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Stylenanda 3 CONCEPT EYES Lip Lacquer in Pink Boom*

Hey everyone! I talked about being part of this round of bntgirls (more of that here), and as part of that, we were given a box of Korean treats to use and review throughout the month.

I’ll have them up in trickles, but for now, I will talk about a pretty bright lip lacquer by a brand I’ve been intrigued by, since I saw it on Wiji’s post—3 Concept Eyes!

3CE Lip Lacquer - Pink Boom - Whoa

Check out the color on this! My mom and my sister saw the box and both of them said, “Is that really the color of the lipstick?” It’s so bright!

Lip Lacquers are typically pretty close in texture, consistency, and make as liquid lipsticks. A few formulas that are similar include the Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait, the Rimmel Apocalips/Show Off Lip Lacquers, the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, and the Shiseido Lacquer Rouge. Simply, they are very opaque lip products, with the pigmentation of a lipstick, but in the form of a gloss. There are many little differences as well, but that’s just a very general way of putting it.

3CE Lip Lacquer - Pink Boom

The packaging is quite sleek; it reminds me of the Le Métier de Beauté Lip Crème and Lip Gloss packaging. The applicator is pretty unique as well, with a slight bend. I didn’t really notice any change in ease of application, to be honest.

3CE Lip Lacquer - Pink Boom - Applicator

And now, the moment of truth—is it as bright as it looks?

3CE Lip Lacquer - Pink Boom - Swatch

Check out that swatch! I was kind of scared to put it on, but that wouldn’t be fair! So, I sucked it up and wore it to my cousin’s play and then to a movie.

Pink Boom - Face

The color kind of alters in intensity, depending on the light. Indoor light makes it look more fluorescent whereas natural light mutes down the neon. This color is totally not me, but I really kind of like it!

3CE - Pink Boom - Face

What do you think? Anyway, here’s the look that I want to copy, when I gather enough guts:

Screen Shot 2013-10-04 at 10.52.40 PM

The quality of this lip lacquer is through the roof! The price is a bit steep, at $20.81 each, but you literally need the smallest amount to cover your lips, and cover them opaquely. I should note that while this reminded me a lot of the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, I much prefer the 3CE Lip Lacquer. I had a problem with the SMLCs because the middle part of my mouth would wear off, and leave a ring of color around my lips, like too-dark eyeliner. The 3CE Lip Lacquers are great because they last much longer and leave a slight stain. They do get a bit drying over time, and clung to dry patches so take care of your lips before application!

Anyway, I think overall, this is something worth checking out. They have such wide range of colors, too.

For more Korean news, check out the bntnews website. 🙂 Stay tuned for more reviews on the rest of the package I got. Thanks for reading, as always!

* This was sent to me to review. All opinions are my own! Obviously.

3CE is available on the Stylenanda website. Purchase the lip lacquer here. I have no information on their animal testing policy.

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    • Yeah, I guess it’s more high-end than the usual Korean cosmetics. It’s really, really good, though. I would get it for $20. 🙂

  1. Ang gandaaaaaa! I wonder how it compares to Lime Crime Velvetines. (never tried either of those)

  2. Looking good on you!!!! I must have that now! I’ve been eyeing the bonbon shade or something like that. I’ve been curious about whether this stuff is good or not, and now I do, yay! Thanks for the review!

  3. Hello fellow BNTGirl! I am in love with this product too! Like you I was quite hesitant to try it full on but it turned out great anyway. I love your post and I look forward to you reviews on the items they sent us. 🙂

    • Hi Joanne! Thanks for dropping by. 😀 I love your blog! Haha thanks, did it scare you, too? 😀 I am working on the reviews! I was really excited about all of them, to be honest!

  4. I have been craving for this lip product ever since I saw it from one of Jen’s YouTube videos! I think it was her Korea makeup haul? Waaaaaant!

  5. Sooobrang ganda talaga ng 3CE lippies!! I’ve been wanting to try their orange lippies for the longest time, I’m just waiting for someone I can ask to get them from Korea haha! Hay. I really hope someone brings Stylenanda to Philippine shores soon!

    • Check online! Shipping’s not that bad; I think you can probably get someone to split shipping costs with you. 😀

  6. Love this color on youuu! I’m waiting for a friend who’s arriving from Korea in a few days, I asked him to pick up a few 3CE products for me, ie their jumbo lip pencils and a lipstick :p

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