The Greige Lip Trend | LA Splash OG Ghoulish10:00 AM
I’m so unbelievably excited to be writing this post because this is a lot of ‘firsts’ for me in one go! For starters, it’s my first ever liquid lipstick, and I’d like to say straight off that I am in complete and utter love with the whole liquid lipstick thing now! It’s also the first product I’ve bought from LA Splash, an affordable U.S beauty brand, which (as far as I can tell) is quite unknown in the UK. It’s also my very very first ‘greige’ lipstick. Greige is a trend that I’ve seen sweeping over instagram and blogs lately, and since I was so late on the Kylie Jenner lips trend, I wanted to be one of the first on this one! Cue lots of research, obsessive instagram stalking and scrolling to find the perfect shade. I eventually settled on the LA Splash OG Ghoulish Lip Couture from BeautyBay. I fell in love immediately with the shade, and it was made all the more tantalising because there’s barely any reviews online so far.
The packaging seems quite mid-range; a gold lid on a clear tube which allows you to see the colour of the product inside. The lid twists off and has one of the spongey applicators attached to the inside (I’ve not come across one of these applicators since year 7 when I was obsessed with sparkly lip gloss). The lettering on the tube is gold, too, giving it a little bit of a luxe feel. The only thing is, so far, the gold top has become a bit of a magnet for product from the inside of my makeup bag. I’m not sure if it’s me being messy or the lid attracting muck, but hey ho!
The shade is the real show-stopping part about the product. It’s a mixture between grey, beige and muted mauve. It’s quite different to the swatch on the BeautyBay website, but this wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. I love the unusualness of the shade, and the pigmentation of this product is to die for. It’s like slathering your lips in the most opaque paint. Another thing I adore is that it’s so easy to overdraw your lips using this lipstick. I’ve got naturally thin-ish lips, but when I overdraw them, it doesn’t look obvious, and the shade glides on really well just over the natural line of my lips. I get so many compliments on the colour when I wear this, too. It’s quite an unusual colour, so it’s a great attention grabbing lippy!
The lipstick stays for absolutely hours, and it’s even passed the kissing test with my boyfriend. I’m serious when I say it doesn’t budge! Application is easy once you get the hang of it, but for me (a liquid lipstick virgin), it seemed really difficult to begin with. The lipstick dries and sets about 15-25 seconds after application, so that’s your window to tidy it up if things go a little bit messy! Because when this stuff sets, it sets. The only negative thing I’d have to say about the lipstick is that you need a pair of really well conditioned lips as a base. The lipstick can feel chalky and dry, and can be uncomfortable on dry lips. Overall, though, it’s a total thumbs up, and I’d definitely love to ty some of LA Splash’s other Lip Coutures. I’ve got my eye on Untamed at the moment!
Have you tried the ‘greige’ lip trend? Have you tried LA Splash before? Let me know in the comments!
Lots of love,