As you all already know, liquid lipsticks are really having their moment right now. I’m not sure if they’ll ever stop having their moment, not that I am complaining as I Love (with a capital L) liquid lipsticks and want them around forever. Today I wanted to do a Ciate Liquid Velvet Lipstick review, as it is a makeup brand I’ve never tried before so I was intrigued to see how the lipsticks would perform. My lovely friend Fee from Makeup Savvy gifted them to me months ago and I’ve only just got around to using them. Clearly a sign that I have too much makeup!
So when I hear Ciate, I think nail polishes. And really good nail polishes at that. I wasn’t really sure how they would do when it came to makeup, would it be a flop or would I be surprisingly impressed. Let’s quickly talk packaging, they come housed in cute little cardboard packaging which gives away the colour of the product inside. I actually really liked the outside packaging, it’s quite quirky and cute. Inside you have the product itself, in clear tubes so you can see straight off what colour you are picking. I’m really kicking myself for not taking a picture of the applicator to show you, it’s a cushioned leaf shaped applicator that is really comfortable and easy to use. Overall, thumbs up from me re: packaging.
The first colour I picked up was of course the brightest of the bunch, Head Over Heels. I fell in love with the consistency and texture and the colour. I don’t have a hot pink liquid lipstick, and this clearly filled a hole in the makeup collection that I was unknowingly craving. I can see straight away why the product name contains velvet, the best way to explain how it feels on the lip is velvety. It glides on, doesn’t feel drying at all and you get really good coverage in one swipe. I know I haven’t told you about the other two yet, but this shade is most definitely my favourite. It’s just so pretty! It’s vivid, bright and oh so good against my skin tone. Ah it was love at first sight.
This year has definitely been the year I embrace bold vampy lips, so I was really excited to see this little beauty sitting in the stash I got from Fee. This shade is Voodoo and it’s deep and dark and screams Autumn and Winter at me. Again this colour was a dream to apply and just so comfortable on the lips. In person, this translate a little more browner, and just looks really beautiful on the lips. I know I will definitely be reaching for it once Summer is over, usually I hate the prospect of Summer ending but at least now I have something to look forward to!
The third and final colour is a rather unconventional shade called Envy. It’s a blue green teal-ly shade, and it’s a shade I am surprisingly really happy to have in my collection. Sometimes being predictable gets a little boring, so I am really excited to use this shade to add a little oomph to my makeup looks. I couldn’t get a true colour picture when I swatched it on my lips, my camera made it look a little more blue so I swatched it on my arm as well so you could get a better idea of what it looks like. I am genuinely so excited to use this in a look, so don’t be surprised if you spot me wearing a blue lip colour in the near future.
Overall these liquid lipsticks were an absolute dream to apply. They are really moisturising but matte up really quickly after application, they don’t crack or wear uncomfortably on the lips and they don’t fade either. Either I’ve missed a trick or these don’t get as much recognition as they should, because they really are something special.
These come in a range of 9 shades and retail for £17.00. You can pick it up here with free P&P.
I hope you liked my Ciate Liquid Velvet Lipstick review, it was a very surprising one for me as I had no idea I was missing out all these years by not trying these before. Thanks so much Fee for introducing these to me, although I doubt my purse will be thanking you when I’m tempted to pick up the 6 I don’t already have! I’ll try to do a makeup look soon with the blue shade Envy on. Let me know if you’d like me to show off any of the other two colours. Speak soon, Tanzina x