As you can see from their website and the collection of lippies above, it was all I could do not to buy up the entire stock. I restricted myself to lipsticks and an eyeshadow palette (to be reviewed later) and regretted not having bought more products the moment I got back home. Read on and you'll know why.
Here is the review and the swatches of the Mikyajy Sabaya long lasting lip colour.
Doe's foot applicator. You get exactly enough to cover the lips.
Swatches of Mikyajy Sabaya lipsticksI know, I usually don't jump to swatches rightaway, but I'm saving the formula part for the last!
Chanel Rouge Double Intensite in Rose Quartz. And nope, they aren't going to look like you painted them on the lips, and they do suit medium skintones just fine.
Formula of Mikyajy Sabaya LipsticksImmovable. Unshakeable. Invincible. Chanel Rouge Double Intensite, here is your rival. These shall not be, these shall not be moved, just like a tree that grows by the water side, these shall not be moved.
This is what happens when you give it a scrub with water.
This is what happens when you give it a good scrubbing with Nuxe Micellar Water (currently used makeup remover) and a wet wipe and your forearm turns red. The colour still hasn't gone, and I've scrubbed my skin raw. This is why I didn't swatch the whole lot for you. People will think I'm attempting to self-harm.
Chanel Rouge Double Intensite or MUFE Aqua Rouge. These stay on longer than Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay in Place Lip Duos. No fading, no bleeding, no flaking off, no moving away to the edges. The picture below is at the end of the day. Thank goodness for long sleeves. No transfer anywhere. Eat, drink and be merry!
These go on creamy and dry matte but aren't going to be drying if you apply the gloss over it. Oh, and they work well enough with other lip glosses and balms, too!
Now I haven't done on-the-lips swatches for this post, because I'd have to scrub my lips raw to change each colour. But here are some quick clicks of me wearing three of these shades over the daytime (peach 06, pink 09 and deep pink 13). Please forgive the lighting and lines - the top two were in the desert sun and quicksand respectively, and the third was in the cold falcon souq. Not very good photos, but you get the idea. No lip liner or primer was used.
At $20 per lipstick, these don't break the bank. There's a decent 5ml of liquid and 5ml of the gloss. Plus, you're saved reapplying through the day. The Mikyajy Sabaya lip colours are right up there among the longest lasting lipsticks. Since Chanel threw out my favourite shade in Rouge Double Intensite (Rose Garnet, swatched here), these are my new HG lippies.
It's a crying shame they don't sell online, but if you have any way of getting makeup from the Middle East, do go for these - and check out their fun website, mikyajy.com. I bet you make a large wishlist!
A surprise for my readers
I will be including a brand new Mikyajy Sabaya lipstick from this range in my first blogoversary giveaway! You've GOT to try it and fall in love with it. I'm just waiting for the weekend to shop for a couple more gifts so there's enough to go around. I bought a Bourjois Rouge Edition #17 today on the way home but got here and decided to keep it for myself, it is such a pretty dusty-pinky-coral! No worries, I'll get another one!
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Disclaimer: My own money. I'll do virulent green lights flashing around saying PR sample if I get around to featuring one.