Review & Swatches: Secret Kisses Lipsticks

 

Secret Kisses is a company offering “35 exclusive lipstick colors”, “10 exclusive shades of lip gems” and “8 exclusive flavored lip candy glosses”.

Personally I found their website a bit annoying, since there is absolutely nothing describing the products, except the names.
I received 6 of their lipsticks, 3 lip gems and one lip candy (review of the glosses and lip candy coming later) to review :

Here’s my thoughts and swatches of the lipsticks:

SUNSHINE:


You are my sunshine, my only sunshine..

Well, unfortunately this isn’t my sunshine :/ Texture is a bit runny (but kinda dry at the same time) and it isn’t opaque enough to cover my lips.
I kinda like the color though, it’s kinda pale yellow.

  • Rating:  3 out 5
  • Product: 3 out of 5
  • Quality: 2 out of 5
  • Price:  2 out of 5
  • Would I buy again? No, I don’t think so.

ROSE GOLD:


Nude pink.

This one has the best texture. It’s opaque, it’s easy to apply, the color is nice.
My only problem is that I think you can find a cheaper dupe for this color.

  • Rating:  4 out 5
  • Product: 4 out of 5
  • Quality: 4 out of 5
  • Price:  3 out of 5
  • Would I buy again? Maybe

ROCKSTAR:


I love purple. I know I have mentioned it before, but I say it again. I love purple.
And I love this lipstick!

This isn’t the most opaque, but a few coats give you a nice result. Also, the texture seems to be a bit runny, but I forgive it because I love this color so much.
It’s really screaming purple <3

  • Rating:  4 out 5
  • Product: 4 out of 5
  • Quality: 3 out of 5
  • Price:  4 out of 5
  • Would I buy again? Yes.

KISS IT:


Hot pink warning!
I think this is one of the easily dupable colors, at least I’ve seen many hot pink lipsticks that have this same kinda blue metallic sheer in them.
This applies easily, looks nice, BUT it stains my lips.

  • Rating:  3 out 5
  • Product: 3 out of 5
  • Quality: 3 out of 5
  • Price:  2 out of 5
  • Would I buy again? No, I don’t think so.

 

ELECTRICITY:


Whii, blue lipstick!

Certainly not the most wearable color out in public, but I like these, they’re fun to use in crazy looks or photoshoots.
This is quite opaque, slightly metallic bright blue.  What’s interesting is that this one didn’t stain my lips unlike many other blue lipcolors I’ve tried.

I have tried some blue lipsticks and the best is still OCC’s RX, this one may get to second or third place.

  • Rating:  4 out 5
  • Product: 4 out of 5
  • Quality: 4 out of 5
  • Price:  3 out of 5
  • Would I buy again? Maybe.

18 KARAT:


Looks nice in the tube, but I’m sorry to say that this was the worst of the bunch.

This is almost exactly the same stuff I had when I was a child, I had these superhyper cheap glitter lipsticks that scraped the lips, left glitter everywhere and broke easily.
This may not be as dry as the ones from my childhood, it actually has some clear lipstick (is there a such thing as clear lipstick? :P)  so it doesn’t feel all awful, but still.

Secret Kisses advises to rub it on a paper towel before using it the first time, but it didn’t help for me. They also advise to try it with mixed some other lipstick, but to tell you the truth, I didn’t manage to do it.  Either the glitter wiped the colored lipstick away, or the glitter didn’t show at all.

  • Rating:  2 out 5
  • Product: 2 out of 5
  • Quality: 2 out of 5
  • Price:  1 out of 5
  • Would I buy again? No.

Overall opinion:

There’s quite a large range of quality within the products. There are lipsticks I would buy and tell my friends to buy, and there are lipsticks I wouldn’t recommend for anyone.  They are also a bit pricey, in my opinion.
A positive side is that they really have large range of colors.  And the tubes are nice, since you can see the color straight away.

Secret Kisses lipstick might be for you if:

  • If you’re looking for bold shades
  • If you’re  willing to spend some money
  • If you’re willing to take risk

Price:   $14.99 

Where to Buy:
http://secretkisseslipstick.com/ 

16 Comments

Secret Kisses and Ka’oir’s lipstick are both sourced from Ladyburd. You can get the same colours from both companies, it just depends on where you want to be putting your money.

please send me a whole sale price list of all cosmetics that you selling and how much is the minimum price of order and the shipping fee here from Philippines.. is there local botique here in phil. ???

I also wonder how similar these are to KA’OIR. Her lipsticks look so much more saturated although I also hear she’s in court dueling with the owner of Secret Kisses and that they both share the same manufacturer. Are her lipsticks the exact same shades and formulas?

Would you be willing to review KA’OIR lipsticks or even Lime Crime lipsticks (another company with bold lip colors)?

As for the Rockstar color…looks like you can get similar with Illamasqua’s Kontrol lipstick, although the purple (Illamasqua) is slightly deeper. I, too, LOVE purple and purple lipstick, and Kontrol is a lipstick I wear often and swear by. A bold, smooth, highly-pigmented, creamy, rich purple for fellow purple lovers out there.

Here’s what I look like with Kontrol on: http://media-cdn.pinterest.com/avatars/dreamlantern-33_o.jpg

Hey, were you ever going to do ‘How to become a makeup artist Part 2′? I only see part 1.

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