As regular readers of my blog will know, I LOVE liquid lipsticks and since towards the end of 2015 I have started to grow myself a nice little collection… Mostly Jeffree Star Cosmetics to be honest, with the odd one or two different ones. One of these including my newest purchase from Give Me Glow Cosmetics.
Give Me Glow Cosmetics is an American cosmetics company who started out on Etsy, but recently created their own store online. Woohoo! Due to this their products have had a new design to them, as well as loads more shades! They mostly focus on creating duplicates for liquid lipsticks on the market at the moment such as Jeffree Star Cosmetics, and Kylie Jenner Cosmetics, two of the hottest liquid lipstick creators right now.
I have previously ordered from Give Me Glow but due to the two liquid lipsticks I purchased being from bad batches, I was given this liquid lipstick as a replacement for them both, which was lovely of Brandy, the owner of Give Me Glow.
So after using this for a week and falling head over heels in love with it, I just knew I had to review it. Here is my review of Bad Gal.
Bad Gal is a beautiful dark purple shade, which was inspired by an image of Rihanna. It’s described by Give Me Glow as “deep vampy cranberry purple”, which is pretty accurate. It is a very risque colour to say the least, and one many people wouldn’t have the balls to wear. I won’t lie after it arrived at my house I did gulp in fear of wearing it out… I’ll talk that a bit more later however.
The tube is a little bigger than the Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks, sadly I wasn’t able to get a picture for comparison at the time as I was at Dane’s house.
The applicator is something I actually really like! I thought I was going to dislike it due to being used to the doe foot applicator that my Jeffree Star and Aromi liquid lipsticks have. Instead this one is a paddle applicator, which makes it a little bit more flat, and also means that there is more control when applying this product to the line of the lip. Even though I use a lip liner before applying liquid lipsticks anyway.
The applicator also picks up plenty of product so I don’t feel the need to keep dipping back into the tube to grab more product for a full coverage.
The product itself is amazing! It’s pigmented to the max, and lasts ages! This is just a stroke of the colour, and you can just see how great it is on my hand. I did a couple of pictures as I wanted to attempt to show how it looks in the light, but it looks good either way!
I wore this out for an evening of drinks with Dane and some of our friends and it didn’t transfer once, even after loads of Disaronno and cokes. 😛 However it didn’t last as long before we went out during eating Chinese, but this is due to the oil in the food, which is a no no when it comes to liquid lipsticks. This is the norm, so don’t be surprised if this happens with ANY liquid lipstick.
I’m not sure if it’s due to the fact I didn’t remove with an oil based make up remover (I used a baby wipe…) or because of how pigmented and dark the shade is, but this stained my lips the next day. I wasn’t fussed about that though to be honest. I have the same issue with Masochist by Jeffree Star Cosmetics (review here) so it’s the norm for me. It shows is a good colour and formula in my eyes!
I found re-applying this was at times a bit tricky, and I’m not sure if it was due to me eating oily food, but the middle of my lower lip went a little patchy after re-applying, but I also have a feeling this was due to rubbing my lips whilst it was still dry. I left my mouth open slight and it dried perfectly. I had no issues after this.
With all my liquid lipsticks I do the kiss test, which worked! I gave my boyfriend kisses and had no product come off! YAY! This is always a thumbs up for me.
As I always do, here’s some pictures of my mug showing off Bad Gal!
I said earlier I would briefly cover how I felt wearing such a bold shade out and about… I’m pretty sure I had people staring at me in the pub… But you know what? I don’t care! It takes quite a lot of guts to wear a shade like this, feel comfortable, and actually pull it off. I like to think that I can pull of shades like this. I can’t wear nudes, they don’t suit me, and I don’t like them. Dark shades however I feel 100% comfortable in, and personally I feel they suit me perfectly.
I really want to wear this for work, but due to how dark it is I don’t know if I can get away with it or not… I’ll have to try it one day and see how I get on! 😛
Overall I really love this formula! I probably won’t buy another lipstick from Give Me Glow for a while for various reasons, which aren’t anything to do with the product. The first one being that I need to save money, and the second that the postage isn’t exactly cheap… Which isn’t the sellers fault at all! If they release any shades soon that I feel I NEED in my life, then I may pick a couple up at once to save on postage.
For a newish indie liquid lipstick brand they are amazing, and they customer service was perfect when I had issues with two of my liquid lipsticks too. I would highly recommend them if you want a duplicate of a shade, or something a little different! Each shade costs $13.25 (roughly £9.21), and I paid $15.85 (roughly £11.01) so the postage actually cost more than the liquid lipstick! Bit crap really, but honestly these are worth it!
Do you like the look of Give Me Glow Cosmetics? If so, which shades do you have your eye on? Would you be risque and wear Bad Gal out? Make sure to let me know in the comments!
Until next time all take care.