Review & Swatch by Hazelnuts
Hazelnuts of Philippines purchased some Chicca Mesmeric Lip Stick, and we gave her Wet Lip Oil #Angel Blood.
She took pictures of swatch and give us detailed review. Thank you Hazelnuts!
Swatch on arm
Before showing her review, please see the swatch on her arm.
Review by Hazelnuts
Below are my thoughts and swatches for the Chicca Mesmeric Lipsticks. Chicca was recommended by Cherry and I’ve had my eye on them for quite some time. Recently, the trend on lipsticks seem to go towards matte and vivid colors– perhaps because of the season— but to me they can also look a bit outdated or too sophisticated, especially for everyday looks.
On the other hand, these Chicca lipsticks are moisturizing and translucent enough that they blend and look flattering on almost all skin tones to give a fresh and natural look. They are not sticky and comfortable on the lips. Other sheer lipsticks can wash me out, but I find these very forgiving and wearable; the colors are bright yet translucent, and that’s the best way I can describe them. I took pictures in natural and artificial light, to give a better idea on how they look on my skin.
I also have the Chicca Mesmeric Lip Oil in 01 Angel Blood. This is a sheer lip gloss, watery and non-sticky as well, that keeps lips plump and moisturized.
Here are the detailed descriptions of each shade I bought, with pictures of wearing each lipstick alone, then topped with the Lip Oil so you will see the effect.
#04 Strawberry Milk
04 Strawberry Milk is a cool, medium pink, which is normally a tricky color for me to wear— but this is translucent enough that it works for my skin tone. It lightens up my lip color and I love the understated look. Also great with stronger eye makeup.
#05 Lotus Flower
#31 Moon Fire
Overall of Chicca Mesmeric Lip Stick
I have pigmented lips and I find that all colors blend with my natural lip color to give an understated yet elegant look. I also find that I can wear these without lip balm; they are so moisturizing. Unlike traditional lipsticks, they make the lips look young, with a nice sheen. Simply gorgeous! I also find that the colors stay on my lips after some time, so there’s a bit of a stain left after the lipsticks wear off.
Paired with Chicca Mesmeric Wet Lip Oil
When paired with the lip oil, the shine is amplified and lips look fuller, without the usual stickiness associated with wearing lip gloss.
The catch? They are expensive. But then again they’re so flattering and comfortable to wear, so it’s all worth it!
Thank you very much, Hazelnuts!
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Review and Swatch by Cherry described in 2014
Recently, I (Cherry) am using Mesmeric Lipstick. This is new for SS 2014. But as of 25th of Feb, it is sold out in most of the stores. I guess this is not a limited seasonal, and just because of the bad weather recently, we may update soon.
Anyway, let me share my review of this product with you.
The color is Strawberry Milk. I chose CHICCA’s Mesmeric Lipstick because it is the best-selling product this season, and Strawberry Milk is it’s most popular color.
So, what do you think of this?
The lipstick feels smooth as I slick it across my lips. The color in the tube is bold and bright, but on my lips it is sheer with a beautiful luster. My lips immediately felt moisturized and had a glossy tint of of juicy pink. These lipsticks are very emollient with 40% hydrating oils. Your lips will feel soft and look healthy. The CHICCA colors are vivid but delicately sheer — simply gorgeous.
I agree that the sheer color looks good. However, this color is not for me, unfortunately! For my skin, corals best flatter my skin tone. Strawberry Milk is a bluish-pink, so I think it may be better for Caucasian skin, not for me.
Lipsticks often dry out my lips — so much that they start to peel. The first formula of RMK Gloss Crayon, or shu uemura lipsticks of 10-years ago dried out my lips. Dior and Chanel formulas were also a problem for me. With this lipstick, my lips stayed moist and felt good.
I dislike perfumed cosmetics. The Mesmeric Lipstick has no scent, which is perfect. The problem is only the wrong color for me. I wish I had purchased a color better suited for my skin’s coloring, maybe Creamy Tomato.
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