January 28, 2015

Review + Swatches: Covergirl Lip Lava in Lychee Lava and Lava-nder

Today I have a review of my most recent makeup purchase, Covergirl Lip Lava in the shades Lychee Lava and Lava-nder. I haven't seen a whole lot of information on these, so I thought maybe this could be helpful for any of you who come across these at the store. It's strange because they're not even being advertised on the main page of Covergirl's website and they're brand new! Here they are though. 

These are under the "lipgloss" section on the Covergirl website but they're really a strange lip gloss/lipstick hybrid. They apply like a gloss but they're super pigmented. They're incredibly sparkly in a way that almost comes off as being metallic! The ultra-sparkly goodness was the main reason I was interested in these. Plus I saw one YouTube review that showed just how opaque they are. 

Now you can look at some too-close-for-comfort swatches of the colors on my lips!

Lychee Lava is a coral shade with pink and gold shimmer. 
Lava-nder was my absolute must-buy shade. It's a true purple with blue-purple shimmer.

Covergirl Lip Lava in Lychee Lava

Covergirl Lip Lava in Lava-nder

These definitely leave a lot of color all on their own. I've lightly layered them over other lipsticks to change them up and make them sparkly too. The wear time is about average for a lip gloss. They're not particularly sticky so you'll have to reapply throughout the day, especially after eating. I didn't experience any staining on my lips, but they left microsparkle on them.

The main issue I had was the application. You can see above that the applicator is a pointy brush which is good for getting into the corners of your mouth. However it just picks up way too much product. I have to wipe it on the inside of the tube which can get very messy. 

I picked up these two shades at Ulta a couple weeks back. They were hidden in an aisle toward the back of the store but they may be in a more prominent place now. They retail for $7.99 but I got them buy one get one half off.

I think we'll be seeing these advertised a bit more once we get closer to summer makeup releases. There are a ton of other interesting-looking colors to check out too. Pick them up if you want to try some fun makeup and/or love sparkly lip products!

Disclaimer: This wasn't sponsored. I bought these with my own money!


Ramida Dusdeevutikul said...

wow nice colors!


The Braided Bandit said...

These look awesome on you, I wasn't expecting to like the purple so much, but it looks so pretty on! Hope you're having a wonderful day!
xo Hannah

Laura Go said...

these are cute! I think Lava-nder is totally your shade!

Eccentric Owl said...

Ooh, the Lavender one is PERFECT. I love it, and I love that you wear unusual lip colors! You're inspiring me to do the same!

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