DISCLAIMER: Unbiased review for your reference. I have smooth skin but I’m not spared from pores on my cheeks, redness around my nose and appearance of veins. Also, I have combination skin; I get oily on my t-zone area. For the lipstick I love wearing semi to matte formulation and with that, I have hi tolerance with matte lipstick. Also, I always exfoliate my lips. Better check your skin types and preferences DO NOT put the blame if certain product doesn’t work the same.
I was fortunate and thankful to received these goodies from Pink Sugar.
It was October 2015 if I’m not mistaken when Pink Sugar launched their products here in the Philippines. The first stall is at SM Makati and SM Manila. Even before I saw it from the bloggers I already purchased the lip and cheek crème in Purple Pleasure and Pink Passion when I saw it at SM Makati. Yes I was the first to post it on Instagram. I was too excited to try it out and do first impressions review about the product.
It retails for a very reasonable price of P349.00 and has 9g or 0.3 oz of product.
and other pertinent details (Validity of 12 months)
I was happy to say that Pink Sugar truly appreciates their consumers, why? They did a great job in improving the quality of their products, in terms of formula, packaging and shades. As you continue reading this, for sure you will appreciate the brand even more.
So let’s start off with the:
Packaging: the packaging is really feminine and cute; the tube is made of hard plastic and comes with a dense doe foot applicator.
As you can see on the photo the first shades that they launched last year comes with a small and slim doe-foot applicator compared to the new one, which is bigger and much denser.
As for the label, you would actually see that the old tube does not include any description like code or shades unlike the new one. Finally it has a label at the bottom of the tube and I’m truly happy with it, actually that’s the first thing that I look for. With the box, it has the same label just like the first one.
Consistency and Formula: Now when it comes to durability, the NEW shades have the same texture and formula. If I to compare it with the first one, the content in the tube is a bit drying (even if it’s new) and it’s not creamy unlike the new ones. The product inside the tube is very dense as in “siksik madami laman”
Gosh I love the formula it’s not too thick and not too drying. It set’s quickly and turned to a matte finish, a bit sticky but you’ll get use to it after few minutes. Very lightweight and it stains on the lips, you won’t actually feel the need to re-apply unless you eat oily foods. Like today I ate chicken joy and spaghetti from Jollibee and I still look good. I didn’t retouch to test the product since I don’t feel the need as well. Then after 4 hours I ate cheesy fries and that’s where I noticed that it started to fade off even on the outer part of the lips. I only re-apply once the whole day and for me it is truly a saver. It will definitely last you longer.
Scent: It smells like grape juice.Yummy!
Longevity: 6-7 hours on me and I only retouch once. Depending on your food intake and the type of food that you’re eating, less oil will make it last even longer.
Shades: The varieties of colors are soooo gorgeous. They have pink and purple, classic red to deep colors, warm to neutral which are perfect for all skin tones might be those with porcelain or morena skin (like me).
Except Naughy Nude, it doesn’t suit me well. The shade is too pale on me, but did you know that it has much purpose. If you have deep shade of lipstick that you aren’t using then you can mix it to balance the color, yes you can experiment with th help of Naughty Nude. You can also use it as a base for your satin lipstick to make it last longer. Can be use to create ombre lips and for highlighting too. Or try to use it as concealer since it can be use on the cheeks too. (see photo)
Overall, I highly recommend these to those who are not use to wearing liquid matte, since I have high tolerance to matte I didn’t use a lip balm underneath. This lip creme is not even drying and tacky unlike other matte products. It is very lightweight and smells really good.As for the cheek tint, you may use it but know that it sets quickly so better blend it immediately to prevent leaving a patchy stain. The price is really affordable because of it’s great quality.
Great job Pink Sugar!!!
Visit them at SM Beauty counter/s near you!
SM Manila, SM Makati, Metro dept. Market Market, Landmark Trinoma