I have always been eyeing the Miners Cosmetics lippies, especially their matte factor lip paints because they look really promising. Finally, I have already tried out and I have seen in person how great these products are.
Lipstick Avenue sent me three Miners Cosmetics lip products --- Matte Effect Lipstick and two Matte Factor Lip Paints. I love the shades that she sent me! Very wearable and gorgeous colors. I love that she gave me a color that's great for everyday makeup looks and a bold, wearable color. I have the Matte Effect lipstick in Fiesta and Matte Factor Lip Paints in Deep Red and Peach.
Let's start with the Matte Effect Lipstick.
The Miners Matte Effect Lipstick in Fiesta is a very bright, barbie pink color but totally wearable. Other lip shades that I could compare to this are NYX Slim Lip Pencil in Dolly Pink and Wet N Wild Megalast lipstick in Dollhouse Pink. One thing that I love about it is that even though it's a light color, it is very pigmented. Actually, one swipe is enough for you to see its true color.
I just find it weird that this lipstick doesn't feel or even look matte. It should have a matte effect right? But no. It's really creamy and moisturizing. In fact, it is almost liquid-y, it's like melting on your lips. Some might be disappointed to know this but honestly, I like it like that. It dries semi-matte naman eh. :-) But I think maybe it's just this particular shade because after receiving and trying out this lipstick, I searched it online and the other shades look matte in picture.
I love this Miners Matte Effect lipstick. I'm actually planning to try out other 3 shades. By the way, the Miners Matte Effect lipstick is only available in 4 shades --- Fiesta, Vixen, Wonderland, and Barely Buff. Click here to see the other colors. I wish they have more shades available. They don't even have a real red shade. :-( The shade Vixen, I guess, is their closest red shade. Based on www.minerscosmetics.co.uk, it is a deep and vampish berry hue.
Thanks to Sheena of Lipstick Avenue for letting me try the Miners Matte Effect lipstick. I found out about it only through her. I haven't seen this in any blog reviews, videos, etc. If I knew about this lipstick even before Sheena sent this to me, I might have brought my own because it's awesome. Even the packaging looks really decent and I love that the color of the lipstick is shown at the bottom of the tube like most lipsticks. :-)
Okay, so let's now move on to the Matte Factor Lip Paints.
Now, these lip paints are really popular so I already know about these. I have been wanting to try out these lip paints because I wanted to compare it to the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams which are also famous. At first, I was thinking maybe it would also dry out my lips like how the NYX SMLC do whenever I use it. To my surprise, the Miners Matte Factor Lip Paint does not dry out my lips. The texture is thin and when you apply it on your lips, it dries up quickly but it will not dry out your lips. Got it? My lips still feels soft and supple even after applying it and even after hours pass. I kept on saying in my video that it's moisturizing. Just to be clear, it's not really "that" moisturizing like a lip balm or lip treatment. What I meant to say was that it is gentle on your lips. Most matte lipsticks / lip creams tend to dry out your lips but this one will not. When I tried it on, I was a bit disappointed with the color pay-off because it is not that pigmented. You need to apply a few layers to really show the color. At least, the color is buildable. When it comes to texture, I like the Miners Matte Factor Lip Paint better but when it comes to pigmentation, NYX SMLC takes the crown.
The day after I received these lip paints, I road tested it when I went to visit the mall. I used the Matte Factor Lip Paint in Deep Red. I wanted to see how long will the color stay on my lips and it was not bad at all. The color stayed on my lips for about 5 hours even after eating and drinking. I love Deep Red so much because for one, I love Red. Another is that the color is not too in-your-face. It looks like my lips is just stained with blood (gallons of blood at that). This color is perfect this coming Holidays and this season.
The other shade that I got is Peach. I was kind of disappointed with this shade because I thought it is going to be really pigmented but when I tried it out, I found the color really sheer. But then afterwards, I began to fall in love with it because it's like you have a very healthy-looking lips with this one on. This color is perfect for everyday looks and for school makeup looks because it's light and sheer.
The Miners Matte Factor has a doe-foot applicator as well like the NYX SMLC and Xtreme Lip Cream so it is also perfect for precise application.
From L-R / Top-Bottom: Miners Matte Effect in Fiesta, Miners Matte Factor Lip Paint in Peach, NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam, and Miners Matte Factor Lip Paint in Deep Red
^ Miners Matte Effect Lipstick in Fiesta ^
^ Miners Matte Factor Lip Paint in Deep Red ^
^ Miners Matte Factor Lip Paint in Peach ^
To see my first impression on these lippies and to take a look in a different way at the colors, please watch the video below. It's my first first impression video. :)
If you want to try these Miners Matte Effect Lipstick and Matte Factor Lip Paints, please visit Lipstick Avenue on Facebook. :)
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