Name: Miracle Touch Lipstick in N.6, N.10 & N.12
From Layla’s website:
An advanced formulation that allows to obtain a wet, shiny look with a 6 hours’ wear. Soft, easy to apply and hydrating.
What I liked:
– lots of beautiful colors available
– sheer but easily buildable coverage
– lightweight, easy to apply texture
– wet finish
– doesn’t dry lips
– pretty packaging
What I didn’t like:
– needs to be reapplied frequently
I might be a lipgloss girl, but I love lipsticks that give lips that beautiful glossy wet look, like the Miracle Shine Lipstick range from Layla Cosmetics. They are available in 12 shades, ranging from pinks to browns, from purples to oranges, all with a very shiny finish. I recently had the opportunity to try three of them:
N.6 looks like a dusty purple in the tube, but don’t let that scare you. The least pigmented of the 3, it leaves a very thin and soft veil of purple color on your pout. On my lips, it actually looks more pink with some purple undertones and is overall, a very wearable shade that you can even wear at the office.
N.10 is a deep purple shade. This too looks very dark in the tube and applies quite sheer but leaves behind a more intense trace of color than N.6. Swipe on one layer for a subtle but dark purple color on your lips or add one more layer, like I did in the swatch above, for a darker, vampy purple shade perfect for the fall season. This isn’t a color for everyone, but if you’re looking for a purple shade to experiment with and that can be applied subtly or be build up for more intensity, I think you’ll like it.
N.12, the most pigmented of the three, is shimmery a bronze/tan shade. Compared to the other shades, the color is quite bright and more sparkly. Honestly, I don’t like how it look on my pale skin very much, but this shade will be very flattering on those with darker skintones or a tan, to enhance it.
As mentioned above, all the lipsticks have a wet finish that makes your pout shine and sparkle, and a sheer but easily buildable color payoff that makes even the most daring shades wearable. The consistency feels very lightweight, like I have nothing on. I wouldn’t say it is particularly moisturizing without a lip balm underneath, but it doesn’t dry lips either. It just feels very comfortable on.
I’m not sure if it is due to the texture being so light, but the staying power isn’t that great. It lasts less than the six hours promised: I find that after 1 hour and a half all the color has disappeared from my lips and I have to reapply again. I can’t say I’m too disappointed as lip products in general aren’t very longlasting, but if you’re interested in these lipsticks, be prepared to reapply them often.
Available at: Layla counters
If you’re looking for a lightweight lipstick with a shiny look and sheer pigmentation that can be easily build up for more intensity, you’ll like Layla Miracle Shine Lipsticks. The lipstick feels comfortable on, doesn’t dry lips but fades fast and needs to be reapplied often.