Sunday, 1 March 2015

Product Review: Laqa & Co. Fat Lip Pencil in Siren Song

Hi Everybody!

How have you all been? The weather is really turning now and summer isn't too far away.

I will be doing a quick review of the Laqa & Co. Fat Lip Pencil in Siren Song.

The product came in the January 2015 Edition of FabBag.

Product Claim:



Formulated with a blend of oils and healing vitamin E, the pencil provides lasting moisture in addition to a glossy finish. The smooth buttery texture coats lips in stunning, glossy color and comes in a handy jumbo pencil that needs no sharpener.
How to use:Starting at the center of your top lip, sweep outward in each direction. Repeat on bottom lip. No need to sharpen: As the pencil wears down, simply twist the bottom to release more.
Product Price: INR 800/- for 3 gms of product.

Product Swatches:
 




My Take on the Product:

Laqa & Co. Fat Lip Pencil is another edition of Lip Crayons that have flooded the market in recent times. It comes in a white, plastic twist-up packging, accented with the colour of the lip crayon. It has a transparent cap which makes it easy for you to identify the colour. The product comes in 4 shades, of which,I chose Siren Song.

Siren Song is a bright Brick Red colour with yellow undertones. It will suit fair to medium wheatish complexion. Its a wearable red  for Indian skin-tones. 

On application, you need a few swipes to get the true colour. The application is not butter-smooth and tends to remain patchy if you are not too careful. The product is not very moisturising and it tends to stick to the dry bits on the lips. It did play up the creases on my lips. Ideally you should scrub your lips and moisturise them before application. It has a creamy finish on application, but soon settles into a more matte look.

The product perhaps contains peppermint because I felt a cooling sensation and a minty smell on application. However. It disappears in about 10 minutes. I don't really care about the peppermint, but that is not a deal breaker.

The product is transferable and did stain my coffee cup. However, to be fair, the product did not clain to be transfer proof. The product lasted on my lips for about 4 hrs with some light snacking and drinking.


Pros:
  1. Nice wearable red
  2. Transparent cap and colour accent on packaging helps identify colour.
  3. Twist up packaging means no sharpening and no wastage of product.
Cons:
  1. Does not come through on the promise of being moisturising. 
  2. Product tends to stick to dry bits on lips.
  3. Settles in the creases of the lips.
  4. A bit steep considering it does not do much for the lips.
Overall Verdict: 3/5

I was not too happy with this product and I feel its a bit overpriced. It does not quite fulfill its claim of being moisturising for the lips. There are better products in the market than this one. However, all being said, the colour is really nice.



Have you used this Lip Pencil? What are your thoughts? Do let me know in the comments section below..