Shade 15 Berry Mishebaved
What is unique about this lip product is it is a matte cream pencil on one end and a smudger on the other end.
The shade I picked is #15 Berry Misbehaved. It looks more like a fuchsia pink in the picture than actual shade. There is another shade called fuchsia but it looks a bit too bright for me.
When it is smudged out(sorry, I think I overdid this one), the color is not as vibrant and you could smudge it out as much as you could or as little as you could, depending on the look you're going for.
The formula is very creamy as the name suggested. This picture is taken at direct sunlight so it may look a bit washed out. I didn't smudge it out a lot as this was my first attempt and I seemed to apply too much product. The smudger is of a silicone-type applicator. So unlike a sponge it would not soak up all the product. It does dry out to be matte but surprisingly not dried out. It also has a staining effect which makes it last more than 5 hours even after meals.
Here is another attempt. This time I apply very little product to start with and slowly build it up. I also use a nude lip liner to line the whole lips to lighten the color of my natural lips. Applied the lip pencil to the middle part of my lips and smack it a few times to even it out before smudging.
My collection of lip products to achieve the gradient/ombre look.
Wannabe Cushion Tint (shade Fillmore) is very similar to the Maybelline one, in terms of packaging. One end is lip crayon and the other end is a smudger. The shade I got is Fillmore which is a coral pink. The formula is not as smooth as the Maybelline one so it is a bit harder to smudge out the edges.
Peripera Cushion Lips is another Korean brand. The shade I picked is PK07. It is a squeeze tube with a sponge top. I find the packaging a bit tricky as you either squeeze out too much or too little product. It is a slightly brighter coral shade. The product is semi-liquid-y so even though in concept, it is easy to apply and blend out, the squeeze tube is just too difficult to dispense the right amount.
I am also getting the Laneige Two Tone Lip Bar. It is a lipstick with 2 shades in it. If you want a gradient lip look, this seems to be the easiest product to use in a hurry. With a darker pigmented color and a nude/lighter shade, you could flip the lipstick(dark side in the middle of the lips and nude side on the outer) ombre lips could be achieved within seconds. This is being shipped to me from Korea so I am anxious to try it out and report back once I have tried it.
I love the "no makeup makeup look" and this seems so natural as if you have just sucked a lollipop.
Are you into the ombre lip trend? What is your trick of applying?