Finale, I can get my very own BLP Lip Coat! The website was down not long after I purchased mine. Some of you must be wondering, what’s BLP? BLP stands for By Lizzie Parra. It’s Lizzie Parra’s (One of Indonesian famous makeup artist) trademark. Therefore, BLP Lip Coat means Lip Coat By Lizzie Parra.
As a fellow lipstick junkie, I expect alot from BLP Lip Coat. So, will this new lip coat as amazing as Lizzie? Read on to find out!
Adopted from her Instagram name, Lizzie branded her new lip coat under her own name, BLP Beauty (By Lizzie Parra Beauty). From branding perspective, it’s quite a straight forward one. According to Lizzie herself, as she explained it at Stylecon Asia 2016 last month, she did it on purpose to match her on going branding on Instagram. Hence, if she is going to launch another products again next time, they are all going to be launched under the same umbrella.
The BLP Lip Coat Formula
It has a creamy but very smooth texture that it glides easily on the lips. Since it is not a liquid lipstick, as Lizzie described it – it’s a lip coat, it has thicker formula. In my opinion, it is more like a lip cream. It reminds me of Mineral Botanica Matte Lip Cream but with better formula. In short, the BLP lip coat has good consistency and great pigmentation. If I have to put it in one word, I will say that BLP pigmentation is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! it is very pigmented that with just a swipe you have your lips coated already. As for the finish, it has a satin finish.
Unfortunately, despite of the amazing qualities I discovered above, there are a few issues too, Firstly, the lip coat takes time dry, even longer than Mineral Botanica lip cream ( click here for the full review). Second, it falls in line. Third, just like Mineral Botanica lip cream, this BLP Lip Coat transfers; it is not kiss proof. Therefore, it does not last long, especially if you wear it to eat and drink. It is gone as soon as you start eating. If you do not use it to eat, it lasts for about 4 – 5 hours. The good news, the lip coat is build-able. So, you can always touch it up after eating. Lastly, the lip coat on the inner corner part of the lips are chalky once it dries.
The new BLP Lip Coat Formula is just as easily glides on the lips. It has velvety feels when applied. The consistency and pigmentation are as good as the old ones too. The shades are buildable. Yet, I will suggest you to reapply instead of touching up after eating. It’s because from my personal experience wearing matte liquid lipstick, including BLP Lip Coat, the finish will not be as good as first application. However, there are some differences. The new formula has matte finish. It is also kiss proof. Therefore, it won’t transferred when you use it to drink and drink, unless you eat something as oily as rendang and nasi uduk.
BLP Lip Coat Shades
There are eight adorable shades, which I personally find it interesting. I think Lizzie purposefully designed it to match our yellow tone skin. It is because they look different than other lip cream or liquid lipsticks available out there.
- Peppermint Pink – it’s a nude pink shade
- Butter Fudge – it’s a brownish nude shade
- Lavender Cream – it’s a mellow mauve shade
- Persimmon Pie – It’s a dark mauve shade
- Burnt Cinnamon – It’s a dark brick reddish-brown shade
- Beet Me – It’s a bold purpleish-pink shade
- Candy Apple – It’s a bright red shade
- Bloody Marry – It’s a deep vampy red shade
- Red Velvet — It’s a red with deep plump undertone shade (New Shade)
Of nine shades, I got six: Lavender Cream, Persimmon Pie, Burnt Cinnamon, Candy Apple, Butter Fudge and Red velvet. The following is the Swatches Video & Pictures of how it looks on me.
It is packaged in a plastic transparent plastic tube with BLP letter printed on it. It has a white matching white cap. Inside the cap is the applicator. Just like other liquid lipstick or lip cream, this BLP lip coat also comes with a doe feet applicator. I always find doe feet applicator useful to apply liquid or creamy type of lipstick.
At the bottom of the bottle, we have information label that informs us of the shade, the brand, BLP website, where it is made, the weight of the lip coat and last but not least, the most important information that we should check is the BPOM code. As for the batch and expiry date information, they are available at the box. So, make sure you get it before throwing it to the rubbish bin.
Well, the following information is actually not that important, but I noticed that the BLP logo printed on the tube is not consistent. On two tubes, the BLP logo is printed upside down, but it is printed the other way around. I think it was done accidentally by the manufacturer. Again, this is not essential, and I don’t find it annoying or disturbing at all. I am just saying, because I find it weird, that’s all.
The Store & The Price
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Overall, despite of the issues addressed above, I find it comfortable to wear. It does not feel tight on the lips once it dries. Although it transfers, but I like its formulation. I love the unique shades range that BLP offers. It matches our yellow skin-tone perfectly. However, I think the price is quite pricey, especially for a new brand in town. If we compare it with other brands such as Sariayu that has been around for a long time; with Rp 99,000.- we get a double ended lip color with two finish – glossy & matte. Their formulation is also arguably good too. I won’t compare it with Mineral Botanica, because BLP has better formulation as mentioned above. Ohh.. I almost forget, my favourite shades are Lavender and Persimmon Pie.
Recommendation: I will recommend this lip coat because of its unique and friendly shade range.
Have you tried it? What do you think? And what’s your favorite shades?
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