Friday, December 14, 2018

The Perfect Holiday red lip and a makeup remover by Crystal Hearts Cosmetics

Press Sample

I love coming across new-to-me brands when I cover shows, and I am so excited to be able to share one of them with you today! Crystal Hearts Cosmetics caught my eye while at Cosmoprof North America this past summer, and I brought back a few items to test out.

I've been holding off on this review since I knew this lipstick was going to be an amazing lippie to wear over the holiday season, and was I right about that! Let's jump in on the review and get a closer look at the products!

Liquid Matte Lipstick

I got to test out the Liquid Matte Lipstick in the shade Dahlia. Wearing a red lipstick is a great confidence booster for me and I love wearing this colour no matter what time of year! I know not everyone feels the same way, but I figured with the holiday season parties and other festivities, this just may be the colour you are looking for!

The doe foot applicator makes for easy application, and I only used one coat for smooth and even coverage over my pucker.

Seriously, how pretty is this colour? While it dries down to a matte finish, it is a comfortable matte. I've worn this several days in a row, and my lips have never felt dried out. It has nice lasting power as well, and I've only had to lightly touch up the center parts of my lips after really chowing down on a burger and my drinks throughout the day.

Retail: $16

Not only am I in love with this colour, this formula has really won me over! So many matte liquid lipsticks become painfully dry for me, so this was a welcome change in pace. I definitely need to pick up more colours from Crystal Hearts Cosmetics!

Glacial Water Cleansing Sherbet

 I also had the opportunity to test out Crystal Hearts Cosmetics' cleanser. Let me get one thing out of the way right from the start: while the name includes glacial water and it is an ingredient, you will be sorely disappointed if you are expecting a more water based formula. The first ingredient is mineral oil, and it definitely has a greasy feeling to it, especially when applied to the face. This cleanser is designed to remove makeup, so consider this more as a makeup remover than a true facial cleanser.

I wanted to try this after my normal makeup products: foundation, concealer, blush, eyeshadows, eyebrow pencil, mascara, and the lipstick shown above.

After a scoop and a little massaging, my makeup broke up quickly and was ready to rinse off with lukewarm water as directed.

While I wasn't wearing any waterproof items specifically, this makeup removing balm should easily remove just about any makeup you have on your face. Just a few scoops of water and may face was makeup free, other than my tubing mascara. My face surprisingly didn't feel oily after using the Glacial Water Cleansing Sherbet, although I do not like to leave mineral oil-based products on my skin. I promptly followed up with a wash with my normal facial cleanser, finished up my skincare routine, and was off to dreamland.

Retail: $16 for 30 mL
$24 for 90 mL

I might have had a little too much fun with these photos, haha!

I really enjoyed testing out these products by Crystal Hearts Cosmetics. The lipstick in particular is a big winner for me, and I plan to pick up more shades to try out. I do like how well the Glacial Water Cleansing Sherbet removed all my makeup, although I'm not sure that I want to commit to a product that is laden with mineral oil for daily use. It's definitely a good option for when I'm wearing waterproof items, or if you ever wear stubborn stage makeup, it is a great option!

Have you tried any products from Crystal Hearts Cosmetics? If so, chime in and tell me what you like! Would you use either of these products? I'd love the hear from you!

Until next time, dear readers, have a wonderful day!


  1. I love your makeup smeared face. What a riot you are. Meanwhile that red lip is beautiful on you.

  2. I love a good makeup remover! I have a few balms that I use to melt off long lasting foundation and they work wonders.

  3. That red is gorgeous on you, both during and after, lol!

  4. Love the lipstick shade on you, both regular and smeared, lol!

  5. That's such a good red lip on you!

  6. That red looks fantastic on you! Sad about the cleanser. The name made it sound intriguing!

  7. That lip shade looks so nice on you! Also looks like it comes off well!

  8. The lip color is gorgeous. It looks so soft for a matte!


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