I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's Eve and I wish you all well. I will start this year off with a non-nail post, because I am trying to create more versatile posts rather than just nail related ones. Not too long ago I found out about the MeNow "lip glosses" which are essentialy matte liquid lipsticks. I really wanted to try them, but even after watching so many YouTube videos I couldn't decide on the shades and in the end I picked up just four which I will show you today.
They are really inexpensive, the price goes from $0.9 up to $3, depending on the seller. Speaking of, I do recommend checking the seller's background because I did have some problems and had to reorder. Without further ado, here are the lippie swatches...
The first shade is 18. This one is a pink toned nude, looks very natural and I think that it will suit lighter to medium tones better. It is a bit patchy, so I did apply two coats. The problem with these (and many other liquid lipsticks) is that if you add more than two coats it tends to flake (as you can see near the inner part of my lips). I haven't worn this shade for too long as it was very sticky and uncomfortable to wear. The removal part was pretty hard, but nothing a little micellar water can't help with.
Moving on to shade 22. This one is my favorite of them all. 22 is a berry purple shade. The formula is quite different than the lighter shades for some reason and the application is much, much smoother. It has full coverage in one coat, so you don't need to drag it around and cause flaking. Because the formula was much more liquid than the lighter shades, the applications isn't as precise, but using lip liner will surely eliminate that problem. Removal is much easier, as well.
The third shade is 30. This one is a grey toned light brown. Unfortunately, this one is really unflattering for me and I won't be wearing it much. It had the same ups and downs as 18 which leads me to believe that maybe the lighter shades are thicker in order to solve problems with coverage. Of course I can't be sure with trying only 2 of each, but you might want to think about this if you are going to purchase them.
And the last one is 33. This one is my second favorite. 33 is a lovely warm toned medium red shade. The perfect Christmas shade if you ask me. Just as 22, the application was effortless, without too much fuss. The flaking that you can notice on the photo is because I swatched this one last and my lips were pretty much done by that point.
Overall, I was really impressed by the two darker shades that I tried. The application was beyond my expectations, especially considering the price. The lighter ones, on the other hand, failed to impress me which leads me to believe that the whole collection has inconsistent formula. They are quite long lasting, they lasted through an entire dinner date with just one touch-up. In the end I can only vouch for two of these shades which were 22 and 33. The rest would be up to you, as it is obvious that it's more of a "trial and error" type of choice.
I hope you enjoyed the swatches.
Thanks for reading!