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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Manhattan Soft Matte Lipcream Review and Swatch

Moisturising and pigmented, with a matte finish! Sounds perfect right? Introducing the Manhattan lip creams, which claim to give you an intensive colour, complete with a velvety-matte finish that is soft on the lips.

Manhattan lip cream 54l

There aren't many lip creams in the makeup world, but we've already seen offerings from Collection and NYX. Manhattan is a German brand and is not widely available here.

I picked up shade 54L in Poundland a few months ago, after I heard how they were a possible dupe for the NYX lip creams which are so hard to find.

The packaging is practical and gives you an idea of the shade. 

Manhattan lip cream 54l

The doe foot applicator makes application very easy. The lip cream has a very smooth texture, thicker than lipglosses, and very creamy. The lip cream does infact feel very light on your lips, and it is very moisturising when you put it on, like a lip balm.

However I would still exfoliate before to get an even finish.

The shade is a medium rose pink which is very flattering against my medium skintone. I think it would suit anyone as it's not too bright, just a classic rose.

Swatches of Manhattan lip cream 54l

The lip cream lasts for a good few hours and it wears off very evenly and gradually. It has a slight vanilla scent.

I would love to try out more shades in the range, unfortunately they're not available in Poundland anymore, but you can get them from ebay for £2.50 including postage.

Have you tried any lip creams? What are your thoughts?

21 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous shade and a total bargain for that price! Too bad you can't find them here x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. I really love how this shade looks on, it's quite unique! I know, I wish I got more shades! True, but there's a few discounters that sell them online :) xx

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  2. Oh wow the lasting power sounds awesome and I love the colour xxx


    Blonde of carbs

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    1. Yeah it is, me too! It's definately one of my favourite colours ever :) xx

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  3. this sounds amazing- I think I spotted these on the fragrance direct website not too sure tough. btw I've recently followed your blog and love these design did you do it yourself or did you pay someone to do it for you?

    BLOG SALE | The little things in life

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    1. Yeah they're on fragrance direct for £1, but they don't have many shades, plus you have to pay £2.50 postage so if you're just getting one it would be cheaper to get it from ebay (unless you're doing a big haul) ;)

      Thank you so much! I didn't have a clue what you do when I started, I just did it myself :) xx

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    2. I actually placed an order quite recently, I would have popped this into the basket if I knew!

      It looks really professional! Bet it took you ages! x
      Are you from Birmingham?

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    3. Aww that's a shame! Oh well there's next time :) Thank you! You're really flattering me, yeah I was working on it for like a month :) Yep, are you? :) xx

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    4. there definitely is! wow, thats a long time!
      I am too! :)

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  4. Its sounds amazing! And a beautiful shade!
    http://perfectfixations.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love it, and the price tag is a huge bonus! Thank you :) xx

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  5. It sounds really good, such a shame we can't get it at poundland anymoree :(

    A Muslimah's Little Blog

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    1. It is really unique! Yeah it is, things sell out so quickly over there, but it's still quite cheap on ebay :) xx

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  6. That IS very pigmented. I'd be afraid of that color since I don't wear bold colors. if they had a more natural shade, I'd consider it :)

    Arianne | http://ariannecruz07.blogspot.com

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    1. It is very pigmented, but on the lips it's not too bright if that makes sense, it looks really lovely! They do have a lot more shades, they're more on the nude side, you should check those out :) xx

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  7. Really great colour and such a good price. How was the wear time?

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    1. I'm really amazed with all the affordable products you can get nowadays! It was about 3-4 hours on me, but I have very dry lips which colour fades off quickly, so it might be different for you :) xx

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  8. Wow, that colour looks gorgeous! I have never heard of Manhattan but I may have to keep an eye out in my local Poundland!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. I had never heard of them before too, but I wish they get more products in! Haha same here ;) xx

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  9. That shade is beauts!! Love NYX products

    I'm having a little give away on my blog : http://milliecbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/la-roche-posay-serozinc-giveaway.html


    x

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