I've gotten a bit obsessed with liquid lipsticks. There are so many brands I want to try, but I'm a drug store prices sort of girl, so I just can't bring myself to spend £15-£20 on one liquid lipstick. I came across LA Girl on Cocktail Cosmetics, a UK based site that stock a lot of US faves including Jeffree Starr Cosmetics and Sugarpill. I was hopeful LA Girl would be cruelty free as a lot of the brands Cocktail Cosmetics stock are, and after some googling I was happy to be able to confirm that they are! And so, an order was placed. I managed to snag these on sale on a different site, but having ordered from Cocktail Cosmetics before I can highly recommend them.
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The packaging is a cute chunky tube with a matte top. The applicators are a flat doe foot shape, which I found made them a bit trickier to apply as with any matte lipstick you have to be really precise. While these are called a matte pigment gloss, they are your usual liquid lipstick style and not glossy at all.
I applied these left to right, so you can see how quickly they tend to dry. These are swatched in the same order I photographed the tubes above. I opted to swatch all of these on my arm as liquid lipstick can be tough to remove and I didn't want my lips to end up worse for wear.
Fleur is a lighter brown colour that looked like it would be a more subtle look for day to day. And I do occasionally do subtle!
It has quite a terracotta finish, a little bit more orange than I would usually go for but still pretty. I can see this suiting a lot of different skin tones too.
Bazaar wasn't one I was particularly excited about when I ordered it, but I thought it might surprise me, and I was right!
I really love the tones in this. It dried really nicely and is quite an unusual colour for me, but I love it! It's quite neon on the lips which I love.
Secret was an obvious choice. You just have to try out a good classic red! It's a pin up classic for a reason.
Secret has a slightly blue undertone which is exactly how I like my reds. My application was a bit patchy, so blame me, not the makeup on this one. I purchased an extra one of these to give away in my next blog give away, coming soon!
Blackcurrant was the darkest shade I went for, and probably the one I struggled with the most.
It took the longest to dry by far, and I found it the patchiest. It's a lush deep purple that appealed to my inner goth, so maybe it just needs more patience than I had on this occasion!
Stunner was another easy choice for me, I love a good purple lippy, and this looked like a pretty colour.
Again, much like the other purple, it took a long time to dry and and came out patchy. It seems to have only been the purple toned lippies I had this problem with, as the others were all fine. On the official swatches I've seen this looks metallic and and a lot darker than it actually is. It came out quite lilac, whereas the swatches are a somewhat metallic darker purple. This is the one I was most disappointed with, it looks nothing like the official swatches.
Iconic just looked like candy floss, I had to try it!
Just look at that. It dried beautifully and looks exactly the same in the tube as it does on my arm. So cute! I think this will be a colour I reach for once spring really starts to appear.
In all, for £6.95 a tube, I was pretty impressed. The purples formula was disappointing, but I loved the other 4. I plan to get hold of a few of the other colours when I can!
Have you tried any of their range? What are your fave liquid lippies?