LA Splash has released a limited edition Liquid Lipstick collection called Dia de los Muertos. I’ve purchased all six shades of the LA Splash Dia de los Muertos Collection and will be reviewing them all for you.
The Dia de los Muertos are a part of the LA Splash Studioshine Waterproof Lip Lustres. There are some very unique shades in this collection, like an orange gold and blue. Another thing which is immediately noticeable (and a big reason why I purchased the whole collection) is of course, the packaging.
Instead of the normal silver handle, there’s some gorgeous Day of the Dead (aka Dia de los Muertos in Spanish, hence the name of the collection) Skeletons artwork on there. Each shade has its very own unique artwork. I seriously live for these kind of details in make-up products.
The names of the shades are on top of the handles, with some of them having the translated name in English.
The wand is the same as other LA Splash liquid lipsticks, elongated and thin. The tip is stiff and not super fluffy, it doesn’t move when you apply the lipstick.
LA Splash Dia de los Muertos swatches
Swatches from left to right: Guadalupe, Valentina, Amor Eterno (Eternal Love), Hasta La Muerte (Till Death), Catrina, Sangre Azul (Blue Blood). All the shades are very pigmented and dey in about 3-5 minutes. On my arm, these swatches won’t budge. I can rub my hand on these and they just don’t move, so they are all definitely smudge proof. These can be removed with an oil-based make-up remover. I also want to let you know that these smell really bad, like chemical, paint-ish smell bad. The smell thankfully does go away after application.
LA Splash Dia de los Muertos – Guadalupe
LA Splash Guadalupe is a warm, orange-y gold liquid lipstick with a metallic/foiled finish. The lipstick is much more gold and less orange on my lips compared to how it looks in the tube. The formula is very thick due to the high pigmentation. It is also very opaque because of that. Because it’s a bit thicker, I can also feel the lipstick sitting on top of my lips the whole time and it feels very drying. I also think that the foiled/metallic look of the lipstick makes my lips look very wrinkly. The lipstick doesn’t stay on my lips that pretty, because it flakes off at random spots over time. I often have to check your lips to see if it needs to be re-applied on those spots, which is a bit of a disappointment unfortunately. On a positive note, I really love how this shade looks on me, it is a very unique shade.
LA Splash Dia de los Muertos – Valentina
LA Splash Valentina is adark, berry-red liquid lipstick with a matte finish. I really love this shade. Inside the tube, it does look like there is some shimmer in this lipstick, but it isn’t noticeable on my lips. The formula of this lipstick is thin and oily. It applies a bit patchy but it isn’t that disturbing to me. What is very disturbing is unfortunately, how long it lasts. It breaks down horribly, it clings some patches on your lips and flakes off on some other parts, so it makes you look like you have blood crusts all over your lips at some point, no bueno at all. I wish it wasn’t because the shade is really, really beautiful!
LA Splash Dia de los Muertos – Amor Eterno (Eternal Love)
LA Splash Amor Eterno (Eternal Love) is a dark, purple liquid lipstick with a subtle metallic, matte finish. Here you do see a bit of the shimmers that is present on my lips. I haven’t been wearing this lipstick except for the swatches so I cannot really say anything about the wearability. I do think that the formula, which feels oily and thin looks most similar to Catrina.
LA Splash Dia de los Muertos – Hasta La Muerte (Till Death)
LA Splash Hasta La Muerte (Till Death) is a very dark, almost black looking, purple toned blue liquid lipstick with a very subtle metallic finish. This is another shade that looks very different inside the tube and on my lips. It looks like a dark purple lipstick in the tube, while it turns blue on my lips. This shade was very easy to apply without any problems of being patchy or anything, which is great for a really dark shade like this. This is also a shade that I didn’t wear for a longer period. It does feel similar to Valentina, so I hope this one doesn’t flake as much!
LA Splash Dia de los Muertos – Catrina
LA Splash Catrina is a brown with a greenish blue shift liquid lipstick and has a metallic finish. Good griefs.. just take a moment to stare at this lipstick, how amazing is this!? A flippin’ duochrome lipstick! This reminds me so much of MAC Blue Brown pigment. I love how beautiful and unique this shade is. I wish that there were more duochrome lipsticks like this one! This shade looks much more brown in the tube and far more blue on my lips. The formula of this lipstick is a bit thicker due to the pigmentation. The lipstick stays on well on my lips except for the inner rim of my lips, which gives me the dreaded “butthole lips” look after wearing this less than one hour, so be careful of that when using this lipstick.
LA Splash Dia de los Muertos – Sangre Azul (Blue Blood)
LA Splash Sangre Azul (Blue Blood) is a grey-ish blue liquid lipstick and has a metallic finish. It is similar as Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in Paint, but it is much less vibrant and grey compared to that one. Another shade that I unfortunately have not been wearing. The formula is oily and thin, so it might be that the wearability is similar to Valentina.
I really wished that LA Splash had payed more attention to the formula of these liquid lipsticks as they did to the artwork on the packaging. These shades and finishes of these liquid lipsticks are still very unique. Even the most wearable shade, Valentina is very bold. I especially love Catrina, which I would recommend if you would have to pick only one. I would also recommend Guadalupe, solely for its uniqueness. These lipsticks might be fun for a party or a specific make-up look, but I wouldn’t recommend these as wear-all-day-long shades.
The limited edition LA Splash Dia de los Muertos Collection is available for €12,20 Euro at BeautyBay.com.
Do you dare to wear any shades like these?