A Matte Black Lipstick For Halloween

LA Splash Black Lipstick

It’s not often I title something as ‘the best’ but if I ever find a better liquid lipstick than this I’d be utterly gobsmacked. Heck, it’s even better than my Cailyn Demonist lip tint which I adore. I do prefer the texture of Cailyn lip tint more (and it doesn’t have the slight flaking problem this one does) but then then this product lasts hours more. I have included a swatch of it on this blog post, but if you would like to see how it actually looks on me you can see it in action in this tutorial.

Basics: Shade is called Venom • Cruelty Free • £13.95 • Needs an Oil based Makeup remover • Waterproof

Sorry that I’ve been harping on about NY, but I bought this at IMATS NY along with most of the the products I’ve reviewed in the last few months. I’d never tried any of LA Splashes products before and now that I have I’ll be checking to see what they have at IMATS LA next year. I’ll just have to pick up an oil based makeup remover at the same time because this will not budge without one!

LA Splash Swatch

I’ve never had a product that wasn’t easily removed with Bioderma, in fact the only downside that I can say about this product (other than the very, very slight flaking after you’ve worn it for 4+ hours) is that without an oil based makeup remover you’re going to have a hard time taking this off.

It’s easy to apply and get that perfect neat edge, the colour (once it’s dried) is completely matt too, but do be aware that with any matte product this can dry out your lips. If you have very dry lips you must apply a balm before this or your lips will feel like a mummy’s. As for it being water proof, well, they’re not lying! I wanted to check just how waterproof it was so I had a shower with this on the first time I used it and then tried to remove it with Bioderma after. It still barely budged until I got out the coconut oil to try and remove it. If I ever end up doing an underwater photo shoot I know that product I’ll definitely bring with me.

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