I’ve definitely seen this formula before – coated waterlets that look and feel like powder until they break on the skin and transform into liquid. I first saw it when a brand that was considering it for a face powder/foundation transformer showed me a lab sample but it never came to light, from that particular brand at least. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen it since but cannot for the life of me remember where, but I certainly haven’t seen it as a lip powder. There are several knocking about on the market (Korean, of course) to choose from, but at this early stage, they’re more wow-factor than wonder worker.
The brand I’ve chosen to look at more closely is RiRe Lip Powder – the shade is Hot Plum. You can tell straight away that it’s a Korean inspired product because the beautiful ombre lip where the colour focuses on the centre of the mouth and grades out is easy to do with this product. As a full lip product, I found it a bit unpredictable, laying down more colour here and there and not in even distribution.
Although when you press the doe’s foot loaded with powder to your skin it looks completely dry, you can see moisture coming out of it as you move the wand along. You get a very quickly drying wet streak. It’s more of a lip tint than a full on lipstick cover but I found, although a little patchy, it lasted quite well. Not amazingly, but quite. However, my lips needed balm all over them because they felt dry almost straight away.
If you’re feeling brave you could also try this on well moisturised skin as a blush – I’ve only taken it to the lip so far, but I can see the potential. Ultimately, Lip Powders are worth a spend if you love new textures and innovations and you’re prepared to experiment (try using a brush instead of the doe’s foot) or even if you just love a wow! Otherwise, I’d say that there are better lip covers in the world; it just depends how curious you are about a powder than can aslo be a lipstick. It IS weird! So, Cult Beauty has one HERE for £16 if you don’t want to wait for international shipping, but it’s pricy, and I got mine from YesStyle HERE for £5.61 (free postage) and had no problems at all. It took about 10 days to arrive. Expect to see more of this trend over the next couple of years and hopefully some formulation improvements as well.
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