Hi guys! How are you? Getting excited for Christmas? I know I am! I’m opening my beauty advent calendar every day and it’s so exciting 🙂 But that’s not what today’s post is about. Today I’m reviewing The Body Shop Metal Lip Liquid and Matte Lip Liquid lippies for you! Hang about for hand and lip swatches, plus a review of how long each one lasted on the lips.
I picked these beauties up when I went to The Body Shop Christmas event, where they launched their Play for Peace campaign. I’d seen swatches on their Instastories and the magpie in me needed to get my hands on them! I chose the Metal Lip Liquids in Plum Titanium and Fuchsia Chrome; and the Matte Lip Liquid in Tokyo Lotus.
The Body Shop Metal Lip Liquid in Plum Titanium
The first one I tried out was Plum Titanium (below). The colour on the lips is much less plum than it is a rich red – not what I expected but very pretty nonetheless! I tested this on a rare evening out of the house, where I went to see a comedy show. I put it through its paces with light snacks, several drinks and no touch-ups! I didn’t look in a mirror until I got home, and was shocked to see it looking so great! It looked almost as good as it did when freshly applied. The only hints of wear were on the inner lips when I smiled. My lips didn’t feel too dry (obviously it’s a matte lip, so it’s not going to feel hydrated, but it certainly felt comfortable). Huge thumbs up to The Body Shop Metal Lip Liquid in Plum Titanium!!
The Body Shop Metal Lip Liquid in Fuchsia Chrome
It may seem obvious that the other metallic shade I chose would wear the same, as it’s the same formula. But you’d be surprised how much shades can vary in their performance! I think this can be due to the levels of pigmentation used. So next up, I tested out the Metal Lip Liquid in Fuchsia Chrome. This one was more true to my hand swatch – a bright, blue-toned pink.
It applied nice and smoothly (they all did). I think this one is my favourite shade! Now this one got a slightly different test – I was wearing it for less time (about 4 hours), but I ate and drank more in that time period than with Plum Titanium. I was at a kids birthday party, so I ate party food, sandwiches and a big slice of cake! Plus several soft drinks. Again, I didn’t look in a mirror or do any touch-ups.
From a distance, it looked like it had fared quite well. I still definitely had pink lips! But on closer inspection, it had taken a bit of a battering! There were patches where it had started to wear off. The outer line had stayed on well, apart from where it had rubbed away under my piercing. The inner lips had gone a little bit flaky. To be fair though, I had been eating and drinking and didn’t touch it up once. I think it’s performed fairly normally really. If I wanted it to look better over time, I could easily do a quick touch up! I’ll definitely still make good use of The Body Shop Metal Lip Liquid in Fuchsia Chrome, as I love the colour and the metallic sheen so much 🙂
The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Tokyo Lotus
Last up is the non-metallic sister of the other lippies – The Body Shop Matte Lip Liquid in Tokyo Lotus. This one surprised me a bit when I applied it. The hand swatch had shown a mid-toned pink, nothing too bright. But on the lips, it was a lot brighter! For some reason this doesn’t show in photos – trust me, it’s brighter in real life! Like the metallic ones, it applied nicely and felt fairly comfortable on the lips. It did feel a little drier than the metal lippies.
I wore this one to a bonfire on my street. It’s taken me nearly a month to get these all tested for you, as I leave the house so rarely except for hospital visits haha! Luckily I had a few weeks of feeling a little better, otherwise this post would have taken months! I had a few mulled wines, and a pie and mushy peas. It was dark and I made a right old mess eating with plastic cutlery, so this was probably a pretty good test! I left the lippie on for about 4 hours in total. This is the only one that felt a bit annoyingly dry – a few times I was aware of it, which I wasn’t with the others.
Blogger fail: I was so tired and ill when I got home that I forgot to take you an after-wear photo! However there wasn’t all that much left to show – my lips were still a little pink but the lippie had worn almost totally away. I like the colour but overall, this was my least favourite lipstick. A little too drying for me; although I plan to wear it again soon with a bit of balm or gloss over and see how it feels.
So after all that eating, drinking and lipstick-wearing my consensus is – a big thumbs up to The Body Shop Metal Lip Liquids! I would probably pass on the Matte Lip Liquid – although bear in mind that some shades might feel less drying (worth trying if there is a particular shade you love).
Have you tried these liquid lipsticks? If not, is there one that catches your eye? Let me know in the comments!Never miss another post from me! Click below to follow me on Bloglovin. If RSS or social media are more your style, check out my sidebar! Follow