REVIEW: LA Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss

by - 5:11 PM

I don’t really know why liquid lipsticks are so in-trend now. With the dead-matte finish, waterproof – and even bulletproof – formula, and wide color selection from black to mint blue, these lipsticks in tube seem to have too many cult followers all over the world. Actually liquid lipsticks aren’t new to the market, but it was just since late 2014 until now, the second quarter of 2015, that the virus seems to have affected everyone. Like, bzzzzzz. You’re so into liquid lipsticks. And you gotta try all brands offering their latest collection of these newest lipstick formulas, and oh, don’t you forget to compare which-or-which is better.
I was not into the hype. Was. Past tense. Until I discovered these babies at a very cheap price!

LA Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss comes in 16 beautiful shades, offering you a matte finish despite the word ‘gloss’ on its name. Here is the description from their site:

Introducing our hottest new lip product - Matte Pigment Gloss. These 16 bold shades provide rich, intense color in a flat finish for all day wear. The long wearing formula goes on as a high pigmented liquid and dires to a flat matte finish. Leaving lips colored in gorgeous velvety perfection that last and lasts.

It has 5 g (0.17 oz) and retails for $5. I bought it for IDR 60,000 from Makeupuccino on Instagram.

Coming in a thick plastic material, it however comes to my surprise that these lipsticks’ packaging can easily get broken! I accidentally dropped mine and the very bottom of the tube was damaged and shattered a little. Thank God the damage wasn’t on the body of the tube, if it was, then one tube is done. It has black matte plastic cap, and of course since it’s a tube packaging, it comes with doe-foot applicator. This applicator is flat and has rounded end, not slanted like most wand applicators out there. I don’t really have any preference on the applicator tho, because both work fine for me.

I bought two colors – both are my fave colors, you needn’t to ask why I only buy them – which is Frisky and Tulle. Surprisingly, the formula of each shade appears to be different! I will review each of them separately now.

Frisky is a beautiful true medium red. A bright-medium red to steal everybody’s attention. The formula is super nice I’d say: rich color with great color payoff, liquid texture and not runny at all, plus a great staying power and flat matte finish. This shade actually lives up to its claims. What I love from Frisky is, IT’S NOT FEELING STICKY AT ALL. I should really put the caps lock on because most liquid lipsticks feel super-duper-sticky, tacky, and simply has that ‘yuck it feels like glue’ sensation. Ew. And Frisky is none like what I mentioned above – it dries to a velvety, flat matte finish. No shine at all, no dimension on your lips – just flat. It lasts forever and fades just a little after meal. Albeit feeling a little drying on lips, it doesn’t really make my lips crack or peel off.

While I enjoy Frisky a little bit too much, Tulle is a completely different story.

Tulle is a bright fuchsia pink. Barbie pink, to be exact. It’s really similar to MAC Candy Yum Yum! Despite of its beautiful color and being a great dupe, sadly it has thinner and a bit runnier in formula if compared to Frisky. The color is rich on tube, but due to its thin formula one swipe of application is definitely not enough. My natural lips color still can be seen through with only one layer of it. Bad thing is, Tulle is SUPER STICKY even I just applied a very thin layer! UGH.

And I definitely would not add another layer – let the color be not rich and vivid enough, I don’t care – as it would be stickier, tackier, and ewwww when I add one more layer on top. 

Good thing is, Tulle lasts almost forever too and is still super hard to remove just like Frisky.

so hard to capture the right color! excuse the gross clumps of the product, TOTALLY EW. NO.
ew, it's sticky! >__<


Last Words?
LA Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss pretty much lives up to its claim since it has rich color and great lasting power. However the formula of each shade appears to be different; yet I cannot judge which of which is better since I only have two of the total 16 shades. Or probably the one I got was just a dud?
These lipsticks are very hard to remove, even with waterproof eye/lips makeup remover and they stain your lips. Very long-lasting indeed. Retails for $5 each, definitely this lipstick is a steal! Some shades of this matte glosses appear to be a dupe for some higher end lipsticks which make them even more versatile. I’m not into this kind of finish by the way, but these lipsticks are pretty easy to wear, not heavy or uncomfortable at all – except the Tulle shade. If you crave for a dead-matte lipstick or just curious about the liquid lipsticks hype, LA Girl Matte Pigment Gloss could be a good start for your collection. However if you fancy the velvety, smooth, non-drying matte lips like how regular lipstick (in bullet form) would give then this range is not for you.


And that’s all for these babies! Have you tried any from this range? What do you think about them? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below. Happy Sunday everyone ~ ♥

because i love frisky!

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  1. aduuuh naksir bgt ama frisky. ><

  2. You look beautiful in frisky. Long time no see, Olin.. tambah gorgeous deh!

  3. thankyou ce hanaaa, i miss youu :( hiks! kapan pulang dr TW

  4. natalia christaniaJune 1, 2015 at 12:16 AM

    ternyata ada yg ngalamin hal yang sama juga, aku punya bazaar sama backstage, yang bazaar rada lengket tapi si backstage justru ga lengket..

  5. been eyeing Frisky, now I'm gonna purchase one right away because it's too pretty! <3

  6. Pigmentationnyaaaa *o* Tapi katanya baunya rada aneh ya?

  7. fix frisky masuk wishlist aku. cantik banget warnanyaaa. kemaren pengen beli tapi masih ragu... aku punya fleur, bazaar, sama rebel, semuanya nggak sticky kok. padahal aku udah coba pake dua layer juga. salam kenal yaa :)

  8. cantik banget frisky nyaaa (fix masuk keranjang). waktu itu masih ragu soalnya belum banyak yg review huhu. aku punya fleur, bazaar, sama rebel, untung tiga2nya nggak sticky walaupun di layer. mungkin untung-untungan ya dapet yg sticky atau nggaknya..
    salam kenal ya :)

  9. Hi mau tanya km curl eyelash pake apa ya? Bagus jatohnya 😊