Matte liquid lipsticks were much high in 2016. Sugar Cosmetics is the first one to take forward this rage to 2017 by launching their new Smudge “Me Not Liquid Lipstick” range. It claims these liquid lipsticks as a “one-coat wonder.” It also claims them to be long-lasting, smudge proof, and fade proof. This range comes in 10 stunning shades, making it difficult to choose one. Shades range from reds to pinks to oranges to mauves. I picked a burgundy shade named “01 Brazen Raisin,” which is more appropriate for this season.
Price: INR 499 for 4.5 ml [BUY HERE: SUGAR Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick, 01 Brazen Raisin (Burgundy)]
Shelf Life: 24 months
Product Description: The SUGAR Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick gives you opaque pigmentation with a single swipe that stays all day with zero feathering or fading. Our favorite mattifying fix contains a generous helping of Vitamin E and comes in a full range of 10 gorgeous shades that is guaranteed to make your OOTDs stand out! This product is dermatologically tested & approved and 100% safe for your skin.
My Experience with Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 01 Brazen Raisin
Packaging: This liquid lipstick comes in a square transparent tube with a twist-up matte black cap. Being see-through, it is extremely easy to spot it on our stash. However, the shade that comes on the lips is not exactly that you see through the glass tube. As other Sugar products, this liquid lipstick also comes in their typical paper carton with a classy abstract art. All the necessary information, including the ingredients list, is printed on it. The sponge-tip applicator works well in picking the right amount of lipstick and spreading evenly and smoothly on the lips. Its sleek, leak-proof packaging makes it travel friendly.
Texture: The texture of this liquid lipstick is soft, smooth, and lightweight. Though it applies with sheen, it sets in seconds to a flat matte finish. Once it sets, it is smudge proof, transferproof, waterproof, and longwearing. It applies evenly and smoothly on the lips. It is truly a one-coat wonder. It does not feel heavy or patchy at any point of time. However, it highlights every single fine line on the lips.
Shade: “01 Brazen Raisin” is a true burgundy color with red undertones. It is definitely a festive or party color. It instantly brightens up the face and lifts one’s makeup to another level. If you do want a change from that bright red or deep wine color, this is the perfect shade.
Performance: This liquid lipstick is awesomely formulated matte, highly pigmented, and long-wearing one. It does not feather nor bleed, making it a comfortable wear on the lips. This gorgeous shade could easily be one of the best-looking shades on Indian skin tones. It glides on evenly and does not cling on to dry patches, though exfoliating and prepping lips is a must for dry-lipped people. It is very drying on the lips, so a lip balm underneath is a must. This liquid lipstick will stay on your lips until you intend to remove it—no fading, no smudging, nothing. However, if you eat or drink, the lipstick on your inner lips goes off. It is absolutely transferproof unless you have something to eat or drink. One major downside is that if you try to wet your lips, the color crumbles from the inner lips. It was so obvious with this kind of bright color. After 3–4 hours, it starts to highlight every single fine line on your lips. Though it is obvious only when looked up close, I personally do not like that dead lip look. This no-bother, all-day liquid lipstick calls for all your attention at the day end as it is quite hard to remove. A makeup remover or oil is a must. This liquid lipstick performs exactly like Chambor eXtreme Wear Transferproof Liquid Lipstick but in half the price. How cool it is! Unlike other Sugar lipsticks, this one is not paraben free. Overall, it is the most affordable matte liquid lipstick.
Pros of Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 01 Brazen Raisin
- Sleek, see-through packaging
- Gorgeous festive shade
- Gives a flat matte finish
- Highly pigmented
- Transferproof, smudge proof, waterproof, and longwearing
- Has an incredible staying power
- Great shade collection
Cons of Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 01 Brazen Raisin
- Settles into fine lines
- Hard to remove
- Very drying on the lips
- Color crumbles from inner lips if wetted
- Contains paraben
Would I Recommend/Repurchase Sugar Cosmetics Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick 01 Brazen Raisin
If you want a perfect matte, long-wearing liquid lipstick at the best price, you had to get this. Yes, I certainly recommend this range as there are plenty of shades to choose from. I can’t wait to buy other shades.