Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Review: Impulse Cosmetics Lipstick

Hello Princesses!

Today I'm going to be talking about some amazing lipsticks from Impulse Cosmetics! I purchased these second hand off a friend which is why I'm not classing this as a Store Review, but rather just a regular review ^.^ I picked up a full sized tube of Pandora, and a sample size of Platonic which I've been lusting after for ages!
The full size tube looks just like a lip balm tube, which I am not really a fan of since I prefer pointed tips on my lipstick to avoid lip liners! The sample lipstick is housed in a thin clam shell container, which is fantastic since I'm using this shade as my emergency lipstick! There's enough room in the clam shell to swirl your finger around to pick up the lipstick, but it's also small enough to store safely in your handbag/wallet without being bulky!
Pandora is a dark, plum/"black sherry" red shade, with a strong purple undertone. It's labeled as a semi-glossy matte lipstick and is supposedly creamy and moisturizing while giving you that opaque finish you crave in one swipe!

INGREDIENTS: Castor Oil, Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol, Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Cocoa Butter, Carnauba Wax, Candillia Wax. (May contain: Titanium Dioxide, Oxides, Manganese, Blue #1, Red #6, Red #7, Red #21, Red #27, Red #30, Red #33, Red #40, Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Orange #5, Yellow #10, mica.) Vegan Friendly | Cruelty Free
I love the colour of this lipstick, but there is something about it that makes it not stick to the inside of my lips! I assume it's because it's quite waxy (which makes them very long lasting for me!) but with a colour so dark it just looks so silly! I also found that this colour bled quite a lot, and the lip balm style tube made it very very difficult to use without a lip liner, and since I don't have a suitable lip liner for this colour, it looks really awful and smudgy. :S
However it does make my teeth look super white!!
Platonic is a light neutral/nude pink. It's also labelled as a semi-glossy matte, but I find it has much more of a matte finish than Pandora does!

INGREDIENTS: Castor Oil, Cetyl Stearyl Alcohol, Olive Oil, Shea Butter, Mango Butter, Cocoa Butter, Carnauba Wax, Candillia Wax. (May contain: Titanium Dioxide, Oxides, Manganese, Blue #1, Red #6, Red #7, Red #21, Red #27, Red #30, Red #33, Red #40, Yellow #5, Yellow #6, Orange #5, Yellow #10, mica.) Vegan Friendly | Cruelty Free
I absolutely love this shade, it's a beautiful nude pink colour for me, but I feel like it will be quite light on someone who has tanner skin than I do. It dries to a waxy matte finish and is kiss proof, something that I didn't expect! The sample pot makes a beautiful emergency lipstick since I don't need a lip liner to apply this, just a finger! I want to purchase the full sized tube of this one for sure!


What I Love
-  Beautiful colours
- Great range of other colours
- Very pigmented
- Not drying


What I Don't Love
- Pandora won't stick to inner lips
- Not a fan of the lip balm style tube
- Tends to make a dry layer on top of the bullet


Final Thoughts?
I really loved both of these lipsticks, but I won't be able to keep Pandora since it just looks ridiculous missing the inside colour! I loved the finish and colour of Platonic and will definitely be purchasing it full size when it's back in stock, with another couple of colours! ^.^ I'm also super keen to try out their Mattifying Lip Powder which makes me so curious!!

3 comments:

  1. Pandora looks beautiful!

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  2. Shame about the bleeding. Otherwise, it could be a gorgeous color

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