The new Ciate Pretty Stix really live up to the pretty in their name. I love the attention to detail with some cute little lips on the packaging and the colour edit is excellent in a something-for-everyone kind of way. Something is nagging at the back of my mind though.. I know I have swatched a product with a very, very similar formula and finish and I just cannot remember what it is. The thing that flagged up that I’d been here before is that they’re super melty – in an only-just-holding-together way – so they can get messy and the brighter colours need careful application and a steady hand. Don’t push onto your lip too hard either; they really are that soft. BUT, the good pay-off for this kind of texture is impeccible glide and a very nourishing, soft feeling, sheeny lipstick. They’re supposed to be melty to a certain degree, but on a warm day I’d be careful where I kept them and certainly not near any sun.
Kicking off with the reds: Chick Flick, First Love and Me Me Me.
Here they are in the same order in the swatch.
There are two purple based shades, Soho and Heartbreaker.
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
And the same order in the swatch.
There are two pale shades with a peachy tone, Innocent and Sweetheart (in the swatch.. they’re the other way round in the picture).
And finally, three nude tone shades, Rom Com, BFF and Vintage Blush.
In the swatch, it’s Rom Com, Vintage Blush and BFF.
These are truly lovely – given the messy caveat – but it’s driving me crazy that I can’t remember the similar products!
The only thing I’m not that crazy about is the Scrub Stix.. you need to press your lips together in a rubbing motion and then wipe off after a minute. Nothing happened! So this one is completely a pass based on my experience. You can find the Ciate Pretty Stix for £16 at ASOS HERE.
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