Product Review: L.A. Colors Lipstick in Matte Amethyst

Saturday, May 18, 2013

     Hi dearies! Just got home from a 3-day vacation from the beautiful province of Lucban Quezon :) We joined the Pahiyas Festival and this is my nth time to celebrate one of the grandest festival of the year. Lucban Quezon is my mother's hometown that's why celebrating Pahiyas is already marked in our family tradition. Anyhoo, my apologies for posting this review just now. I forgot to schedule this review post before I left Manila. If you still remember my haul post here, I bought this lipstick because I saw the swatch of Gie - Third World Fashion blog. The color looks good on her lips- purple lips for everyday look why not?! Another thing I like was the price! This lipstick is very cheap :) The cheapskate in me rejoices the moment I saw the price. But I have one problem with bright colored lipstick, the true color won't show up on my lips :( Since this shade is on the purple side, I'm expecting that my lips would turn purplish somehow but it turned out a little pinkish. And because Gie already made a comprehensive review, I'll just chronicler my experience with the product here. Click Read More to see if it's a Yay or a Nyay :)
L. A. Colors Lipstick in Matte Amethyst
L.A. Colors Lipstick in Matte Amethyst
a purple shade lipstick, not matte nor glossy
    size: 3.2g/0.11 oz

 price 99 php (Around $2.00+)

place bought: Health and Beauty Section Landmark, Trinoma

ingredients:  Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Squalene, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Ceresin, Isopropyl Myristate, Propylparaben, Parfum, Aloe Barbadensis, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 74491, CI 74492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), D and C Red 7 Calcium Lake (15850; 1), D and C Red 6 (CI 15850), D and C Red 27 Aluminum Lake (CI 45410; 1) FD and C Yellow 5 Aluminum Lake (CI 19140; 1), FD and C Blue 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090; 2) Mica (CI 77019)
L.A. Colors Lipstick in Matte Amethyst 
swatch twice on my forearm
L. A. Colors Lipstick in Matte Amethyst on my lips
L.A. Colors Lipstick in Matte Amethyst 
swiped 3 times on my lips
What I like:
  • The Price- One of the cheapest lipstick that I currently own. 
  • The pigmentation is okay. Can be sheer and buildable until you get the color you like.
  • Applies easily on my lips, glides on smoothly.
  • Doesn't dry my lips. 
  • Lasts 4 hours on my lips. 
  • Easily accessible. 
  • There's a batch and manufacturing date printed on it.
What I don't like: 
  • The packaging- it's flimsy. But can't complain consider the price and the quality, you really get what you pay for.
  • Fades easily after eating oily or spicy food so better check after eating or else you'll ended up with a white line of grease on your lips. 
  • The scent is a bit off, I can smell the lead whenever I apply this on my lips.
  • Contains mineral oil, some individuals are allergic to it.
Will I repurchase? Yes! A cheapskate like me can try all the shades that I want because of the price.

     I give this a 4/5 rating! I just noticed one thing with the pinks, purples and fuchsia lipstick that I've tried, they always turn out the same. I mean, sometimes I can't see a big difference on the shade. I think it's because I have a pigmented lips and that doesn't give justice to the real color of the lipstick. Always prep your lips prior to lipstick application with a good lip balm to avoid dryness. 

     Have you tried L.A. Colors Lipstick? I want to try other shades, can you recommend a good one? Thank you pretties!

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  2. nice shade! :)

  3. You're from Lucban pala.. I'm from Lucena city. The color looks great on you!! :)

  4. @Em- True that!

    @Krisella Chua- Wow, taga Lucena ka :) Dito ako sa Manila lumaki but my mom sa Lucban sya :)Thank you dear for the compliment!

  5. the color looks great on you..

  6. jusr saw this. yay! galing medyo pinkish sau pero still i think it looks better on you.thanks kath hope to see u soon!:)

  7. @Gie- Miss you na Gie, Thanks for the post :) Hope to see you soon!

  8. the purple shade looks good to you and it is not expensive,nice fine :)


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