Lipstick

Review and Swatches: BLK Cosmetics K-Beauty All Day Intense Matte Lipsticks

I’m sorry for being missing in action for quite some time. I’ve been terribly busy with work and other stuff the couple of months and I’m really trying hard to have even just a little time with my passion for makeup, especially on this blog. You may follow me on my Instagram account, though, as I am quite active there.

Anyway, we may have already been aware that Anne Curtis launched her own makeup brand, BLK Cosmetics. The brand caused a lot of rave to most of the Pinays, including me. I was not shookt though with this launch as based on what I’ve seen in the past years, Anne Curtis is really into makeup. This is really a cost-effective launch as an Anne Curtis-owned cosmetic brand itself is a straightforward advertisement, no need to pay other celebrities  to market the products. Tipid besh. Her makeup line comes with the tag line “Uncomplicated Beauty,” which I really agree. Based on the products I own from the brand, they are indeed easy to use and very straightforward.

Recently, she just launched a K-Beauty inspired makeup line which consists of lip and cheek tints, blush, eye shadow, foundation sticks and matte lipsticks. And of course, my lipstick junkie self purchased all of the matte lipsticks.

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PRICE: Each tube costs PhP 299.00. I believe the price is in the mid-range of drugstore lipstick prices. Not too cheap and not that expensive. Anyway, it is still affordable for the quality. Don’t you agree?

Anyway, you may purchase these lipsticks and other BLK Cosmetics products at their website, selected department stores and Watsons nationwide.

You may check out their Instagram account for updates.

PACKAGING:  The packaging of these lipsticks just stole my heart away. It is really an eye catcher and well-thought of. It seems like you are purchasing a high-end lip stick, which in reality is not. Well, it’s actually one of the reasons why everyone went ga-ga for these. ‘Coz you know, presentation and packaging is everything. I, myself, is so in-love with the looks of these products.

Each box that comes along with the lipstick is colored based on the shade of the lipstick inside it. #Effort! The shade label is written in front and on top of the box with Korean letters or spelling of the shade names.

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The rectangular shape looks super classy that you would not think that a bullet only costs PhP 299.00. The body is made of plastic glass which I believe is durable and doesn’t look and feel cheap at all.

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Our signature matte goes Korean. Enjoy the bold, matte lippie that you love in our new K-Beauty shades: a subdued peach, a mauve pink, and a berry red. Enriched with Vitamin E and camellia oil, our winning formula guarantees a non-drying, all-day wear, all while delivering intense color with zero sheen.

Ingredients

Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, 1,3-Butylene Glycol, Mica, Glycerin, Isotridecyl Isononanoate, Silica, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491 (Red Iron Oxide), CI 15850 (D&C Red 7 Ca Lake), CI 19140 (FD&C Yellow 5 Al Lake), CI 15850 (D&C Red 6 Sodium Salt)

 

– Paraben and cruelty-free! 🙂

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PERFORMANCE:

The lipsticks are creamy and pigmented. One swipe will be enough to cover the entire lips. The lipstick delivers a matte finish with no sheen. As a matte lipstick lover, this is a must! Please take note, however, that these are not transfer and kiss proof.

They are moisturizing and are non-drying as they claim to be. They last long on the lips and leave a stain once you eat. Without eating and with minimal drinking, the lipsticks will probably last for 4-5 hours.

The shades are indeed Korean-inspired and are super fun and very summer appropriate. They are not that bright, so you can wear them on a daily basis. So don’t be afraid and get them! ‘Cause honestly the quality is more than what you are paying for.

SWATCHES

My Love (subdued peach)

From the BLK Cosmetics Website

Beautiful (mauve pink)

From the BLK Cosmetics Website

Honey (berry red)

From the BLK Cosmetics Website

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Here is my assessment on the BLK Cosmetics K-Beauty All-Day Intense Matte Lipsticks:

PRICE          4

PIGMENTATION  5

PACKAGING          5

COLOR RANGE       4

FORMULATION5

AVAILABILITY4

LONGEVITY        4

OVERALL        45

Hope you found this post helpful. Thank you for taking time to read.

Till then,

Cathy ♡

DISCLAIMER: This is not a sponsored post. I bought everything with my own money. Everything in here are my personal thoughts and honest opinion.

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