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STARFISH RED 
SKU #:14003 



LASplash was nice enough to let me pick a few products to try out. I choose a yellow mascara, a yellow eyeliner and this gorgeous raspberry red gloss. The liner and mascara review can be seen in the eye section of our reviews.

The picture above is from the LA Splash website. All pictures below were taken by me. 

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Their swatch (above) looks more plum than the actual product in person. This was a little disappointing, but the color is still gorgeous. 


This gloss is and "Intense" finish according to their website. This means that there is glitter, high shine, as well as a big impact of color.

"Bold, Vibrant and Intense! This collection was created using our innovative highly pigmented long-wearing formula. These bold colors are the ultimate must-have product for the stage, a performance or a night on the town! "

"Choose from a vast spectrum of colors and you’ll be the talk of the town every day! Apply to lips for excellent shimmer and color. Want a bolder look? Add glitter or shimmer over gloss. "


One thing I absolutely love about LA Splash is their price point. This gloss is super affordable at only $6.99 for   9 ml.


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The bottom of the tube.
Ingredients:
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil, Tocopherol Acetate, Ascorbic Acid, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Propylparaben, Butyrospermum Parkii, BHT, Ozokorite, Beeswax.  May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (Yellow 77492, Red 77491, Black 77499, Brown 77499), Carmine 75470, Manganese Violet 77742, Ultramarine Blue 7700, Chromium Hydroxide Green 77289, D&C Red NO.: (6, 7, 27), FD&C Yellow NO. 5, Polyethylene Terephthalate.

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Here Starfish Red is worn very very sparingly almost as a stain. This picture is from my mascara and eyeliner review for LASplash.
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Here Starfish Red is worn very very sparingly almost as a stain. This picture is from my mascara and eyeliner review for LASplash.

Reading the ingredients is all fine and dandy... but what do any of those words actually mean? Below (scattered through the next few pictures) I have taken the guess work out of all those scary names for you. Most of them are just scientific ways of saying things you already know. Now you can see what your putting on your face!


Hydrogenated Polyisobutene- synthetic mineral oil substitute used for pigmentation dispersion 

Ethylhexyl Palmitate- derivitive of palm oil, organic silicone replacement, used for consistency

Ricinus Communis Seed Oil-  a.k.a. Castor oil, moisturizing

Carthamus Tinctorius Seed Oil- a.k.a Safflower oil, an edible vegetable oil, smoothing and conditioning 

 Tocopherol Acetate- naturally occuring antioxidant, form of vitamin E

 Ascorbic Acid- Vitamin C, natural preservative 

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Applied thin.
Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil- a.k.a Jojoba oil, used for conditioning and stabilizing


 Propylparaben- A PARABEN!!! used for preservation and scent

 Butyrospermum Parkii- a.k.a. shea butter skin conditioner and thickening agent

BHT- antioxidant, preservative 

Ozokorite- mineral wax derived from coal and shale, adds stability, binds ingredients

 Beeswax- made by honey bees, gives thickness and smoothness
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Applied thin.
May Contain: (MAY contain always scares me... Does it ? Or does it not? )

 Mica- natural mineral, used as a colorant 

 Iron Oxides (Yellow 77492, Red 77491, Black 77499, Brown 77499)- inorganic chemical used as colorant 

 Carmine 75470- natural colorant 

 Manganese Violet 77742- inorganic salt used as colorant

Ultramarine Blue 7700- mineral derived blue pigment, colorant , may be produced synthetically

Chromium Hydroxide Green 77289- mineral colorant, used widely in hair dye 

D&C Red NO.: (6, 7, 27), FD&C Yellow NO. 5- man made colorants 

 Polyethylene Terephthalate-   thermoplastic polymer resin 
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Applied thin.
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Applied thin.
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Applied thin.
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Applied thin.
This gloss looks great applied very thin as a stain and looks great applied thinly. The staying power is great and the color is pretty. Applied thick, I don't care for this gloss too much. Although it looks pretty in photos, the gloss is not very practical to wear thick. 
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Applied thick.
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Applied thick.
When applied thick, this glosses strong points seem to be overshadowed. When thick, this gloss runs. I found it seeping all around my mouth and onto my teeth and tongue. Also, the pigmentation seems to become very uneven when applied thick. Unfortunately, the only time i saw the amazing sparkles in this gloss was when i layed it on thick. 
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Applied thick.
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Applied thick. Funny face.
This gloss has a "candy cherry" scent, almost like cherry licorice which i highly enjoyed, but may be too strong for many people. You can taste it when you inhale, so there is no escaping it. (Not like cherry twizzlers, but like "old fashion" licorice)
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Applied thick.
The applicator is a slanted doe foot, and is very easy to apply.
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Applied thick.
Please visit their website  http://www.lasplashcosmetics.com/home.aspx 
 
"Johnny Concert expresses individual style as a form of art while creating a cosmetic line that is great for our planet and well-being. Our luxurious Avant-garde cosmetics incorporate organic, natural, mineral, eco-savvy and vegan makeup with an edge. Our 100% cruelty free products utilizes a variety of colors so both men and women can truly express themselves while formulating their own makeup identity."
"Johnny Concert is keen on being green, organic, natural and Vegan when possible. We are very selective about each ingredient that goes into our products, to ensure that they are safe and of the highest quality available on the market. Thank you for supporting our company’s social responsibility towards respecting our precious environment."
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Little sample sized lipsticks I was sent from the company.
Johnny Concert is a proud member of PETA's cruelty free program and does not engage in any animal testing while also offering a wide selection of Vegan products. 
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Above i have Famous Last Words on my top lip and Provocateur on the bottom.

A full sized lipstick is $22.00. The lipsticks pictured here are just sample sizes. 


Provocateur

For the criminally explicit. Entice your object of desire in this matte light lavender .
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This is the "lip print" from their site for Provocateur.
Ingredients: Organic Castor Oil; Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter; Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil; Wildcrafted Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax; Organic Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil; Hydrogenated Castor Oil; Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil; Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter; Organic Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Nut Oil; Mica; Zinc Oxide (Non-nano). *Mica pigment contains Carmine  
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Simple and to the point packaging for sample lipsticks.
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Provocateur pushed up all the way in the sample tube.
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Applying Provocateur.
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Provocateur looks great with a bare face.
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Provocateur would be a great lipstick for those who "concealer" their lips. (and yes i just used concealer as a verb)
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Sexy light colored lip color without all the unnecessary bullsh*t.
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Can be worn girly, or punky.
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Nice milky pink for pale skinned girls and guys.

Famous Last Words

The smoke left her deep merlot stained lips as she whispered "Goodbye" into his ear. 
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This is the "lip print" from their site for Famous Last Words.
Ingredients: Organic Castor Oil; Organic Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter; Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil; Wildcrafted Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax; Organic Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Oil; Hydrogenated Castor Oil; Organic Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil; Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Butter; Organic Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Nut Oil; Mica; Iron Oxides. (Vegan) 
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Applying FLW
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This is me applying FLW. Its a gorgeous creamy color and would be flattering on any skin tone.
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Also looks great with a bare face.
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This brick red color will become a staple in your collection
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Like the faux side-cut?
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Faux side-cut and funny faces.
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Perfect color to balance out some serious androgyny.
Overall- 
I like the formula and the colors are very flattering. They have fun names and simple packaging. There is no noticeable smell, and the texture is nice. Pigmentation is fairly long lasting and lipsticks are surprisingly moisturizing. 
 
"Pretty Girl Makeup offers high quality lipsticks, lip gloss, blushes, bronzers and eyeshadows. We also offer bath products such as bath bombs, sugar 
scrubs, soy candles and gift packages.
     Pretty Girl Makeup was kind enough to send me this lipstick to try out and share my thoughts with you if I'd like. Obviously you are reading this, so I have decided to share it with you! :)
     All of their lipsticks have antioxidants, vitamin E and BHT to go on smoothly and leave lips feeling creamy. I received mine in the color "Let's Go Shopping!" They describe it as a "A wonderful creamy pinky brown" which to me is very accurate. 
     I love how on their website they include humor with their products. For example, where it says the description of "Let's Go Shopping!" and the color description, it also says, "The perfect form of exercise!" Cute little touch if you ask me!

     Above is a swatch on bare skin without any gloss added to it, straight from the tube. This went on so easy and feels almost like a chapstick feel on the lips. Super moisturizing and helped any chapped lips feeling I have been getting from the weather getting so cold again here.
    I love how shiny it is too! Not having to add a gloss on top of my lipstick (which I usually do) is great because it's saving me an extra step in the morning. The amount of shine is perfect for me. This color is nice also because it gives a healthy natural look to your lips, so it's very business work friendly!

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