In the world of liquid lipsticks there are many brands that catch your eye. However, there is a brand that you should know about but probably don't. Makeup Revolution. Specifically their Salvation Velvet Lip Lacquers. They have a nice range of colors and they are sold at Ulta for $5.99. I got two shades to test them out but I will get more.
The two shades I got was Depravity which is a bright purple shade and Vamp which is a dark blackened maroon.
This shade is Depravity above. It's very opaque, which is good considering it's a bright color you definitely need solid pigmentation. The formula of these are not super thin like LA Splash Lip Coutures and LA Girl Matte flat finish pigment gloss, they're a bit thicker than Color Pop liquid lipsticks but not entirely mousse like. So I would compare them to the LA Splash Smitten Lip Tints formula wise. They are just like all Liquid Lipstick they are opaque they are a bit drying but that's the same as plenty of other formulas out there. What you have to remember is to really moisturize the lip before application and it won't feel as dry to you. Sometimes I even apply a gloss and let that sit on the lips while I do my makeup and then apply a liquid lipstick. It may not wear as long as it would on its own but it will feel better and not crumble on the lips when you eat or drink. So this formula to me is a good formula.
The shade above is Vamp. This is a really good dupe for LA Splash Vampire and also Sephora Collection discontinued cream lip stain in 7 that Samantha from Batalash loved. I have it and still wear it but this is a close hue to it I think. I think the name suits it perfect, it's a great dark lip if you want to be more "vampy" than say a true burgundy or dark red. It can look a little bit like black the more you apply. I don't have an issue with that, I can get down with black lips anyway but if you're a bit more cautious then I might would pick a different shade. They have plenty of beautiful colors, from neutrals, to brights, to dark shades. So there is something for everyone.
If you spend $10 at Ulta there is always a $3.50 off coupon unless you're buying "prestige cosmetics" so check that out if you're interested.
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