When Sugar Cosmetics launched a new range of lipsticks called “It’s A-Pout Time! Vivid Lipstick,” I had a strong desire to get it immediately. I couldn’t wait as I badly missed trying their much-raved about “Matte As Hell Crayon” lipsticks. It took me nearly 10 days to get my hands on it even when ordered through their own website. But all disappointment vanished the moment I used this lipstick. It is that good, and I picked the shade “The Big Bang Berry.”
Price: INR 599 for 3.5 g
Shelf life: 2.5 years
Creamy and moisturizing, SUGAR It’s A-Pout Time! Vivid Lipstick combines the look of a classic matte lip with the benefit of incredible comfort. Enriched with micronized pigments and silica micro-beads, this matte lipstick glides on easily and settles to a gorgeous matte finish. FDA approved, this lipstick is free of mineral oil and parabens. It is available in 4 stunning shades.
My Experience with Sugar Cosmetics It’s A-Pout Time! Vivid Lipstick – The Big Bang Berry
Packaging: The lipstick comes in a simple matte black rectangular tube. However, the outer paperboard carton has a classy abstract art and contains all the necessary information, including the ingredients list. The cap shuts off with a click, making it travel friendly. The bullet too swivels up and down with a click. The brand and shade names printed in white against the completely black packaging gives it both an edgy and elegant look. The shelf life printed at the bottom of the tube is impressive as everyone will not be able to remember the dates or store the outer carton. I completely disliked its flat head tip as it was so hard to fill in at the edges.
Texture: The texture of this lipstick is creamy and has a gel matte formula. It applies evenly and smoothly on the lips. It is highly pigmented. One swipe is more than enough to get full-on opaque coverage. The color is buildable without feeling heavy on the lips. It gives a true matte finish.
Performance: “The Big Bang Berry” is a proper plum color perfect for Indian skin tones. This color instantly brightens up my face. It is a must-have color for medium deep skin tones. This lipstick has a lovely smooth matte finish and not the powdery matte finish. It has a bit of sheen when freshly applied but settles down to a completely matte finish. It does not feel drying on the lips. A nondrying, matte lipstick is a sure hit among matte lovers like me. It is so lightweight and feels almost nothing on the lips. The lipstick is not hydrating but does not dry out lips either, which is always a great quality in a matte lipstick. It is indeed amazingly comfortable on the lips. It does not cling on to dry patches nor accentuate them. The staying power is incredible. The lipstick stays on for about 6–7 hours and even survived meals. It fades off evenly and leaves behind a beautiful stain. It is easily removable. The lipstick does not bleed nor feather. It does not settle into fine lines. It does not have any smell or taste to it. It transfers very little. I am in no mood to use any other lipsticks now 🙂
Pros of Sugar Cosmetics It’s A-Pout Time! Vivid Lipstick – The Big Bang Berry
- Lovely plum color
- Gorgeously matte
- Has creamy texture and glides evenly and smoothly on the lips
- Is not hydrating but also not drying or uncomfortable on the lips
- Feels so light and nonsticky on the lips
- Highly pigmented
- Transfers very little
- Free from mineral oil and parabens
- Does not accentuate dry patches
Cons of Sugar Cosmetics It’s A-Pout Time! Vivid Lipstick – The Big Bang Berry
- Only 4 shades available
- Shade is dupable but not the formula for this price
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Sugar Cosmetics It’s A-Pout Time! Vivid Lipstick – The Big Bang Berry
This range of lipstick is a must buy if you are a fan of matte lip colors. I am currently obsessing over this lipstick and my go-to color to lift up my day.