I’ve actually been sitting on these liquid lipsticks since last Christmas when I grabbed them at a bargain thanks to the Black Friday sale (Yep, I had them shipping over from My Mallbox). The middle one looks a tad odd as its label has rubbed off from knocking about in my make-up bag – sorry.
Now you know me in my quest to find the ultimate liquid lipstick that doesn’t peel and feel like plastic sitting on the lips. I’ve found a few good ones but equally there are some terrible examples by reputable brands and of course, they aren’t cheap. Too Faced, I’m looking at you – great colours but urgh, awful results.
Fortunately OFRA’s liquid lipsticks are a thing of beauty – rich in colour, do not feather, do not fade, glide on with a doe-foot applicator and sit comfortably on the lips without sucking out the moisture and peeling as a consequence. Lips should still be exfoliated and prepped with a lip balm so the liquid lipstick looks flawless.
The shades I chose are:
- Manhattan – rose nude
- Brooklyn – espresso
- Cape Town – magenta
- Atlantic City – bright red
- Havana Nights (in collaboration with Kathleen Lights) – deep burgundy
Swatches below were taken under artificial light and in daylight – one swab each and fully dry:
All five colours are very flattering on warm skin tones and very bold, which I love. I haven’t worn dark brown in years so it’s a little out of my comfort zone to try something I have avoided for a long time. Brooklyn is the only shade I would not wear during the day bizarrely but I have happily worn the rest to work.
OFRA Cosmetics’ Liquid Lipsticks are available from Beauty Bay priced at a very reasonable £11 each.