Monday, September 25, 2017

BLK Cosmetics Launch + AMW Wears BLK Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipsticks



Everyone living in the Philippines knows Anne Curtis, and this photo taken at the BLK Cosmetics launch is "Ode to Anne Curtis' Red Lips".  She's known to be TOP Actress that can do a TV Show without wearing much makeup.  There were days I can see her bare skin and just wear a bright lipstick!  How many top actresses/performers can do that?  

Only Anne Curtis!

No wonder the makeup line she helped create BLK Cosmetics --- together with Jacqe Yuengtian Gutierrez is all about uncomplicated beauty.


A lot of my readers asked me what BLK stands for ---

It simply stands for the color black, something timeless, elegant and uncomplicated, which is what Anne and Jacqe wanted their brand to be.  BLK aims to stand out by going back to basics.  Their goal is to keep things simple, plus, it has an official cruelty-free certification from PETA.

Over the weekend, I was able to try 1 out of the 5 types of makeup they launched.  The BLK Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipsticks.

a photo of BLK Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipsticks review - Simple, Sassy and Brazen.


BLK Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipsticks
Php349.00
Available in: Brazen, Bold, Sassy, Sophisticated and Simple



a photo of BLK Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipsticks review - Simple, Sassy and Brazen.

And I was able to try 3 shades out of the 5!
 
a photo of BLK Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipsticks review - Simple, Sassy and Brazen.

According to BLK Cosmetics ---
Treat your lips to the most comfortable matte lippie ever.  The color payoff is beyond intsense, the mousse texture dries to a freshly-blotted look with a soft matte finish, never tight or drying, thanks to hydrating Vitamin E and softening rosehip seed oil and the pigment stays put all day long.

Housed in a plastic packaging with that "glass-like" effect.  I like it that it is very simple yet very classy-looking.

a photo of BLK Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipsticks review - Simple, Sassy and Brazen.

Swatch

a swatch photo of BLK Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipsticks review - Simple, Sassy and Brazen.

AMW Wears Simple
As the name states, it looks extremely simple yet it gives that overall youthful glow.  I like how it creates a nice "canvass" on my lips making it a perfect base too if I wanted to even out my lips.  Can be worn alone or with heavy eye makeup without looking washed out.

a photo of BLK Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipsticks review - Simple, Sassy and Brazen.

AMW Wears Sassy
 Another very simple shade that has a rose pink tint.  I like how this adds up a pop of color on your face!  
a photo of BLK Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipsticks review - Simple, Sassy and Brazen.

AMW Wears Brazen
A cool-tone red that is quite bright in person.  Personally speaking, this is my least favorite shade out of the bunch and it goes on like a lip and cheek tint making the application a tad bit uneven if you have extremely dry lips like I do.

(Tip: Better to exfoliate lips before application and hydrate beforehand.)

a photo of askmewhats BLK Long-Lasting Liquid Matte Lipsticks review - Simple, Sassy and Brazen.

My initial thoughts after using all 3 shades on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  These Liquid Matte Lipsticks aren't the cream-type.  The consistency is quite thin (almost watery in texture).  Some shades like the Brazen one reminds me so much of a lip and cheek tint but I favor Simple and Sassy more.  

As for longevity, these liquid matte lipsticks stays longer than regular lipsticks but it disappears approximately 5-6 hours (with eating and drinking) which is good enough especially since most lipsticks disappear around 3-4 hours on me!  

Are they drying?  Not that drying as compared to other liquid matte lipsticks but be careful if you have extremely dry lips as some shades may enhance the flakiness of your lips (Bright colored ones I believe).

But overall, I am loving the extremely lightweight consistency I almost felt like I'm not wearing any lip products!  I can't wait to try the other 2 shades but I'm definitely keeping Simple and Sassy on my kit!

Before I end this post, I want to share the other 4 products launched that day!  Reviews will be up soon!

BLK All-Day Intense Matte Lipsticks
Php299.00
Think intsense color at first swipe, a true matte finish, zero sheen, just all-out boldness and non-drying, all-day wear.  The winning formula which is enriched with Vitamin E and camellia oil, moves comfortably with your lips, never caking or feathering as you go from day to night.
6 shades: Chic, Charming, Bubbly, Elegant, Brave and Fearless.

BLK Velvet Lip Cream
Php299.00
Nourish your kissers with our extra hydrating velvet lip cream, which protects and conditions with Vitamin E and camellia oil.  One swipe is all you need to full, creaseless coverage. 
4 shades: Alluring, Refined, Classy and Flirty

a photo of BLK Cosmetics All-Day Matte Powder Foundation

BLK Cosmetics All-Day Matte Powder Foundation
Php399.00
Compact foundation that has ultra fine pigments for seamless buildable coverage.  Has built-in SPF15 and is infused with anti-aging vitamin E.
2 shades: Natural Beige and Light Beige.

a photo of BLK Cosmetics All-Day Matte Powder Foundation

BLK Cosmetics Brow Sculpting Pencil Duo
Php249.00
Define, fill in and groom brows in place with a pencil-and-brush duo.  Triangle tip has a pointed end to create thin lines and flat tip to thicker strokes.  Creamy pencil lis infused with aloe vera to gently condition each brow strands.
2 shades: Taupe and Natural Brown


a photo of BLK Cosmetics Brow Sculpting Pencil Duo

 BLK Cosmetics Contour, Blush and Highlight Palette
Php499.00

A Three-Step face palette with expertly coordinated shades to flatter every complexion.  A matte contour, an iridescent blush and a champagne highlighter.  Also infused with Vitamin E to keep skin young-looking.
2 shades: Flushed (rose blush), Sun-kissed (Peach blush)


a photo of  BLK Cosmetics Contour, Blush and Highlight Palette

 BLK Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Eyeliner
Php249.00
Smudge-proof, foolproof liquid eyeliner glides like velvet, delivering intsense pigment that lasts all day while soothing your lids delicate skin with aloe vera. 
2 shades: Black and Brown

a photo of  BLK Cosmetics Long-Lasting Liquid Eyeliner

Are you excited with the launch of BLK Cosmetics?
What's your favorite item from the launch?

For more information, visit www.blkcosmetics.com.ph.  Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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