After Mc’ing the launch of the beauty brand here in Accra, of course I had to test the products. 4 reall matte lipsticks by Haja 4real. Many of you probably have not heard of this brand but have heard of the face behind the brand. I hadn’t either until its launch. 4reall cosmetics line consist of matte lipsticks, eyelashes, and nails. It’s refreshing to see more African brands when it comes to makeup.
I tried three of the matte lipsticks. Faiz (baby pink tone), Pearl (black ) and Naila (a rich burgundy shade ) out of 10 shades. I also tried out the eyelashes in Number 2 and the stick-on nail.
1) Color Intensity: Does the color look exactly as I see it on the tube or ads?
2) Moisture: Does my lips looked moisturized after wear it or it looks chapped and cracked ?
3) Wearability : Is it Long lasting? How many times do I have to reapply it in a day ?
4) Flexibility: Does the lipstick spread evenly on my lips without looking too much, creamy or bleeding out ?
So let’s get straight into this review:
Faiz : This baby pink tone lipstick is becoming a lipstick every girl should have in her makeup bag… Faiz can be worn anytime, this is light and also give that classy low tone to your final look. This lipstick can compliment a wedding look.
The color you see from the tube is actually identical to what you will get when transferred on the lip. It feels creamy while applying but dries out to matte. its matte texture is not too hard like some matte lipgloss; although the color is light, its expected to fade away but being matte all is required is a second application to give it some texture.Honestly I didn’t have to touch up the whole evening even though I ate and drank .
Naila : Burgundy shade seems to be my best color this year ( Don’t ask me why? I don’t know either) , so this shade is really dear to my heart.The color on my lips is exactly what is on the tube. Although it felt like it was breaking the first day of application, that i had to re wear like twice that day, the subsequent days I wore it turned out right that there was really no use to re wear .
The shade of lipstick is one shade that looks good on every complexion, but might actually look a bit darker on a dark toned person, and more visible on a lighter toned person.
Pearl : aka Blackie this is exactly how it looks on the tube when applied to the lips. Application was smooth and easy but needs to be applied carefully because of the color, because although it’s matte, it’s not just black but jet black. This shade of lipstick would suit just about everyone because it’s just Black.
Color swatches from top to down : Naila, Faiz, Pearl
Overall Comments: These lipsticks are long lasting,natural and quite hydrating. Having tried 3 out of 10 4 reall Lipsticks, I will recommend anyone to give it a try.