Review: LA Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Glosses

If you haven’t yet jumped on the Matte Lip Paint bandwagon then these LA Girl Matte Pigment Glosses are are great way to dip your toes in.

LA Girl is a brand that is getting more and more traction here in New Zealand and you can now purchase from various outlets. I bought mine from Love my Makeup in Auckland’s Downtown Shopping Centre.

Retailing for around $9.00, these are far more accessible than other well-known lip paints from brands such as Jeffree Star, Anastasia Beverly Hills and Limecrime.

The colours I selected were:

  • Fleur
  • Bazaar
  • Timeless
  • Frisky; and
  • Rebel

I’ve included colour swatches below that show application to my arm and taken during the day and in natural sunlight.

While they look patchy on my arm (soz), they are all surprisingly smooth to apply. I’ve also included pics showing them applied to yours truly – just read on below.

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The colours are true. What I mean by this is that some liquid lipsticks look a certain way in packaging and then apply quite differently. An example of this is Jeffree Star’s Celebrity Skin which looks very warm toned nude in the packaging, but applied on me it pulls very cool and almost a light Sepia. I realise that much of this has to do with my colouring and natural lip pigment, but that also goes to show that these LA Girl lip paints are fantastic, because none of them pull a certain way on me. They are true to colour.

Consistency-wise, they are slightly liquid-y, but not too runny. Jeffree Star and Limecrime both are runnier than this one. However, they are not as tacky as the Australis Velour Lips.

A tip for young players – with a lot of liquid lipstick you can and are encouraged to put a lip balm on first to offset the dryness that you will find in all liquid lipsticks. DON’T do that with these. They will deteriorate. Somehow, adding a balm make the product peel away.

The applicator is interesting and I actually like it a lot. It’s thinner than others I have used and because of that you can apply a very precise line on the outside of the lip. With others, the applicator is bigger and fuzzier so being precise can be an issue and result in needing a lip brush to apply.

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Can you reapply? Yes. Once or twice, but if you need to apply again, I’d suggest removing all of it and then starting again.

Another tip for you is how to remove these bad boys. Just get your hands on some standard Pawpaw cream. Put a blob on your lips and move it around, then wipe away!

Here they are applied to me. Note: I am MAC NC40 for reference.

LA Girl Matte Flat Finished Lip Gloss in Fleur (top) and Bazaar (bottom)

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LA Girl Matte Flat Finished Lip Gloss in Fleur (Rebel) and Timeless (bottom)

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LA Girl Matte Flat Finished Lip Gloss in Frisky

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Have you tried these? Let me know in the comments below 🙂