Cailyn Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick Review

Cailyn Cosmetics PureLust Extreme Matte Tint + VelvetA few months before I put my Ipsy subscription on hold I received the Cailyn Cosmetics PureLust Extreme Matte Tint + Velvet liquid lipstick in my May glam bag. I was excited to be receiving a full sized liquid lipstick, but it turned out that I set the bar too high on my expectations.

Cailyn Cosmetics PureLust Extreme Matte Tint + Velvet Liquid Lipstick Review

This is a $19 lipstick, so I expected above the average quality you would get with a drugstore product. The product claims to dry down to a “smoother than silk, non-drying finish.” It is also marketed as waterproof and kiss proof.

It dries down matte, but the formula feels horrible on my lips! It’s thick and feels tacky once it dries. It also feels very drying to me, even with a lip balm underneath! This lipstick may be waterproof & kiss proof, but what it doesn’t tell you is that it’s also micellar water and makeup remover proof! I had to use three times the amount of makeup remover I normally would use to remove my lipstick. even then, remnants of the lipstick would cling around my mouth refusing to be washed away.

Cailyn Cosmetics PureLust Extreme Matte Tint + Velvet Swatch

Here’s a lipstick swatch taken in natural light. Even after applying a couple of coats it was uneven and patchy, and looked even worse on my lips.

Cailyn Cosmetics PureLust Extreme Matte Tint + Velvet Swatch

This is my swatch after vigorously swabbing with a cotton ball soaked in makeup remover. It’s hardly even budged! I like my lipsticks long lasting, but not unremovable. I normally won’t toss out a lip product after only a couple of uses, but I just can’t see myself reaching for this Cailyn Cosmetics lipstick.

Have you tried Cailyn Cosmetics?

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  1. July 15, 2017 / 11:34 am

    Dang, yeah — who wants to commit to a lipstick for the rest of their lives!

  2. July 14, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    Wow sounds like a dud! Makes you wonder what is in it to make it almost unremovable! XD

    • July 15, 2017 / 1:23 pm

      I don’t even want to know xD I finally got the swatch off my arm today

  3. July 14, 2017 / 4:02 pm

    That’s a bummer 🙁 I’m disappointed with liquid lipsticks a lot. Thanks for sharing your honest review!

    • July 15, 2017 / 1:22 pm

      What’s your favourite that you’ve tried? It’s hard to find a really great lipstick!

      • July 15, 2017 / 1:36 pm

        Bare Minerals has some nice matte liquid lipsticks. If you don’t need something matte though, I adore the Dior Addict lipsticks!

        • July 15, 2017 / 2:07 pm

          Thanks for the recommendations, I’ll definitely look into those the next time I’m at sephora! 🙂

  4. Lise
    July 14, 2017 / 2:06 pm

    It’s a shame that it didn’t work out when it’s that expensive!

    • July 14, 2017 / 2:58 pm

      Agreed! I wouldn’t be so disappointed if it was a $10 lipstick, but for $19 I expect more!

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