[REVIEW+SWATCHES] 3CE Mood Recipe 2 Matte Lip Color 221 MellowFlower

3CE Mood Recipe 2 Matte Lip Color 221 MellowFlower Review:

I was always intrigued by 3CE’s products for their simple packaging. It was totally up my alley. Then, when I was scrolling through Yesstyle I first saw this product. I loved the shade, but I was afraid to purchase since it’s a matte lipstick. I’m usually not a fan of matte lipsticks, so when I got it through the Yesstyle Advent Calendar, I was so happy to give it a try!


Claims:

+ A buildable creamy matte lip color with a primer like consistency.

+ The consistency will help the lip color stay all day long.

Ingredients:

Silica, Isononyl Isononanoate, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Microcrystalline Wax, Diisostearyl Malate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate, Alumina, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Triethylhexanoin, Paraffin, Diglyceryl Sebacate/Isopalmitate, Octyldodecanol, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Dicalcium Phosphate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Sorbitan Isostearate, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Diamond powder, Amethyst Powder, Pearl Powder, Polyethylene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Cera Microcristallina (EU), Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Polyglyceryl-2 Diisostearate, Water, Butylene Glycol, Tourmaline, Methylparaben, Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 (CI 15850:1)

3CE Mood Recipe 2 Matte Lip Color 221 MellowFlower Review

Volume: 3.5g

How to use: Use it with a lip brush to give a gradient look or use the lipstick directly for a full lip look.

My Skin Type: Sensitive Combination

3CE Mood Recipe 2 Matte Lip Color 221 MellowFlower Review:

The packaging is very nice. It feels very smooth and sturdy. The design is very simple, which I love. I always look at the packaging first since it is the first thing you look at when you take out the product from the boxing. It also protects and wraps around the actual product, so I believe the packaging is very important. There was a time where I dropped it once, but the lipstick was perfectly fine! I had some products that broke upon impact, so I was thoroughly impressed.

3CE Mood Recipe 2 Matte Lip Color 221 MellowFlower Review

The texture is very creamy. It’s to the point where you would doubt that it’s a matte lipstick. Once it dries down, it doesn’t feel uncomfortable. It feels like there’s nothing on the lips. The PIGMENT is so strong! When I swiped it across my lips, I didn’t need to go in for a second time.

The saying “A little goes a long way” is very true here. However, it does transfer and smudges. I expected this to happen, so I wasn’t too disappointed. I feel like a little bit of setting powder could help with the transfer problem.

I didn’t pick up any scent coming from the product. I don’t mind fragrance in my products, but some could get out of hand.

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3CE Mood Recipe 2 Matte Lip Color 221 MellowFlower Review

The shade Mellow Flower gives a brick-ish red color. I was thrown off a bit since the pictures show it to be more of a dry rose color. Thankfully, it’s still a color I would use. When I first swatched it, it didn’t seem like I would, but I realized as a gradient look it’s perfect for me. I also realized that the more layers I put on; the shade starts turning to a browner shade than red. So, if you don’t like that, then I would recommend going light handed with this.

The downside is that it could drag your lips. Maybe it’s just me, but I found that my lips get dragged when I swipe it. Also, my lips are quite dry, so it dried out my lips a bit. If I put strength into my lips during the application and apply chapstick before then there isn’t a problem. Again, this is my own personal situation and problem.

Will I repurchase this? Yes! I feel like this would be the only matte lipstick I would be able to use. The color and pigment are so strong, it feels like a long-time investment. I had mine since December, and I didn’t even use half. I also think that this color, especially for me, could be an easy everyday color.

Depending on my mood, I would apply a lip gloss on top and that makes it into another beautiful look. Despite the downside, I did find myself using this lipstick a lot. I usually apply it with a lip brush for the gradient look (I can’t pull off the full lip look). Now, I want to get some of their other colors! How about you? Would you give this matte lipstick a go? If so, which shade or shades (treat yourself) would you get?

Where to buy:

Amazon | eBay | Yesstyle


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