Review : EM Michelle Phan - Lip Gallery Sheer Lipstick (Miss Moneybag)

Selasa, Februari 03, 2015

Hey hey hey everyone! How have you been? Good? Okay.
Today I want to review a lip product from EM cosmetics. As you know, a while ago I bought a few EM products. Which is compact powder that comes with a free liquid foundation (review here) and I choose a lipstick for free from the Buy One Get One (BOGO) black friday sale.

EM Cosmetics has a lot of lip colors. They have the Lip Gallery Matte, Classic, and Sheer lipsticks, Shade Play lip color mixing palette, and also the Pillow Plush cushiony lip balm. And the one that I'll be reviewing here is the Lip Gallery creamy color Sheer lipstick in the shade Miss Moneybag.

 EM cosmetics Lip Gallery Sheer Lipstick - Miss Moneybag
3.5gr 0.123 oz

Inspired by the girl who believes less is more. 
A fresh tint of just-right color for a dreamy pout.
EM tip : This is a perfect, buildable lip color for those who want a sheer tint!

- lightweight, creamy texture
- sheer, buildable color quality
- silky shine finish and conditioning comfort

It's more less the same as other EM products; simple and classic, dominated with white and black. The box was a bit dent because of the shipping. And when I opened it, the lipstick was fine, not broken, except the bullet got scratched :(
The lipstick itself is regular-sized just like any common lipsticks. It has an EM logo, with em words above and below the logo. The cap is secure and will not open in your makeup bag. If you open the cap, just twist the bottom part.

The bullet got scratched :(
As I stated before, I picked the color "Miss Moneybag". Because lately I've been into berry-ish nude color, since it look great with my skintone. When I saw the color on the EM website, I immediately fell in love. 
Well, the color shown on the website is somehow not accurate. When my lipstick arrived, the color is darker than what is shown on the website. I was hoping for nude-ish browny color and it turned out more on the berry/red side. 

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Well I'm not that upset with it because I can still rock the berry color. It has a subtle hint of shimmer in it which is really nice. It's very pigmented (I only need 1 swipe), can be applied lightly or swiped a few times for more color. I love the texture as well; creamy, moisturizing and glides on smoothly on my lips without making it chapped. And the lasting power is pretty nice too. It stays on for around 2-3 hours without drinking/eating, although the shine will fade after around 30 minutes or so. 
My advice, search for the actual color swatches first. And please note that the color will not turn out exactly the same, it depends on your skintone and natural lip color. 

Overall I love this lipstick. Although the swatch is not accurately shown on the website, but I still love this color. It's creamy, easy to use, doesn't make my lips chapped, and good staying power too. But since the color is quite dark, you will need a mirror when applying it or it will go everywhere. I recommend this color for those of you who have a warm undertone like me. It will look great with any makeup style and any occasion. If you are a bit fair, maybe try the lighter pink? ^_^

Aaaaaaand lastly here's the conclusion,
Pros :
  • Nice, simple and secure packaging
  • Quite a lot of product
  • Pigmented and buildable color
  • Creamy and moisturizing
  • Pretty good staying power
  • Easy to carry
  • Nice color for my skintone
Neutral : 
  • Quite hard to get here in Indonesia, since you have to deal with INTL shipping, etc
  • Will need a mirror if you want to touch up
Cons : 
  • The website color & swatch is not accurate
  • Scratched bullet :(
Rating : 4.5/5
Repurchase? Probably. I want to try other colors, and the Pillow Plush lipbalm too. 

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Ps. I will update this review if there are any changes with the result.
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