Lala Kent, the talented Vanderpump Rules cast member has released her very own beauty brand; #Give Them Lala Beauty. Originally this brand launched with a few products; a lip gloss and cream lipstick formula. Since then they have expanded into eye liners, eyeshadow palettes, bronzers, etc. Our review below will focus on her lip glosses and cream lipsticks.
Both the #Give Them Lala Beauty (GTLB) lip glosses and cream lipsticks retail for $16 USD (before tax) each for 3.2g of product. This price point is closer to a higher end product such as the MAC Cosmetics lip glass ($18 USD) versus a drugstore alternative such as NYX or Maybelline (average price of $10 USD). For $16 USD I am expecting this to be a pretty flawless product. Right off the bat I noticed that the packaging looks and feels cheap, and doesn’t warrant any excitement. The all black box with white text reminds me of Morphe’s packaging, and the sticker with the shade name on the edge of the box was unattractive. This was especially the case when some of the stickers were placed on the box and were crooked. The product is made in China, but states that it is cruelty free.
- The GTLB lip gloss formula is quite sheer but can be built up to be pretty pigmented. It is non sticky, comfortable to wear, and has a slight, sweet vanilla scent. Like a typical gloss, it does not last very long on the lips, however it fades nicely and doesn’t seem to emphasize the texture on my dry lips. My biggest dislike about these is the colors. They are very loud and bright, and for a nude gloss lover like myself, they are pretty unwearable for a day at the office. 1 coat max, otherwise layering the gloss will create a bright lip. I found the shades; CEO and Gold Digger to be very close in color on the lips, they pull pretty orange. Savage is a bright pink, which was definitely my least favorite of the glosses, as it didn’t suit my complexion. For reference I am NC15 in my Mac Cosmetics foundation. Lala, is a bright, yet soft light pink nude. This was my favorite shade and reminded me of the color “Saint Germain” in the Mac Cosmetics Lip Glass collection.
- The GTLB cream lipstick formula is very pigmented, non-sticky, comfortable to wear, and has a slight sweet smell. It does not last very long on the lips and smeared on me pretty easily. It fades well, and leaves my lips with a lip stain like effect with a hint of color. The color selection was quite disappointing in my opinion, as these were pretty bright and quite bold. These definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone. Wifey is a true blue toned pink and looked great when I swatched it, but truly washed me out when I put it on my lips. Seduction is a pretty, mauve themed color and was my favorite of the bunch. Daddy is a darker pink, with a hint of coral, while Icon is closer to a pinky-red.
#Give Them Lala Beauty Swatch Photo Legend: 1. Cream Lipstick in Icon, 2. Cream Lipstick in Seduction 3. Cream Lipstick in Daddy 4. Cream Lipstick in Wifey 5. Lipgloss in Savage 6. Lipgloss in Lala 7. Lipgloss in CEO 8. Lipgloss in Gold Digger
Overall, for the price point I feel that these lip glosses and cream lipsticks perform ok. When it comes to the lip glosses, in my personal opinion, I would much rather prefer to spend an extra $3, and purchase my favorite cream color formula from Fenty Beauty, the Gloss Bomb Cream Color Drip Lip Cream. The shade range is more wearable and I can still get a hint of color. The GTLB cream Lipsticks I could do without. For the price point I would splurge on a long lasting liquid lipstick, and achieve both longevity and a pigmented lip color. The GTLB lip products have not become a staple in my makeup collection, and most certainly are not my “go-to” lip products. As a makeup enthusiast these products did not “excite” me, and If GTLB dropped their price point and extended their line to include more nude, or “wearable” shades I would be inclined to give this brand another try.
Pleasant/ not a strong fragrance
High price point and average value
Colors are bright/no nudes
Not very long lasting on the lips
Packaging looks and feels cheap