Last Updated on November 24, 2020 by Corinne Schmitt
This post is sponsored by Grande Cosmetics and brought to you through ShopShare Network. All opinions are my own.
A few months ago I discovered Grande Cosmetics when I started using GrandePRIMER and GrandeMASCARA in my effort to grow longer eyelashes. When I found out they made a lip product too, I wanted to see if it worked just as well. You can find Grande Cosmetics at Sephora.
I love that Grande Cosmetics products work to enhance your own natural beauty, rather than try to hide it or change it. Even better, I love that their products work (thanks to clinically proven ingredients). Using Grande Cosmetics does for your natural beauty what a healthy diet and exercise do for your physical health.
I’m big on eye contact, which is why my normal beauty routine is centered on my eyes. Eyeliner and mascara are my go-to beauty products when I’m getting ready.
The downside to eye makeup is that it does take some precision and patience. Plus, it’s hard to do on the go.
When I’m really pressed for time or have to do my beauty routine on the road, I go a different route. On those days, I skip my usual beauty routine and just put on a striking shade of lipstick. A couple of quick swipes of color on your lips gives you a “finished” look in a few seconds.
In fact, if you choose the right lipstick, you can even achieve a WOW factor that’s hard to get with any other single change to your look.
Of course, when all the attention is going to your lips, the lipstick you choose becomes really important. So I look for a few key characteristics in my lipstick:
- Long-lasting color (I never remember to reapply so that first coat has to count)
- Hydrating (if people are looking at my lips, I don’t want them to be dry and cracked)
- Plumping (I wasn’t blessed with plump lips and I’m not about collagen injections, so I like my lipstick to help me out here)
- Color choices (depending on what I’m wearing and how I’m feeling, I need choices to match!)
Since I already told you I was excited to try Grande Cosmetics new lip product, you’ve probably guessed that their lipstick has all of those things I look for.
The Grande Cosmetics HydraPlump Semi-Matte Liquid Lipstick is promoted as a plumping liquid lipstick with long-term, hydrating benefits and it comes in 8 great colors. Basically, it’s exactly what I want in a lipstick. And somehow it does everything I want without parabens, sulfates or phthalates.
My Experience with Grande Cosmetics HydraPlump Semi-Matte Liquid Lipstick
Remember when I said lipstick is a great way to achieve an instant WOW factor? Well, that was the first thing I noticed with the Grande Cosmetics HydraPlump Semi-Matte Liquid Lipstick I tried.
Look at the dramatic difference between my teen daughter’s natural lip color and the lipstick as she started to apply it.
And here they are after one coat:
Unfortunately, photographing my own lips proved challenging. Forgive the poor image quality since I never quite figured out how to get a clear photo of my own lips. Here is my before photo:
And here are my lips 30 minutes after applying Grande Cosmetics HydraPlump Semi-Matte Liquid Lipstick.
The deep, distinctive color is pretty clear. Hopefully, you can see how much fuller my lips look too.
Aside from the dramatic color and immediate plumping, we noticed a few other things worth mentioning:
- For the first few minutes (while the plumping occurs), you’ll feel a slight tingling, similar to the sensation you feel when you apply medicated lip balm
- The semi-matte finish looks and feels dry to the touch, yet your lips don’t look or feel dried out
- The lip color lasts for HOURS, unless you wipe it off, it stays put all day
- If you use the product regularly, your lips should feel noticeably softer and fuller after 30 days (according to research results, I personally have been terrible at remembering to apply it daily)
Where to Find Grande Cosmetics HydraPlump Semi-Matte Liquid Lipstick
If you want to have a simplified beauty routine, you need Grande Cosmetics HydraPlump Semi-Matte Liquid Lipstick in your makeup bag. This one simple product can transform your look in an instant and do its job all day.
Used regularly, you can have naturally softer, fuller lips. How amazing is that?
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