If you follow me on Instagram (@nat_3canadianbeauties) or Twitter (@NatBuchanan23) you saw my swatches for the new Julep Light On Your Lips Lipsticks.
They were launched with this month’s Julep Maven box and are new to their makeup line. By the way, how brilliant is it that they give to all their monthly subscribers the option to add these new products to their box? This way they get press, reviews, bloggers and word of mouth out pretty quickly. Then they give you a 10$ off code in your box, so if you like the products you can go purchase them again at a discount. Very good idea Julep.
Each lipstick retails for $22 USD or if you are a Maven, $17.60 USD each. Here is how Julep describes these lipsticks:
What it is:
A full-coverage crème lipstick that floats on and feels weightless.
What it does:
• Glides on easily to hug the contours of your lips
• Stays in place with no feathering
• Hydrates with shea butter, antioxidant-rich botanical extracts, and Julep’s Power Cell Complex™
I decided to get three of the colours since I LOVE lip products, Primp, Chit Chat and Twist. Apparently I wanted the nude shades lol. I have been a really big lippy kick and I was super exicted to try these. My favourite of the bunch is Twist; with spring coming it will be a great colour.
So here is what I thought of these lipsticks. Overall, I like them, but I don’t love them. They are still a yay, but I would not pay the full price for these. They feel just a little higher quality than drug store lipsticks but not as high as others for the price of $22.
First, can we start by talking about the packaging?? As a general rule, I tend to like the Julep packaging and these are no exception. They have a magnetic closure, let the angels sing! Yes, NARS did it first with their Audacious lipsticks, but more companies need to do this! I love it. The tube feels solid and nice and sturdy, they don’t feel cheap to me.
The Julep Light On Your Lips Lipsticks feel great on the lips, hydrating, not drying at all. Just as they say, they do glide on nicely on my lips and do not tug. I can press my lips together (which I do all the time) and when I do, they feel good and smooth. So that’s is a good bonus.
The smell is nothing remarkable, they don’t stink like their Lux Lip Treatment, that was a bad smell, they just smell like regular lipstick. I guess that is not very descriptive lol sorry.. I guess to me they smell like what I associate the normal smell of lipstick to be. Kinda like when I was a kid and I would play with my mom’s makeup, so I guess you could say they smell like drug store lipsticks, like the Maybelline ones. Yah, let’s go with that. I mean, how do you describe a smell that to me is “normal lipstick” smell and to someone else it would be awesome or gross.. lol. I tried!
The only down side is that they are not very pigmented on the 1st swipe. If you have used the NARS Audacious or the Bite Beauty Luminous Crème lipstick, then you know what I mean. To get the pigmentation in the pictures below, I had to pass over my lips a few times. Especially with the shade Chit Chat. However, I wonder if that’s because it is the closest to my natural lip colour so it took more to get a good colour. This however, will not stop me from wearing them. If you like the option of having a sheer flush of colour or a fuller coverage with the same shade or stick, then these are for you. If you are a one-swipe liker, then these are not for you.
In summary, would I purchase another? Yes, I would. But for sure NOT at the full price. I will wait for a sale or a discount.
For the swatches below I did one swipe of the lipstick and then the swatch with a few pass through so you can see the colour payoff.