Beauty Story Lipstick Review and Swatch

Monday, January 19, 2015

Hello, lovelies~ Whenever something new pops up in the beauty section, I'm always excited to try it out. About two weeks ago, I went to Watsons to buy eyedrops and stumbled on a new beauty brand called Beauty Story. Well, they may not be the latest, but I just heard about it, so it's kinda new for me. I bought a loose powder, a tinted moisturizer and two lipsticks. 

The powder and tinted moisturizer is still in trial phase, so let me start by reviewing the lipsticks. It is packaged in a white box that houses the lipstick. The information and ingredients list are printed on the sides of the box. It is manufactured in Bandung, so it is a local brand, yeay~

Emollients

The combination of castor oil, diisostearyl maleate, octyldodecanol, olus (vegetable) oil, vitis vinifera seed oil (my favorite!) makes a great emollient for the lips. In case you forgot, emollients work by trapping the moisture on the skin, so it can't escape into the environment.

Wax

To make the texture smooth, this lipstick contains Ceresin and Silica Silylate.

Natural ingredients

For those aching for ingredients that are natural, this lipstick contains Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil and Candelila (Euphorbia Cerifera) wax. The first ingredient works as an emollient, whereas the latter works to give it a smooth texture.

Squalene: Synthetic or natural?

I don't know if this is synthetically produced because it is traditionally derived from a fish. Squalene is a great ingredient as it combines well with other oils and rapidly absorbed by the skin.

Preservatives and others

As per usual, propylparaben is used as a preservative in this lipstick. There is tocopheryl acetate or Vitamin E in this lipstick as well.


Contrast to the sweet white box, the lipstick casing is grey in color with light pink flower patterns all over it. The brand is printed in gold right in the middle of the plastic lipstick casing. Somehow this is kinda cute in its own way. I like those small, rounded flower patterns, somehow.


As opposed to most Indonesian beauty brands, the shades of lipstick has a name, not just numbers. I'll admit that it's one of the things that encourages me to buy lipstick, lol. I bought two shades, Samantha and Calanthe.


Both look like they belong to the nude shade family, but Samantha has a more pink tone, whereas Calanthe more orange. I tried capturing the colors on my camera, but it wouldn't show the pink undertones of Samantha.



On my lips, I prefer Samantha because it goes well my skintone. Calanthe looks like it may suit those with very warm skintones. The creamy lipstick feels comfortable and doesn't dry out my lips. The pigmentation is impressive as it produces an opaque color on my lips with a hint of shine that's not over the top. It's gone after a meal, thanks to the creamy consistency, so it needs to be reapplied. Not a problem for me, though.

What do you think, lovelies? Do you like the shades? Let me know in the comments your thoughts about this lipstick. Thanks for reading and until then, I'll see you later~

Beauty Story Lipstick
Rp 45,000
Available at Watsons Indonesia

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17 comments

  1. Akhirnya keluar reviewnya :) bagus juga ruoanya.. Tapi untuk ukuran local tergolong agak mahal yah ce pricetagnya mereka. Mungkin suatu saat aku bakal coba salah satu warnanya :)

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    1. Hi, Sab~ Packaging designnya yang bikin mahal kayanya. :)

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  2. ceee kok unyu sih packagingnya *.*
    iya yg Samantha bagus di cece..
    jd penasarannn, klo k Watsons aku mau nyari ahhhhh XD

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    1. Hi, Rin~ Ada juga yang terang warnanya, cuman ga kuambil. Kayanya cocok di kamu, Rin~ ^_^

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  3. Wih kerdusnya lucuu.. tapi jujur aja kemasannya mirip lipstik viva tanpa motif cutenyaa :D

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    1. Hi, Diah~ Design kotaknya lucu ya. Kayanya emang templatenya sama casing lipsticknya :)

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  4. Lumayan yaa kyknya ci.. hrgnya jg msh oke.. wrnnya mirip2, tp aku blm prnh liat brand itu di sby >.<
    Thx reviewnya ci ♥ suka warna samantha

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    1. Hi, Vee~ Harganya masih cukup ramah di kantong. Semoga cepet masuk Surabaya ya~ ^_^

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  5. kayaknya lucu nih...ntar kalo lewat watson mau liat ah ^^

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    1. Hi, Irene~ Jangan lupa direview kalo udah beli~ Penasaran sama warna yang lain juga soalnya. ^_^

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  6. aku suka yang calanthe! di cici lebih natural keliatannya kalo dipotoo.. hihi..
    Betewe itu packagingnya kok aku keingetan sama packaging lipsticknya viva yang biru itu ya ci. Cuma ini desainnya bikin manis bangeett

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    1. Hi, Van~ Masaaaa? Aku ngerasanya kelewat orange di bibirku.. Casingnya emang sama kayanya, cuman ini ada motif aja. ^_^;;

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    2. Iyaa! Aku suka liat cici pake yang calanthe! hihi.. Tapi mungkin kalo IRL keliatan lebih oren.. XD

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  7. A lovely review, as usual. The colors suit you well, Ci. :D

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    1. Hi, Ivana~ Thank you. I love, love, love Samantha! :D

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  8. wah lokal brand ya? jadi penasaran, semoga cepet masuk di kota-kota lain.
    warnanya pigmented dan bagus ya ce ^^

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    1. Hi, Devi~ Semoga cepet masuk kota kamu ya, jadi bisa nyobain juga~ ^_^

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