LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE : Review

Posted on Jul 16 2016 - 4:00am by agnibanya
RATING
LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

Hi guys,

So well, late Friday night as I type this, or should I probably call it a bit too early for Saturday morning, I don’t know, but I have to say that this is the best night of the week, and probably Fridays are the best days too, cuz they are so relaxed and not at all rushed. There is an entire weekend to your disposal and you have all the time to indulge and relax and do the things you love doing the most. And for me that one thing is playing with makeup.

I realised today that I have had this lipcolor from LA Girls for a while now and I wanted to review it an so ended up planning a look around it. So well, here I am, with a review of the L.A. Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss in the shade BACKSTAGE.

Price : Rs 575, available at Nykaa

With all the craze around liquid lipsticks, I just picked this lip color on a whim as soon as I saw it on Nykaa.com. The product comes in a gloss like tube with a wand applicator. The applicator picks up enough product to coat the lips with color once. For another layer, you have to dip it one more time.

The shade BACKSTAGE is an intense and rich burgundy, with strong undertones of red. The texture of this lipstick is kind of gooey, and spreading it uniformly on the lips can really be a task. Also, I noticed, that with this lip color, one shouldn’t purse the lips until the color has completely dried because it has a tendency to get displaced. For the same reason, I suggest not trying for a second coat as well because it has a tendency to get patchy as you can see in some of the pictures below. The product is liquid-y when freshly applied and takes about a minute to completely dry to a flat matte finish.

The color stays intact until the time you eat or drink something. It doesn’t really fade, but starts flaking towards its end. It kind of rolls out in flaky bits and that is the ugliest thing about this lip color. Also, it doesn’t leave behind a stain, fades in patches and emphasises lip lines. It such a shame because it’s such a gorgeous color and I love the dark vampy vibes of it. It is still manageable if you don’t put on a second coat of color though! Of course, then there are funny prices that you pay to online stores for bringing them to you.

Overall, I am highly disappointed by the LA Girl Matte Flat Finish Pigment Gloss in BACKSTAGE. The texture is gloopy, it turns patchy, gets displaced easily and flakes off in bits. I don’t know if that’s the problem with this particular shade or the product line in general, but I hate to say that I wasted my money on a bad product and won’t recommend it to anyone else.

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

L-R: Multiple Coats, Stained with fingers, One coat

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

LA Girl MATTE Flat Finish Pigment Gloss BACKSTAGE

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  • http://makeupholicworld.com makeupholicworld

    wow…the shade looks very pretty on you Agni <3 <3 love it..I love dark shades and L.A girl is an awesome brand with a lot of affordable options. For 575 INR, this is a steal <3

    • http://www.lovethyred.com Agnibanya Das Poddar

      Thanks Renji.. I hope the other shades in the line aren’t as bad.. this one is such a pain to apply and maintain

  • http://www.curiousandconfusedme.com Swathi Bhat

    The shade is so lovely. It look so so great on you. I allways want to pick one, but some of the reviews I read including yours, never favors buying. I am not going to look at this range again. Thanks for the review. Eyemakeup *_*

    • http://www.lovethyred.com Agnibanya Das Poddar

      Really Swathi.. the performance was such a bummer for a shade as pretty as this one.. you might as well skip it 😊

  • kanika

    U look so gorgeous Di.. This lip shade is perfectly suiting you… Nice review…

    • http://www.lovethyred.com Agnibanya Das Poddar

      Thanks Kanika .. I wish the product was nice as well .. just so disappointed with it because I really had high expectations

  • http://www.beautyandblush.com Yamini

    Agnibanya this shade looked so gorgeous in you but after reading the review I am pretty disappointed.I think Chambor has a same shade though.Nice detailed review dear.Loved all your pics,your eye makeup looks so lovely.

    • http://www.lovethyred.com Agnibanya Das Poddar

      Thanks Yamini..Chambor doesn’t have an exactly same shade but similar, and those hv such beautiful texture.

  • http://senseiteve.com Anubhuti

    Beautiful shade and looks really good on you…but reading cons I would skip it :)

    • http://www.lovethyred.com Agnibanya Das Poddar

      It’s best if you skip, not worth the hype 😊

  • http://makeupert.com/ Ishita

    I am loving this shade, NYX soft matte lip cream Transylvania and Maybelline Color Show Wine Divine Lipstick would be a close match (i guess). Your eye makeup is to the point, awesome!

    • http://www.lovethyred.com Agnibanya Das Poddar

      Thanks Ishita.. the shade is quite dupable.. Transylvania had been on my mind for so long too..but since it was so hard to get, I thought of going in for this one, and I so regret it now.