During this past Black Friday, I finally took the plunge and bought an item that I have been eyeing for a while: a Black Moon Cosmetics liquid lipstick. Black Moon Cosmetics is an indie brand that makes liquid lipsticks, liquid eyeshadows, false eyelashes, and more. They’re a cruelty free and vegan brand with a cool gothic kind of aesthetic, as evidenced by the packaging and the shade names. I absolutely adore dark red lipsticks, so when they came out with the shade Mortis, it immediately went on my wishlist.
Mortis is described as “A hauntingly beautiful deep red with an orange base that is just stunning on all skin tones! ” and “The perfect shade of blood.” The name is very fitting, since Mortis is Latin for “death”. Like all of the liquid lipsticks, Mortis retails for $18 US.
The packaging is really nice. The tube feels sturdy and the logo and ombre color that matches the lipstick is aesthetically pleasing. I only wish that the shade was written on the tube somewhere.
Formula-wise, Mortis is right in the middle between creamy and liquidy. Because of that, I feel like it’s less drying that other liquid lipstick formulas. It also has a nice, sweet vanilla cupcake kind of scent to it. The applicator is a flat doe-foot; I prefer a traditional doe-foot applicator, but that’s just me.
This was a quick swatch without lip liner.
The shade is absolutely gorgeous; it really does look like freshly spilled blood. It doesn’t have that rusty, brown undertone, but I’m not mad about that. It’s honestly the perfect red for my skintone (N10). It applied smoothly and opaquely and I feel like it layers well too. Lasting power was good; it stays in place when drinking, and only comes off a little bit in the middle when eating. I imagine that greasy foods would do more damage though. I also love that it isn’t overly drying compared to other liquid lipsticks. Obviously, it won’t be as hydrating as a bullet lipstick, but as far as liquid lipsticks go, this is one of the more comfortable ones.
Blue eyeshadow doesn’t really go with the look, but c’est la vie.
As you can probably tell, I really like this lipstick. The color is gorgeous, it’s not overly drying, and it lasts well. Plus, I love the company’s aesthetic and the fact that they’re cruelty free! If you’re in the market for a new liquid lipstick, perhaps in a more unconventional shade, I highly suggest checking out Black Moon Cosmetics!