Another pinky nude lipstick? Yeah..
I made the mistake of shopping in Spacenk on a launch day, By Terry were launching their new lipstick the “Rogue expert click stick”; so of course with the offer of a free makeup bag i had to buy one, didn’t i? This lipstick claims to be quite revolutionary, a 3 in 1 matte lipstick “rich like a balm, precise like a pencil and intense like a premium pigment.” Lets see if this click stick stands up to its claims.
Theres 25 shades to pick from ranging from a couple of nudes to pinks, traditional and slightly more modern reds. I picked up the colour 2 Bloom Nude, its a pinky red nude with mauve undertones and although its very similar to many matte lipsticks i already own there is something slightly different about it. (or maybe i’m just telling myself that) It definitely changes colour once you’ve had it on your lips for a a few minutes, it looks a lot more red in swatches but it is more pink in real life.
The formula of these is really interesting though, i can definitely see the balm aspect to them; they do feel slightly more like a cream lipstick and although they do have a matte finish it isn’t as matte as say a Kylie lip kit or Sleek matte me lip cream.
The man in Spacenk was practically shrieking that these “wouldn’t come off” “they won’t even move”, but i don’t really think thats the case, they definitely aren’t as long wearing as liquid lipstick formulas. One thing i do like is when they do come off they don’t flake they kind of fade which personally i prefer, theres nothing worse than flaking liquid lipstick lips.
Would i say these are worth the £24.50? Probably not. Yes this is probably the most comfortable high quality lipstick i own and i do really enjoy applying it knowing its really really fancy but not for £24.50.
You’re paying for a good formula but also for the idea behind the click up mechanism and precise applicator which are good but definitely something i could live without.
Overall i’ll enjoy using this now that i’ve got it and not having to use a liner beforehand but i won’t be purchasing another – this is a good formula and good idea i just can’t justify paying that much for a lipstick when you can get very good cheap alternatives!
Have you got a favourite matte lipstick formula? – Maria x