ponedeljek, 05. februar 2018

L.O.V. Lip Affair Brave Nudes Color & Care Lipstick - 613 Selma's Courage

This was my first time trying anything from the brand L.O.V., although I was intrigued by a couple of their other products before, after seeing mainly positive reviews. 

The L.O.V. Color & Care Lipstick from the Lip Affair Brave Nudes collection comes in a reflective black plastic packaging that looks high end and classy. It actually reminds me of Marc Jacobs for some reason. The closing is magnetized and clicks when you close it and the lipstick has some weight to it. There is 3,7 g of product inside and the lipsticks come in 4 different nude shades: 610 Svenja's Attitude, 611 Janine's Resolve, 612 Angelina's Belief and 613 Selma's Courage (my shade). Along with the lipsticks the lip collection also features a Lip Affair Color & Care Lip Pencil, which comes in one shade only and is a perfect match for the lipstick in the shade 610.
I was instantly intrigued by the press release which claimed that the 4 released shades of the Color & Care Brave Nudes Lipsticks contained hyaluronic filling spheres and kendi oil, which contains nourishing and repairing properties (and is usually an ingredient found in hair treatments), both of which make the lipstick formula feel pleasant on the lips and the color long-lasting.
I have the shade 613 Selma's Courage, which is a stunning muted deeper brownish mauve red and in a way it looks natural and quite flattering. As it dries on the lips throughout the day, the shade darkens slightly. It doesn't contain any shimmer and the finish has a slight sheen when freshly applied, which dries more satin/matte as it dries on the lips. The formula is very smooth, comfortable, lightweight and glides on the lips without any tugging. It has great pigmentation and one quick swipe is enough to cover the lips completely. I was surprised by the lasting power - with some snacking and drinking it still managed to stay on the lips for 8 hours, with some minor wear on the insides of the lips, which is really long for a comfortable lipstick formula like this. At that point it also felt a tiny bit drying, but after going over with some lip balm, my lips felt perfectly smooth again. On another occasion I tested the longevity with a proper meal and it didn't last just as well, so I had to end up retouching it (still, most of it stayed on the lips in this case as well).

I'm really impressed by the formula and wear of this product and will be checking out the other shades in person when I get a chance. When it comes to lipstick they all feel oddly drying in the winter time for me right now, but this one was a pleasant surprise. I also really like the shade and can see it being a staple for me year-round.
Applied to my lips and some comparison swatches:

- L.O.V. Lip Affair Color & Care Lipstick Brave Nudes in 613 Selma's Courage
The latest L.O.V. collection with new lip, brow, eye and complexion products is available in stores now.
*PR Sample

2 komentarja:

  1. Čudovit odtenek in ful ti paše <3
    Spominja me na Bourjois Rouge Velvet The Lipstick v odtenku 12 Brunette. Ti umazano rdeče rjavi odtenki so eni mojih najljubših :D.