I might as well say this in the intro: The LOV Lip Affair Lipstick in the shade Christina’s Red is the most amazing red lipstick I have ever used! I received this lip product many months ago as part of a press drop (I already reviewed the LOV The Forbidden Dramatic Volume mascara. If you missed it you can click here) and started using it a few weeks ago for the first time. It was LOV at first swipe 😉 If you would like to know more, then keep on reading
LOV Lip Affair Lipstick – Christina’s Red
Packaging: I must say, the sophisticated packaging was the first thing that blew my hair back! Promise me that next time you see a L.O.V stand you will pick up one of these lipsticks and just feel the weight and closing mechanism for yourself. If one didn’t know better you would think it is a very expensive lip product purely based on the packaging alone. If you consider that L.O.V is essentially a mid-range drugstore brand, then this level of packaging is extraordinary. The bullet is solid, sturdy, brilliant quality, heavy, luxurious, a beautiful shiny black and the magnetic closing mechanism sealed the deal.
Formula: Once I got over my pure awe for the packaging, the next thing that left me speechless was the incredible formula of this lip product. The LOV Lip Affair Lipstick is enriched with Kendi* oil and hyaluronic acid spheres to moisturize and plump up the lips. The formula is ultra creamy and glides like butter onto the lip surface. I would recommend using a lipliner prior to application to prevent bleeding. *Kendi Oil is commonly used in hair care products for the purpose of moisture retention. It is hailed from the Kukui tree which is Hawaii’s national tree.
Finish: Once applied the lipstick has a very juicy finish with a slight sheen.
Pigmentation: The LOV Lip Affair Lipstick in the shade Christina’s Red is highly pigmented and completely opaque with only one swipe. This specific red shade is the perfect cooler-toned red lipstick and unlike any other red shades I have tried before.
Wear: The LOV Lip Affair Lipstick is comfortable to wear and not drying at all! Considering it is such a creamy product I didn’t have high hopes in terms of longivity but I was once again pleasantly surprised. This lipstick actually wears pretty well! I get a good 4-5-hours of wear (a bit shorter if you eat/drink) before a minor touch-up is needed.
Price: R230/€10. In Euro terms this lipstick is an absolute steal for the quality product you get. In Rands terms it is a bit more than a Essence or Catrice lipstick, but it is so, so worth it in my opinion. LOV products are available at selected Dischem pharmacies in SA.
Shades: There are 20 to-die-for beautiful shades in the LOV Lip Affair Lipstick collection. Do yourself a favor and click on this link to see the incredible shades they have on offer. I have my mind firmly set on ordering those nude shades as well!
What did I think? I think it is pretty clear by now that I am completely in love with the LOV Lip Affair Lipstick in the shade Christina’s Red. The packaging is amazing, the formula is brilliant, the finish is juicy kiss-me-lips and it wears really well. I honestly do not have one bad thing to say (which is rare for me as I am quite critical of beauty products) about this lipstick.
Will I purchase this product again? I have already purchased a back up just in case it ever gets discontinued for some bizarre reason. Paranoid much! But rather safe than sorry