True Love or Bad Romance? Haus Laboratories Le Monster & Le Riot Lip Products Review
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Gaga ooh-la-la, my first ever Haus Laboratories products are here! I’ve been wanting to try a couple of products of the brand for a while now and finally, I decided to splurge. I bought 3 Le Monster Matte Lip Crayons and 1 Le Riot Lipgloss to test out. Is this going to be true love or a Bad Romance? Let’s find out!
Haus Laboratories is a makeup brand by American singer Lady Gaga and officially launched on September 17, 2019. It is the first major beauty line to launch exclusively on Amazon. This means you can only get Haus Laboratories through hauslabs.com or amazon.com.
Lady Gaga tells a bit about the story behind the brand: “When I was young, I never felt beautiful. And as I struggled to find a sense of both inner and outer beauty, I discovered the power of makeup. I’ve come to accept that I discovered my beauty by having the ability to invent myself and transform. They said I was weird, but really, I was just Born This Way.”
Haus Laboratories says it’s “not just another beauty brand” and their mission is to spread kindness, bravery, and creativity by providing tools for self-expression and reinvention.
Haus Laboratories really caught my attention when they launched their Le Monster Matte Lip Crayons. I loved how these looked in the campaign so I really wanted to try them. But I felt like if I was going to place an order anyway, it was the perfect moment to get more stuff to try. So I also got one Le Riot Gloss, 2 of their Eye-Lie-Ner Liquid Eyeliners, and the Stupid Love Eyeshadow Palette. I’ll be reviewing the eyeliners and palette together in another review soon though.
We’ll be focusing on the lip products in this review! Let me start off by sharing the shades I got and some product information.
Haus Laboratories Le Monster & Le Riot Lip Products
I got 3 Le Monster Matte Lip Crayons and 1 Le Riot Lipgloss. Both the lip products retail for $18. The Lip Crayons contain 1.4 g / 0.049 oz and the Lip Glosses contain 0.17 oz / 5 ml.
- Le Monster Matte Lip Crayon in Dust: Nude Pink.
- Le Monster Matte Lip Crayon in Talk Dirty: Nude Mauve.
- Le Monster Matte Lip Crayon in Power Move: Soft Rose.
- Le Riot Lipgloss in Angel Tears: Pink Peach With Multi-Color Pearl.
As you might have seen in my recent blog post about 5 Epic High-End and 100% Vegan Makeup Brands, Haus Laboratories is totally cruelty-free and vegan.
Le Riot Lipgloss in Angel Tears
Angel Tears is a beautiful pink peachy shade with a multicolor shimmer in it. The applicator is slightly curved which makes it fit perfectly on the lips and so the application is very easy and even.
The formula is super thick. I’ve never tried such a thick lipgloss before. However, it’s not super sticky which surprised me. Because of the thickness, this gloss feels kinda heavy on the lips. You can’t easily rub your lips together. But the thick formula does make my lips look fuller and it has a gorgeous high-shine to it.
I have to admit that I’m not really sure what to think of this lipgloss. I don’t really like such a thick texture but thankfully it’s not that sticky and it actually looks good on the lips. I think I would wear this gloss if I’m in the mood for fuller-looking lips but I wouldn’t grab it if I want a more comfortable lipgloss.
I’m positive you’ll love this lipgloss if you prefer a thick texture with a high shine look. I’m also positive you’ll hate this if you don’t like a thick texture lol. It really depends on your personal preferences if you’re going to like this lipgloss or not.
Le Monster Lip Crayons in Dust, Talk Dirty and Power Move
So let me start off by sharing a fact about me: I can’t draw straight lines. In order to make these swatches look presentable, I did edit them to be more straight. I didn’t make the formula or colors look better than they are, I just edited the edges. As you can tell, they’re still a bit jiggly lol but at least they look better than before.
Now on to the formula. When you apply the product, it’s perfectly pigmented with just one swipe. Since it’s a crayon and not a lipstick, I have to go over my lips a couple of times because the tip doesn’t cover my lips fully. If this was a lipstick, I probably could’ve just done one swipe and be good to go.
The crayon is very creamy and that makes applying it to the lips super easy. They look matte straight away but they’ll dry down a bit more so they not only look matte but feel matte too. It doesn’t feel drying to my lips at all. It’s a very comfortable and lightweight matte lip product.
The only con I noticed is the wear time. Even though this is a matte lip product, which mostly stays on longer than a gloss, for example, it isn’t long-wearing. I think I saw it fade after max. 2 hours already. After eating, I only had a line around my lips left. You’ll have to reapply this lip crayon every 2-3 hours.
If you don’t eat, it fades pretty naturally but you have to reapply after eating otherwise it’ll look like you only applied lip liner and forget to fill it in. Not my personal favorite look, to be honest, haha.
Other than that, I really like the formula and the pigmentation. It is a comfortable product so if you don’t mind reapplying every 2-3 hours, I’m pretty sure you’ll like this matte lip crayon.
Dust is my personal favorite. I’ll show a picture below where I’m wearing that shade. Next up is Talk Dirty but I also really like Power Move. I obviously went for more nude tones, but I would love to try a brighter shade such as Rebel.
My first impressions of Haus Laboratories is not bad at all. Testing out the lip products makes me curious to see how the eye products (eyeshadow and eyeliner) are going to perform.
What are your thoughts after reading this review? Is Haus Laboratories a hit or a miss for you? Let me know in the comments!