Friday, June 1, 2018

Her Universe Lightsaber Lip Collection Review

Her Universe Lightsaber Lip Collection Review | Anakin and His Angel
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It's always an exciting feeling to see one of your favorite brands branch out and try something new and when they go that extra mile and make that product cruelty-free it makes you feel even better about your purchase! What could I be referring to? Why the new Star Wars Lightsaber Lip Collection ($16.90) by Her Universe of course! As soon as it launched I didn't hesitate to purchase it. Ever since seeing The Phantom Menace I wanted this exact lip product to exist and I couldn't be happier to finally have it in my makeup collection. Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano and creator of the geek girl brand Her Universe, wanted to make lightsaber lip products for a long time and now that it's finally here fangirls across the galaxy can enjoy this geeky take on makeup!


Her Universe Lightsaber Lip Collection Review | Anakin and His Angel
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Her Universe Lightsaber Lip Collection Review | Anakin and His Angel
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The packaging is 100% Star Wars chic! I also love that it's a reusable tin making it perfect to store the lip products and other items I might want to keep inside. The names of the colors are listed on the outside of the packaging with a decent swatch showcasing each shade which, if I might add, are pretty spot on. Oh, and please don't laugh. The product itself is so cute that I couldn't help but hold it like a real lightsaber!

Did You Know? My friend Savanna of The Dorky Diva had the opportunity to name each of the lip colors!


DAGOBAH DUSK

Her Universe Lightsaber Lip Collection Review | Anakin and His Angel
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Dagobah Dusk is a lovely mauve shade. I can honestly tell you it's my favorite mauve colored lip product I've ever owned! I found it easy to apply which is always important especially if you're in a rush to get somewhere. It felt just slightly sticky as it was drying and it was only then that I realized it's a semi-matte formula. I say "semi" because it doesn't feel like other matte products I have tried before. You don't really feel like you're wearing anything which is nice. Halfway through the day I did have to add chapstick on my bottom lip towards the inner part of my mouth but that often happens due to how dry my lips can be. Overall, I love the formula, the color and was super impressed with how long it lasted. I wore it all day while eating snacks, meals, and drinking from my water bottle and never needed to reapply it. By the time the early evening hit and I had already had my dinner it was slightly lighter in color but considering I was staying home for the night there was no reason for me to whip the product out.


TATOOINE

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Tatooine is the lightest shade that's a pale pink with specks of glitter. It's so shiny and soft feeling which is a plus! No one likes a gloss that doesn't shine as bright as the stars and feels sticky. This shade is a great option for younger fangirls or if you're planning to do a dark eye look and prefer a lighter lip for contrast. I think this would also be a great layering color to add on top of your favorite lipstick to give it that extra oopmh. Since this shade is a gloss and not a matte like Dagobah Dusk I did have to reapply it as needed but I don't ever find having to reapply any lip product an annoyance. I just really love makeup I guess?


DARK SIDE

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Dark Side is a stunning dark purple shade but it's probably my least favorite of them all because it's one of those colors that is very patchy, at least worn on its own. After simply talking and smiling I noticed my natural lip color showing through (if you have dry and sometimes flaky flips like I do this shade will also make those imperfections stand out). The best way to deal with this issue, if you experienced what I did, is to layer it over a lipstick of a similar color. You also might want take caution as I found that this color stains easily. The stain from the swatch on my arm (pictured above) would have still been there had I not used a makeup remover wipe. It didn't wash off easily like the other shades. I would also like to note that the description of this shade says it's on the creamier side but I found it to be like Dagobah Dusk, a semi-matte.

The only downside to this lip collection is that there isn't a lot of product inside each tube especially compared to other lip products. At only 0.07 ounces per color I personally would want to save wearing these colors for special occasions. However, I don't think this is a reason not to purchase it as I'm overall extremely happy with my purchase!

Tip: I always apply the Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm before I put on ANY lip product. I have dry lips and I find that this helps the application process of whatever I choose to wear for the day.

Which shade is your favorite? Are you planning on purchasing this lip collection too?

4 comments:

  1. Star Wars lipstick? Shut up and take my money! I'm sick of all the girlie unicorn products that all these makeup brands have been coming out with, and have been longing for something like this forever.

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    1. It's definitely nice to have options and lightsabers seem like the best way to go in my opinion. Hope you're able to track these down!

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  2. Do you know if the lipsticks are cruelty free? Test on animals?

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    1. That is one of the first things I spoke about in my review. They ARE cruelty-free :)

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