Review: Ciate London Liquid Velvet Moisturizing Matte Liquid Lipsticks in Chatterbox and Pin Up

I heard all about these new offerings from Ciate London. I’ve already tried their nail polishes, so I wanted to check out their lip colors.


I bought Pin Up (“a universally flattering berry”) and Chatterbox (“deep magenta mauve).


Top to bottom: Chatterbox and Pin Up.



The formula is creamy and pigmented. It stained my lips a little. It takes a few seconds to dry down well enough to apply more.

The color of Pin Up is more berry than it appears in the photo. Chatterbox is a cross between purple and raspberry. It fades to more of a berry with time.

Both shades wore well for about 5 hours, provided I didn’t bite my lips or eat messily (voracious predators in the wild have better table manners than I do). I had to reapply by the 5th hour, but the damage wasn’t bad at all.

This wasn’t as moisturizing as I would have liked it to be. It wasn’t drying either. The change in weather (cooler, drier air) has led to my lips getting somewhat chapped. The lipsticks did little to change their condition, but they didn’t make it worse either.

The lipsticks give a matte finish, but it wasn’t too flat. I think the name “Liquid Velvet” is fitting. The applicator twists down and emits a locking sound when properly secured. This is nice for me because in the past lipstick tubes have busted open and made a huge mess in my purse.

Pros: Gorgeous colors, good pigmentation, easy to apply, nice packaging, lasts for 5 hours.
Cons: Not really moisturizing, only available where Ciate is sold.

Grade: B+


About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at:
This entry was posted in Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Review: Ciate London Liquid Velvet Moisturizing Matte Liquid Lipsticks in Chatterbox and Pin Up

  1. I don’t think I have ever tried Ciate but I think I can get it here in Germany. The color of Chatterbox is lovely, the description doesn’t sound like it would wow me.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  2. Disha says:

    I really liked the pink up color. Can you please tell me the price?

    Best Long Lasting Perfume For Women

  3. Anubhuti says:

    looks decent…chatterbox looks awesome 🙂

  4. Very beautiful shades! I’ve been curious about these. I may have to try one out.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s