Yesterday I visited Cocktail Cosmetics in Sutton Coldfield for the first time. I think it’s safe to say I’ll be returning! The purpose of my visit was to pick up some of the Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks – but instead I left with ones from LA Splash!
By now, everyone will have see the range of Smitten Lip Tint Mousses with Harry Potter inspired names – they’ve even been on Buzzfeed. There’s been a little controversy over the names – some argue that the colour selection doesn’t reflect the name accurately, but they’re only cosmetics, why take it so seriously? Someone has however taken the naming quite seriously, as LA Splash have been made to change the names of some of the products.
Obviously, as a Harry Potter fan (and proud Slytherin!) I was keen to check out the range, but I wasn’t expecting to love them quite so much. I wanted pretty every single one of the LA Splash lip products I swatched, not just the Harry Potter ones. Not only were the colours basically perfect (just the right greigey nude, or just the right deep burgundy – they’re all spot on!), but the formula is the best I’ve come across in a matte liquid lipstick. I usually find products like these very drying – not the LA Splash ones! Even swatched on your hand you can really feel a difference from other formulas – they’re so creamy and moisturising, I love them. But as they’re waterproof and smudgeproof they’re a nightmare to remove!
I had to limit myself to four choices – so I went with Ginny, Nymph-Adora, Hermione and Raven Claw. All very pretty, wearable shades (which is what my lip product collection is actually lacking!) and good staples. I’ll definitely be going back for more though!
In the UK, LA Splash Smitten Lip Tint Mousses are available from Cocktail Cosmetics priced at £10.95 each. I think they’re very reasonably priced, and cheaper than their main competitors.
I’d love to hear what others think of LA Splash. Any colour recommendations? I already feel I need Ghoulish, Love Good and Bellatrix in my life!
All photos my own.