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I’m obsessed with the 2018 Pantone Color of the Year, Ultra Violet!
(Screenshot from Pantone’s press release about Ultra Violet)
This blue-based purple is gorgeous.
Pantone says, “Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.”
Grande Cosmetics GrandeLips HydraPlump Liquid Lipstick in Razzle Berry isn’t an exact match for Ulta Violet, it’s a bit too berry/pink. But that’s what it reminded me of when I found it at The Makeup Shop in NYC last month!
Grande Cosmetics says its semi-matte, creamy lip line utilizes active ingredients Volulip™, Instaplump™, and Hyaluronic Acid to give an instant plump in three to five minutes.
Grande says, “Providing long-term hydrating benefits, this long-wear formula ensures color is locked in, yet is comfortable enough to wear all day long without cracking, drying, or stripping the lips of natural moisture.”
So how did it do?
This lippie looked like perfection.
I didn’t notice the plumping, to be honest, because it didn’t make my lips tingle or feel any certain way. But my upper lip is thin, and I tend to draw a little beyond my lip line. This plumping lipstick makes that look seamless and as if it’s all my real lip.
Here is my wear at midday, approximately five hours afternoon initia application:
It wore off quite a bit (as did my foundation at my chin!). My lips felt dry, but not desert-like.
Here it is at the end of the day, before I took off my makeup:
My lips looked tinted. Also, they look full. Usually my upper lip looks thinner and my bottom lip not as full. My lips were dry, but smooth.
The most impressive and memorable attribute of this lipstick is to me is the plumping! It doesn’t “hurt,” and despite no “symptoms” of plumping, it was visible to me all day long. I was very pleasantly surprised!
The brand does make hydration claims that my lips didn’t totally agree with. At the end of the day, my lips were possibly as dry, but they did not feel zapped of moisture the way nonplumping matte liquid lipsticks can make my lips feel. For example, my lips feel extra dry after wearing ColourPop’s Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks.
The pigment and plumping win the day for me with GrandeLips HydraPlump Liquid Lipstick, and I would try other colors.
This lipstick retails for $25 on the Grande website, as well as on HSN.com.
Here’s the ingredients from the website:
– Volulip™: an active substance containing a plant extract and natural peptides; Plumps lips with hyaluronic acid synthesis ; Anti-aging effect; Provides an overall increase in volume, hydration and softness
– Instaplump™– patented blend of vasodilators for instant maximum plumping; Includes caffeine to stimulate blood flow and niacin as a skin conditioning agent
– Phenyl Trimethicone – skin protectant that locks in moisture and prevents chapping
– Diisostearyl Malate – promotes soft, smooth surface of the lips
Isododecane, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Kaolin, Dimethicone, Trimethylpentanediol/Adipic Acid/Isononanoic Acid Copolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Silica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Diisostearyl Malate, Synthetic Beeswax, Phenyl Trimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Octyldodecanol, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol Crosspolymer, Nylon-12, Flavor/Aroma, Isostearyl Isostearate,
Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Menthoxypropanediol, Methyl Nicotinate, Propylene Carbonate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Saccharin, Caffeine, Niacin, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Sucrose Cocate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38 May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 28 Lake
(CI 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985).”
Have you tried this liquid lipstick? Do you think it’s close enough to Ultra Violet to be on color trend?!