This review is going to be short and sweet, which is a rarity on this blog. Before Christmas, bareMinerals released a few different holiday sets at Ulta. As of the day this post goes up, these sets are still available. I chose to buy the Matte on the Double Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor Duo. This set is $12.00 and you get two full sized lipsticks in the shades Bo$$ and Swank. These are permanent shades and are usually $19.00 apiece so this set is a FANTASTIC deal.
Bo$$ is described as being a dirty pink beige and Swank is simply described as raisin. To put it simply, I adore these lipsticks. They’re almost on the same level as my beloved Dose of Colors liquid lipsticks. These lipsticks smell like chocolate and have a slim doe foot applicator for easy application. They apply opaquely in one swipe and are long lasting but so comfortable. I would say that they’re a little more comfortable than my Dose of Colors lipsticks but they don’t last quite as long and they do transfer more. I did find them to be very easy to reapply, however, which isn’t always the case with liquid lipsticks. My only slight complaint was if I was eating something oily, they would start to feel slightly gooey but they didn’t look bad and I was able to smooth out the color by just rubbing my lips together. Since they do transfer and wear off, I would consider these to be more of a liquid, long lasting cream lipstick and not a full on matte. If I really needed my lipstick to last for hours, I wouldn’t choose this formula but for any other kind of wear this formula is great.
This isn’t my holy grail lipstick formula but I’m so glad that I tried it, especially at such an affordable price. I wouldn’t recommend these lipsticks at full price because I just never pay that much but if you can get a set or get them on sale, they’re worth it. If you’ve tried this formula before, what do you think about it? What’s your favorite formula? Thanks for reading and have a great day!