Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Highlight Cosmetics - Broadway Red Liquid Lipstick + Nail Art (swatch and review)

**press sample**
Hi guys! I know, I know......really Jen, you're going to review lipstick? Yes, yes I am!

I generally use nail polish as a way to express myself. I may be a boring stay-at-home-mom, but when I wear a red and black mani, it makes me feel like a badass! I always assumed that it's the same for those that wear bold lip colors. I have always wanted to be able to pull of wearing a bright red lip, but felt like I was "too basic" for it. I often (and by often I mean always) wear yoga type pants, t-shirts, my hair in a messy bun and little to no makeup. Though all of these things rang true at the time I tried on this lipstick, I still felt like a badass....a slightly homeless looking badass, but a badass nonetheless! Haha!

What do ya think?

The lipstick packaging itself is really pretyy and feels high-end to me. 

At first glance, it appears to look like your usual lipstick with the black part being the base.

It's trickery I tell ya! The black part is actually the cap with a doe foot applicator.

The color was super pigmented and had a very slight metallic sheen to it. It dried completely matte in just under a minute. This is one small swipe on the back of my hand.


It lasted about 3 hours on me before it really started to look worn. It was a little drying, but that's often a side effect of a matte lip I suppose. The pigment was really great though; even after removing it, my lips were stained a slight pink color.

Overall I really loved it and would definitely look into purchasing other colors in the future!

Nail girls, this baby is almost an exact match for Zoya fav red mainstream polish!

Thanks for reading!