Liquid lipsticks aren’t exactly strangers to the beauty world anymore and with this ongoing liquid lipstick trend, hundreds of brands are releasing their versions. Some expensive ones at that! However, there is a certain brand that has been floating around the blogosphere and I wanted to test them myself to see what the hype is all about!
With claims of dupes to big brands such as Lime Crime and Anastasia Beverly Hills, the Me Now Generation-II Long Lasting Lip Gloss (why they marketed it as a lip gloss I have no idea) can be bought for only 99p. Yes, 99p! Cheaper than chips, right?
I purchased these cheap n’ cheerful liquid lipsticks on eBay here. I only purchased two shades as they were the only ones that really caught my eye. The two shades I got were 30 and 33, namely because these are supposed to be dupes for the Lime Crime Velvetine Liquid Lipsticks in Cashmere and Wicked.
These liquid lipsticks are encased in a sleek plastic bottle which hold a doe-foot applicator (they remind me of test tubes for some reason. Is it just me?). On the packaging ‘Me Now Generation-II Long Lasting Lip Gloss’ is featured in Metallic which easily comes off with wear. On the lid of the packaging is a clear sticker with the shade number, which also comes off easily. But hey, for 99p you can’t really complain.
There are loads of sellers on eBay selling this product for various prices up to £5.00 but pretty much all of them are located in China, which means shipping will take a while. I believe mine took about three weeks to reach me and I forgot I had ordered them up until delivery.
One major qualm with this product is that there are no ingredients stated on the packaging or in the description of the seller and since it’s not only cheap but from China, you never know what harmful chemicals may be in these products. So I took it upon myself to research into this mystery and find them!
Ingredients: Sododecane, Acrylamide Copolymer, Kaolin, Styrene-Ethelyne/Propylene, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cera Microcristallina, Methylparaben and assorted colour additives.
When I swatched shade 30 on my skin it looked different than I thought. I think it looks more like Sepia by Anastasia Beverly Hills than Lime Crime’s Cashmere. It would look gorgeous against fair skin tones! As for shade 33, it looks like an exact dupe to Wicked by Lime Crime.
They are waterproof as they claim to be, which means they are harder to remove. The only method of removal for this product is using oil-based products or pure oil. When met with oily food, this lipstick can wear off a little. I find with me it tends to crumble, which isn’t very pleasant :weary:.
- Extremely affordable.
- Long lasting.
- Wide selection of colours.
- Smooth application.
- Sticky formula.
- Crumbles when met with oily food.
- Can be too drying on the lips – This con comes with practically any liquid lipstick, you just have to prep your lips before applying the product.
- No ingredients to be found on packaging.
- Shipping may take a while.
My verdict? :thought_balloon:
Although I have a hard time getting along with the formula, the variety of colours they have for 99p each is quite impressive. This product is great if you want to try out a few colours but are restricted to a budget and they’re not bad alternatives to some of the far more expensive liquid lipsticks floating around the internet. Would I repurchase this product again? I’m afraid not. The formula was far too sticky for me even when I did apply a layer of translucent powder over the top. With my experience of wearing these liquid lipsticks I have found they take a little while to fully dry on the lips. However, as I mentioned before, for 99p you cannot go too wrong.
Will you be purchasing these liquid lipsticks? What shades will you be getting? Let me know!
Take care my loves, :kiss: