As one on a journey of telling an African story through lifestyle through my eyes, its essential to also talk about African brands.
So I’m a big fan of lipsticks, I mean if that final touch of lipstick doesn’t crown my makeup routine, I always feel like there is no makeup at all on my face .
I recently added a new range of lipsticks to my collection and interestingly they are all from a Ghanaian brand, SO Aesthetic. Just as the name implied so does the look of these beauties.
I got a variety of liquid lipsticks, a color stick lipstick and a sheer/satin lipstick which I’am going to tell you about( MY REVIEW). So here we go .
LIQUID LIPSTICKS – Vivid Emotion CT4, Vivid Energy DJ4 , and Firebrick DR2
Although I have slightly thick lips, I still love when it stands out (#BIGLIPSDONTCUR) . I got 3 types of the Liquid lipsticks or lipgloss, namely ; Vivid Energy , Vivid Emotion and Fireback .The Liquid Lipstick or lipgloss, normally are made in such a way to give the lips some texture which makes the lips look fuller.
Although these looked heavily pigmented in color, the color seemed to tone down a bit after 2 hours, but still leaving the lips still looking luscious , full , and moisturized all day. The texture is lightweight and leaves the lips looking glossy snd moisturized. For someone who loves the presence of color on the lips, the best way I would advise to wear it is over a lipstick.
Con: The true shade of the Firebrick lipgloss differs slightly from what you see on the tube which it tends to be a bit lighter when applied to the lips. You need reapply after some hours for extra shine . Longevity seems to be a problem when it comes to the color still staying on after some hours.
COLOR STICK LIPSTICK – Cordial DB4
This color stick called Cordial DB4 which is a retractable lip crayon with a brilliant -like gloss that slips on smoothly and shines well. Surprisingly this has a very good lasting time, i ate and drank with it throughout a working day without reapplying. It screamed moisture with great soft texture. I really liked this.
LUXURY LIPSTICK – Plum Royale BQ4
I got the Plum Royale BQ4 which comes in a mauve tone. First of all the pigment remains for hours, then the texture is undeniably smooth and creamy. With this I saved myself the energy of sliding my lips on each other, trying to make sure the stay is proportionate. The scent is moderate, nothing too strong or harsh.