Sugar High with Sugar Belle Cosmetic Luxurious Matte Lip Cream

Last year, I was in a blush craze mode and always on the lookout for the cutest blusher to add in my collection but this year I'm going completely mad over matte lipsticks thanks to the Kylie Jenner luscious lips phenomenon =P I have to hide some of my stash away or my husband will probably freak out if he find out about my latest haul... He almost had trouble speaking when he saw all my precious blushers stash before so I'm counting on your lovelies to keep this from him okie, wink2 

Matte lipsticks isn't the only thing I have my sights on, matte lip cream too caught my attention and like most of you already knew become quite popular recently. I'm so in love with my NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream and when I found out from Sabrina Tajudin about the existence of local brand, Sugar Belle Cosmetic that comes up with identical concept, I can't help but feeling intrigue. Will it live up to my expectation? It kinda have a big shoes to fill though since I'm going to compare it with the similar shades + finish I have from MAC and NYX.

A little about Sugar Belle Cosmetic, it's actually a beauty line collaboration between 2 fashion icons; Eyqa Sulaiman from Sugarscarf and Belle Yahya from Bella Ammara. For the time being, they only produced 5 variants for their Luxurious Matte Lip Cream range that covers from nude, pink to red. No news on the coral shade to date so for coral lovers out there, you can opted for MAC Pander Me or MAC Tropic Tonic lipsticks instead =) Both of them will give you a long lasting matte finish and looks lovely on medium skin tone.

Back to the Sugar Belle Luxurious Matte Lip Cream, I'm gonna start with the packaging first. I really like how edgy the box it comes with. The lip cream tube however is a different story, it didn't feels luxurious at all to me and looks more like a mascara than a lippy. The tube top pick up dirts easily too and I noticed some of the words already showing signs of fading!!! Thank god they have a good wand applicator to save the day, phew~ Moving on to scent; I'm not exactly sure how to describe it but the lip cream taste and smells pretty much like candy + bubblegum + lollipop to me so get ready to get sugar high, lovelies XD

Sugar Belle Luxurious Matte Lip Cream - Nude Kisses
5g [RM49.00]
★★★★☆

SB Nude Kisses can be described as a cross between deep toned beige and dirty rose; a color that will flatter almost all skin tone and quite wearable for any occasion. It actually leans more towards pink than brown from my perspective so I choose to compare it with NYX Cannes which have pink undertone and MAC Velvet Teddy which have beige undertone. On my lips, both of them are closely match to one another but when I swatched it on my hand, SB Nude Kisses looks a tad brownier than NYX Cannes and few shades darker than MAC Velvet Teddy. SB Nude Kisses is quite pigmented and a little bit moisturising compared to NYX Cannes and last for about 3 hours on my lips. But it's less opaque and didn't stay long enough like MAC Velvet Teddy.

Sugar Belle Luxurious Matte Lip Cream - Sugar Pink
5g [RM49.00]
★★★★☆

SB Sugar Pink on the other hand can be defined as a rosy pinky shade; a color that's sweet and safe for everyday looks but will probably looks better on fairer skin tone. It's slightly pinkier than NYX Istanbul and MAC Please Me but give almost the same result when apply on lips. It's the least opaque than the rest of Sugar Belle Luxurious Matte Lip Cream, so you might need more than 1 layer to get the full impact. It lasts for only 2 hours on me even when I'm not eating or drinking anything and feels a bit drying too despite it's creamier consistency in comparison to NYX Istanbul and MAC Please Me.  

Sugar Belle Luxurious Matte Lip Cream - Pink Paris
5g [RM49.00]
★★★★☆

SB Pink Paris can easily be identified as a shocking pink shade, a strong and neon like color that will turns you into Nicki Minaj *just kidding* It's not really a universal shade that will look good on everybody unless you love to stands out in a crowd and have the attitude to pull it off. You can try soften up the look by applying it lightly instead which is what I normally do with it to make it more wearable. It's a bit intense than MAC Candy Yum-Yum and without a hint of red like NYX Addis Ababa. It's not as drying as both of them too and last for about 3 hours and leave a nice, subtle pinkish tint long after.


Sugar Belle Luxurious Matte Lip Cream - High Class Red
5g [RM49.00]
★★★★☆

When I tried the SB High Class Red for the first time, MAC All Fired Up immediately comes to mind. It might looks like the typical red shade at first glance but from my closer inspection, the color is actually a bright fuschia with blue undertone which not only will make your complexion appear brighter, it's also effective in making your teeth looks whiter as well. NYX Monte Carlo have similar texture, opacity, lasting period (+/- 3hours) and resemble SB High Class Red the most when applied on lips, MAC All Fired Up unfortunately is a lot more drying due to its retro matte finish but didn't bulge for more than 5 hours. Just like SB Pink Paris, you'll get a red + pink kinda hue after the color wears off.

Sugar Belle Luxurious Matte Lip Cream - Lustre Red
5g [RM49.00]
★★★★☆

SB Lustre Red can be categorised as the pin-up red / Marilyn Monroe kinda shade. It's timeless, suits all skin tones and any age range too. The color is closely match to my all time favourite lippy, MAC Ruby Woo and shared the same texture and creamy consistency with NYX Amsterdam. It's not as pigmented as SB High Class Red but I truly like the reddish stain it left after the color wear off. SB Lustre Red staying power is about 3 hours on me just like NYX Amsterdam and quite moisturising + easier to apply contrary to MAC Ruby Woo

MY VERDICT : Basically it's all about your preference. If you love NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream range, I'm pretty sure you gonna like Sugar Belle Luxurious Matte Lip Cream as well. It's a little bit pricier than NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream but gave similar texture, staying power and finish. The shades are not really unique as I thought it will be but it's not really that bad too... One thing that really annoyed me though, it takes quite some time for the lippy to dry off and most of the time, the color will leave it marks all over my teeth and yes, the color is easily transferred too, sigh~ 

In comparison to the cupcakes scent from NYX and vanilla scent from MAC, I kinda prefer the sweet, sugary scent from Sugar Belle. If mattifying effects + long lasting lippy is your concern, MAC made the best matte lipstick ever!!! Price wise, I think going for NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream is the better option. You get more products at a cheaper price. But if you're thinking of giving Sugar Belle Luxurious Matte Lip Cream a try, I suggest you to get SB Nude Kisses, SB High Class Red or SB Lustre Red first and see how it goes. For more details, kindly visit their official site links below and until then, Happy October lovelies, adieu~


8 comments:

  1. hahaha! let's hope ur hubby not reading ur blog k! and now I am tempted to try out these lip creams!

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    1. Yeah, you should babe!!! Some of the shades are really worth trying =) Btw, thank god he only read my blog when he bored, hee~

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  2. Nude Kisses catch my eye! The packaging is so beautiful... Will try it soon. Ehee..

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    1. Nude Kisses mmg lovely but I think red definitely looks better on you dear, wink2

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  3. OMG the temptation!!! Stress tengok gambar2 ni. Cantiknyaaaaaaaaaaaa

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    1. Jgn stress2 nanti x comel, minta abg syg belikan je, hihi =P

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  4. Hi sis, can I use your picture above for my insta shop?

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    1. Of course you can dear, as long as you credit it back to me =)

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