In the hierarchy of beauty staples, lip colour ranks high for me. A swipe of a lip colour can affect not just how you look but also how you feel. That said, I’m fascinated by all types of lip products. But my favourite, as do most people from this side of the world, are those with a matte finish. In stores and online, I naturally gravitate toward the matte section.
That said, my tolerance for matte lip products has become high. I like the products really matte, and I don’t care much for dryness. I’m also a busy mum who’s often pressed for time, so I need something that would ideally last me an entire day with minimal to no touch-ups. Of course, I love a nice colour, too.
Naturally, my interest was piqued when I learned about the Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Liquid Lipsticks. From the line’s name, you can already get a gist of what the products promise.
Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Liquid Lipstick - PHP995
Packaging, scent and texture
The product comes in a tube with a silver cap. It has a doe foot applicator, which helps make sure that the product glides on the lips smoothly and precisely. It has a bit of a chemical smell to it, but it’s not something that would throw you off. It has a creamy texture but not overly so that you can’t apply it evenly. The colours are pigmented; one layer is all you need to get maximum opacity (but you can layer it on according to your liking, of course. It doesn’t clump up when you do it).