Darling Girl Liquid Kiss Luxe Balm Gloss - Taupe-tation Swatches & Review

23:15

Purchased by me

Hey lovelies,

I'm sort of obsessing over Darling Girl Cosmetics at the moment. I was already pretty enamoured with the brand, having reviewed several of their eyeshadows and blushes, but then I tried their lip products and man, they are next level pretty! And easy on the wallet too - today I'll be showing you one of the Liquid Kiss Luxe Balm Glosses, which retail for just $5.50USD.

Darling Girl Liquid Kiss Luxe Balm Gloss - Taupe-tation Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Liquid Kiss Luxe Balm Gloss - Taupe-tation Swatches & Review

I wanted to try something really different for my first foray into this formula but choosing was made slightly more difficult by the fact that there's no shortage of unusual shades on offer in the Balm Gloss range! I settled on Taupe-Tation, but there are also blackened green, purple and navy colours along with some more conventional pinks, mauves and a coral (which is calling my name). Why did I want a taupe gloss? A few reasons:
  • To mute other lip colours
  • Apply sheerly to mute natural lip colour
  • Layer over greige and taupe lip colours, like MAC Stone lip pencil and its co-ordinating lipstick
  • Because I haven't see anyone else come out with one yet!
  • YOLO
Darling Girl Liquid Kiss Luxe Balm Gloss - Taupe-tation Swatches & Review

The Liquid Kiss Luxe Balm Glosses are packaged in a 3ml click pen with a pointed brush applicator. As is pretty standard with this type of gloss delivery system, you have to twist the base many times before the first bit of product appears, but the brush is quite nice for applying colour smoothly and precisely - I applied the lip swatch neat from the tube.

Darling Girl Liquid Kiss Luxe Balm Gloss - Taupe-tation Swatches & Review
Shimmerrrrrrrrrrrrr 😍Darling Girl Liquid Kiss Luxe Balm Gloss - Taupe-tation Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Liquid Kiss Luxe Balm Gloss - Taupe-tation Swatches & Review

Darling Girl Liquid Kiss Luxe Balm Gloss - Taupe-tation Swatches & Review

Taupe-Tation is described as a 'somewhat opaque taupe-y grey with holographic mica based glitter that changes from pink to gold'. It swatches very grey on my arm, but once mixed with the pink of my lips it definitely reads more taupe. It's semi opaque when the colour is built up, as per my lip swatch, but can be worn more sheerly if you prefer. This is one of those shades that will look very different depending on the natural pigmentation of your lips. The pink to gold shimmer described reads as pink to violet to me and I only see the gold shift at extreme angles in the tube. This doesn't bother me but if you are wanting a very duochromey gloss this may be a dealbreaker for you. Taupe-Tation lasted for three hours on me, with the glossy finish fading in the last hour and was hydrating during wear. It's a unique shade for sure and I quite like it! I think Taupe-Tation would look fab over MAC Stone lip pencil and can't wait to try that combo.
This is my first time trying out Darling Girl's Liquid Kiss Luxe Balm Glosses (or Balm Gloss for short) and I'm really happy with it! It's a thin, smooth, non-sticky and lightweight formula and as you might expect from the name, it does indeed have a balmy feel and hydration to boot. The scent is lovely - a little fruity and lightly sweet without being cloying. My only problem now will be choosing my next colour!

Darling Girl Liquid Kiss Luxe Balm Gloss - Taupe-tation Swatches & Review

See the rest of this makeup look here

What I liked:
  • Semi-opaque, even colour pay off
  • Hydrating
  • Wallet friendly - retails for $5.50USD
What I didn't like:
  • Not a massive fan of click pen applicators, but I'm being nitpicky!
Where to buy:
Will you give into Taupe-Tation? (I'm sorry. I had to. 😄)
X
Lani

Follow me on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest | Bloglovin

You Might Also Like

0 comments

recent posts

Follow me on Instagram!


Support the blog