Thursday, 26 April 2012

Review ~ Sweetpea & Fay Liquid Lipsticks.

Whilst looking for unusual lipsticks (partially for this post but mainly because I just love looking at colourful things) I found Sweetpea & Fay. I pretty much flipped out when I saw Nordic and immediately bought it - I'd never seen a colour like it before. When I recieved it I found the colour wasn't quite what I expected so I emailed the girls at Sweetpea & Fay and they offered to send me another colour for free which I thought was amazing customer service. I decided to pick a more normal colour in Ukelele since I'd been looking for an interesting nude shade.
I'm going to show you the swatches and then give my general review of the J'Adore Les Levres Liquid Lipsticks range.
A pastel blue with grey undertones.

A nude with undertones of pastel pink.
And here's a comparison shot:
What I didn't realise when I chose Ukelele is that it mixes really well Nordic to make this pastel lilac colour. This was done really quickly but I'm sure I could make some really pretty different shades with them.
First off, my opinion of the actual company as a general is very high. The customer service, like I mentioned before was really very good. The girls were polite and quick to respond and also emailed me to let me know there was going to be delays in shipping and apologising for any inconvenience caused. They even sent a free eyeshadow as compensation - something I'm sure bigger companies don't bother doing.
When I was browsing the Liquid Lipsticks I was really impressed with the variety of colours on offer, there were plenty of pretty, neutral colours for those who aren't brave enough to go for the bolder, more unsual colours, which there were also plenty of (I'm eyeing up 'Musidora' and 'Heavens to Betsy' currently).

As for the actual product, apart from the slight discrepancy in colour (I would suggest looking at the product photos of the tube on the website as opposed to the offical swatches to get a more accurate idea of the colour) I was very impressed. When I first saw the tubes I thought the packaging looked very professional and sweet. The actual product is very thick but this is good because it means opaque colour without needing to layer too much. It does need to be applied with a lip brush though. The lipstick has a very sweet vanilla smell to it which isn't too noticeable once it's applied - I have to admit the smell grew on me, at first I wasn't sure about it but I quite like it now.
I've worn Ukelele out and about and found that after 3 hours it was still there, even after drinking. However, after a massive bacon sandwich it did disappear, unsurprisingly. I would say although it has good staying power it can be a bit drying, but nothing a bit of lip balm before applying won't fix.
Not only all that but they are a really reasonable price. Compared to other companies that are selling unusual lipstick colours (e.g. Ka'Oir), these are pretty afforable at $7.99 (that's £5!!) each. P&P is calculated according to the weight of your order so including P&P Nordic cost me £7.73 (that's $11.74) which is pretty damn good.
So, all in all there is very little bad to say about Sweetpea & Fay and their Liquid Lipsticks. I would definitely recommend them!
You can buy them from the Sweetpea & Fay website.

P.s. My next post will be a face of the day featuring these beauties so look out for that!


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