Beauty Review : Karma Hues Nail Polish & L'Oreal Paris Infallible Lip Paints6:43 PM
A promising organic nail polish and a brand new drugstore lip product!
Today I'll be sharing my review on Karma Hues Nail Polish in the shade 469 Mountain High and the L'Oreal Paris Infallible Lip Paints in the shade 324 DIY Red.
Karma Hues Mountain High Review
"Discover Karma Organic's award winning nail care products. They are free of toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalate), camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, and parabens and are safe for pregnant women, kids, cancer patients and allergy sufferers. Chip resistant, durable, and with no harsh odors, they are available in glossy, matte and glow-in-the-dark shades. The non-yellowing formula is cruelty-free (not tested on animals). Packaging is 100% recyclable." - www.karmaorganicspa.com
Back in October, during my New England vacation, I was shopping in Old Mystic Village when I stumbled upon a nail polish display at one of the stores. The display was right next to the cashier, who then started to tell me and my mom about the nail polish brand. She talked about how it is free of all the harmful chemicals usually found in nail polish and how it lasts chip-free for 12 days. Yes, she said 12 days. Of course, I was sold. I settled for just one, since I already have so many nail polishes, and chose the gorgeous dusty rose/mauve shade called Mountain High.
I went without a base coat and top coat to test how the polish did completely on its own.
The formula is thin, but opaque- not sheer or streaky. You could get away with one coat, but I prefer two coats. It took about 4 minutes to really dry, and in my opinion that's pretty fast. After it dried it had a decent amount of shine.
The first day was a hit, so far I loved the polish.
The second day was a little disappointing. Even though the polish seemed dry, I woke up with sheet imprints on my nails. I also noticed the polish shrank, which happens with some polishes, mostly top coats, exposing the tips of my nails.
The polish started chipping more and more after the third day. After 9 days I finally moved on and took the polish off.
To start with the obvious- the polish did not last chip-free for 12 days. Karma Hues hasn't made any claims it would last this long, so it's the claim of the cashier that I have to disagree with.
The polish went on nicely, but had its downfalls afterward. I'll definitely continue using it anyway, especially since it's a "healthier" polish, but probably with a base coat and top coat next time.
L'Oreal Paris Infallible Paints DIY Red Review
"High color impact lip paint. Saturated with pigments. Designer applicator. Lacquer up lips for a bold color statement with L'Oreal Paris Infallible Paints/Lip. In one stroke, the designer applicator precisely diffuses vibrant, full-coverage color to lips for comfortable wear. Available in 14 high-impact liquid lipstick colors, from nude to bold." - www.lorealparisusa.com
At 3pm I applied the L'Oreal lip paint.
First, I outlined my lips with my ColourPop Lippie Pencil in Poison. Then I filled in my lips with the lip paint, which was extremely easy. The doe foot applicator is shaped nicely where it holds a lot of product and also makes tracing your lips a breeze, so using a lip pencil before isn't actually necessary. The lip paint is beautifully pigmented and only one application is necessary, just like L'Oreal claims.
This lip paint is very glossy and does not dry down, meaning it is not transfer proof.
Something worth mentioning is that if you're drinking anything, the lip product will transfer to the cup rim and then to whatever it touches. So if you take a sip and then another, it can lead to smudging on the corners of your mouth if you're not careful.
This lippie also bleeds a little, which can be fixed with transparent lip liner or concealer, but might be bothersome for people with more prominent lines around their lips.
At 7pm, after 4 hours of wear and drinking water, the lip paint was still on my lips, pigmented and even. There was a little smudging and my lips felt a tiny bit dry, but it wasn't anything too bad.
At 8:30pm I ate a slice of buffalo chicken pizza (sorry New Years resolution..) and the lippie of course smudged and wore off more, but left a stain behind. I took the last photo at 9pm and finally took the lippie off.
I'd consider this a bit of a high maintenance lip product, since it can easily smudge and transfer, but I still really like it. It's opaque and creamy, the color is gorgeous, and, even though it doesn't claim to be long lasting, it lasted a good amount of time.
I hope you've enjoyed my reviews and found them helpful!
Have a great week everyone!
Would you buy either of these products?
Or if you already have one, or both of them, what're your opinions?
I'd love to hear in the comments!