FS Luscious Matte Lipstick in Fuchsia – Review, Photos & Swatches
PACKAGING – The entire line of FS Luscious lipsticks are packaged the same way. They came with thin, black plastic tubes with gold accents. Then when opened, it reveals a pretty gold retractable tube with the FS Cosmetics logo embossed at the tip of the lipstick. In terms of presentation, it really looks classy and looked more mid-range to high end rather than a Filipino drugstore lip product. The gold accent tied everything together making it look really elegant and edgy at the same time. Quality-wise however, there you’ll see (or rather feel) the difference. One example I can give you is that the logo embossed on top can easily fade with just a few (or maybe two) swatches/uses.
SHADE – True to it’s name, the lip product when applied really has a hint of fuchsia. It is a lot closer to ‘red’ with lesser ‘blue’ tones but it’s still very pretty. What you see from the tube is also what you get. However, it may come off a bit sheer during the first layer. To achieve the same vibrancy, a couple of layers/application is required.
TEXTURE/FORMULATION/CONSISTENCY – Though it’s pretty obvious that it’s a matte lip product, I still expected that it would be somehow creamy (for ease of application). Sadly it wasn’t. Don’t get me wrong, it is a straight on matte lipstick which performs great on that criteria. However, it wasn’t as creamy as most of my matte lipsticks to date, and it wasn’t as opaque either. Like I said, in order to get the same color pay off, a couple of layers/application is needed. What I liked about this lip product though is that, even though it’s a matte lipstick it didn’t highlight all of the fine lines of my lips (well it showed, but it wasn’t as horrible as I expected). I did exfoliate and primed my lips with a lip balm prior to application, however, I still have dry lips, but this did not emphasize all of those imperfections.
LEFT – Without Lip Balm; RIGHT – With;
APPLICATION – I’m afraid I had a tough time applying this lip color. Even with a lip balm, perhaps due to its drier consistency, I had some tugging issues. I would suggest trying a thicker lip balm if you wish to avoid this issue or don’t let your lip balm to completely set (this would however, contradict the matte formula of the lip product). It also went on patchy on some areas. It didn’t went on evenly and smoothly as expected.
PERFORMANCE/LONGEVITY – This lip product did not disappoint when it comes to longevity. It lasted on me for nearly 6 hours without retouching with minimal drinking (with drinking, without eating). I didn’t wait to find out if it will stain my lips because I had to remove it. In terms of performance, I didn’t notice any feathering or bleeding. I did experience some dryness, which is pretty ordinary when it comes to matte lipsticks but it wasn’t unbearable. Besides, I already have dry lips so I consider it as more of my personal CON rather than the lipstick’s. Further, if you really want it to be less drying and if you’re like me, then feel free to apply a lip gloss afterwards or apply a lip balm periodically.
• Shade | Matte Fuchsia
• Price | PhP 299 ea (Approx $6.90) • Net Wt | 4 g
• Avalability | SM Department Stores/Other Department Stores nationwide
SCENT – With regards to the lip product’s smell/scent, it doesn’t smell anything which is actually a good thing. Some people prefer their makeup to be that way.
| Comes in 9 beautiful shades to choose from
Straight on matte
Color is true to the tube
Ingredients indicated at the box
Doesn’t feather and/or bleed
No particular scent or taste
Didn’t highlight all of the imperfections of my lips (not as bad as I thought)
Lasted for nearly six hours
Available at all leading department stores where FS Cosmetics are sold
| Packaging feels a bit cheap & box looks a bit tacky (but then it’s just a box)
Not as opaque & creamy as expected
Experienced some tugging
A bit drying
Went on patchy on some areas
First off, let’s start with the packaging (presentation-wise). Can I just say, WOW? I am very impressed on FS Cosmetics’ way of presenting all of their products. Their very creative yet their price range is still quite affordable. Their quality is still superb and very recommendable. It’s a straight-on matte lipstick and stays longer than I expected and it’s color is really beautiful. If you’re looking for an affordable matte lipstick, with a beautiful color selection, then I suggest checking out the FS Luscious Matte Lipsticks.
I consider this worth the money because it’s a really affordable matte lip product and they offer a lot of (gorgeous) colors to choose from.
Anyway, those are my thoughts regarding the FS Luscious Matte Lipstick in Fuchsia. How about you? Have you tried anything from this line? What’s your favorite local matte lip product? Or local lipstick on for that matter?
See you soon on another lipstick review. Promise, I only have two (or maybe three) left. Unless you want me to totally shut up. -__-