Bodyography Lipstick in Smooch - review and swatches


I received this product from a PR rep for Bodyography and I was so excited because it's the first time an overseas company has sent me something for review.

I also received two other products along with this one, and I'll open and review those in the near future after I've finished off a couple of open products first.

I've used and reviewed one other Bodyography lipstick before (Seductress, see review here) and while I liked the formula, the colour wasn't quite what I was expecting because the pictures I found online were very different from what it looked like in reality, and unfortunately it's not a colour that suits me.

This one in Smooch however is a fantastic colour and I can see myself wearing it often - unlike Seductress, which I never wear. Admittedly I have a bundle of nice peach and coral lip products to reach for because that's my favourite colour when it comes to the lips, but there's always room for one more ; ).

I do like the packaging of these products, and looks like I've got the newer version with Smooch, although I liked the packaging of Seductress too.

It's lightweight and looks classy, so it's one I'm happy to cart around and pull out in public.

Bodyography claims/product details:
  • Our long lasting, super-pigmented formula contains vitamins c and e, to help protect the lips from signs of ageing
  • Created from an aloe vera base, resulting in a creamy, luscious texture
  • Formula also locks in colour for all-day wear and soothes lips while preventing premature signs of ageing with powerful antioxidants
  • Does not feather or bleed
  • Hydrates the lips: most lipsticks on the market are clay-based and can be very drying
  • Goes on smoothly; will not drag
  • Durable pigments for extended wear
  • Vitamin e restores and conditions lips to keep them soft
  • Vitamin c helps fight free radical damage and keeps your mouth line free
  • Available in wide range of creams, shimmers, frosts and satin mattes
  • Paraben free
  • RRP $30 for 3.5g, but do shop around (I paid about half price for Seductress when I bought it)

There's the colour above. It's a nice neutral peach that's great for all seasons.

There's a swatch taken in the shade (I've swatched it heavily on the left and lightly on the right):

Same shot, taken in direct sunlight:

My bare lips for reference:


 Wearing the product in the shade:

And in direct sunlight:

 In natural light:

One more for good measure:


As you may know, I'm a huge fan of Bodyography products - the brand's bases in particular - and this lipstick is no exception.

The only bad thing about Bodyography is that it's unfortunately one of those brands that isn't very popular in the blogosphere and it's difficult to locate in terms of retail outlets, so it's hard to find swatches or test the brand's products if that's what you want to do. This of course creates issues when it comes to ordering products online, because you're never quite sure what you're going to get and whether it will be exactly what you want.

That issue aside, it's no surprise to me that this is a sensational lipstick in terms of formula and wear time. If you read this blog, you'll know how much I love Shanghai Suzy lipsticks - but I have to say, Bodyography's offering is a better formula and it just looks and feels of better quality. 

The only downfall is the $30 price tag, which isn't the worst I've seen but Shanghai Suzy lipsticks cost $12.95 each so there's a marked difference. Having said this, I often see Bodyography on sale, so do look out for specials if you're interested in making a purchase.

This little lipstick is long-lasting, pigmented and very hydrating. It's unusual for a lipstick that lasts a long time to also be hydrating, but this one is. It glides on like a dream and holds fast. It transfers a tiny bit when you eat and drink, but it's still there so you don't need to reapply it.

It's super creamy and has a pleasant smell that I can't quite place: there's something almost chocolate-orange about it. I don't need to wear a gloss or balm when I use this lipstick, which is unusual for me because I have dry lips and most lipsticks call for a gloss on me because they're not hydrating enough. This is.

'Smooch' is a very wearable neutral peach shade that can pull a little pale/chalky on me if I over-apply it, but it looks great if I don't layer it on too thickly. It's a great, work-appropriate everyday shade and one I'm happy to own because I'll get lots of use from it.

On the claims I haven't mentioned yet: I do feel this product protects my lips and has a smooth texture; it doesn't feather or bleed; it does apply smoothly without dragging; and I think it has a soothing effect on the lips.

All in all, this is one of the best lipsticks I've tried. I've given it an HG tag because it's so good, and I don't think the price is too bad when you consider how much you would fork out for a lippie from one of the higher-end brands.

Huge ticks from me.

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