Hey everyone! I talked about being part of this round of bntgirls (more of that here), and as part of that, we were given a box of Korean treats to use and review throughout the month.
I’ll have them up in trickles, but for now, I will talk about a pretty bright lip lacquer by a brand I’ve been intrigued by, since I saw it on Wiji’s post—3 Concept Eyes!
Check out the color on this! My mom and my sister saw the box and both of them said, “Is that really the color of the lipstick?” It’s so bright!
Lip Lacquers are typically pretty close in texture, consistency, and make as liquid lipsticks. A few formulas that are similar include the Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait, the Rimmel Apocalips/Show Off Lip Lacquers, the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, and the Shiseido Lacquer Rouge. Simply, they are very opaque lip products, with the pigmentation of a lipstick, but in the form of a gloss. There are many little differences as well, but that’s just a very general way of putting it.
The packaging is quite sleek; it reminds me of the Le Métier de Beauté Lip Crème and Lip Gloss packaging. The applicator is pretty unique as well, with a slight bend. I didn’t really notice any change in ease of application, to be honest.
And now, the moment of truth—is it as bright as it looks?
Check out that swatch! I was kind of scared to put it on, but that wouldn’t be fair! So, I sucked it up and wore it to my cousin’s play and then to a movie.
The color kind of alters in intensity, depending on the light. Indoor light makes it look more fluorescent whereas natural light mutes down the neon. This color is totally not me, but I really kind of like it!
What do you think? Anyway, here’s the look that I want to copy, when I gather enough guts:
The quality of this lip lacquer is through the roof! The price is a bit steep, at $20.81 each, but you literally need the smallest amount to cover your lips, and cover them opaquely. I should note that while this reminded me a lot of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, I much prefer the 3CE Lip Lacquer. I had a problem with the SMLCs because the middle part of my mouth would wear off, and leave a ring of color around my lips, like too-dark eyeliner. The 3CE Lip Lacquers are great because they last much longer and leave a slight stain. They do get a bit drying over time, and clung to dry patches so take care of your lips before application!
Anyway, I think overall, this is something worth checking out. They have such wide range of colors, too.
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* This was sent to me to review. All opinions are my own! Obviously.
3CE is available on the Stylenanda website. Purchase the lip lacquer here. I have no information on their animal testing policy.
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