L.A. Girl Matte Velvet Lipsticks

As you may have noticed by know, I have been purchasing lots of lip products lately. I have been on a spending ban last month and now, I cannot help it, there are so many products I want to add to my collection and try. Mostly skincare products and lipsticks.

I discovered the L.A. Girl brand two years ago and I ordered a couple of lipsticks to try.  L.A. Girl is an affordable brand and this time I purchased three of their matte velvet lipsticks.  I love lipsticks in general and I have plenty, but I find it so difficult to find all brands here. I love ordering online but nothing beats the feeling of entering a beauty store and swatching like 63485 lipsticks at the back of your hand in order to decide which one to buy.

I ordered these from Beauty Joint and I purchased Snuggle, Hush and Relentless.  The packaging is a simple black tube, longer than the usual lipstick tube and slimmer.  It also features the shade on the top of the lid, making it easier to find the shade you are looking for between the hundreds of lipstick that you probably have in your dresser.  So let's see how these perform and their swatches.

These lipsticks are highly pigmented and very creamy. They do not feel dry at all, more hydrating I would say and feel really comfortable on the lips. Application is easy, Relentless could do with two layers only, Hush and Snuggle need three to four layers in order to built up. They are vanilla scented but the scent is not strong and not overpowering at all, for those who don't like vanilla scented products.     

Snuggle - this is a rose/brown/nude shade.

Hush - a pinky/nude shade. I believe that this shade would look good on every skin tone. I love shades like this, I find them easier to grab them and use them on a daily basis and this shade is perfect for everyday use.

Relentless - a lovely red shade, the most pigmented from all three shades.

The only problem I have with these lipsticks, is the fact that when they arrived, they were melted. You can see in the picture below that the shape of the lipstick is weird, it melted then reshaped again into a weird shape.  I don't know if it's the high temperature and the hot weather we are experiencing now or the long trip these lipsticks traveled in order to be here, but I was so disappointed when they arrived like this. Luckily, this hasn't affected their performance. 

Overall I really like these lipsticks.  They come in 26 lovely shades, they are so rich and creamy and even though they are not longlasting, they stay on like a good 4 hours.

I purchased each lipstick for $2.99.

(PS. the necklace featured in the photos is handmade and I made it myself)


  1. Snuggle is such a gorgeous shade! It is weird that they arrived all melted, but at least they still do the job! :) xxx

    Sarah / Sarah Smiles

  2. I love matte lipsticks that are a bit creamy and comfortable to wear. These sound amazing and Hush is gorgeous! <3 x

    Jadirah Sarmad at Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  3. I'm imposing a spending ban on myself right now. I've gone nuts the last few weeks. But I am itching to stock up on some more beauty products. Shame these arrived melted. I don't think I've ever heard of such a thing happening! It must have been in oven-like conditions or something for that to happen!


  4. I've never got round to trying this brand, but so far I've only heard good things about them. I'm just not too sure how easy it is for me to access them in the UK!?

    Katie // wordsbykatie.com

  5. I have never heard about this brand but these shades look so pretty! Love the photos too :)

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

  6. Love those matte lippies. Snuggle is one of my favs. Cool post

  7. These look so pretty!

    xo, Liz

  8. So pretty! Relentless is my fave :D

    Have a great day!


  9. Hush and snuggle look like beautiful shades. The only LA Girl product that I've tried is their concealer and I love it!

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

  10. Loving these lippie colors, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. Wonderful post, these lipsticks sound incredible. x


  12. Ohhh, I do like the look of these lippies! I also like that there are so many shades to choose from, it really bugs me when I can't find a shade that I like but the formulation is good! These seem absolutely lovely and I adore the shades you picked, especially Hush - it looks like something I could really see myself wearing on a casual basis. Shame that they melted, but it's good that it didn't affect their performance. Thanks for sharing! x


  13. Snuggle is so my colour, such a beautiful shade :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  14. I really love the look of hush! Gemma x

  15. Oh dear, this is the reason why I am so worried about purchasing makeup especially lipsticks from overseas. Shame that the lipsticks melted but at least you still get some use out of them. Relentless looks like my kind of red.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  16. I am such a lipstick girl as well. Great post :))))!

    Charlotte xx


  17. I've never tried any LA girl products before but I should since they're so affordable :) All three colors look so pretty, although I am partial to hush :D Bummer that they melted in transit :/ At least it didn't affect their performance!

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

  18. I haven't tried any of these before!! I hadn't really thought they were that much of a great brand but HUSH looks so lovely :)
    Kathy x

  19. I haven't tried many LA Girl products, but these lipsticks sound and look amazing! I can't believe they're only $2.99. That pigmentation is amazing!

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

  20. I'm loving all the colours but the hush just stands out to me! x


  21. Loved reading this post, I really want to try their concealer, do you know if it is any good? X

  22. I haven't tried the lip products from L.A. Girl yet, but I've heard great things about them. The liquid lipsticks are must-haves, too, I heard. I love how Snuggle swatches. I wish you showed how it looks on the lips, too. :)

    Jorj | Mad Cherry

  23. Wow pretty is Hush?! And so affordable too :)
    Nati xx

  24. Wow, your blog is amazing! I love it! xx
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    Vildana from Living Like V & Stalia Is BAE

  25. Ah no I can't believe they melted!! I love the look of Hush and Snuggle though, they're two of my go to shades lately. I always hear good things about LA Girl, really need to try them xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

  26. I am so obsessed with matte lipsticks lately, love these.. thank you for sharing! I am always looking for new blogger friends and I think your blog is lovely, let me know if you would like to follow each other and stay in touch! x


  27. I'm yet to try anything from this brand but I've heard great things and love that it's so affordable too. Plus it's becoming more easily accessible for the UK now. So weird that they melted on their delivery trip to you though x

    Beauty with charm

  28. I haven't tried any LA Girl products yet but I love the look of Hush! x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

  29. I love the sound of these, they look super creamy on your swatches and to be honest 4 hours would suit me fine. They look like they would be a lot less drying than your typical matte lipstick. I like the shade Hush the most.

    fourcatsplusus.co.uk | Amy x

  30. These look gorgeous! X

  31. I love color Hush, it's such a perfect shade. Great review x


  32. The shades hush and snuggle look so pretty. Got to grab these beauties.

  33. Aww that's too bad that they melted a bit, but at least they're still usable! I've never heard of this brand before. All the shades you chose are so pretty!