I received a Highlight Cosmetics Metallic Matte Liquid Lipstick Ruby Royalty to try and my verdict is that it’s GORGEOUS! You know you want to keep on reading and scrollin’ to see why!!
About Highlight Cosmetics
Highlight Cosmetics carries one product, their Liquid Matte Lipsticks. These come in 10 shades in matte and metallic shades. These lovelies are made and manufactured in Los Angeles California. This newbie company was started last year with the mission to make these lipsticks beautify you on the outside and in! How you ask?! The first part is obvious. These lipstick beautify you on the outside by giving your lips life with some bright, neutral, and bold colors! They beautify you inside by their ingredients. The ingredients that are most beneficial to us are Curcuma Longa Root Oil, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, and Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide. Soooo if you are like me and have NO IDEA what those words mean, let me help you so you don’t have to google every word like I did 😛
Curcuma Longa Root Oil (tumeric)- prevents appearance of dry lips, improves softness, antibacterial properties
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (green tea extract)- improves moisture barrier, antioxidant
Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract (white tea extract)- antioxidant, helps diminish the look of dry skin
Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract (kelp)- aids in moisturizing, prevents appearance of skin damage caused by sun
Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide (beneficial peptide)- benefit peptide that reduces appearance of lip wrinkle depth and volume
This brand in cruelty free, gluten free, and paraban free!
My Quick Review
The Highlight Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick I was sent to try is called Ruby Royalty, one of their metallic shades. This color is SO pretty on and the metallic-ness doesn’t fade! Application is super simple and normal with its doe tip applicator. The consistency is soft and smooth and glides on wonderfully. I am in love with this unique color and how it looks so metallic on my lips! Once its set, I kissed the inside of my hand and a little color came off as you can see below. I drank some water and kissed my hand again and some came off on my glass but after that nothing else seemed to budge and the metallic color was still on my lips. This doesn’t bother me because the next time I blotted with a tissue and it was fine! It does wear off a little when eating and I do need to reapply, however, I am not a day time primper, so I don’t reapply and it still looks like I have lipstick on!
Is It Worth It?
The price for one of these is $25 for a .14 ounce tube. Is it worth it? It all depends on your spending limits. I am a firm believer in supporting small businesses. Is it worth an extra $5- $8 on a nice lipstick made from a small company? For me, YES ALL DAY LONG. I also get that $25 may be a lot for a lipstick. I would definitely consider this a splurge product because you can get other lipsticks for cheaper however, you may not find them with the same beneficial ingredients. Would I and will I buy another color from this company? To be honest, not yet. I love the metallic colors but they are all on the neutral or dark side. Since its Spring/Summer I am looking for bright fun shades! They have a bright pink matte one but I am digging this company’s metallic colors! I will however be jumping on any new bright metallic colors if they ever decide to put them up!
My FOTD using Highlight Cosmetics Metallic Matte Liquid Lipstick Ruby Royalty is below!
How do you feel about metallic lipsticks? Are you a fan? Not a fan? Let me know!