It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Wet ‘n Wild (they make great stuff, they’re affordable, and they’re cruelty-free!), so when they came out with the Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks, I was eager to try them. I’m pretty picky with liquid lipsticks, so I only grabbed one in the shade 925B Give Me Mocha.
Color and Comparison to Other Lipsticks
This lipstick is a brownish pink. For some skin tones, this could be considered a nude shade.
Immediately this shade reminded me of Kat Von D Lolita, and even the VIB Rouge exclusive Stila liquid lipstick in Firenze.
Lolita (top) is a bit more reddish, and Firenze (middle) is more on the pink side. Give Me Mocha is definitely more brown-based. But on the lips, it’s very similar to Lolita. If you’re interested in trying Lolita but don’t want to sink over $20 into a lipstick, this is a great alternative.
Application and Wear
This lipstick has an interesting applicator. It has a sort of shelf on it, presumably to give you a sharper line. I did find that this did help me aim and get sharper lines, but I still had to work slowly and carefully. Liquid lipsticks are always messy and prone to error.
The downside to this applicator is that it doesn’t evenly distribute product either. Extra product accumulates in the shelf area.
This lipstick is very thin, thinner than my other liquid lipsticks. This makes it slightly more comfortable than the others. It feels pretty similar to Kat Von D liquid lipsticks, but the thickness difference makes this one slightly more comfortable, at least for the first few hours. However, because it’s thin, it shows more fine lines in my lips. It doesn’t look as polished because of that.
After the lipstick sets, it does seem to oxidize a bit over the next couple hours, making the color darker. I don’t mind this too much, but that’s because this shade looks great either way. I wouldn’t appreciate this with a different color.
Throughout the day, I notice some slight fading in the center of my lips after eating and drinking, but it isn’t super noticeable with this shade. I’m sure with a brighter color it would be fairly noticeable. I reapplied near the end of the work day and it blended OK with what was left. I didn’t notice any pilling or peeling. But, it did feel thicker and less comfortable, and it looked somewhat patchy.
This lipstick is a great drugstore option. I want to try a couple more shades, but I’m going to stick to pink, nude, and berry tones rather than bright shades. It’s comfortable for a liquid lipstick and lasts a few hours without needing to reapply. The applicator is interesting and useful once your learn how to use it. Keep in mind that the color darkens over time, and the thin texture can emphasize fine lines.
Have you tried these lipsticks? I’d love to know what you think.
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