Recently I was decluttering my makeup collection and came across this sample size of the Ciate London Liquid Velvet in the shade Sass Pot.
I got this in a Sephora favourites set and I hadn’t tried it but I was so sceptical. I hadn’t really read or seen any reviews of the liquid velvets or even much of the Ciate makeup so I wanted to give it a try.
The packaging is pretty basic, black lid, clear bottle, but it’s ok. There isn’t much you can do better than show the shade in the tube.
The applicator those is tear shaped and sort of flat which holds the product a lot better.
The texture of this is moussey which I thought would mean it wouldn’t dry down but it is actually a lovely comfortable stay put colour. It isn’t transfer proof at all but that’s ok.
There is a sweet scent which isn’t as strong as others and I appreciate that. I don’t understand why brands continue to put such a sweet sickly cake batter scent to their products. It can be so off putting.
This is what surprised me the most…it stayed put. FOR AGES! Even though it isn’t transfer proof it does stick around. If I had to compare it to another liquid lipstick it would be the Bare Minerals Gen Nudes ones or the Ofra ones.
Sass Pot would not have been my first choice but I actually do love a bold lipstick. When you have dark hair and wear glasses sometimes it takes a statement lip to really give your look a boost.
I am really please that I decided to try this as I would like to try more from the range now. So far though I have yet to find a colour in the Liquid Velvet range that peaks my interest.
Have you tried any? Any colours I should be looking out for?