On July 7, I got the most awesome surprise for me in the mail!
Trina from Limnit sent me 16 lipstick samples to swatch!
I accidentally got 2 Castle In the Sky though, so the swatches are for 15 colours only.
Limnit is a brand I've tried before, and you can find my previous review here. I love Limnit –not only do they have really gorgeous, bright colours, Trina is so awesome customer service-wise, and always responds so quickly to my questions. I usually get a respond within a day, and sometimes even within a few hours!
Anyway, Trina had just reformulated her lipsticks, so I was really excited to try out her new formula. I actually wanted to publish this exactly 3 months since I received the package, but I have a business trip tomorrow so I'm publishing it a day early.
Lipstick Formula Review
In my previous review, I mentioned the lipsticks hardening with time to the point where they were almost impossible to use. That's why I decided to delay this review by 3 months, just to make sure this new formula will survive the test of time. Guess what? It did! 3 months in, the lipsticks are just as creamy and smooth as they were before! I did the arm swatches on Oct 3, and they were still a dream to apply. And yes, they're very pigmented.
The formula doesn't feather so you can use these without a lip liner. They're not drying on me and I found them really comfortable to use. They do fade around the middle of my lips after about 2-3h, but that's normal lipstick performance on me.
Non-traditional lip colours like greens and blues are a true test of a lipstick's formula since any streakiness shows up pretty easily. Almost all of Limnit's colours passed this test with flying colours. The only colour I had an issue with was Between The Lines, which was very "oily" in texture so I had trouble getting an even application and building it up. Flower Maze has a similar issue, but to a much, much lesser extent. It's only one (or two, if you count Flower Maze) out of 17, so I think it's just a bad batch.
I noticed Freestyle, Olive My Love, and The Other Side has a softer texture than the rest & melts more easily, but it didn't really make much of a difference to me application-wise.
Overall, I'm extremely impressed with the formula and strongly recommend this brand!
All done under natural light over bare skin:
Btw, I made a typo that I only caught now after I've copy & pasted the text on ALL the swatch pics.
My phone's white balance went crazy with some colours for the lip close ups. I've tried to colour correct as much as I can:
Full face for more accurate white balance:
Oh, and I think Extraterrestial is going to be the IT colour for Fall. What do you guys think?