You always have that one item in your vanity that you obsess over – and then forget about – and then rediscover it after a while and end up obsessing over it again. That particular item I own is Sugarpill’s Trinket liquid lipstick. I found it in my lipstick stash yesterday, and cursed myself for ever forgetting about it. Because until last year, I was using it so much that I bought a backup cuz I feared I’ll finish my current one and won’t have a replacement. But that didn’t happen, so…LOL.
It has been almost 3 years since Sugarpill launched Trinket (January 2016), but the rage continues. And for good reason. Sugarpill’s liquid lipstick formula is one of my favourites, alongside Jeffree Star Cosmetics and the new Colourpop Cosmetics formula.
Sugarpill is a cruelty-free line of bold, innovative, and richly pigmented comsetics. It launched in 2010, with eyeshadows and has since grown into a cult favourite brand for individuals who endorse vibrant, colourful makeup. Not only does Sugarpill inculcate drag makeup into their line, they also have a huge selection for people who don’t venture into that world. In short, there’s something for everyone.
CLAIM: Sugarpill’s very first liquid lipstick, and the original matte-to-sparkle “time-release formula” that started it all! Creamy matte mauve infused with luminous golden sparkles that shine brighter as the formula sets.
Ultra-pigmented and super long-lasting. Our creamy, mousse-like formula never feels dry on your lips! Creamsicle scented.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS: When I first saw Trinket, I just knew I had to get it. It was one of those colours that just calls out your name. And I didn’t regret that purchase, even though I knew it was going to land heavy on my pocket. But since when has that ever stopped me?
The liquid lipstick comes in a cutesy cuboid holographic packaging, while the lipstick itself is in the same compartment as Jeffree Star Cosmetics’ liquid lipsticks (Wet n Wild also carries the same tube, so I’m guessing it’s NBD), although the applicators definitely do differ. Sugarpill’s applicator has a sharper edge and is spongier (?)
Coming to the formula of Trinket itself, it is one of the most comfortable wearing matte lipsticks on the market. One swipe gives full opacity and isn’t patchy at all. It has a slightly moussey texture, which I really don’t mind, and it dries down to a matte. It isn’t entirely transfer proof, and that is on purpose since rubbing the lipstick activates the glitter even more, hence “time-release”, but you can pucker up with your bae without getting it everywhere.
Although it has to be noted that reapplication tends to make the lips look drier and crustier, but the need to reapply hardly happens. The lipstick lasts all day long, with your lips looking sparklier by the second, and it definitely is pretty flattering. Nobody is going to think that you dunked your lips into a jar of glitter before you stepped out of the house, so don’t worry, you’re golden.
- Comfortable matte
- Doesn’t dry out lips
- Flattering to all skin types
- Not available in India
- Reapplication makes lips look crusty, may flake