Today, I've got a liquid lipstick called Purple Poison by an indie makeup company called Pretty Zombie Cosmetics. PZC are known for having liquid-to-matte lipsticks in a wide range of offbeat colours. As well as Purple Poison, I also own Three Witches, which is a beautiful deep blue-toned purple. Purple Poison is a gorgeous orchid purple.
These liquid lipsticks come in a clear lip gloss tube, so you have an exact idea of the colour and how much you have left. I found that the doe foot applicator felt a bit rougher on my lips than the Lime Crime applicators. The liquid to dry formula is very similar to the Lime Crime Velvetine formula - it's liquidy and runny, but not hard to control. It also wasn't chunky like the Australis Velourlips are. It's also opaque in one swipe, and the formula dries fairly quickly. As with all matte lipsticks, I exfoliated my lips beforehand and had a thin layer of lipbalm on before applying.
FOTD with Purple Poison. Products used:
Rimmel Stay Matte Primer
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer 'True Beige'
Rimmel Stay Matte Mousse 'Soft Beige'
Skinfood Peach Sake Silky Finish Powder
Milani Eyeshadow Primer
Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eyeliner 'Black'
Eye of Horus Nubian Brown Goddess Pencil
Maybelline Volum'Express The Colossal 'Black'
Benefit Gimme Brow 'Medium/Deep'
Pretty Zombie Cosmetics 'Purple Poison'
I frankly really, really like this colour - it's just a touch brighter than MAC Heroine, and totally necessary if you're a purple lipstick lover like myself!
Gratuitous iPad selfie! I'm frankly awful at taking selfies with my DSLR, so I've thrown this in to compensate. The DSLR photo is truer to colour than this photo is.
As much as I like this product, due to negative experiences with this company, I can't say I will be purchasing from them again. At the time I ordered (July 8th), they stated a 1-12 working day turn around time. Longer TATs are normal for indie companies, as they are usually just made of one or two people making the product as orders come in. 12 working days passed, and no shipping notification. Keep in mind that 12 working days = 3 weeks. I sent an email after 16 working days (4 weeks) requesting an update on my order. I didn't receive a response for a week, and this really concerned me. I went on the Pretty Zombie Cosmetics Instagram account and noticed that all of the comments were from people wondering where their order was, just like me.
r/indiemakeupandmore, I have seen two other threads regarding the same issue with PZC, so I'm 99% sure my experience was NOT isolated.
Because of this, I really can't recommend PZC as a brand (so I won't be linking where to purchase) - if you are REALLY desperate for some of their lipsticks, I'd recommend trying to find a local distributor, so you don't have to directly deal with what I did.
Have you had any experience with Pretty Zombie Cosmetics? Let me know in the comments!