Monday, November 5, 2012

Make-Up Monday: Morgana Cryptoria Lip Gel in Pentacle

This is a different type of lip gel than the stuff that came in the slim balm tubes, this in fact comes in a squeezy tube. The lip gel seems to be replacing her lip gloss (sadness! That gloss was perfection.) so I figured I'd give it a try. For science.

This packaging solves the problem of the product melting out of the tube but to be honest this needed to be in a lip gloss tube with a doe foot applicator. Why? Because you either have to use a lip brush or your finger to spread the product on your lip. Now I know plenty of people already use lip brushes for everything but
I only have two travel lip brushes and cleaning them constantly is a pain. The carmex like applicator works for clear colors because you don't have to worry about perfect application. This product is anything but clear.

The product itself is like a liquid lipstick, it is as opaque as a lipstick but gooey like a gloss. This sounds awesome in concept except one of the great things about her lipsticks is that they have great staying power and one of the great things about her glosses is that they fade in a very natural way as you eat and go about your day. This product does neither of those things. This product doesn't stay put. You'll leave a big glob on your coffee cup and it'll look patchy pretty quick. The only saving grace for this is that is doesn't feather. I'm not really a fan of this product. And the color is nice, not quite a full purple but def not a red.

Price: $10 a tube
Package: 2/5
It won't melt all over your purse but requires an extraneous lip brush.
Quality: 3/5
It smells nice and feels nice but doesn't do great otherwise.
Value: 3/5
$10 a tube for something you'll have to keep touching up? Eh....
Overall: 2.66
Not a fan and I don't think I'll be buying any more lip gels. And I didn't even luck out like last time where I was able to repurpose it (that purple one from the last batch is hands down my fav blush).


  1. Damn! I had high hopes, especially since Fyrinnae discontinued Candy Decadence. ALL THE MOURNFUL SIGHS.

    1. I was hopeful too since she discontinued her glosses. Those glosses were perfection.