July 20, 2014

Melt Cosmetics Lipsticks in Blow & By Starlight

I've finally come around to reviewing these two wonderful Melt lipsticks that I shared months ago on Instagram. I've already done a rather long review on Melt's cobalt blue lipstick DGAF which is slightly more detailed than this one. Like DGAF, the two shades I got are also one of the more bold and even outrageous shades available in the Melt range, Blow and By Starlight. 

Melt do some very interesting descriptions for each of the colors. Blow, which is a forest green lipstick with a teal undertone to it, has a strange little poem. By Starlight, which is a somewhat dark cool-purple lipstick with a hint of pink to it, has the funniest description, "Remember that one time when the love of your life kissed you under the moonlight and you gazed into each other's eyes and you just knew it was for eternity...yeah neither do we." If you're still unsure, I've done looks with Blow and By Starlight on along with comparing each of them to the other green and purple lipsticks in my collection.

Being one of the new shades, Blow had a creamier formula than it's predecessors, however, I found that it really pulled on my lips when applying. I experienced no pulling with By Starlight with it's matte finish but you will definitely need to scrub any dryness on your lips as it tends to cling on to the dry bits. I adore how little transfer occurred whilst drinking and eating, these were surprisingly durable. These easily lasted around 6 hours on me.

The two lipsticks did have the same odd scent that reminded me of coconuts that I experienced with DGAF (don't take my work on it being coconuts, I'm terrible with guessing smells). I can imagine it being offputting to some but whilst I don't like the smell, I don't hate it either.  

My main disappointments though were that both Blow and By Starlight weren't quite the shade of green/purple I was expecting. Whilst Blow is a gorgeous shade in itself, I was gutted that it was nowhere near as dark as the promo images. It is possible it's just one of those lipsticks that looks different depending on whose wearing it though. By Starlight gets a free pass though as although it's not the shade of purple I was expecting, it's 100% still definitely purple and not pink/berry/brown like certain high street 'purple' lipsticks are.

These lipsticks on their own are awesome at just over £11 each, even if you were to ship these from the states it'll cost around £17 which isn't bad. However if you were to order more than one it's possible to get a customs charge which surprised me. It seems Royal Mail have lowered the threshold on what can incur a customs charge, I felt ripped off as it would have been more cost effective to purchase these in separate orders, so do be strategic when buying.

4 comments:

  1. Yep, VAT on anything over £15 from outside the EU (and then Royal Mail get hold of it and charge you £8 on top) :(. It's a bit of a pain really, I'm sure it used to be closer to the £20 mark. These are stunning colours though, I wish I was brave enough to wear crazy lipstick more often!

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  2. Melt Blow looks gorgeous on you x

    Kay ♡ imladiiekay

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  3. Love the look of Melt, these colours are pretty cool!

    Sam xo sjmcdf xo

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  4. These look gorgeous! I can see me picking one of these lipsticks up in the future, but probably in a more wearable shade. ;)

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