Thursday, June 18, 2015
Bonita Velvet Lip Cream in Hot Damn!
Meg Blackett Thursday, June 18, 2015 Bonita , lipstick , liquid , makeup , review , swatch , swatches
This was a great find I came across the last time I was in Rite Aid. I've never heard of the brand Bonita, but they had a little plastic display of their liquid lipsticks, and you guys know how obsessed I've been lately with liquid lipsticks! I picked up one called "Hot Damn!" in this crazy hot pink color to give it a try, and I was pleasantly surprised!!
The packaging on this is flat and reminds me of the Urban Decay Pocket Rocket glosses that they had ages ago. The idea behind those was that you could carry it around in your pocket without an "unsightly bulge" haha. It is pretty cool packaging for a $2.99 product.
It has a flat applicator, as well - not your usual doe foot. I like this because it allows you to get into the corners of your lips a lot easier.
So how does it perform? First of all, it's CRAZY pigmented! It is opaque in one swipe and so, so nice. I was really surprised with it. However, it is pretty messy so you have to take care when applying it. What I have found to work best is to apply it, leave it on for a few minutes, and then blot off all the excess to get it matte. Doing this makes it act like a matte stain, and at that point it is pretty smudge-proof and kiss-proof. It looks nice if you just leave it shiny, but I found that even with a lip liner it will bleed after a while if you leave it like that. So, matte it is!
Again, you can't go wrong for $2.99. This stays on my lips all day long and only fades slightly. I still need to remove it with makeup remover at the end of the night, and even then it leaves my lips stained, that's how crazy the pigment in it is. I highly recommend these if you spot them at a local drug store! I also found their website, which is BonitaColors.com - it looks like they only have nail polish and lip products for now, but you can order from there if you can't find them at a store near you!