I’m not quite sure if I’d ever hear of L.A. Girl Cosmetics if it wasn’t for Instagram. Their Glazed Lip Paints have been all over the place on IG and I’m so glad I decided to give these a try.
I don’t think I’ve seen these in any of the drugstores I usually visit, but I did find them at Harmon’s Discount. Coincidentally, I only discovered Harmon’s Discount recently, seriously have I been living under a rock? Absolutely love that store AND they accept Bed, Bath & Beyond coupons and I always get a ton of those in the mail :D . They usually have everything in stock, nothing is half-used, opened and put back on the shelf. Looks like I won’t be going back to Target anytime soon (you guys know that I LOVE Target, just wish they restocked their beauty sections more often than once a month). Okay, back to these lip paints.
The selection of colors is quite large- I believe there are 18 different shades- Harmon’s only carried a few and the only two that I liked were Blushing and Elude. Blushing is a gorgeous, dark mauve and Elude is a creamy, peachy nude. These lip paints remind me of OCC’s Lip Tars quite a bit and I think that they are definitely dupes for them (each costs only $4.00, OCC Lip Tars sell for $18.00 each). They have a similar opacity, texture and even the smell is identical. The pigmentation is insane, the colors are so rich and creamy, it’s like a crazy combo between a lipstick and a lipgloss, but it feels nothing like a gloss. It’s not sticky, overly glossy or drying. They have added benefits of Vitamin E and peppermint oil which truly makes the wear comfortable and nourishing.
I really liked the applicator, I just wish it wasn’t as wide. If applied directly it can get a bit sloppy that’s why I like to apply some in the middle with the applicator, and distribute it with a brush. This way I get a nice, even and clean application. Lip liner also helps quite a bit and stops the lip paint from gliding all over the place.
Artificial light: “Elude” on the left and “Blushing” on the right In natural light: left: “Blushing”, right, “Elude”
Have you guys tried these? If so, what is your favorite shade, I really want to get more! I have to say that it has been a while since I was this impressed with a drugstore product. Love, love, love these!