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Lisa Eldridge lipsticks

Hi all,

 

Wondering if the Lisa Eldridge lipsticks are worth hunting down? Thoughts?

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That looks great, @TraceyEB

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I come for the organizer @TraceyEB (and of course admiring your LE collection 😍) I need liked 10 of this πŸ₯ΉπŸ˜± (hang my head in shame)

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@blackkitty2014, I share that same boat with you! The majority of my lipsticks are nestled away in drawers in short organizers so as not to draw attention to "how many." πŸ˜‚

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@Mochapj Thanks! Sadly I now have some regrets 😞 I wish these were available when I ordered.

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These are very helpful! Thanks, @Mochapj

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You’re the best @Mochapj , so helpful! πŸ₯°

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The more I look at swatches, the more confused I get.  I thought Meet Me in Berlin, Rosy Shell, and maybe Palazzo.  I did just buy four lip glosses and four lipsticks from Smith and Cult (site is 70% off) for $39.  It's hard for me to look at these now, although I know they are luxurious.

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I always feel this way with her new releases @Ispend2much6 ! Colors look so very different all of the time so I go back and forth comparing them. Then of course she finally releases tons of pics once we’ve all ordered them lol, which makes sense for her but also wouldn’t it kind of help prevent returns too? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈI’ve never returned any of mine with her but still. I’ve not had any break either thankfully. A few other brands like PM but not LE. 

@aviscardi @Winthrop44 @WinglessOne 

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that happened to me , all of the swatches after the fact. i didn't know she accepted returns? well so far ive liked everything ive purchased but this was the first time i hesitated because the swatches took so long

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@Ispend2much6  i was a bit disappointed to see how late they shared swatches and then had me questioning my picks lol, they seemed to be more focused on the pop up. I posted on my stories the day before and her team msgd me that she would have my comparison mentioned to the team and lots of swatches to come ;/

 

anyway at last minute i added le mepris based on seeing a comparison to kitten mischief same depth. But then in later swatches it looks lighter lol. I know Lisa looks to have less pigmented lips than myself so I’m hoping that works in my favor. 

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PS - anyone see Lexi Jong videos about not purchasing anymore Le due to breakage ? I know this was mostly velvets maybe saturated formula too?, i have 6 velvets myself and just went through all including my 2 Lucents and thankfully all are ok. I know this is also due to weather and shipping and why i don’t like buying lipsticks in warm weather. But I’m also super adamant about letting lipsticks cool when they’re arrive before opening the tubes (or popping in the fridge), the temperature of my office where i store my makeup and how much bullet (lipstick in general) i roll up to apply. Just curious if anyone has this happen too. 

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@aviscardi, glad to see Lisa get back to you about comparison swatches.  I also saw Lexi Jong's video and wanted to add that I have not experienced any breakage of my LE lipsticks in any formula. I don't take any specific care with them. I store them upright in a lipstick holder in their boxes so I can see the shade names (and seeing them reminds to me wear them). πŸ™‚

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@aviscardi   That was so nice of LE's team to respond to you!  And yes, I agree this is a bad time to order lipsticks.  I keep forgetting the summer golden rule- do not order lipstick or chocolate!

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@aviscardi I heard about the Velvets breaking issue a couple of years ago but not more recently until Lexi’s video, so I assumed it had been fixed. I’ve never had one break myself, and I’m not careful with storage at all. My lipsticks are stored on their sides in loosely organized containers inside bathroom drawers!  Maybe it’s just me, but considering she also said she doesn’t feel Lisa’s colors are all that anymore, etc., I felt like she had more of an agenda. It wasn’t a β€œwatch out for this potential problem”, but more of a β€œdon’t buy this brand” kind of video, posted right when Lisa was launching a new collection and pushing other brands. Perhaps she’s unhappy that she doesn’t get PR from Lisa, is looking for PR from the alternative brands she pushed, or is just overall attention seeking in a sea of YouTubers?  I dunno.

 

I agree about all the "swatches coming soon" posts on Lisa's IG when they still haven't materialized for the most part being frustrating. They really did seem to be more about the pop up. Then I think about the fact that she provides detailed color descriptions, a video wearing all shades herself, and pictures of each shade on models with different skintones, and wonder why I'm complaining. I still really, really want those swatch comparisons too though! lol

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Yes. I get it and she does more than most with her launches. I guess because her images are retouched like everyone else i just appreciate the real swatches and found it weird for her CS to reach out and say lots of swatches coming soon. Comparisons are especially helpful too as her line grows. I saw a lot of comments on her IG post asking and they kept saying the same thing -  coming soon 

does Lisa even send PR? I thought it was kinda like vievemuse or at least i haven’t seen it sent out. I found it interesting comparing to givenchy when the bullets are scented. I’m not personally into super luxe brands so that doesn’t really appeal to me, so maybe that’s why i find the velvets unique.. I also find it odd to make a specific video about it. There’s nothing wrong with talking about her personal qualms with it and i did see a few people comment in her video. But there were also a few that didn’t have any issues. 

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@aviscardi Yes, why do they keep saying soon? lol Lisa does send out PR. I’ve seen some UK YouTubers thank her, but of the people in the US that I watch regularly the one who comes to mind is Michele Wang. She thanked Lisa and her team for sending her a bunch of the Fall 2021 shades at the start of her review of them, and said she had been planning on buying them herself.

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Ah ok! Yes actually now that you say that I think I did see that as well and probably the few early postings that you would end up seeing on her Instagram that she repost. At least it seems to be few and far between so it’s more selective then mainstream brands. 
the swatch thing was just bizarre. I know for myself I just happened to post a story about it and tag them not anything specific about the shades just that I was wondering if these compare etc. 

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@aviscardi Just in case you haven’t looked lately Lisa is posting lots of comparison swatches to her IG stories now and also asking for requests.

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@aviscardi  Thinking about the only times I've had a bullet lipstick (by any brand, since 1990) break on me... The time I accidentally knocked a MatteTrance onto a tile floor from one of my bathroom countertop drawer stacks, and the casing cracked 😞 ... The time a new NARS lipstick arrived twisted up too far, so the tip had smashed into the cap; I did a little surgery to reform a slanted tip (that was the reissue of NARS Lipstick shade Funny Face in red casing)... And I did have another bullet break right at the base of the packaging, but I don't recall the brand or how/when that happened; it wasn't a Lisa Eldridge lipstick (or PMG, or NARS, and now I'll drive myself nuts trying to remember which brand it was). [ EDIT: I remember! It was a ColourPop Lux bullet, shade JV. It arrived broken at the base, so the bullet was leaning against the casing interior. ] Those are the only times I remember. 

 

None of my Lisa Eldridge True Velvet or Luxuriously Lucent lipsticks are broken. πŸ€·β€β™€οΈ Not even my LE lip liners have suffered broken tips. 

 

My entire lipstick hoard survived several years of bathroom counter storage without issue. Then again, I don't take hot showers, so that bathroom rarely gets steamy warm. This year I finally moved them (and lots of other makeup) out to my bedroom, and they're all still fineβ€”even the Bite ABs, surprisingly. I never put newly arrived lipsticks in the fridge, though that's not a bad idea when they've shipped during a heat wave. 

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Ha. Yea i really have to scratch my head. I know the gxve brand arrived with the bullet completely loose but other than that i can only recall bullets leaning due to shipment. If it’s not the summer with the ac (or really you can do this anyway) you can pop into the fridge or if you live in a hot climate. But really i just got a Sephora pkg that was barely outside and the box was super hot so i can only imagine the tracking it takes in trucks etc   
i just moved recently and i didn’t even think to check my lipsticks. I put them in my office with the AC but occasionally it gets a little hot in there because i need a blind lol but I’m thankful mine are in tact. 

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@Ispend2much6  Heh, I was at S&C earlier, buying more nail polish πŸ˜‚ (who am I to resist another 70% sale). I passed on all the available lip shades though. I do have a S&C lipstick, but it's a sparkly "unconventional" shade they no longer have, so the finish and feel are likely different from their current lineup. I hope you enjoy your new lipsticks! Good way to avoid buying a more expensive product, for sure! 

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