Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Currently Obsessed: Lisa Eldridge Does Lipstick

Hi, everyone! It's no secret that I'm an ultra Lisa Eldridge devotee, so when I learned that she was releasing her own range of lipsticks I was (as the cool kids say) shook. As soon as I received the pre-order notice, I rushed to the website to see what they looked like and I was sold. The Plush True Velvet Lipsticks (26 British pounds each) are a range of three classic red lipsticks that promise full-on colour, a smooth velvety finish, a non-drying formula, and unique velvet-inspired packaging. 

The limited edition collection comes with three variations of red: Velvet Ribbon (a classic, clean, slightly blue-toned red), Velvet Morning (a vivid orange red), and Velvet Jazz (a deeper brick red). 


I picked up two of the shades from the range, budget being the only reason I didn't snag all three. The package came carefully and beautifully packed, with the lipstick in sleek white boxes, a little typed note from Lisa, and a card with the new logo for the brand. 


The lipsticks come in reflective gold tubes with a beautiful glamorous, though minimalist feel. The Lisa Eldridge logo is imprinted on the top for an extra pretty touch. The tubes are moderately weighty and have that satisfying magnetic closure. 


While the packaging is lovely, the truly special aspect of these lipsticks is on the bullet themselves. I really hope that my photos demonstrate this for you because it's incredible- the lipstick bullets have a velvet texture! It really is unlike any lipstick I've seen. Truly mesmerizing! They are 100% lipstick (no actual fabric on them; the texture will smear if you rub the bullet), but with the velvet texture on the outside you will be to enjoy this special aspect until the lipstick's very end, which is so neat. 

 The first lipstick I chose was Velvet Morning, the orange-toned lipstick of the trio. 

Lisa Eldridge Plush True Velvet Lipstick in Velvet Morning 

I find Velvet Morning to be a true warm-toned orange red that really falls half-way between the red-orange spectrum. For me, it has such a 1940s old Hollywood vibe that makes me feel so glamorous. I think it will also be totally beautiful in the summertime or on holiday. Lisa said it was inspired by a holiday sunrise, which makes me want to travel, asap! 

Lisa Eldridge Plush True Velvet Lipstick in Velvet Morning 

The second lipstick I chose was Velvet Ribbon, the classic true, slightly cool-toned red: 

Lisa Eldridge Plush True Velvet Lipstick in Velvet Ribbon

Velvet Ribbon is just as promised: a true classic, balanced red reminiscent of a plush red ribbon. It's a universally flattering shade that is full-on, but sophisticated. 

Lisa Eldridge Plush True Velvet Lipstick in Velvet Ribbon 

Here are the shades side-by-side for comparison: 

Lisa Eldridge Plush True Velvet Matte Lipsticks in Velvet Morning and Velvet Ribbon 

And swatches on my inner arrm (MAC NC15 skin tone):

Lisa Eldridge Plush True Velvet Matte Lipsticks in (L) Velvet Ribbon and (R) Velvet Morning 

And, before my thoughts on the formula, here are photos of me wearing each: 

Wearing Velvet Morning 

Wearing Velvet Ribbon 

As for the formula, it truly is plush and velvety as the name promises. The colour is ultra-saturated and you could totally get away with full colour coverage in just one swipe. It doesn't feel heavy on the lips and, despite its true matte texture, it doesn't dry out or deaden the lips; instead, it leaves a very subtle healthy sheen. In terms of wear, I am also impressed. These aren't fully transfer-proof (if you wipe your mouth with your hand, some will come off), but it did not leave an imprint on my wine glass and took a full plate of pesto pasta to start breaking it down. The lipstick reapplied smoothly afterwards and didn't leave my lips parched at the end of the day. I truly have no complaints about this! 

My only reservations about ordering these, especially from Canada, is that they are on the pricey side (26 British pounds= ~$44 CAD) and I unfortunately did have to pay duties on the package arriving from the UK. 

I knew that any Lisa Eldridge-designed makeup would be beautiful, but she really outdid herself with these lipsticks! I'm sure I'll be wearing them all holiday season long and I cannot wait to see what other creations she releases in the future. 

You can buy the lipsticks on the Lisa Eldridge website, here. 

Are you tempted by these? Which shade is your favourite? Any other lipstick faves at the moment?

Thanks so much for stopping by! xo

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8 comments:

  1. Both colors look really pretty on you. Nothing better than a great red lipstick.

    Deedee

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  2. Those both look great on you and now I want them! Especially Velvet Morning, can't resist a warm red. I did just order three red lipsticks from Pat McGrath though.

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    1. Thanks so much! Orange reds are my favourite too! I've yet to try Pat McGrath but am always tempted! :)

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  3. The more orange-toned one is gorgeous!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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