I hesitated to talk about this product because it's not readily available in the U.S. I mean, the website does ship internationally, but for a price. I eventually decided I had to because I just loved this trio too much not to share. Chi Chi cosmetics is an Australian based makeup brand and I've heard some rave reviews about their products. So when my lovely friend and fellow blogger Rainbow, from Rainbow Rose-blossom, sent me this goody it's no surprise that I actually squealed in joy. Thank you Rainbow for your generosity, you are seriously the bees knees!
I have a love-hate relationship with most matte lipsticks and liquid lipsticks are a whole other ballgame. I like the theory of a long lasting lipstick that is both creamy and matte but in reality, it doesn't really seem to exist. I've found that with most long lasting lipsticks, especially matte finishes, my lips get super duper dry and adding more product only results in a thick, gunky, unattractive mess. If I know I'm only going to be wearing the product for a short time then I'm usually fine but to be honest, most days my makeup needs to last (albeit some touchups) for 10+ hours.
What I loved about these lipsticks were that they were truly creamy. I've never tried another lipstick with this formula, it was definitely matte but stayed creamy, meaning it didn't really dry all the way down...but it still had a matte finish. I know, kinda blew my mind too. The downside to that is that they could be incredibly messy because they didn't really dry. I wore the pink and had no issues but when I tried the red I literally had red lipstick everywhere, from my desk to (randomly) the side of my neck. If you try these you definitely need to watch any contact with the lip area or these will get everywhere. Another plus was despite the creaminess, they were incredibly long lasting. After eating the top (creamy) layer wore off leaving behind a pretty pigmented hue on the lips. The downside to that? When the red did get everywhere it was a nightmare to try and remove. Hence, why I did not swatch my hand...these lipsticks stay on all day and beyond. Since the lipstick goes on creamy I was able to reapply as needed and not have the layers get too thick or dry. Overall, I'm super happy with these lipsticks and am eager to try more products by the brand. Another huge thanks to my friend Rainbow who so kindly gifted these to me! Love you, girl!
Rainbows lovely blog: Rainbow Rose-Blossom
Chi Chi Cosmetics website: Note that all orders to the U.S. have a flat rate $20 shipping fee, with free shipping over $100.
Pink lipstick: Socialite
Red lipstick: Lady in Red
Purple lipstick: Drama Queen
Boxed Set: Liquid Lipstick Trio
*Side note and super important mention...these lipsticks smell like strawberries! XO