The lovely owner of L.A Cosmetics was generous enough to send me her whole line to review! L.A Cosmetics is an UK based indie company selling nail polishes and lipsticks, I was super excited to try them out!
She does a wide variety of colours, something to suit literally everyone! They come in Matte and shimmer finishes and there’s also a couple of glosses in there too!
Now, I was a little disappointed with these. The colours are gorgeous, but the pigment just isn’t there. For some of the lipsticks, I think this works in their favour. Such as Scarlett (pictured, it’s a little more saturated than in real life). I think this is perfect for those days where you don’t want a massive bold lip, but still a nice amount of colour. The mattes also are not drying at all, but they’re a little tough to apply and you do have to build the colour up.
Now, like I said I do like the fact there’s not a lot of pigment in certain lipsticks, but with the greens and blues, it doesn’t work as well. Because there’s little colour, it can leave your lips looking a bit poorly.
The shimmer lipsticks are a lot better with their pigment but are a little streaky. I recommend wearing a lip liner with any of the lipsticks, it’s just a little tough to find ones in the less common colours like the greens and blues.
Overall, I wouldn’t really recommend these, they’re more like tinted lip balms without the benefits of lip balm. I have spoken to the owner and she’s looking into the formulas, so there may be a change soon! Find her Etsy shop here.
Thanks so much for reading! ❤
*contains pr samples, all opinions are my own*