Have you heard of Mellow Cosmetics? This summer I was scrolling through my Instagram feed, exploring new accounts like I often do, when I stumbled across their feed. I was so intrigued — the packaging is stunning and you know I’m always on the hunt for a new, fantastic liquid lipstick.
Mellow Cosmetics Creamy Matte Lipsticks
They have 10 lipsticks in this line and I was sent 5 of them — which I was not expecting. They were so sweet! Packaging is BOMB! It feels so high quality (not that I own many, but you know what I mean). You know that NARS packaging feel? It reminds me of that. And they’re only $13!
One thing worth noting about the packaging is that after I kept two of them in my purse for several weeks, the logo on the side wore away completely (click to see how it looks now), much like the Colourpop products did for me, too.
They are SO comfortable to wear, though. For a matte lipstick, they are extremely creamy (like the name says) and wear very well. They aren’t transfer-resistant, but without serious eating they will last for a good 4-6 hours. Now you know why Posh made it into my Top 5 Nude lipstick lineup!
The swatches above were just two swipes on my hand — just back and forth — to get the pigmentation you see. As is typical, that dark red shade was somewhat patchy. Though on the lips I really didn’t have any issues with patchiness. Would you be interested in seeing a swatch video of all these lipsticks on my Instagram feed? Let me know!
YES! Totally yes! I cannot speak for the vibrant shades in this collection, but these nudes are AMAZING! They’re my first choice when I reach for a nude lipstick. The dark shades are great, too, and I know I’ll be starting to wear them soon….as soon as fall decides to show up in Virginia… 😛
Mellow Cosmetics Liquid Lip Paints
The packaging is pretty standard liquid lipstick-type packaging, almost identical to the Colourpop packaging, except with gold tops. 🙂 They have 10 products in this line and I was sent all of them…except when I took the pictures for the blog post I completely misplaced Toyko. *face palm*
The applicator tip is my favorite type for a liquid lipstick. The wand isn’t flexible, the tip is not too ‘fuzzy’, and it holds just the right amount of product to easily coat my lips without having to go back in.
These liquid lip paints have an extremely thin consistency — I think thinner than any other liquid lipstick I own. Because of this I tend to find that the best way to get them to show up opaquely is to apply one thin layer, let it set a moment, and then apply one more. At least for the nudes, I find this works best. For the most part, one decent layer of the darker shades is enough to give my lips a nice wash of color.
They wear pretty well — they’re not the longest lasting, but they do hold up to light eating and drinking with a straw, etc. When they start to wear away, they do not flake away in chunks, they fade very nicely. Starting from the center, which is typical of any lip products. One plus to these is that they reapply well, as long as you do thin layers.
As you can see from the swatches above, they’re a very thin formula. They’re not super drying (though they do dry down, so there is some dryness to be expected). If you don’t like the thick formula that liquid lipsticks typically have, I think these would definitely be worth a try.
For me, I enjoy wearing these when I know I have a short day (say a grocery store run) and don’t want to worry about my 10 month old bumping me on the mouth and smearing my lipstick. It’s a great lipstick for a mom! And because they’re not that drying, they’re comfortable. They’re not bullet-proof, though, so I typically opt for a different liquid lipstick if I know I need to wear it flawlessly for more than 3 hours. Or if I know I’ll be eating. So, I like them. I don’t love them, but they are worth buying one and seeing if the formula works for you!
Have you heard of Mellow Cosmetics? Which lip product looked the best to you — the creamy mattes or the liquid lip paints?
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