This, ho boy…THIS is exactly what I wished a glossy lipstick should be, and don’t turn away (I know Pinay girls prefer matte textures) it isn’t sheer at all. What can I say, I like it so much I want more colors, that’s when you know a lip product is fab. I had actually imagined and wished that the lip butters that everyone was raving about last year had this sort of chic plump finish with great staying power. If you’re looking to optically “plump” up those lips (great for petite pouts) without the common discomfort that glossy products usually give Za’s Plumper Lips Lipstick ought to be your weapon of choice. I’m also smitten by the lipstick packaging which is a rosy chrome laced with a Za monogram pattern on the cap. I was given the shade Rose Vintage by the Za team which is a warm creamy pink (Php425 via SM Department store beauty sections).
The texture is unique when you first swatch it, because it’s a super smooth high shine lipstick with some “drag” to the swipe instead of complete “slip”…which is indicative of added staying power. The longevity isn’t as formidable as something like Max Factor Lipfinity (which shrinks over the lip when it sets) but it’s just enough long wear given the sort of product that it is. I’d say it could last 3 hours through 1 meal. After eating or drinking twice of course you’d have to top up. But you have to agree, isn’t topping up those lips a fun part of being a girl?
See how it significantly lays on color? Please note, I actually had dry lips and some flaky bits but the lip product helped in partly concealing that. I’m not usually fond of high shine lipsticks but I haven’t stopped using this since I first tried it ( I short of frantically begin to upend furniture when it’s out of sight). We all know high shine lip products will fade throughout the day, but this fades gracefully not messily and since it’s in lipstick form it’s so easy to top up without straying beyond the lip edge. I totally love that the color is OBVIOUS but not over the top. I always look for it when my lips are bare and feel every bit more “Angelina Jolie”-esque when I have it on :). Za Plumper Lips Lipstick costs Php425 via Watsons’ beauty sections at SM Department Stores.