This is the second post I write about LA Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss. You can check out the previous one here.
LA Girl is a relatively cheap American cosmetic brand. Their prices ranges below USD 10 and are sold in Indonesia in affordable price too. When the matte lip cream trend is all over the place several years ago (until now!), they also launched this product as well.
LA Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss comes with a clear glass tube with black cap. The size is quite bulky and pretty short unlike similar products. There's nothing special about the packaging anyway.
This product was launched in 16 wearable shades. Just don't be fooled by the color chart below since the original shades are quite different compared to this picture.
The Applicator is long and skinny, not your typical doe-foot applicator, and it's not soft at all. I once hate this type of applicator, but lately I just realized that the pointy tip can be used for outlining my lips. So I guess it's pretty convenient.
|Left to right: Dreamy, Bazaar, Playful.|
The texture is thick liquid. It takes several times to become completely dry. There's a hint of chemical smell on their products which is not very disturbing for me and will eventually fade out.
Before we began with the swatches, you might wanna see my actual lip color. It's quite pale with some darkness around the edges. The result of each shade might be different, depends on your original lip color.
PLAYFUL is a super bright neon pink color, which doesn't compliment my skin tone. The texture is sooo streaky it's hard to blend. The first picture was swiped in one layer, and the second picture was my miserable attempt to add another layer to smooth the surface but ended up like 'that'.
And this picture was another attempt to make this shade more wearable. Turned out adding just one very thin layer on your lips will help a lot to reduce the neon effect. Although in the end, it's still so bright.
BAZAAR. I'm not so sure what to call this shade is. A pink, red, or a coral? Or maybe all of those category describe this shade pretty well. This one is a muted warm kinda color that might suit many range of skin tone. The texture is quite smooth and easy to blend.
I several times tried to apply this on several people, but this looks more muted on them and not so bright as when I apply this on my own lips. Maybe just like I described previously, your own lip color does takes the effect.
DREAMY is the shade I'm mostly fond of. It's a nude peachy brown and looks so natural instead of pale. This shade glides very smoothly in just one layer. But I don't know if it's just me, but I feel Dreamy is the most uncomfortable shade I tried so far. It feels the most tacky of all.
So far I have to say that LA Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss is pretty much okay. Of all 5 shades I tried so far, they really vary in terms of texture and comfort. Several reviews I read previously mentioned that the nudes are tend to be more streaky, but this didn't happen to me. I guess you really have to try one product by yourself. Expect for the shade Playful, though. Playful texture is awful.
LA Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss is long lasting, won't transfer but easily removed with makeup remover, a bit sticky, a bit drying, and takes time to dry completely. This product is not one of the best but considering its relatively cheap price, what more you can expect?
I forgot where I bought these. One thing I remember, they came from various online stores. These babies are sold in Indonesia in online stores only for about IDR 60K to 85K. Price may vary.