Happy Friday bellas,
Sorry for the lack of posts this week. I’ve been a bit off my game and feeling so lazy I thought it would be best to take a mini break and relax. I’ve been obsessed with a series called Brooklyn 99 and have been binge watching it since the weekend. I have three full seasons and am only halfway through season 2 so it might be a bit quiet next week as well. Not to worry though, I have lots of reviews to do so they’ll be there I promise.
Can we just take a second to chat about the fact that it’s December already? I mean WOW.
Last week there were so many Black Friday deals and loads of specials, I promised myself not to buy anything. Then Cyber Monday came around and I caved like a house of cards in a hurricane. I got some pretty awesome stuff although I must admit, I don’t think I would have wanted it as much had they not been on discount. I truly understand why people wait to shop this time of the year. 30% off on items really tallies up. So now it’s a waiting game as I chill for my items to arrive.
This purchase though, took four months to land in my hands. It got shipped off a few days after purchase but with the mail centre going through another backlog, it stayed there for a couple of months. Anyhoo, I was glad because the package was still in one piece and as beautiful as ever. I present to you, the most beautiful lipstick in the world.
I saw the Kailijumei flower lipstick in Dina Tokio’s video below a few months back and I was enchanted.
It wasn’t until Tati’s video that I decided to go ahead and purchase it.
When I received it though, I noticed one of the ingredients was Beeswax and decided not to use it thinking it was Haraam. Only once I did my research did I find out that Beeswax is a plant based ingredient and not squashed bees as I initially thought. I know that’s stupid but you can see how I think. Let me just stop now and show you just how awesome they are.
I bought two variants of the flower lipstick. One is called Kailijumei lipstick and the other is called the summer simplicity lipstick. All the lipstick formulas are exactly the same, it’s just the packaging and colours of the flowers that differ.
This lipstick comes in 4 different flower colours.
Flame Red – Bright pink flower
MinuteMaid – Orange flower
Barbie Doll Powder – Baby pink flower
Dream purple – Purple flower
I chose the shade Flame Red. It comes packaged in a red tube with a terribly blurry mirror on the side. It has a push/pop button that releases the gold lipstick bullet from the bottom. The lipstick is almost clear and contains the bright pink flower along with tiny gold flecks that are just so stunning. I paid $27 for this tube although I see it is now marked at $25.
Summer Simplicity Lipsticks
These lipsticks come in 6 different flower shades and the actual lipstick is tinged with colour.
I chose the shade Pink Violet which has a light purple lipstick with a pink flower. The packaging of this one is clear and much larger than the previous lipstick. These are only priced at $15 but they do not contain the tiny gold flecks.
As I mentioned the lipsticks contain beeswax and is sometimes referred to as the ‘jelly lipstick’. It contains jelly as well as other natural ingredients like candelilla resin, cocoa butter and lavender oil. The flower lipstick works in such a way that whilst it applies clear, it changes colour once it’s on the lips. Similar to a mood ring, the depth and contrast of colour differs from person to person. I’m not sure if it has to do with body warmth or a skin type but I find it pretty awesome. It feels like a balm when applied and is very moisturising on the lips.
The flower lipstick leaves behind a slight stain that looks very pretty on the lips. It fades after about 4-5 hours so touch-ups during the day is necessary.
If you’re looking for a lipstick that’s opaque and has bright colour, then this is not it. This is for the lipstick junkies out there to add to their collection or for someone who likes a naturally flushed look to their lips. I do think the price point is quite steep for a gimmicky product but there have already been fakes reported along with an array of allergic skin reactions. Rather pay the extra bit than putting yourself at risk from the eBay knockoffs.
Where to buy
I bought my lipsticks directly from the Kailijumei website who charged me $3 for shipping and handling and I had to pay R150 in customs when it arrived. If you want to get your hands on these flower lipsticks, you can head over to the Bollywood Mela Shopping Extravaganza which runs from today until Sunday in Sandton Convention Centre. Muse.SA will have these lipsticks along with an array of coveted makeup brands and holiday sets. They will be priced between R300 and R350 depnding on the style. If you can’t make it though, you can purchase it from the MuseBeauty website from Tuesday.