HI Friends!! So on my Instagram @beauty.in.bold I had promised a review of the new Makeup Geek Iconic Lipsticks*. Its taken over a month but I have been testing these over and over so I can give you the full run down! I have a lot of Pros and a Few Cons to keep in Mind! Keep reading to see if these are worth your money!
MAKEUP GEEK – ICONIC LIPSTICK – $15
Introducing the new Makeup Geek Iconic Lipsticks in 2 different finishes. There is the “Butter Shine” formula and the “Velvet Matte”. Makeup Geek has released 10 of each formula. Both formulas I love.
I actually think I slightly prefer the shine formula. Both formulas Glide on with easy and are really creamy. They aren’t too creamy though and are definitely not slippery. Both Lipsticks transfer if you are eating or drinking which is standard for all lipsticks. I have found that None of the 6 shades I own sink into the lines on my lips. They are fully opaque also. Out of all of the shades I did find that when using the shade “Rare” which is a Velvet Matte, I had to go over twice, not because it was sheer but because it applied ever so slightly patchy. A second swipe gave a beautiful even finish.
The Butter Shine formula is BEAUTIFUL! I expected it to be a little sheer but it isn’t at all. The finish is completely opaque with a pretty glossy finish. Even though the finish looks glossy it isn’t sticky or slippery.
LEFT TO RIGHT – Shady (Butter Shine), Risque (Velvet Matte), Elegant (butter shine), Lively (Velvet Matte), Naive (Butter Shine), Rare (Velvet Matte)
I am really impressed with these lipsticks and excited to see more shades released. I also really love the packaging and though I thought Id hate how skinny they are, I really like how easily these apply being so skinny. I love both formulas and I feel like they are fuss free. A few cons though, Any of the shades that has a red or deep pink undertone is VERY staining, even the Shine formula. In the Bunch I received the only two that didn’t stain were Naive and Rare. Another point was that these are just 2g of product for $15 when a Mac Lipstick is 3g for just $2 more (In The USA). I also wish that It said on the bottom of the lipstick whether it was a mate or shine shade, however I do love that the colour is shown on the top of the lid!
I would definitely recommend these but would certainly caution when wearing the pink, purple or red shades. If you were to accidentally smudge some onto your face it would immediately leave a stain that is hard to remove unless you have an oil based makeup remover handy. I think these are definitely worth a try to I would love to hear your thoughts!
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