Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick Review

Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick Review DF

Hey beauties, welcome back to my blog! Today I’m reviewing a product from a Canadian based brand, Hola Neon. I discovered Hola Neon through my January Ipsy subscription when I was pleasantly surprised to receive a wearable mauve toned liquid lipstick in my glam bag. Many of you know that I’ve since cancelled my Ipsy subscription but I’m happy I discovered a new brand to me before leaving.

Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick Review DF

Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick

Hola Neon is a cosmetic company that produces liquid lipsticks and is planning on expanding in the future to offer a wider range of makeup and beauty products. Their website looks super fun, it’s full of colour! I reached out to Hola Neon through instagram to get some info on the company that I couldn’t find on the website and I learned to my surprise that they are based out of Toronto, Canada. Hola Neon’s products are cruelty free and they are working on getting full certification of that status for mid 2018.

Hola Neon’s Velvet liquid lipsticks retail for $17USD for a 0.22oz/6.5ml tube and comes in 12 shades, two of which are metallic. The formula claims to be matte, long lasting and moisturizing. I’m reviewing the shade DF.

Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick Review DF


The packaging, like the brand website, is very vibrant. I love it, the cardboard box is really colourful and the tube itself has a shiny gold lid and hola neon brand stamp. I was very much like “ooo shiny!” when I saw it. The bottle is rectangular and is either made of glass or very sturdy plastic and the applicator wand is a classic doe foot. The packaging gets an A+ from me!

Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick Swatch

The lipstick swatch is still drying!


  • Powdery Matte Finish
  • Non-Drying
  • Long Lasting when I’m not eating or drinking
  • Little Transfer
  • Cute shade names like “Winter is Coming”, “Wink ;)” and “BOOM!”
  • $5USD Flat Rate shipping across North America


  • I didn’t find the formula of Hola Neon’s Liquid Lipstick to be very hydrating even though it’s not drying. I still prefer the feel of a lip balm underneath.
  • $17USD (not particularly a con, but it’s more than drugstore pricing)
  • Get’s crumbly if I’m eating & drinking

Hola Neon Velvet Liquid Lipstick DF Swatch

Final Thoughts

I’ve worn this lipstick six or more times since receiving it in my January Ipsy Bag and I have to say that I’m impressed. I wasn’t expecting it to like the formula as much as I do. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that this is my favourite lipstick of all time, but I like having in my collection. I’m someone who is constantly snacking and drinking tea/coffee, so I wish it lasted better against food & drink.

I’m happy that Hola Neon has kept their shipping rates low. It’s disappointing discovering a brand and then finding out it costs $15+ to ship to you. $5USD flat rate shipping across north america is fantastic in my opinion, and even to Europe the shipping is only $7USD.

Have you tried Hola Neon Lipsticks?

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  1. February 20, 2018 / 10:28 pm

    Such a pretty shade! And it looks stunning with your hair! Also, your hair has faded nicely! I bet you are more comfortable with it now, although maybe you miss the deep purple?

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 21, 2018 / 12:48 am

      The purple faded so much quicker than I thought it would, but it’s the colour I originally wanted now 🙂 I just hope it doesn’t keep fading as fast now that the ultraviolet seems to have washed out. I did get used to the dark purple, but I think I still prefer lighter hair on me!

  2. February 14, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    This colour looks great on you. Always nice to hear about a Canadian product – I’d not heard of Hola Neon before. That is pretty amazing their shipping is so reasonable.

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 14, 2018 / 10:00 pm

      Thanks Stashy! I was surprised I’ve never heard of them either, they must be pretty new!

  3. February 14, 2018 / 10:16 am

    This is the PERFECT mauvey shade! It looks so flattering on you, and I feel like it’s probably a shade that would work across a range of skin tones.

    I’m confused why they charge in USD when they are a Canadian company?

    • AlwaysCleia
      February 14, 2018 / 11:59 am

      It’s such a pretty shade! My dad told me he “doesn’t like it”, but what does he know 😂😂
      That confused me as well!! They definitely ship out of Toronto, I’m not sure why they charge in USD though :S

      • February 14, 2018 / 3:24 pm

        Dads are hilarious when it comes to makeup! I once wore a nude lipstick to my parents’ house, one that was probably borderline dead-looking but still acceptable, and my dad asked me why I had BLUE lipstick on.

        • AlwaysCleia
          February 14, 2018 / 3:46 pm

          Ahahaha, Dads are so funny sometimes 😄
          When I wear a minimal makeup look to my parents’ place my Dad is always like “your wearing too much makeup” but when I do a full face he doesn’t seem to notice 😆

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