I’ve been obsessed with lip paints lately. It all started with Coloured Raine and now I keep telling myself that I need an entire collection of them. I love how I barely have to touch up my lips during the day and best of all, it’s never all over my teeth. I always have lipstick on my teeth. Yes always, and I’ve tried all of the tricks in the book. Anyway, you know what else I’ve been obsessed with lately? Purple lips. This LASplash Lip Couture in Criminal is currently my favorite purple. It’s just too bomb!
The LASplash Lip Couture is a transfer free, waterproof liquid lip color that dries down to a completely matte finish. It it extremely pigmented and applies easily with the doe foot wand, but requires two coats for maximum opacity. Now you will have to make sure to exfoliate your lips and moisturize with a lip balm before applying as the matte formula is very unforgiving to crustiness.
Criminal is a true purple. I mean when I think of purple this is what I see. It’s the perfect shade of purple and I don’t have anything else like it in my collection. I think that it would look good on any skin tone or complexion.
Once the Lip Couture dries down it is indeed completely waterproof and transfer proof. It wears for at least 8 hours without requiring touch ups, even through meals. I did find that if you eat anything oily you will need to reapply. This makes total sense as you use an oil based remover to take it off, and it comes off easily. However it does leave a stain even with a lip balm applied underneath. It does not make the lips feel dry and feels very comfortable, and it does not fade, flake or crack during wear.
You can purchase LASplash Lip Couture at LAsplash Cosmetics or in-store at Ricky’s NYC $11.98