As you’re reading this, I’ll be on my travels and taking in all things Barcelona…Sephora probably included (as per usual)…would be rude not to right?? Haha! Anyway, I wanted to leave you with short but sweet peep at and review of some of my favourite lip products of the mo…the LunatiCK Cosmetics Labs Lip Slicks*.
LunatiCK Cosmetics Labs is a US indie brand based out of Milwaukee, WI. I love their creepy cute horror vibe with their coffin shaped palettes and other such spook packaging designs! They specialise in not only beauty, but special effects makeup too…classic shades to wild with a whole lot more of everything in between. LCL are all about acceptance and geared towards everyone…let’s just say inclusive AF! I love their approach to encouraging creativity no matter what level of makeup ability someone’s at, celebrating each and everybody’s own unique style and and living by one of my own person makeup mantras…there are no rules!
Also, LCL’s choice of collaboration makes me love them even more…legendary Hollywood queens of darkness Elvira and Vampira no less. Yes!! Here’s a few more important LunatiCK facts you need to know…
✖Cruelty free and 100% Vegan ????????
(PETA and Logical Harmony approved)
✖Talc and Paraben free
✖They ship internationally from their own website and can also be found here!
LCL’s have so many awesome products to choose from but I really think the Lip Slicks* deserve a mention in particular as a result of my current constant use of them! They are technically lipsticks, but not in the same way most of our other favourite brands of liquid lipstick are now. They don’t have a matte finish and aren’t touch/ kiss proof…if that’s your jam when it comes to a liquid lip, I’d definitely recommend the Kat Von D Beauty Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks (UK* / IE*) or the Limecrime Velvetines* as they’re by far some of the most comfy traditional liquid lipstick formulas around!
Anyway, back to the Lip Slicks…as the name suggests, it does have a glossier finish…but not too wet look and definitely not sticky and gloopy. They’re packed with pigment and give an ultra opaque coverage. They’re available in 11 richly pigmented shades from dead girl glam nudes, bold red, pinks and purples…a peach, a green (yes!!) and a blackened red as dark as your soul haha. I love the names of these…Creature (the bold emerald green), Crypt Cream (the peach) and Succubus (intense fuchsia) to name a few.
I’m sure if you’ve been here before, you could definitely take an educated (or very obvious) guess at the main shades I’ve been using/ loving. If you’re new here (welcome!) or if you don’t know about my love for dead girl glam, greige nude lips…you do now! The 2 shades I’ve been loving the most are…
✖Coven Cream – pale beige/ greige cream nude.
✖Renegade – light grey/ brown nude.
A little goes a long way, you really only need the tiniest bit of these! They have a really creamy texture, but are so lightweight feeling on. Comfy and non sticky…they remind me a lot of the OCC Lip Tars* which I also like, but for me these have the edge. They have a very similar soft peppermint scent, but I prefer how the Lip Slicks scent is even more subtle again. I find the OCC LIP tar a bit glossier and although pretty comfy themselves, you can definitely feel them on more than the Lip Slicks. They layer well over traditional liquid lipsticks/ lip liners, but they’re so pigmented that they’re well able to hold their own. I prefer to wear them alone, they’re so pretty on. No they don’t last all day, but they last well and unlike traditional liquid lipsticks, they’re easy to touch up and I love how they don’t tighten and dry your lips out.
They’re affordable as well as gorgeous and I’ll definitely pick up more! They’ve been a constant in my makeup bag and for something so quick and easy to throw on, they make your lips look plumped and polished…love!! Have you tried them??