Taos Cosmetics is a Nigerian brand that's been on the scene since 2014 but I think 2016 saw them rebranding and releasing a new range of products including liquid lipsticks, highlighters and a neutral eyeshadow palette.
I am very grateful to have received five of their liquid velvetines shades and I have been trying them over the last two weeks to be able to share my thoughts on the brand with you guys.
I received five shades, three of which are new shades to the collection...
Tunis Baby- New! A nude with brown undertones; will suit most skin tones. This is my best one of the bunch, such an easy, everyday wearable shade.
Lulua- New! A deep violet (similar to Mac Rebel); will suit most skin tones
Tripoli- New! A light purple with pink undertones; will suit medium to fair skin tones better
Jozi- A light brown nude with grey undertones; will suit fair skin tones but medium to deep can make it work with a brown lipliner
Gold Coast- A dark brown shade with copper undertones (similar to Mac Antique Velvet); will suit most skin tones
What's Great About Them?
Staying Power: The first thing I noticed about the Taos liquid velvetines is that they stick on like glue! If you follow me on snapchat, you will see that I did a little "wet wipe" test on these where I tried to clean the swatches off with a wipe with ZERO luck! I tried to wash it off with soap and water with still no luck until I used BioDerma, a makeup remover. So if you are looking for a lipstick that will stay on all day with little to no transfer then you would love the Taos ones.
Smell: They smell amazing! Each one has a lovely vanilla scent which makes them a pleasure to apply.
Price: These sell for N3000 each, very well suited to Nigeria's present economic situation....for real! I recently purchased one of Kylie's lip kits for double this amount and I was not pleased....Affordable makeup is always a welcome choice.
What's Not So Great?
Formular: While the formula is great given that it lasts really long, I found that a few of the shades got a little tacky once dry. Now this isn't a problem unique to this brand, a lot of the big international brands have this issue as well I'm not sure why this is but if the tackiness problem can be fixed, these lipsticks will be 5-star!
|Clockwise- Gold Coast, Tunis Baby, Lulua, Triopli, Jozi|
Where to Buy
You can purchase Taos Liquid Velvetines here!
What shade of the five is your favourite?
Peace & Love,