January 19, 2016

My Thoughts: LA Girl Flat Pigment Gloss in Dreamy

When the LA Girl Flat Pigment Gloss came out and hit shelves some time last year, I was all sorts of excited. Many other brands have hopped on the liquid lipstick bandwagon, and some I confess to loving, but of course, I'd still want to give LA Girl's a whirl. After all, it is a brand that I have adored from when I was still beginning to love make up. And I'd have to hand it to the team behind this because they are definitely catching up with the liquid lipstick trend! And given their 16 eye catching shades, I don't see how anyone can go wrong with it. But despite that much curiousity and enthusiasm in me, I promised myself that I will remain reasonable with my purchase this time so I decided to try just one shade for starters.

If I end up liking it, I can always go back and buy some more, right? Impulsive buyer moments are ones that I bid good bye in 2016. Haha. So  I went with Dreamy in the end because out of all the 16 shades that they have to offer, it seemed the most neutral one to me.

So did it or did it not put a smile on my face? Read on to find out! xx

Packaging: So the product itself is housed in a hard plastic tube. It comes with a doe foot applicator which I think is a plus because then, you can be as precise with application as you wish to be. It's much easier to get around as well, especially into the inner corner of the lips even without the help of a lip brush or lip liner. 

Fragrance: Fortunately it doesn't come with any smell. 

Color: The color I would describe as a soft brown coral with a finish that starts off with a sheen and eventually turns into deep matte. 

Finish: When you apply it, it starts out with a slight sheen  (refer to the picture below) and then it eventually turns into matte. 

Longevity: Longevity wise, it's impressive. It holds up pretty well and unless I eat a hearty meal, there really is no need to retouch. Such a time saver, I tell you! 

Price: In stores, this retails for about 350php ($7.35) but when you do buy it in online shops which you can easily find on Instagram, you can get it for about 265php depending on the shop that you buy it from. 

Downside: If you don't prep your lips well enough, it can be very drying to them puckers. Also, the longer that you have it on, the heavier it tends to feel. And because it's very matte, you have to remove it with a make up remover. Otherwise, you're just going to be tugging and hurting your lips trying to remove the lipstick. 

Tips: When applying this, don't rub your lips together. Let it settle on its own for a couple of seconds and you will find that the finish seems more flawless that way. Another thing I've found is that the most effective way to remove this is with virgin coconut oil. You can use whatever beauty oil you have on hand, but I like to use VCO because it's what I have right now. I find that it's the easiest and most gentle way to remove this lip product while also providing moisture for my lips. It's basically hitting two birds with one stone! :)  

And finally, here's how it looks on me on two different occasions. 

Overall rating: 4.75/5

So how about you guys? Have you tried this lip product before? If so... Tell me all about your experience with it. Let's talk on the comments section below! xx 

--- JEM


  1. dreamy is such a pretty color! i'm not sure it will suit me though, nude is kinda tricky on me since i prefer bolder colors >.<
    but you look so pretty & sexy with it on!


    1. Hi Caroline! Thank you for that lovely compliment! I'm sure it will work just as well on you. I think it's good to have a neutral/nude shade around. It definitely comes in handy for those lazy days. Hehe xx

  2. This shade looks amazing on you! The pigment sounds pretty good too, I'm going to have to check it out :)

    Velvet Blush

    1. You really should! It's currently my favorite thing to put on my lips xx

  3. Matte lipsticks for me always look amazing. Adorable colour :) x

  4. it looks so nice on you! O_O
    i love the color! In my opinion it looks a little bit same as Nyx SMLC in Antwerp shade.. have you tried NYX SMLC?