OFRA has done it again. With the release of three new shades to the New York Skyline Collection. Seriously when I seen the new shades I kid you not I had to take a deep breathe because these shades are right up my alley and so different than what I have in my collection.
These liquid lipsticks are housed in transparent tubes with black caps. The packaging resembles a lip gloss tube and is very simple and sleek. I love the transparent tube because it makes finding a specific shade that much easier. It comes with a doe foot applicator and although I prefer brush applicators this one isn’t too bad and actually makes application more easier.
Swatches and pictures really don’t do these liquid lipsticks any justice. You really need to see them in person to understand how pigmented these are. The color pay off is unreal, what you see in the tube is what you get on your lips and with only one layer.
These liquid lipsticks have a mousse like consistency and apply like butter, literally. They feel creamy and lightweight on the lips. They do last a very long time so because of that they can feel a tad drying so I would recommend wearing a thin layer of lip balm underneath before applying this lipstick. Although these dry matte they don’t apply totally matte right when you apply them so you do need to let the color set for about a minute.
Depending on if you apply a lip liner underneath these lipsticks will really depend on how long they will last in my opinion. I have applied these lipsticks for the sake of this review without a lip liner and they’ve stayed out for a good 6 hours. With a lip liner underneath they lasted a good 7-8 hours!!! Yes you read that right. I don’t think I have ever had a lipstick last that long and I’ve tried a lot of “long lasting lipsticks”. Now if you decide to go eat at a buffet I don’t know if they will last that long but I did eat and drink carefully while wearing these lipsticks and the lipsticks stayed put.
Apply your preferred shade by placing the applicator wand in the center of your upper lip. Work from the center of your lips out around the edges of your mouth. These shades will give you nice even lines on the outside edges of your lips so no need to use a lip liner… unless you want to. You can also wait 2 minutes between application to build the layers and opacity you would like. Wait about 15 minutes for the color to set before eating. These liquid lipsticks are not lip stains and will transfer slightly but with plenty of color left on your lips!
Harlem – Vampy burgundy
Staten Island – Nude Taupe
The Bronx – Blackest Black
OFRA cosmetics might sound like a new brand but in reality they have been around for many years and is an internationally recognized name in the beauty industry. The extensive client list including including international celebrities, well-known franchises like Miss Universe, Olympic athletes, politicians, judges’ wives, prime ministers, and a variety of other famous personalities. OFRA is currently the top supplier of beauty kits to over 750 United States cosmetology schools and salons.
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