Hi there! I hope you still remember me, you, who reads my blog. It's been a
month and a half hot minute since my last post and I actually have missed blogging, albeit putting it off because it felt forced and un-fun (you know what I mean?) and I didn't like that.
Here are my thoughts on these lip crayons from Heng Fang (sent to me by my friend Daisy from http://bornprettystore.com ♥), which looks quite similar to another brand's lip crayon.
|I got shade 02 orange and 05 baby pink|
As I've said it looks quite similar to the packaging (and logo) of another brand. The box that it came in looked exactly the same too.
Looking at it you’d think it’s a twist up crayon. Sadly it’s not. You have to buy a sharpener big enough for this. (The sharpener from Ever Bilena works--a perfect fit!)
|A.K.A. Evidence of my poor E.Q.|
I didn't like that aspect much; I really wanted a twist up one with all the balm crayons popping up here and there. Oh well.
Another reason why I didn't like that I had to sharpen it is because...
It's really soft and creamy. I mean I like that it's not hard (cough) but it's just too soft for my liking (cough cough. What's in the air these days? I keep on coughing.). It just melts upon contact using the lightest of hands. And because it's that soft, sharpening it takes away from the product too much. It sticks to the shavings and/or the sharpener itself.
|Now THAT is orange. Excuse the bumps I was recovering from allergies.|
A trip to the freezer might work but you can't leave this out in the tropical heat, which goes for a lot of lipsticks actually. I mean a better question would be what ISN’T going to melt in this heat?
Man it’s hot.
|Still pretty bright even when smudged.|
Pigmentation-wise, this is a winner. It's not something I would wear in broad daylight. Maybe for a party or a night out because it’s almost neon-like in its brightness.
BUT, the formulation isn't that ...stellar. You get amazing color-payoff for sure, but swiping it more than once on a certain area moves the product so it looks a little uneven and patchy. You have to blend it with your fingers or use a lip brush for better application.
It also doesn't have a moisturizing feel to it. It's slippery and very emollient but not moisturizing. The color stays well on the lips but it does transfer. I'd say the typical staying power of a creamy lipstick sans eating and drinking, 2-3 hours tops before you need to touch it up a bit.
That said, it's not a balm and is not marketed as such. It's a lip colour/lip stick. Still though, the formula could've been better.
DO I RECOMMEND?
|Pretty pretties. Image from bornprettystore.com|
Fun neon-like brightness and super pigmentation plus the kitsch factor of it looking like a crayon/pencil for a mere $2.99, I say go for it.
But if you're more into formulas or if you want something more moisturizing, go with something else. It is cheap but if it's not something you're going to use and is just going to gather dust somewhere, save your buck. :)
If you're interested, you can get this "here" . Use my codeQEL91 to get 10% discount on your purchase! ( 10% off of $2.99 = dirt cheap) Enjoy!
- If you're a Korean cosmetics enthusiast (like I am) you know which brand I referred to here.
- I missed blogging foreals though.
- I've been meaning to go to a makeup workshop, anyone know any? (Preferably with free swag HAHA!)
- I cut my hair again, just a trim but it's shorter than what I'm sporting here! If you follow me on instagram you'll know what I mean. @manilawithlove
DISCLAIMER : This product was sent to me for review. I was not paid to say anything good by the owner of the store nor the brand. Everything stated here is honest, un-adulterated and un-biased. These are my, the writer's, own opinion/thoughts. Therefore they do not reflect the opinions/thoughts of owner of the store (where I received the product from) nor the brand's.