Wear Test: BH Cosmetics Long-Wearing Matte Liquid Lipstick (+ Possible Dupes??)

The time has come for me to find out how long these BH Cosmetics Liquid Lipsticks actually last… read more to see if they make it to the end of the day!


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Many of those who know me know I have an obsession with liquid lipsticks.  My latest addition to my collection were the BH Cosmetics liquid lipsticks, which I did a First Impressions on in this post right here.  In that post I mentioned I would probably do a wear test on these lipsticks.  The time has come.

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Like my first Wear Test, I decided to use SnapChat to record the time during my check-ins.

The shade I decided to wear today was Endora, which is a rosey pink color.  I prepped my lips with a lip balm a few minutes before wiping it off and putting on the liquid lipstick.  It went on really easily and after it dried down, it was transfer-proof.

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Don’t I look so thrilled here for some reason?

Ok, I have to be honest here: my day didn’t start until 1:55PM, so this isn’t technically a full days wear, but this is the summer, and I’m impressed I left the house before 7PM anyway.

 

It was 89 degrees by the time I stepped outside, so I was sweating by the time I got into the car.  I said a silent prayer for my lipstick and tried to keep cool.

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The reason I left the house was to go to the Asian food market with my mom, which is always an adventure.  Last time I was there somebody dropped one of the live crabs and it came for me.  I felt personally attacked since I’m a Pisces and I thought we’d have some kind of water sign bond, but it was never meant to be.

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Luckily, this time wasn’t too exciting.  I managed to get a box of Pocky and managed to avoid the live seafood aisle to prevent another Incident from occurring.

The next few hours weren’t too exciting.  I stayed inside and mainly tried and failed to write a paper.  At this point, I had only had some Pocky and a string cheese, so by the next time I checked in, the lipstick hadn’t really changed.  I did notice that the inside wore off a little bit as most lipsticks tend to do on me, but overall, it looked pretty good, and it didn’t feel like I was wearing anything on my lips.

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I knew dinner was going to be a good test considering it was going to contain oil and noodles, which seem to be mortal enemies of any lip product:

 

Despite my messy eating, this lipstick looked surprisingly in tact.  The middle definitely wore off more and the color faded overall, but I think I could have gotten away with not touching up.  I noticed that this shade is pretty forgiving and wears off rather “gracefully,” if that makes any sense.

Still, I decided to touch up and apply another layer just to see how a new one wears above an old one.  I blotted my lips with some good ol TP to remove any excess oil and then applied a new coat of lipstick.  Everything looked like new, but this time, it felt like I was actually wearing something on my lips.  It wasn’t uncomfortable, but it was noticeable.  Again, the layer was transfer-proof.

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A few hours after dinner, I went out for some ice cream, which is another great way to see if a lipstick holds up.  Unrelated, but I got chocolate cookie dough with rainbow sprinkles.  Just thought I should mention it.

 

Apologies for the super bad lighting, but it was pretty much the same story as the after-dinner incident.  There was a little less wearing off this time since there was no oil involved, but the middle faded out a little here.  I would gladly have gone on my night with just this coat on my lips if I was more social and had plans.

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I ended up taking my makeup off around 9:30ish, and overall, I was pretty pleased with how it wore.  I liked the fact that it was comfortable on my lips, and although it wore off a bit during dinner and dessert (again, I am a Messy Eater), it still held up surprisingly well, all things considering.  I think I made a good strategic choice in wearing Endora because nothing was too noticeable on me, but I wonder how a more bold color from this collection would wear.

Just for fun, I decided to compare this to some other liquid lipsticks I thought it could have been dupes for off the top of my head – Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 06 Pink Souffle ($14), and Gerard Cosmetics Hydra-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Serenity ($20).

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Unfortunately, these weren’t exact color dupes.  Pink Souffle is the closest to Endora, but Endora is a little bit darker and more red-toned.  Serenity is a little bit warmer and more peach – with flash, it actually reminds me of Serena (name coincidence??), so I was curious…

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BH = BH Cosmetics; JS = Jeffree Star; GC = Gerard Cosmetics

Ok, so I may have gone a tad swatch crazy. No surprise here, but I was wrong about Serena and Serenity (anybody else getting 90’s Sailor Moon English dub vibes, minus the weird incest thing they did to try to cover up the fact that Uranus and Neptune are lesbians? no? just me?)

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Anywho…

Getting back to our regularly scheduled program: Serenity is still too pink, whereas Serena is more peachy.  Gemini seems like it could be close to Clara, but Clara is a little more brown-toned. Interestingly, Rose Matter and Serenity seem pretty close, but Serenity is more neutral and the formula is a thinner consistency.  Overall formula-wise, I’d say Serenity is thinnest, followed by Gemini and Rose Matter, which are thicker yet more liquidy, and finally Clara, Endora, and Serena are the most mousse-like.  I know there’s been some controversy with Jeffree Star in the media recently (although I’m going to use the lipsticks I have, I personally don’t think I’m going to be buying any more of his products), so Serenity might be a good swap-in for Rose Matter if you think it’s close enough!

Wowee… so I went on a tangent there, but thanks for keeping up with me! Do you know of any lipsticks these BH Cosmetics ones could be dupes for??


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*Disclaimer: I purchased all above product(s) with my own money and am not affiliated with or compensated by any of the brands mentioned (I wish!).  As always, all thoughts & opinions are my own (unless stated otherwise)!

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