[The following is a sponsored review for Manic Panic.]
Today I received a package from Manic Panic and I was stoked! They kindly sent me two products for review: The Radioactive Lip Gloss and the Tainted Love Lipstick. I am excited because I knew they’d be sending me shades of red, which is one of my favorites right now! Without wasting any time, I unwrapped the package and was delighted.
The packaging was very interesting for the gloss. It has a low-quality mirror on one of the sides of the tube and when you turn the cap open, it lights up! This makes the application fun!
I decided to try the Radioactive gloss first and, honestly, I was amazed at the pigment. I only applied it once and it gave me full coverage. The texture was very smooth and the gloss was indeed very glossy! I also felt like it made my lips look plumper. Big plus! Out of the two products, this gloss is my favorite.
(These photos were taken with the light of a lamp and no flash)
As you can see, both shades are very similar and are a very warm hue (orangy). I don’t know if it’s the unbearable heat in New York, or if the lipstick is really this soft, but when I painted my lips with “Tainted Love” it felt as if it was melting right onto them. The claim is that this is a matte lipstick, but I saw a sheen and it did not feel as dry as other matte lipsticks do. Perhaps the heat again? I might have to try it on a cooler day.
I was also delighted to find out that this brand is cruelty free and vegan, which always makes a beauty lover feel better. The lipsticks sell for $8 and the glosses for $12 and I’d say those are not bad price points considering the quality in the pigment of these lippies.
My verdict is: TRY THEM! I am always happy to find products that deserve a good review. These are in that bunch!
Here’s a fun photo of me applying Radioactive over my Tainted Love lipstick with the light! Good idea for those who want to look great even in the darkness of a club or lounge ;)
To check out these and other products by Manic Panic, visit their collection website here.
Last year, Girlactik was kind enough to share some of their products with me to review on EyeshadowCult.com. I have to say that I am thoroughly satisfied with them all and still use them today. My favorite have to be the lipgloss and blush, they compliment my skin tone so well!
Let us take a look at the products they sent me!
First up is the Star Shadow for the eyes in “Sultry.” This gray, smoky shade gives the eyes depth without going overboard. It has a hint of golden specks in it to liven up the eyes as well.
Next up we have “The Black Liner” which is super easy to use and apply. The slanted tip makes it easy to create a straight line or cat eyes if you wish. It glides on super smoothly. In this instance, I only used a bit. I’ve never been the type to go overboard on eyeliner!
Next, I used the Star Blush in “Florence” which I feel warmed up my face beautifully. I never step outside the door without wearing a hint of blush.
Next up: Star Gloss lipgloss in “Orange Twist”.
Whenever I wear this shade, people compliment me a lot. This gloss is on the natural side, much how I like it. It has a peachy and fleshy tone and does not go on sticky. It also stays on my lips for a while.
In the end, I achieved a polished and natural look, bringing out my best features in a subtle way. This line is great and if anyone wants to try it, I’d say go for it!