VMV Hypoallergenics Velvet Matte Lipstick Review: Bikini Machine

Friday, April 26, 2013


Believe it or not, this is only the second velvet lipstick I own. I just felt that velvet lipsticks are not for summer so I didn't bother to look around for one that would be worth wearing in the heat. Until VMV Hypoallergenics sent me their velvet -matte lippie and I just loved the color. And I adore the name: Bikini Machine.

VMV Hypoallergenics Velvet Matte Lipstick in Bikini Shine, PhP 1050.00

I love the sleek packaging. It's simple but has elegance written all over it. I love classy packaging. Well, that or cute. Ha!
The product doesn't have a strong smell which is good since they're supposed to be hypoallergenic, although I do like some lipsticks that have mild fragrances. MILD and sometimes being the operative words.

At first glance, I thought that it was a dupe of MAC's Up the Amp, but when put side by side, you can see that VMV is more pastel. Hmm, I adore pastels.
The formula is a little bit too dry (but NOT drying) so it doesn't glide on as smoothly as I wanted it to (even though the box says matte, I still expected it to be creamier). You have to pile on the color to achieve the maximum color intensity. Well, a minor bump for a superb shade, so nothing a little balm wouldn't fix.
Bikini Machine really does look velvet-y when swatched side by side with a creamy lipstick, so that department gets an A. My lips didn't itch, flake, or crack which is always a good sign. Some products claim to be hypoallergenic but its all LIES. Staying power is good too, had to retouch after about 3 hours or wear.

The verdict? 2 thumbs up! I would definitely purchase a different shade or formula to try!

The color looks gorgeous when paired with a lip gloss that is more or less the same shade. It really brings out the color.

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  1. It really is a gorgeous shade - and it looks fantastic on you!

  2. Lovely shade! Reminds me of NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Sydney! :)

    1. Oh really?? :) Ooooohhh... I haven't tried that one! Thanks for letting me know! :)

  3. Wow! Really love this colour!
    Timeless Mode

  4. Both are beautiful color, but I prefer the matte ending of the vmv bikini machine!


  5. So pretty! Did you pair it with a lip gloss? If yes, what lip gloss did you use? :)

    1. Hi sweetie! Yes, I put lip gloss in the center part of my lips :) I used Bobbi Brown :) It's in my how-to video, just click on the link :) Thanks for dropping by!

  6. Amazing colors, they look so pretty on your lips :)

  7. VMV lipsticks are sometimes on 50% off sale, so that's when I get to try their line. They have great shades, a personal favorite is Babe. But this one is so unique, haven't seen this at the stores, so I think I have something new to wait for. thanks for the nice review!


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