A couple of weeks ago, I attended a sneak preview event hosted by Vault Cosmetics. This is a brand, I had, for a very long time, been keen to try out, and more specifically was drawn to their lip stains.
Who is Vault? An extensive line of cosmetics, founded by Zimbabwean born Jackie Mgido, who's work is mainly based in Hollywood and Zimbabwe. Thankfully with an online store you can access here.
I got there, headed straight to lip stains, purchased a stash and bliss! They certainly have not been disappointing. Super pigmented - what you see in the bottle is exactly the colour you get on application, glides on easily, gives an even coat, and is long wearing.
The only thing I wasn't too happy with, is once you open the bottle you have to be careful where you place it as there a bit of leakage - looked a bit oily, but not sure what it was, happened to both mine and a friends'. The leakage didn't affect the consistency of the lip stain though, it was still just as effective. I must also point out, this could have been due to transportation as the product came from the US to Zim to SA, so...
Also, I found that it was very important to prep your lips before application - so no oil residue, exfoliate your lips if you are prone to dryness, apply foundation/primer as a base, you can also fully outline and fill in with lip liner, blot after first & second coat so you don't get product resdue on your glass/tea cup - this also then reduces the need to reapply as often throughout the day (I found I needed to touch up once or twice during the course of the day).
Overall, the lip stains get a thumbs up from me. Cost R280.
Now for the giveaway! You get to win 1 lip stain - shade "Benjamin". No special rules, all you need to do is leave a comment below telling me what you would like me to write about in upcoming posts or what product you would be interested to see a review on. Et voila! Simple. All names will be entered and winner selected on random.org
|Image courtesy of VaultCosmeticsZim Instagram|
T & C's apply
Closing date: Sunday 17th April
Only open to residents of South Africa
For more info about Vault Cosmetics please click here