LA Splash Cosmetics Smitten LipTint Mousse and LipCouture Liquid Lipsticks ($12 each): Luckily, I was able to place a purchase from LA Splash Cosmetics before their factory shockingly burned down. Thankfully no employee was harmed but they are only just getting back on their feet in terms of orders. In case you were interested in making a purchase, here’s an overview of the colors I bought. You may have already seen two of them (Ghoulish and Nymph Adora) featured in previous makeup looks. The rest will start to make appearances on the site soon enough.
Although I purchased five colors, I will be showing you four: Ghoulish, Nymph Adora, Sirius, and Bellatrix. Nagini (dark green) was missing at the time (still is, but now a friend of mine has it) so I did not photograph it with this bunch. I will feature it in the future because it’s one of the more unique colors in the bunch.
All of the Harry Potter named shades are part of their Smitten LipTint Mousse range. The doe foot applicator in the Smitten LipTint Mousse wand is smaller than the one in the LipCouture wand. Ghoulish is part of their LipCouture range. The formulas are pretty similar throughout– you have enough time to apply the lipstick before it sets, they are really opaque, and they will not budge. You could safely go without reapplying all night and they will still look just as they did when you put them on. If you’re drinking or eating, you will get some fading at the very center of the lips.
The most outstanding quality about the LA Splash liquid lipsticks is how long-lasting they are. I’ve used a lot of liquid lipsticks and these are some of the best. However, they feel quite tight on the lips. It’s a feeling you become accustomed to, but I would personally sacrifice some longevity for a more comfortable feeling and softer looking formula (such as the Stila All Day Liquid Lipsticks). In regards to the Harry Potter shades, I was disappointed that the dark colors come off so dark that it’s hard to differentiate one from the other.
Considering all of their pros and cons, I would definitely place another order to get more shades. LA Splash offer so many interesting colors! Plus, there are always affiliate discount codes floating around. Nymph Adora looks amazing on darker skin tones. I’ll see if I can get one of my friends to model it for me so you can see how pretty it looks. Let me know which LA Splash colors you love.