Bodyography Electric Lip Slide in 1605 Berry'd Alive - review and swatches


You may remember that a PR rep for Bodyography sent me three lip products last year, and this Electric Lip Slide is the third and final product I have left to review.

I opened each item one by one as I finished off other lip products and had more space in my collection, and I'm glad I saved this one 'till last because it may well be my favourite of the three - partly because I love the colour and I have nothing else like the formula in my collection.

The Bodyography Lipstick in Smooch (reviewed here) is a great product and it earned a place in my 2015 favourites, and while I didn't love the Bodyography Lip Gloss in Pucker Up (reviewed here) as much because it wasn't pigmented enough, it's still a great formula and I'm enjoying using it.

This Bodyography Electric Lip Slide in 1605 Berry'd Alive is a fantastic formula with great pigment, and I love it so much that it may well find its way into my 2016 favourites because it's one of the best glosses I've used.

Bodyography claims/product details:
  • A hybrid of a lipstick, gloss and stain 
  • Infused with natural butters and vitamin e
  • Also contains shea, cocoa, avocado and mango butters
  • Luscious, head-turning, pigmented lip colour
  • Extremely moisturising
  • Nothing else like it on the market
  • Water resistant formula 
  • Creamy feeling of a lipstick, shine of a gloss, longevity of a stain
  • Pineapple scent
  • Available in 10 shades
  • Paraben and cruelty free
  • To use: use the doe foot applicator to apply onto the lips or squeeze onto a palette and apply with a lip brush; no need to prime or line the lips 
  • RRP $35 AUD for 13g, but do shop around

I'm not the biggest fan of plastic tube packaging like this because it often doesn't look particularly fancy, but it is functional and easy to use so no complaints there.

I love that it has a doe foot applicator and I'm not sure I've seen a gloss tube with an applicator before - normally tubes are just squeeze-out arrangements - so I'm pleased about the applicator because it's less messy and more functional.

There's a swatch in direct sunlight below. You can see it's a true cool-toned purple - exactly how I like my purples - with not a hint of wine or berry in sight:

And in natural light:

My bare lips for reference:

Wearing a thin layer, natural light:

Same shot, indirect sunlight:

Wearing a thicker layer, direct sunlight:

Same shot, indirect sunlight:


I absolutely love this product and I've given it an HG tag. I seem to have been handing out the HG tags a bit lately, although that's because I've been reviewing some of my all-time favourites throughout the past month - so I don't take the HG tag thing lightly, promise ; )

In texture this product is like a thick gloss that's very lightweight and almost whipped, so it's not heavy or sticky at all. It does indeed have a fake pineapple scent and it's a scent I like - although I'm glad the smell fades quickly because I'm not sure I'd want to be smelling it all day.

The pigment of this product is nicely strong, but not so much so that it can't be sheered down for a softer look. Mostly I like applying a thick layer because I love the colour, but it still looks great and true-to-colour if you choose to apply just a little.

I do believe you could call this a hybrid gloss, lipstick and stain, because it looks and feels like a gloss but it's creamy and pigmented like a lipstick (and not too glossy and sticky), and it does leave a stain behind that lasts hours once the top glossy layer is gone after eating or drinking etc. I haven't tried anything else like it on the market, so it may well be true as claimed that nothing similar is available.

I'm going to stick with calling it a gloss because that's what it feels and looks like on the lips to me more than anything else, and it's easily one of the best glosses I've used for a number of reasons. It's comfortable to wear and I often forget I've got it on; it lasts longer than perhaps any other gloss I've tried; plus it's super hydrating and the stain lasts for ages so I don't need to reapply it as often as I do other products.

I get a good hour or two of wear - even with eating and drinking - without the product looking like it's faded at all. After that, the glossiness does start to fade but the stain hangs around for hours and it fades evenly. It also doesn't bleed, which is another huge plus.

'Berry'd Alive' is a true, cool-toned purple (my favourite kind) and it's a product I can see myself reaching for often. It's not a colour that everyone would love, but more 'standard' shades are available so it's worth checking out the range to see what takes your fancy.

Now $35 AUD ain't cheap for a gloss (although you can find it discounted if you shop around), but if you view it as a high quality lipstick/stain that contains 13g of product and will last for ages, it starts to look much better value.

The biggest selling points of the product for me are the pigment, lasting power and how moisturising it is. I've been racking my brain to see if I can recall any other lip product I've tried that's this hydrating (leaving aside dedicated treatments for chapped lips) and I can't think of any. This is up there with the most hydrating, creamy lipsticks I own - and it lasts better than all of them.

I've mentioned before that I can't understand why Bodyography isn't more popular in the blogosphere because I've never used a dud product from the brand and its complexion products in particular are off-the-charts good. I hope the brand's popularity changes in future because the products are fantastic and they deserve more recognition than they get.

In sum, this is a fantastic product that meets all its claims and I'm keen to grab more shades so I'll hang out for specials because I've often seen Bodyography products heavily discounted during normal sale periods (eg post Christmas).


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