Thursday, May 21, 2015

L.A.Girl Glazed Lip Paints

Everyone has been saying these L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints are dupes for the Tarte Melted Liquified Lipsticks.  At $4 vs $21 - it's a big savings!  I haven't tried the Tarted Melted version yet, because of the price tag, but read on for my review of the L.A. Girl Glazed versions.

I talked about picking up the Glazed Lip Paints in my Drugstore.com haul here.  Here are the three colors I chose to test out:

top to bottom: Peony, Blushing, Pin-Up
L.A. Girl Glazed Lip Paints
Claims From lagirlusa.com:
"Making their much anticipated debut, Glazed Lip Paints give the intensely pigmented appearance of a lipstick, with the ease and glossy finish of a lipgloss. Glazed Collection includes 18 of the most sought-after, trendsetting colors this season while providing long lastinghyper glossy, ultra rich color to lips.

This proven iconic product offers shades that range from nudes to brights to deep berries. Cool and nourish your lips with the added benefits of vitamin E and peppermint oil. The Glazed Lip Collection is an instant must-have that accurately portrays the color trends expected to be seen on the runway. A precision tip applicator is provided to facilitate application."

Shades: 18 Shades
Product Size: 0.4 fluid ounces
Price: $3.49 [drugstore.com]

left to right: Peony, Blushing, Pin-Up

I thought these would have more of a minty taste or smell with peppermint oil as an ingredient (like the C.O. Bigelow Mentha Lip Shines - I am obsessed with these!).  Only Pin-Up had any mint to it and it was fleeting.  There definitely wasn't any cooling sensation or breath freshening factor like the Mentha Lip Shines.

These are a complete mess to put on.  If you use the applicator like you would a normal squeeze tube gloss applicator it ends up all over your mouth and teeth.  It's like the angled tip doesn't run smoothly over your lips; it drags a bit and way too much product comes out at once.  It's not as tacky as I thought it would be, so maybe that's why it got all over my teeth. 

These definitely hold a good punch of pigment in them.  They don't go on sheer at all, despite looking like a gloss consistency.  They stay on for quite a good amount of time, considering it stays a bit shiny for a while.  After the shine is gone (or if you eat or drink) it still leaves behind a nice stain from the color.

These aren't bad for to price...there are just so many other drugstore lip products I like more where I don't feel self-conscious putting them on without a mirror and a lip brush.  After seeing how these performed, I am curious about the Tarte Melted Lipsticks, especially since they are supposed to be long-wearing.  I am a huge fan of long-wearing lip products lately, since I tend to forget to reapply.