Every day when you check out for local makeup brands, the most popular you’d find would be liquid lipstick. More and more local girls are starting a brand of their own – and it always has to be lipstick. Now, this isn’t a post to complain about Malaysian Kylie Jenners and Jeffree Stars trying to make it big locally; it’s more about how in the one hundred brands there are out there, only a handful deserve praise.
I was recently gifted with a Sugarbelle Luxurious Matte Lip Cream and I admit, I didn’t at all expect that it would be one of the few hits among all the misses I’ve experienced with local liquid lipsticks!
I received one in the shade Sand Storm, a very nude, brown-ish color. Something I could wear on an everyday basis I thought. To be frank, I am so used to drying, flaky liquid lipsticks (especially local ones – no shade, but do most of these “brands” even have quality control?) that make my lips sting and feel like they’re burning – but not Sugarbelle!
Wearing Sugarbelle lip cream in Sand Storm.
I wouldn’t call it a liquid lipstick really, I’d compare it to the NYX Lip Cream…because that’s exactly how it feels. Very creamy and it feels like applying butter. Unlike the NYX Lip Cream, however, Sugarbelle has a thicker consistency and a lot more pigment. No need to coat on too many layers, just one coat and you’re ready to go. You do, however, need to wait for quite a while for it to set and dry. That, I believe, could be because of how thick and creamy it is.
It’s formulation I’m guessing has moisturizing properties to it, but it still sets as a matte shade. A plus point really, because there are some lipsticks that intend to be moisturizing but always end up feeling really oily and uncomfortable. This one at least still stays true to being matte, although it doesn’t strip off the moisture of the lips.
A closer look.
I’ve heard of some liquid lipsticks that smell horrible (I’ve had my fair share of not so good experience), but this one smells like candy. I don’t know if that would be a good or a bad thing – it smells delicious, which is good. But smelling too delicious can be quite a distraction, don’t you think? However, if you’re the type who doesn’t “eat” up your lipsticks then that wouldn’t be a problem.