I am a huge liquid lipstick fan. Anything that’s matte was made for me. I admittedly own liquid lipsticks from very few brands because they can get rather pricey.
I decided to give more expensive liquid lipsticks a chance to see if the extra money makes it worth it. I’ve been lusting over Ofra’s and Kat Von D’s liquid lipsticks for a whiiiiile.
As soon as Mac’s liquid lipsticks were announced, I planned to buy one. Ive never purchased a makeup product as soon as it’s been released into the market. It was a “treat yo self moment.” (I’m going to make more posts on high-end products I treated myself to!)
I have about 50 lip products, each in a different shade. The only shade I didn’t have was a coral, peachy color, so I settled on Rich & Restless. It looked so gorgeous online and in swatches. I bought it for $20 as soon as I heard it was live online and got free overnight shipping with the code “next”.
I tested this product twice – at a breakfast outing and at work. I only wore it for about an hour at most before I ate during the breakfast outing, so I was really pleased. The second time (Monday) countered my pleasant thoughts.
I am so dissatisfied with this product. Mac’s lip products are heavenly and always a treat. The formula is a bit streaky, so two coats is a must. When the lipstick dries down, it looks pasty abs feels pretty uncomfortable. It settled into my lips’ fine lines (I didn’t even know I had any) and the color cracked within 3 hours of working. Same thing happened after my breakfast outing because it lasted that long. I didn’t even eat with it on at work by this 3 hour mark. I couldn’t believe I paid more than triple for what I usually pay for a liquid lipstick (I usually purchase Colourpop’s $6 Ultra Matte Lips). It stayed put a bit when I finally ate, except for the inner part of my mouth, but that’s to be expected with any lip product. I retouched the middle and I thought I was good to go. 3 hours later and the inner part looked as it did when I finished eating.
I do take into consideration that maybe the color affected the outcome, but it was too disappointing for the $20 I spent.
This product is a 2/5.
Let me know if I should give it another chance or just exchange it!