Elianto Brilliant Riche Lip Colour (06, Wild) Review

I wrote a product regret post of this exact product in a different shade (here) but that’s the beauty of makeup, different shades from a line of makeup may either work brilliantly or not at all! This is the matte liquid lipstick range from Elianto called the Brilliant Riche Lip Colour. They do come in several other shades and evidently some more successful than others (for me). This is the more successful one (for me at least).

 

The product.

The product.

 

The shade code on the bottom of the tube.

The shade code on the bottom of the tube.

 

It comes with a regular doe-foot applicator. The product isn't very runny or very thick. It has a liquid concealer kind of consistency.

It comes with a regular doe-foot applicator. The product isn’t very runny or very thick. It has a liquid concealer kind of consistency.

 

I also did some hand swatches.

 

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It dries completely matte but it does have very fine gold iridescence that does not show up until you press your lips together.

 

I hope the difference can be seen. The glitter adds just a beautiful tinge of sparkle on a matte red colour.

I hope the difference can be seen; swatch on the left is completely matte. The glitter adds just a beautiful tinge of sparkle on a matte red colour.

 

Description: It is a liquid lipstick that dries to a matte finish. It is devoid of taste and scent, although, if sniffed closely, would smell a little chemically. The smell is neither overpowering nor does it linger. It is a gorgeous red colour with fine gold sparkles which adds iridescence.

Price: MYR 31.90 (not factoring in discounts and promotions).

Where to buy: Elianto stores nationwide and at http://www.elianto.biz/

 

Water and oil test.

 

Water does not have much of an effect on the product. It stays put.

Water does not have much of an effect on the product. It stays put.

 

With Vaseline, so anything that's oil based will cause the product to move.

With petroleum jelly (Vaseline); so anything that’s oil based will cause the product to move.

 

Below is a gif image of me rubbing the lipstick and it doesn’t move. Definitely kiss proof!

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Pros:

It is opaque and pigmented.

Long wearing.

It is budge proof and smudge proof, unless you’re eating oily food.

Comfortable on the lips.

The gold iridescence is absolutely gorgeous.

 

Cons:

Although comfortable on the lips, it does dry my lips out.

Liquid lipsticks are generally not easy to work with it so it has to be applied carefully because one could make a mess trying to correct a mistake i.e. not beginner friendly.

Lips need to be properly exfoliated because it tends to pick up on dry patches on the lips.

Will fade with eating especially oily food.

 

Rating:

7.9/10

It’s funny how one shade doesn’t work out and another does within the same line of products. In any case the colour is gorgeous. I did wear it for a recent stage play that required me to wear makeup and it was absolutely gorgeous!

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Mentholatum, Lip Balm Review

This is going to be another short review about another lip balm.

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The balm.

Labels and logo.

Labels and logo.

The product. I am halfway through with the purple base already showing.

The product. I am only halfway through with the purple base already showing. And it has been several months since I’ve bought it.

Description:

It is a lip balm therapy that contains camphor for healing dry and chapped lips. It appears white in the tube and swatches translucent. It comes with SPF15.

Price: Anywhere between MYR 10-12 depending on where you buy it and factoring in discounts (prices could possible be lower with special discounts or offers).

Where to buy: It is available in most places that sell lip balm (basically almost every drugstore/pharmacy).

 

Pros:

It does provide the tingling sensation that is related to camphor and thus, soothes skin.

It relieves chapped and dry lips really well.

No strong taste or smell.

Hasn’t caused me any problems or allergies.

 

Cons:

It feels very waxy and so it can seem very heavy on the lips. After the tingly feeling fades away all you would want to do is just wipe it off.

It tends to be difficult to apply onto cold lips especially if you are in air conditioning for long periods of time. I am guessing that the product (or the lips) needs to be warmed up to sort of melt it a little bit so that it glides more smoothly.

 

Rating:

7.5/10

Nothing groundbreaking or exceptional but it does live up to its claims. I feel the pros only just outweigh the cons.

Maybelline Baby Lips, Lip Balm Review

This is a short review about the Maybelline Baby Lips, lip balm.

The balm

The balm

Although there is a pinkish tint, the colour does not show up on the lips.

Although there is a pinkish tint, the colour does not show up on the lips.

Description:

It’s a lip balm in Protecting Berry with a slightly pink tint. It is tasteless but has a fruity, sweet fragrance.

Price: It is anywhere between MYR 7-12 depending on where you get it and discounts (prices can possibly be lower with special discounts or offers).

Where to buy: It is available in most places that sell lip balms i.e. drugstores, Watsons, Guardian, hypermarkets etc.

 

Pros:

It glides on like a dream.

Hydrates, moisturises, and softens your lips.

Great for dry lips.

Hasn’t caused me any problems or allergies.

 

Cons:

It can feel a little waxy when over-applied.

Do not leave it in warm surroundings because it can and will melt!

 

Rating: 8/10

It is cheap, effective and it’s by Maybelline! A good tip is to apply this on your lips before you exfoliate. It does wonders!!!