Dear Lovely Reader,
Hello! How are you? I hope this week finds you well.
As you may know, I’m all about finding quality product that performs well at a decent price that works well with my pocketbook.
Today I am reviewing the Tattoo Junkee Lip Color. I managed to snag two of them while at my local Duane Reade store, and I couldn’t be more pleasantly surprised at this product!
The containers appear slightly smaller than the size of a Colourpop lip container, and the scent is vanilla cake like. The applicator is a “doe foot” sponge applicator, and again, nothing out of the ordinary. But the pigmentation and color are beautiful. The added bonus is the claim is two looks in one, you can wear the lippie by itself, which finishes matte, or you can add the sparkle that’s included, and have a second look. The texture of this product does remind me of Colourpop’s. The price for these are around the $5.00 – $7.00 range depending where you buy. They are also listed with Amazon.
The first one I tried, in Happy Hour, is a beautiful wine color, a nice deep color. I absolutely loved it, and only sparingly applied glitter from the separate little container, keeping it mostly in the middle of the bottom lip. It looks sexy and fun.
The second one called Minx was an interesting color. Since my lips are already naturally pigmented, the color goes on a little funky. I also noticed the smell, while still a bit vanilla-y, was also smelling a little more chemical like.
with glitter it just kicks it up gorgeously. it went from meh to WOWZA. It looks liquidy here, right? Nope, that’s the glitter on the matte. OOOH WHEEE! I think I’m in love.
I have to say I like them both. The product sits on the lips similar to NYX Lip Lingerie, so you feel it ever so lightly on the lips. You will have to condition and moisturize your lips prior to applying this or any matte lip color. I like that I’m able to control how much glitter glam I want and where on my lips. Plus get at least two or three different looks with quality color and pigmentation for one low price? I’m sold!
For those in the U.S., it can be found at Walgreens, Walmart and Target. Duane Reade is owned by Walgreens, hence why I found it there.
Further note: While Tattoo Junkee claims cruelty-free in its FAQ page, it also states that not all of their products are vegan, and to contact them if you have a specific product in mind to inquire about. They ship domestic U.S. but are “working on” global/international shipping. There is no return policy due to the low cost of their products.
From the website:
An appetizing shade of mocha, Minx lip color is the perfect liquid lipstick for accentuating your sultry smile. You might want to lock the doors and close the blinds before adding on the spicy bronze effects. Package includes one 0.11-fl. oz. long-lasting lip color and one 0.2-oz. container of accenting shimmer powder.
- Rich, high-pigmented mocha lip color
- Long lasting liquid lipstick – no need to reapply
- Smudge-proof for gorgeous lip color that stays in place all day
- Dries matte
- Get 2 looks in 1 with the included silky velvet effects
Ingredient list here