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Influenster Honest Beauty Liquid Lipstick VoxBox Product Review
DISCLAIMER: I received the VoxBox products from Influenster for free in exchange for my honest review.
Influenster has so far sent me two VoxBoxes. This is the second one. I have really enjoyed their VoxBoxes. This one came in a nice packaging. It was really nice to open it and see how well put together this thing was. Definitely enjoyable to receive something so nice. Thanks, Influenster!
As you can see from the above pictures, the two colors really look similar in the tubes. At first I wondered why on earth they would send me two colors that look practically the same. Well, turns out that the “Happiness” one is actually way more pink than the tube looks. The other one called “Forever one” is much more neutral in color.
The two liquid lipsticks Influenster sent me in their VoxBox to review are called “Forever One” and “Happiness” by Honest Beauty.
Honest Beauty Liquid Lipstick Product Review
I will first leave a short summary of the products for those of you who just want to know the final yay or nay. Then below under the short summary I will leave the detailed review of the products for those of you who want to know all the details associated with the products I received from Influenster in the VoxBox.
So I have to say that I was very pleasantly surprised. At first the colors seemed truly boring and without any life to them. However, if you are looking for a professional business lipstick that is very neutral emotionally, then the “Forever New” Liquid Lipstick by Honest Beauty will work for you well. The other lipstick they sent was called “Happiness” Liquid Lipstick by Honest Beauty. It is deceitfully more pink in color than the tube color. “Happiness” is also much more colorful than the “Forever New” lipstick. I recommend both of them if you are looking for an almost natural, earthly look that is very subdued and emotionally detached. If you are looking for a hot and spicy look, then these two lipsticks are not for you.
Check out my full review below to learn more and to see my photos with these lipsticks on.
The Detailed Review:
So, as I was saying above in the short review, I was truly very pleasantly surprised by how much I ended up liking these two colors. I am not the kind of person who goes for subdued, almost boring looking colors that these two lipsticks seem to be. However, when I put them on, I could see how someone could find use for them. I still would never call these two lipsticks my favorites, but they definitely have their uses.
First, both lipsticks come with a very nice brush for an applicator. It is easy to use and feels very pleasant on your lips.
Second, the lipsticks are not sticky on your lips. You barely feel that you have lipstick on. This is nice if you are like me and hate sticky lipsticks that make you feel like you put honey on your lips that is gluing the two lips together. I hate that feeling. This lipstick does not have that sensation so that is a big plus for me.
Third, they do not have a weird flavor or texture. In fact, the two lipsticks are absolutely flavorless. I love that because I cannot imagine why anyone would like flavored lipsticks. If you are hungry, then eat something. I don’t want to be tasting fake strawberries on my lips just because I put lipstick on. So if you are like me and do not like fake tasting lipsticks then you will love these two.
Fourth, they stay nicely on. They don’t seem to smudge all over if you accidentally run a finger across your lips. Note, these do leave marks if you, let’s say, kiss someone on the cheek. However, it seems to be minimal and seems that most of it stays on your lips, just as the company promises these lipsticks to have long lasting results.
First, the packaging was awfully hard to open. You are supposed to just peel that plastic protective layer off easily. However, they did not invest in having a decent plastic protection case that would be strong but easy for the customer to remove. If you have nails, these covers will definitely send you back to your manicurist for a touch up. I am definitely disappointed in the protective packaging of these two lipsticks.
Second, the colors you see on the tubes look almost identical in color. When I first opened the VoxBox and took a look at these two lipsticks I wondered why they would send me two almost identical colors. However, the lipstick colors actually vary greatly from one another. The “Forever New” one is more of the ‘business’ look, as I call it. It is very subdued and earthy.
The “Happiness” lipstick is an earthly pink but much more vigorous in color than the “Forever New” lipstick. It is still earthly and subdued, but with more life and character to it than the “Forever New” one. But the tubes of these two lipsticks looked so similar that I would have never guessed in a million years that the colors coming out of the two tubes would be so drastically different.
Third, they say they are clean kind of make up. However, they also have a warning label saying that if you get an irritation or other consult a doctor. To someone like me…eeek… that would stop me from buying the thing in the first place because it tells me they have some questionable ingredients that they feel they must have that disclaimer to legally protect themselves.
Maybe I am overthinking it, but I do not want to go to the doctor for a lipstick, so why are you telling me this if your ingredients are safe? Not sure I have the answer to that question. I would definitely love to know what the company would reply to this kind of question. The good thing for them is that they at least try to be honest and have such a disclosure.
These two photos above are of the “Forever One” Liquid Lipstick by Honest Beauty. As you can see the color is very true to the tube. It has a nice feel to it and does not have that sticky feel many lipsticks have. It also feels as if you have no lipstick on which is nice because I don’t like to feel like I have glue on.
The brush is very nice in both of these lipsticks. The photo above is of the “Forever One” lipstick.
As you can see from the above pictures, the tube is much more subdued and neutral than what the color actually looks like on. I actually was very pleasantly surprised when I put it on. I like it! Granted, this “Happiness” Liquid Lipstick by Honest Beauty is still very earthy and subdued, but to me it is much more interesting than the other one they call “Forever One”
This is the “Happiness” lipstick brush. Just like the “Forever One” lipstick, the “Happiness” one is also very nice and easy to put on with this brush.
Would I buy these now that I've tried them?
If I have a business meeting that I need to go to and want to look completely neutral but put together, then the “Forever New” color is definitely good to have in your makeup kit.
If you love the natural pink colors then the “Happiness” definitely would add to your collection.
Would I personally buy these for myself? Well, quite honestly, I am not sure. I think these two samples will probably last me for a very long time since these are by far the least of my favorite kind of colors and tones. I prefer hot and spicy kind of colors that are very vibrant and stand out with character and personality.
These subdued, toned down earthy colors are not my type. Nonetheless, after having received these for free and having to try them to be able to leave a review, I have to say that I will probably keep my eyes on these colors more now. Before these two samples, I would have never looked twice at these kind of colors. Now I might give them some credit.
My Rating: 5 Stars ... Why?
It might seem strange to you that I am giving a rating of 5 stars for products that I would personally never buy because they are just not my cup of tea. However, these products seem to be better quality than others, at least on my lips they did not taste like anything and did not feel tacky or wacky or smacky (lol). So that for me is a big plus.
Another reason I am giving these two lipsticks a high rating is because they do serve a purpose and do seem to deliver the results they promise. The purpose, for someone like me, would be a natural, toned down, business look with a neutral make up. The results are that it does seem to stay on your lips longer than other kinds of liquid lipsticks and do not smudge if you touch your lips like so many other liquid lipsticks do.
Where to Buy:
"Forever New" Liquid Lipstick
Note: The photos this company uses all look pretty much the same for most of these lipsticks. However, the lipsticks are very different in color from one another. The image you see below is not the true color of the “Forever New” lipstick. Check my pictures above or below to view the actual color of this lipstick.
Price: $12.99 USD
Click on the image below to purchase the "Forever New" Liquid Lipstick
"Happiness" Liquid Lipstick
Note: The photos this company uses all look pretty much the same for most of these lipsticks. However, the lipsticks are very different in color from one another. The image you see below is not the true color of the “Happiness” lipstick. Check my pictures above or below to view the actual color of this lipstick.