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Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Angelic Review and Swatches

Today’s review is another pink product in celebration of Valentine’s Day: Huda Beauty’s Lip Strobe.

 

 

The Basics

🤑 $18 USD. Purchase at Sephora and the Huda Beauty website, which ships internationally. 

 

🌈 The Lip Strobes are made in Italy and come in 12 shades, varying from a pearl to a deep violet. Some of the shades are meant to be sheerer, while others are mostly opaque. The shade I purchased is called Angelic, which is described as “a light peach rosé with gold reflections”. I would say this gives a medium opacity – not sheer, but doesn’t fully cover my natural lip color either.

A swatch of the Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in the shade Angelic

🤔 The Claims

  • The ultimate add-on to your lip game
  • Some are beautifully iridescent, infused with pearls, and others are packed with rich pigments or have subtle, glimmering glitters.
  • Gives lips a sculpted and volumized gleam that’s visible from every angle.
  • Non-sticky, cushion-like texture make wear more comfortable than ever
  • The precision, heart-shaped flock glides on generously for an even coat.
  • Can be worn alone or as a lip topper over a matte liquid lipstick. The “signature” way of using this is to apply it over a matte lipstick, and then blotting it so you get a more metallic look without the shine of the gloss.

 

🎁 The Lip Strobe comes in a rectangular box in a transparent sleeve so that you can see the lip gloss tube inside. A lip graphic is printed on the sleeve so that looks like the tube is held between the lips. The box is holographic, which catches my eye right away!

 

🎁 The lip gloss tube itself is a pretty standard square-shaped tube with a black cap. However, coupled with the Huda Beauty logo on the front, it does have a nice, clean look to it. Unlike the usual doe-foot applicator, the lip gloss has an applicator which the brand calls “heart-shaped”; it’s the same shape as the applicator in the Kat Von D Lock-It Concealer Crème that I reviewed a few weeks back. I mentioned in that post that I really liked the shape for applying concealer, and I like it equally for lip gloss. One swipe gives you coverage for the entire section of your lip!

💄The Formula

The texture of the Lip Strobe is quite thick and a bit goopy, and it does have a bit of stickiness to it.

 It’s definitely not sticky to the point where it will cause the lip gloss string, but your hair will likely stick to it on a windy day. I was pleasantly surprised that this shade in particular did not have a gritty texture. It also doesn’t leave behind glitter particles on my lips as it fades.  

⌛Overall, it wears similarly to what you would expect out of a typical lip gloss. It sits comfortably on the lips and lasts for about 4-5 hours and comes off when you’re eating.

🌹This lip gloss has quite a strong, sweet vanilla scent. I’ve experienced this scent in other lip glosses before and actually associate the smell with lip gloss. I’m not the biggest fan of the scent, but it seems to disappear once it’s applied, so I’m also not too bothered by it.


Huda Beauty Lip Strobe in Angelic on its own

 

Angelic looks a lot more pink-peach in the swatch than on my lips. You can’t tell in the photo, this shade looks horrendous on me on its own – almost silvery, which makes me look like the Tin Man. That’s not so much an issue with the lip gloss; it just so happens that it just doesn’t suit my skin tone. 

The formula also settles into some of the deeper lip lines, although the average person would not be able to tell from afar. The shade scared me a little, but I had high hopes it would look more flattering with a lipstick underneath.