Mar 18, 2014

Review, Swatch - Manna Kadar Lipstick Saucy

I actually received Manna Kadar Lipstick Saucy in the Wantable PR box last year, and it was my favorite from the box.
I immediately thought this lipstick was excellent both in color and wear, but kinda forgot about it until recently.
Saucy is a saturated fuchsia pink with glossy finish, and quite a gorgeous and unique one.
"Sheer Fuchsia Blue Pink" is the simplest description from the website, which doesn't do a justice for this pretty color.

Manna Kadar Lipstick Saucy

It is housed in a simple matte black tube and the lipstick bullet looks rather traditional.
The mild vanilla scent is just like the one from MAC lipsticks and the formula reminds me of MAC Lustre lipstick if not better.
In fact, I think Manna Kadar lipstick feels lighter and the moisturizing effect is longer lasting.
This lip hugging formula applies very evenly and also fades away naturally.
The color is very vivid yet sheer with buildable coverage, and it lasts on me for about 4 hours.

Saucy is definitely blue based but also has a nice dose of red in it.
There is shimmer but it hardly translates on lips.

Initial swatch

After a couple hours
See how evenly the color faded without leaving any dry patches?
It is impressive.

I have been sporting Manna Kardar Saucy quite often this month simply pairing it with some eyeliner and mascara.
As bright as it is, Saucy is very wearable thanks to its complexity and superb formula.
The price point is somewhere in the mid-high range ($21), which I don't see as competitive cause MAC lipstick is $16 a piece with much wider color offering, for example.
The exterior doesn't look as attractive as some of the higher-end choices, either.
However, I can really vouch for the formula and the color Saucy, and I would remain interested in trying more lipsticks or other things from the brand.

Have you tried Manna Kadar Lipsticks?
What is your favorite hot pink shade for spring?

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