Product Review: Lick and Lashes pigment powder in cobalt
I admit it, I’ve always been a bit scared of powder pigments, they’re loose and well, powdery, and dry bottled make up intimidates me big style… like.. how much should you put on your brush? What if I tip up the jar? And oh no look at all the fallout…
But in the spirit of challenging myself I tried a cobalt pigment by Lick and Lash Beauty, it’s a gorgeous metallic purple. First I tried it dry, it was deep and shiny but I felt I was wasting a lot of product by blowing and tapping excess off the brush. So I got out my not-often- used Mehron mixing liquid and swirled it around to make a smooth liquid bling. Used thickly it goes on like cream, dries fast and sparkles beautifully so I thought I’d give it a go on lips. Wow. The photo doesn’t do it justice. Unlike lipstick or glosses it stays put, no smudging, bleeding or stickiness so your hair gets stuck in it, this produces a smooth colour that left no trace when I rubbed my fingers over the top. Totally dry but with a glossy sheen and when I wanted to remove it I just wiped it off with warm water and tissue and there was no staining.
Interested to see what else this product could do I diluted it and used it like a watercolour to fill in a background to some roses and, because it’s not a face paint, there was no frequent brush reloading, it was easy to wash the colour on and with a thin brush I could get in between lots of detail.
The problem for me has always been how to use the powders during busy events. For example I have a stack of gorgeous Mehron metallics that rarely get used because I hate the faff of unscrewing lids and pouring and mixing them on the job. So I’ve decided to push myself to try something new; I’m going to try and get organised and pre-mix some colours so that I have pretty jars of these all ready to use. I tell children it’s “liquid jewellery” which they love.
I’m also going to try some James Charles stuff with Lick and Lash make up in some upcoming blogs because I’ve had quite a few requests for these designs recently. Not my forte but it’s good to get out your comfort zone from time to time isn’t it?