OKAY, so i aren’t exactly on form with this new venture into writing beauty posts but that’s okay. I have yet to set up my Youtube because every time i go to do it, something pops up and then all the hours in the day are gone and i am in bed.
So, i have reviewed the Soph palette by MUR before and i have a bunch of lipsticks here by them so i thought i would swatch, take pictures and even sting my lips off by putting them on for you guys to see.
I am not affiliated with Makeup Revolution, all of these lipsticks have been purchases by myself and i have not been asked to make this post.
All views are my own, and just because i might not say bad things about a brand doesn’t mean i am kissing arse. People are allowed to like things you know!
Firstly, ignore the messy application on the lips and my gross makeup – I’ve had a rough day, as for the application i had to be quick because light disappears super quick!
Stuff to know – The have lots and lots and lots…………….and lots of shades and they have different collections. Sadly i don’t own every one, and i would like to as i LOVE these lipsticks. They are affordable, and they have so many colours to choose from. Like if you are into your nudes especially, you won’t be disappointed.
The most expensive lipstick retails at £4.00 – I will tell you which collection and price its all from.
You can purchase all of these lipsticks from Tam Beauty
LETS GET STARTED!
Iconic Pro – £2.49 some of the ultra mattes £3.00
Top left – You are beautiful
Top right – Game of Mystery
Bottom left – Absolutely flawless
Middle – You’re a star
Bottom right – Looking ahead
Okay, so Abso flawless and you’re a star a very similar on my lips which is kind of hard to see the difference. You’re a star has more of a pink tone though, and it’s not my fav out of the bunch because i rarely go for pinks.
That doesn’t mean the product sucks, for the price, the formula is actually spot on. You are beautiful i did have to warm up a little bit on the back of hand but i think that’s due to it being so damn nude and it did feel a little different in texture than the rest. Ones i use all the time are, You are beautiful and Game of mystery. Why? Because for me they are the perfect nude, and if you have no time to decide what lippie to wear with your look grab any of the first 4. Looking ahead is basically my natural lip colour on a good day, maybe its slightly darker. Game of mystery is the only matte out of the shades i have in this collection.
Over all rating 3.5 / 5 – I think the formula on the more nude shades could be more pigmented. I had to go over a few times to make the colour work.
They last an okay time, i think its hard to avoid lipsticks coming off during your regular routine. However, the mattes are pretty good at staying on.
Rose gold lipsticks £3.00
Top left – Wishful
Top right – Lust
Bottom left – Inclination
Bottom right – Chauffeur
OMG!!!! THIS FORMULA IS AMAZING. Okay, so i might not like all of the colours – Not because the product sucks but the shades don’t suit me. But the formula is a massive step up from the basic Iconic pro’s. They are so cream and pigmented! Very wearable, and i actually have worn Wishful quite a few times and the staying power on these are very good – All three except Chauffeur are matte but Chauffeur does have a matte version!
Wishful, lust and chauffeur are my favourite. I was surprised i like Lust because pinks for me are bleughhhhhhhhhhhhh they always look quite odd and as if i’m trying to hard but this is very natural and nice. Inclination however does not suit me at all, I LOVE the colour it’s very different but on me it looks like dog shit. I wish i could pull off that shade because the pigment, the feel and how creamy it feels is outstanding! Especially for the price point.
The only problem i find is that, some of the mattes get used quite quickly because they are that creamy if that makes sense. But i have no issue in restocking on the ones i use the most, so PLEASE don’t ever change your formula. THOUGH – THOUGH, some of the mattes feel different. Like some are more stiffer? I aren’t an expert so is it because of the shades, they all need a different formula. It’s not a bad thing, and certainly nothing to put me off buying again. I found the stiffer they are the longer the product last.
The mattes are not drying at all, because of how creamy they are your lips don’t instantly feel like a camels arsehole.
Over all rating: 4 / 5
Life on the dancefloor & Ultra Amplification £3.00
Top left – Stiletto
Top right – Exclusive
Bottom left – Head turner
Middle – Potential
Bottom right – Amplify (Ultra amplification)
LETS get the odd one out first, Amplify which is from the Ultra amplification collection. I only have the one, because it’s the only colour i liked. I tend to go for a lot of basic shades and natural colours but i do like to pick the odd colour and wear it once in a while because wacky and unusual shades is my personality, but i am fussy because they have to look good. – Which if i am honest, if I LIKE IT ON ME then that’s all that matters, so don’t judge me by my bright ass lips.
I like this shade, its a purple but has pink tones in it so its a little lighter than your usual purple. It did need warming up a little before the pigment popped through and it isn’t the most pigmented out the ones i have, but it works. I like the colour of the packaging, it has this grey/silver shift to it so for this i won’t fully rate it as i only have the one out of the collection but i am going to just say its okay.
Life on the dancefloor summary
First off can we take a second to appreciate the amazing packaging? GLITTER! How awesome would you look topping up your lippie and pulling out this hot mama, them bitches be shook.
Quick note, these are new and each colour packaging matches the new eyeshadow palettes which are also called Life on the dancefloor. I think they are only a Christmas exclusive so would stock up on them.
Stiletto, head turner and potential are the rose gold and go with the Guest list palette. Potential and Stiletto are both mattes, the others i have aren’t.
Exclusive is my favourite, with Stiletto coming up at a second. The formula really does vary with these, and i found that even though they are very pigmented and good quality they didn’t scream at me with joy. I mean i think it literally is because i own so many nude/neutral lipsticks and not just by this brand. Because these are glitter wow and the palettes are all glitter wow, i just expected a bit more in regards to the shades. However, the rose gold palette is a very neutral one at that so it makes sense that the matching lipsticks do reflect but i feel as though Exclusive is slightly similar to Chauffeur though up close you can see the difference – This is based on my lips, everyone is different and we all have different lip colours and i think by this point mine were red and sore from all the swatching.
HOWEVER – The gold lipstick Potential which matches the palette VIP, i really love. It’s this beautiful burnt orange, slightly darker than the Inclination shade in the rose gold collection. Though i aren’t sure if this suits me, it makes me really pale but I LOVE the shade so much, that if it doesn’t suit me i might just wear it around the house. The formula in Potential is quite thick, it is creamy but thick. So i imagine it would last a little bit longer.
They generally feel like the same as the other lippies, but i might branch out and get some more colours and test the formulas on them, i mean after today i am sick of nudes. Overall rating 3.5 / 5
I was a bit sad that the lipsticks i have didn’t say matte on them for the ones that are, no big deal just all the other matte lippies do have that on the little label. This isn’t the reason for the 3.5 rating, it’s not a bad rating i just wasn’t feeling the shades on me and the formula felt very up and down on each one.
Renaissance collection £4.00
Top left – Greatest
Top right – Cliche
Bottom left – Fortify
STOP STOP STOP, hold the fort. Incoming, most beautiful perfected lipstick ever coming through.
Nope not lying! OK 1. the packaging is so luxe, it feels expensive and its only £4.00 – Even its metal or whatever material it is. All the other collections even the rose gold is plastic.
So for that extra pound you are getting even more quality in the packaging. The difference when sliding up your lippie, you can feel the tightness – As in its more stuck in, basically well made. Before it gets rude.
The pigmentation!! OH lets talk about that, straight away the colour is pop pop pop pop pop BEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUTIFUL. They are not mattes, but i have worn Fortify a few times and it lasts a long time. The formula is thick and creamy, so the lasting power is strong.
Greatest didn’t scream out to me shade wise, but it just glides on the lips i was like damn damn damn. Cliche is my favourite, i love that colour – That is the purple i have been looking for!! You know i would wear that to work, to the toilet, in the bath its so pretty. I find that with me and my skin tone, some purples look vile and i look like im in drag but i rally do think i can get away with wearing Cliche without people thinking ewwwwww she gross.
Fortify however, is beautiful. I don’t wear reds, this has a pink tones and if you look close (if you can) has a rose gold shift. I have worn this one the most out of the three because its pretty, i don’t swing for reds and as mentioned before serious pinks but this, just something about this shade that i like and i don’t even need to go crazy with the eye make up or serious face contour. Just basic makeup, winged eye and this lipstick. By this point i was losing light so my photos might look more cool tone and i cant be arsed with the editing so i am gutted that the camera hasn’t picked up Fortify the way i wanted it.
Overall rating 5/5
Hardly surprising seeing how the quality does not feel like £4.00, i like the formula. I get dry and sore lips and this does not in any way make my lips feel bleughhhhhhh after taking it off or through out the day.
Over all – Okay i might of said it before, i love this brand. It’s legit, everyone has a favourite brand right? This is mine.
I have some little meh’s about the lipstick but they really aren’t worth crying over, because the price is so cheap. If was paying £25 for one lippie sure id bitch all year about it, but this brand does such a good job at letting the products out shine the not so good.