A relatively new indie brand, Clove + Hallow has launched a full range of cosmetics and even candles! All formulated with safe ingredients and are cruelty-free and vegan!
I tried the most unique shade of their Lip Velvets in Jetsetter ($18, 0.05 oz), available exclusively on the Clove + Hallow Website.
Let's get in to the review!
Creamy and kissable liquid lipstick infused with coconut oil, shea butter and Vitamin E for a comfortably smudgeproof matte finish.
The Lip Velvet is packaged in a sleek squared off clear plastic tube with a black top and doe foot applicator. The plastic does not feel expensive, it is fairly light-weight.
The packaging is very travel and storage friendly. I've experienced no cracking or leaking from the packaging.
The Lip Velvet formula has a somewhat thick consistency that does need to be applied in thin layers to achieve an opaque look without appearing patchy.
The formula does not have any discernible scent or fragrance.
The Lip Velvets are available in 7 shades. "Jetsetter" is a deep cool toned navy blue that applies with a satin like finish but dries down to a flat matte.
I received numerous compliments from strangers when I wore I wore "Jetsetter" to work. They LOVED the color!
I noticed the amount of product in the tube seemed to be lacking, like there was quite a bit of air in the tube. For that reason, I did have to go back several times to grab more product for my initial application.
With one layer, the color was only semi-opaque and appeared uneven and patchy. It took several minutes to dry down between layers. To achieve a completely opaque application, I applied three layers of the Lip Velvet. Keep in mind that this is specifically for the "Jetsetter" shade, this does not apply to the more nude shades.
Once the layers set, the lipstick dried down to a flat matte finish. The formula does not have a hydrating or moisturizing slip and feel to it like the bareMinerals Statement Matte Liquid Lipsticks or the Au Naturale Cosmetics Su/Stain Liquid Lipsticks.
The formula does feel drying after several hours. I noticed the color starting to crack after 3 hours of wear and minor fading after 7 hours.
While it's not a hydrating formula, it is long-wearing and does not bleed outside of the lip lines.
I HIGHLY recommend exfoliating your lips and applying a dark lip liner underneath prior to application for the most even and opaque look. This is not a comfortable shade to wear, if you have dry or chapped lips, skip "Jetsetter".
To remove, I recommend applying an oil based remover, otherwise it does not budge!
Coconut Alkanes, Isododecane, Hectorite Clay, Polypropylsisesquioxane (silicone to coat pigments), Trimethylsiloxysilicate (silicone to coat pigments), Fractionated Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Sunflower Seed Wax, Argan Oil, Vitamin E, Iron Oxides and/or FD&C Pigments
The formula of "Jetsetter" is less than ideal; it cracks, it's patchy until the third layer, and it is drying. But if you can get past that, the color is absolutely gorgeous and it is the longest wearing and budge proof formula I have ever tried! I actually want to their nude shades to see if they have a more comfortable formula. If you want to give this color a shot, exfoliate your lips and moisturize the hell out of them, then apply a dark lip liner underneath.