It doesn’t come often that I feel compelled to write about a single product. After years of gushing and a post just about IsaDora Star products in my collection another lip product made me do it: The Twist-Up Matt Lips.
Unsurprisingly, it’s a lip product with matte finish. Autumn/Winter seems to be the global season for mattifying ones lips, even though I keep thinkting that this trend seems to have been creeping in since summer this time.
IsaDora obviously picked up said trend and released a few very autumnal shades in the Twist-Up Lips. I now own four colours and I am very inclined to get at least one more – the new, darker shades are just up my street, the brights the range had before are very summer-appropriate but I just wouldn’t use them regularly in the end.
Naked was my first dabble into this product range and even though this nude shade goes well with my skintone it merely got a “so-so” from me at first: Naked is the only shade – according to my knowledge – that contains a good portion of golden glimmer on a matte base. It makes for a very pretty effect, actually, but it’s not “matte-matte”, if you know what I mean. If you are looking for an absolutely flat matte lipstick in this kind of colour range, check out IsaDora “Nude Pink”. Gorgeous lipstick, basically my lip natural lipcolour but so much smoother, seems to work like skin+foundation…
Since summer asks for brights I got Raving Red: You get what you ask for but somehow not as red as expected – I would probably describe it a flaming coral rather then red. Incredible colour but possibly dangerous regarding yellow-teeth-factor.
The two newest additions are both from the “autumn release”: Darker, more berry, stunning. Since I tried to be good and didn’t want to keep getting the same shade in every brand I resisted the straight up reds, mauves and got Queen of Roses. Purple Prune, however, I couldn’t resist, even though I got the lovely Deco Rose which is probably right in the midst of these two new shades…I have not yet had any doubts or regrets about my choices, Majestic Mauve, Ruby Gem and first and foremost Dark Velvet are still calling out to me though, anyway, very much so indeed.
Well, yes, it’s easy to convince me since the colours are so my colours, but in these lipsticks you’ll find a wholesome gem: There’s the matte finish plus long wear without hideous, crusty lips. IsaDora just knows how to do matte lips! Both Queen of Roses and Purple Prune survived long days including lots of talking and lunch more than once. Yes, of course, the colour is faded on the insides of the lips after eating but definitely still there. Which also means there’s barely any transfer to cups or fabric once they are dry.
Für solch kräftig-pigmentierte Lippenstifte ist es von großem Vorteil, dass man bei einer klassischen, spitzen Lippenstiftform geblieben ist – man kann die Farbe ohne Lipliner oder Lippenpinsel sehr präzise auftragen. Obwohl die Verpackung offensichtlich täuschend ist, es sind ja nur 3,3 Gramm enthalten, hilft der längere Stift beim Auftrag – man kann sozusagen sprichwörtlich zeichnen.
Naked // Raving Red // Queen of Roses // Purple Prune
I still can’t seem to find anything to criticise about these bad boys. I think it’s obvious you’ll have to be a fan of matte lips and yes, I can see how roughly £12 could dampen the fun. You get quality for your money though, they even appear to be without any fragrance at all.
100% recommendation from me!