Hibiscus. I love Tuscany Lily because it is so subtle and dark. I think that this would suit different skin tones as well.

Have you tried any of these shades? Let me know which one I should add to my collection next!

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Review: The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid (6/12 shades) & Lip Scuff

Life is short, buy the lipstick.

I’ve always been a massive fan of The Body Shop. This year I was fortunate enough to be invited to their Drops of Light event. At this event, they introduced us to a wide range of products The Body Shop had to offer which included the Matte Lip Liquid which I will be reviewing.

As a student, I had to watch my budget as The Body Shop can be quite pricey, and for good reason. The quality of their products are so good, that I feel it is value for your money. These babies retail at about R90 each and recently they had a massive 3 for 2 sale, which I caved and bought 3 more and it only costed me R180. The first 3 I had purchased at the event.

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From left to right: Sicily Iris, Sydney Amaryllis, Paris Peony, Cali Gerbera, Taipei Orchid and Windsor Rose.

The packaging reminds me so much of the Kylie Jenner lipglosses, without causing me to spend my entire salary. With a simple matte black cap and 8ml tube of lipgloss, I feel that it is definitely worth the spend.

The colour selection in this range was what I was most impressed with. I feel that 12 shades are not a lot but the colours they offer are out of this world. One thing I do have to note is that I feel that the colour in the tube is not the same when applied to the lips. In some instances they are much darker and others much lighter. The darkest shade I own which is 019 Sicily Iris, shows almost black in the bottle but then on the lips it’s more of a deep plum, but not as dark. The darkest shade in my opinion would be Sydney Amaryllis which shows up closer to a neon pink/red on my lips.

The only bad thing I can say about this product is that sometimes one coat is not enough, which is normal as I’ve never had one swipe colour pay off before. The other thing I’ve noticed is that when I wear this, it takes a few minutes to dry down matte.

With that being said, I feel that the good definitely outweighs the bad when it comes to these lip liquids. I’ve eaten meals before and still had my lip liquid stay on, I’ve only ever had to reapply maybe once or twice. I love that this is hardly drying on my lips as I do struggle with dry lips so I feel that I have a love-hate relationship with matte lipsticks or glosses because they can be very drying. I feel that these are so wearable and I haven’t tried it before but they should be kiss proof too (provided your significant other does not eat your face off). Lastly I love the smell of these because it is a bubblegum scent and it smells so heavenly. To me, Sicily Iris smells like grape bubblegum!

I do not have swatches of the lip liquids because I am saving that for a swatch and wear test video so people can see for themselves!

 

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The Lip Scuff:

Being someone who struggles with dry and chapped lips, I needed an exfoliator for days when I really need to treat my lips. This lip scuff has a very menthol type of scent and feels like an exfoliating scrub, just in the shape of a lip balm. I love how moisturized my lips feel after removing the dead skin and this prepares my lips for the matte lip liquid. It has not been damaging on my skin and I love how cute the packaging is! That is the item pictured above with the silver cap. I would definitely recommend this as an exfoliator for your lips.

What’s new on your beauty desk? Let me know in the comments!

 

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