REVIEW: Careline Melted Metallic Lipstick

    Careline Melted Metallic Lipstick in Livewire πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹ @carelineph #carelineph #betterthanbasic

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Price: 195 (Introductory Price)
Shade: Live wire
Net Weight: 5.5 mL
Expiration: 24 months upon opening
Product Description: Metal meets matte. The Careline Melted Metallic Lipstick is a creamy liquid lipstick that glides on the lips and sets to a flat metal finish for that high impact look.

Ever since I saw the Careline IG story about these metallic lipsticks, I have been on the lookout for them. I was really excited to try them out since I wasn't able to try the Stannic Liquid Lip from Detail because there wasn't any outlet near me. So I guess Careline would be the best way to go.

I was buying workout clothes in Landmark Makati when I somehow ended up in the makeup aisles (lol what do you expect) and something caught my eye.

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    THE CARELINE LIQUID LIPSTICKS ARE HERE!!!

So I immediately swatched and swatched and swatched. These are not all Careline though, I also tried out the the EB Advance Liquid Lipstick, Ever Bilena Ultra Matte Waterproof Lipstick and EB Advance LTD Liquid Lipsticks. I'm impressed, to be honest.

There are three metallic shades available, Luster, Live wire and Prince. For the matte shades, click here.

I ended up walking away with Live wire (Metallic) and Wallflower (Matte). Today we're reviewing Live wire.

Enough blabbing. I know you want to hear all about the product.

The box it comes in looks straightforward, sturdy, clean and bright. It's very simple and is unlike the usual Careline packaging. The grey lightning bolts probably hint at its "high impact" promise. On the side's are the product name, product description and ingredients list, manufacturer's information, brand slogan and shade name.

The tube itself is sealed in plastic. It shows that this was well thought out and assures me that this has never been opened. It is also very similar to the Colourpop tube. It is made of a clear plastic tube with a silver cap and label. it feels sturdy and well made. I like how the shade name and the manufacturer's information in on the ends of the tube itself.

(product only with wand out)

It has a doe-foot applicator wand and an effective stopper. Just enough product is left on the applicator and little to no product left on the wand.

(swatch)

Live wire is a sparkly copper shade with tiny gold, silver and copper shimmer. I'd say it's on the cool copper side. The color reminds me of the wire inside.. wires (see photo below).

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I used to dabble in a few electrical projects for my Physics class in high school and that's what I remembered when I saw this shade. Is that why it's called Live wire..? Probably.

Surprisingly, it is very comfortable to wear, and not gritty at all, which is what I was expecting. It kind of looked glitter-y which is why I expected it to be a bit rough but it wasn't. It's not, however, the metallic finish that I was expecting. I was expecting a smoother finish, but I guess it's matte, it won't have the mirror effect that I'm looking for. It's shiny for a matte finish though, which is a serious mind fuck. The first layer is sheer, but it's very buildable due to it's light texture. It feel mousse-y actually.

(photo of layers)

The staying power is great. For the first wear test, I applied it at 10AM and by 2PM it still looked like I just applied it. It's quite lightweight, and doesn't dry too fast that I don't have time to correct any mistakes (I'm still learning how to apply liquid lipsticks perfectly). You have to be careful when applying it though, especially when it's drying. DO NOT PRESS YOUR LIPS AT THIS POINT. You'll end up with a patchy mess.

(patchy lip photo)

It also emphasizes my dry patches even though there were no visible dry patches on my lips. I guess that's because my lips have a lot of lines. It's not drying but it a little lip balm before application will help a lot.

(lip photo)

When I ate lunch, that's when it budged. I guess oily food and liquid lipsticks just don't mix? This also happens with my Colourpop liquid lipsticks so I wasn't surprised. What surprised me is how it fades. It faded like how my metallic paints flakes.

(photo of flakes)

I looked weird so I took off most of it by a wet wipe and reapplied it. It did cake, which is a good thing. It looked brand new. When I got home, I used a cotton pad and my Biore Micellar water and it came off easily. I think using some oil-based remover would work faster though. It doesn't stain the lips, which is kind of disappointing for me.

All in all, it's a great buy. If you're looking for a cheap metallic lipstick, this is worth your PhP195. The only thing is that PhP195 sounds a bit pricey for a Careline product. In case you're wonderin, this liquid lipstick is also FDA approved, which is awesome!

Here's a recap of the products pros and cons.

Pros:

    Cheap
    Well packaged
    Long lasting
    Lightweight
    Ample drying time
    Easy to remove
    Buildable
    Lives up to product description

Cons:

    A bit pricey compared to other items from the brand
    Patchy if not applied correctly
    No stain
    Sheer at first layer

(random photos wearing the shade)

Where would you wear a metallic lipstick?

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