Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Reviews-Day Tuesday ft. DDM Cosmetics, Part 1

Hey y'all!  Reviews-Day Tuesday is here, featuring the mystery brand that I alluded to in my fashion week recap.  I got the chance to meet the founder and creative director of DDM Cosmetics, Diego DeMatos, and talk to him about his exciting lip product line.  It was fun to meet someone who was so passionate about their brand & their products, and it was even more fun to to geek out with someone about lipstick.  Today in part 1 of my review, I am reviewing three lip products, and next week, I'll be reviewing two more lipsticks.



Click through to check out these fun lippies!

Canadian-made DDM Cosmetics launched in September 2014.  They are a brand who are cruelty-free, paraben-free, hypo-allergenic, allergy tested, and non-comedogenic.  The wide range of lip products and bold colours are moisturizing, nourishing, and long-wearing, and pack quite a punch, in my opinion.

The first lip product that I tried was the matte liquid lipstick in "Danger".  "Danger" is a cherry red, with just a hint of burgundy.


Unlike other liquid lipsticks on the market that I've tried, DDM Cosmetics liquid matte lipstick comes in a twistable tube with a brush tip, and boy do I love this idea!  The brush tip makes for an easy-to-control application, which is really important to me because sometimes, no matter how hard I try, I can't seem to draw within my lip lines.  The brush allows you to easily distribute the product on your lips, and since it is a flat brush, you can turn it sideways to get a more precise line (it's especially great for the corners of your lips).  This applicator made it so easy to apply, that I wish that every matte lipstick came in this packaging.




Another thing that I like about this one is the fact that although it is a matte finish, it isn't drying to the lips!  I'm so used to this style of lip cream setting, and making my lips feel very chapped, but that didn't happen - my lips still felt moist, and smooth.  And the staying power was great.  Once it set, it didn't slowly disappear from my lips - in fact, after 4 hours I called it quits and removed it, so I could play with some other lipsticks.

Next up is the Illuminate Lip Gloss in "Ipanema".  It is a sheer pearl gloss, with a bronze and rose-gold colour.  It has a mirror on the tube, and an L.E.D. applicator, so you can apply this in the dark, exactly where you are -  no trip to the restroom necessary.



One click of the button on the op of the cap and......


Bam!  Instant personal lighting.




The lip gloss is marketed as a sheer gloss, so this would be great to put on top of a base colour, and kick it up a notch.  "Ipanema" has some fine glitter in it, and guess what?  It's not gritty! *happy dance*  Rub your lips together and it is light, smooth, and not sticky.

Finally, I have the L.E.D. Long-Wear Lipstick in "Attitude".  Attitude is a fair nude, pale pink lipstick.  Similar to the L.E.D. lip gloss, it has a mirror on the tube, and a button (located on the base), to provide you with your own personal lighting.





I know what you're thinking "Shawna, how can that lipstick come out pink?"  Well, it does, check it out.


Lip swatch - indoors
This particular colour really surprised me.  When I swatched it on my hand, it felt a bit glossy, and it appeared pretty sheer, but once I put it on my lips, it was really pigmented, and the pink tone really came through.  I took a photo of my lips indoors, but once I went outside, it brought the lipstick to another level, so I had to take a photo.


Ooh, it was so pretty once it was hit by the sun!  I love when a product surprises you, and comes to life outside.

DDM Cosmetics can be purchased online, and can be found at some Trade Secrets locations in Toronto (full list of retailers HERE).  I recommend perusing their website, if you are looking for some bold and colourful lipsticks (I'm seriously fawning over their lipsticks "Preachy", and "Whatever"....okay I'm fawning over everything on their website). You can also check out DDM Cosmetics on Twitter and Instagram, for pictures, and the latest news.

Stay tuned, because next week, I have swatches and reviews of a few more of their lipsticks.  Thanks for reading, until next time. - Shawna

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