I am a matte lipstick junkie but I do realize that matte lippies have massive flaws ~ many of them crack, separate and make lips look like a zombie from The Walking Dead. It truly is a fine line between finding a good matte lipstick that is longlasting, yet won’t make my lips look dry and a matte lipstick that isn’t REALLY matte, but a creamy satin. I have tried BBIA brand before, but only with their loose pigment glitter shadows. I wanted to try some nice vampy brick colored lipsticks from Korea, as a lot of them do tend to go really orange or are very light. Jolse graciously sent these to me for review purposes.
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My skin type and concerns: doesn’t really pertain to this review ~ hahaha.
BBIA Last Velvet Lip Tint Ⅴ I guess the Last Velvet Lip Tint is a series ~ as this is the fifth installment Ⅴ. The other installments have different shades and the main difference that I can see is the cap color ~ each installment has a different colored cap. BBIA Last Velvet Lip Tint Ⅴ has a rose-gold copper cap, with a frosted clear tube. I selected #24 Raddish Brown or as I suspect Reddish Brown. This is not a watery lip tint, but what we would consider a matte liquid lipstick ~ it is very thick and creamy in the tube and has a doe foot applicator wand. This product goes on nice and smooth, has a light fruity scent to it, but no taste ~ Peripera, I am looking at you for the most horrid tasting Velvet lippies. It is very creamy so it is easy to apply and fix any mistakes before it dries down ~ and it will dry down.
Description: A super-close velvet texture that sticks like a magnet. It gives you a clear and sharp lip with just one touch. Fine particles like powder creates blur appearance on your lips. With powerful tinted features, the color will remain as long as tattoo.
This has a matte finish, but it is not dry or cakey ~ something about this formula that makes it creamy on initial application, continues to keep that creamy consistency when it dries down matte. This is not smudge proof at all, but I can tell you it leaves behind a nice strong tint when it is rubbed off and that tint LASTS. I actually like it better dabbed out with the tint shade, than the highly pigmented velvet tint. The shade Raddish/Reddish Brown is a beautiful marsala shade ~ it is vibrant and a lovely rust shade. I have swatches at the end of this review.
Ingredients: dimethicone, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, synthetic fluorphlogopite, polyceryl-2 isostearate, water, isododecane, polymethylsilsesquioxane, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, polymethyl methacrylate, cyclopentasiloxane, trimethylsiloxysilicate, VP/hexadecene copolymer, sorbitan sesquioleate, 1,2-hexanediol, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, disteardimonium hectorite, silica dimethyl silylate, palmitic acid, stearic acid, propylene carbonate, ethylhexylglycerin, phenoxyethanol, CI 15985, titanium dioxide, CI 77491, CI 15850, CI 77499, CI 45410, CI 77492, fragrance
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BBIA Last Lipstick Red IV Again, this is another series in the Last Lipstick line ~Jolse only has Red IV and Red III series and the difference besides the shades is the actual packaging. IV series comes in a dark navy blue rectangular lipstick case with black trim and it is so classy and rich looking. I choose shade #20 Chili Rose, which is a rich, dark red-brown shade ~ think of dried blood ~ as it it has a lot of brown tones. You might think it is similar to the Last Velvet Lip Tint in #24 and it is within the same family of shades, only this one is on the darker side. This has no scent or taste that I can tell.
Description: With Cashmere like texture, visually maximize the softness and sensuality of the lip. The optimum color with single touch. At the moment be in touch with lip, it adhere lightly like air. Beautiful lip for a long time.
The lipstick is dry, not moist, but it doesn’t tug or pull on my lips ~ it applies very nicely with a light finish. I barely know it is on and I only need one application of this highly pigmented lipstick. This lipstick is very buildable and if I wanted an even more intense shade, applying 2 or 3 swipes will achieve that look. My lips do not feel dry with this matte lipstick on and it doesn’t crack or peel away, like some matte lippies do. This lipstick is actually long lasting for me ~ it isn’t smudge proof but it takes a lot to get the color to fade on my lips. When it does fade, it leaves behind a light tint.
Ingredients: dimethicone, polycylceryl-2 triisostearate, butylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, isononyl isononanoate, mica, silica, ceresin, CI 77491, polyethylene, synthetic wax, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer,CI 15850, sorbitan olivate, titanium dioxide, CI 77499, sorbitan isostearate, ethylhexylglycerin, clyceryl caprylate, tocopheryl acetate, isoceteth-20, fragrance
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Under different lighting. The BBIA Last Velvet Lip Tint V #24 has two swatches on the right hand side. Top swatch is full coverage, lower swatch is the tint after being smudged out.
I really love the BBIA Last series of matte lipsticks and tints. I am eager to see what other shades they will come out with as many of them right now are very similar looking. If you love matte lipsticks and tints like I do, these are a great choice. The velvet tint is a great alternative to Peripera as it doesn’t have that horrible taste and it is less orange-y as well. The Velvet Tine really leaves being a nice long lasting tint shade and the Last Lipstick is long lasting, period. They do not cake or feel too dry on my lips ~ if you suffer from chapped or really dry lips, you should apply a waxy lip balm first before applying the lippies.
You can purchase both of these items at Jolse
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