STYLENANDA 3CE Lipstick Review


I've known this brand when I started getting into Korean Cosmetics. At first, I didn't want to buy anything from them since their price point is higher than the average roadshop brands in Korea. I normally order lipsticks from Korea with price ranges from $4 to $8 so above that is too much for me. They are priced almost as expensive as MAC Cosmetics and I avoided MAC for a long time since I find it too expensive but when I tried their lipsticks, I was pretty satisfied and now willing to pay for it since it is worth the price for me because of the quality of their products.

I am a lipstick lover and I tend to buy more than I need. I have more than enough to last me for years but I still want to buy more to collect I guess and just try more lipsticks in general. The shades they offer from 3CE are pretty unique that's what drew me to them. I kept on seeing great reviews about them and they said this brand is really the best for lipsticks in Korea so I went for it and finally got them. One was on sale but the rest I paid the full price. 

This is how the packaging looks like. They are plastic but does not feel cheap. It is bulky and a bit heavy. The original packaging is the black matte packaging which looks sleek and chic. The newer editions are the Mood Recipe ones with colored packaging which is true to its bullet color. I find it handy since you can directly see which color the lipstick is and don't need to open it anymore or look at the bottom part. They really feel & look expensive but the only thing I don't like is it is too bulky and it's not an ideal size if you bring a small bag with you.

  This is how it looks when it's new and unused.

If I compare it to MAC for the quantity & formula wise. The 3CE one has more product than MAC. But the formula is not as creamy as MAC because if I use it without a lip balm, it tugs my lips and it is not as smooth, creamy and thick when applied as the MAC one. 

 Swatches (L-R: Warm & Sweet - Inked Heart - Holy Rose - Smoked Rose

I'm really into these tones like brown, red, pink, mauve and peach colors. I normally buy lipsticks with these tones or mixed of these which I find really suits me. These are more for colder season but I can use them still every once in a while in the summer time. 

STYLENANDA 3CE Matte Lip Color (#908 Warm & Sweet) here
This was part of the Lily Maymac Collection from them and I really wanted it when I saw it. It was soldout everywhere when I finally decided to get them but I saw that it is part of their old collection so I was happy that I could still get it. The packaging of Lily's was in rose gold that's I wanted to have it but it is okay. What I don't like about this is that it is not as opaque as the other ones and it is dryer. It's not as smooth looking as the other ones and I feel that some parts of my lips are not completely covered and it emphasizes the dry areas and lines of my lips which does not look nice upclose.

I noticed this is the only shade that does that to my lips so I won't repurchase this and will just look for an alternative lipstick at MAC. I feel that it might be similar or close to the Kinda Sexy shade from them that I really want to have.

 STYLENANDA 3CE Mood Recipe Matte Lip Color (#116 Inked Heart) here
This is the most unique shade I've seen and had. I've never seen any brand released this kind of color. It reminds me of Pumpkin Spice and a best representation for that season where everything is brown. This is such a pretty color that someone went up to me just to ask where I got my lipstick from. I can really see myself repurchasing this everytime. I highly recommend this shade to everyone. This is also perfect when worn together with Holy Rose & Smoked Rose.

I applied the Inked Heart all over my lips and then the center part are the Holy Rose & Smoked Rose on top of each other to achieve a gradient look.

The only problem I had is that I needed to bring 3 bulky lipsticks inside my bag so it was a hassle. But I love these combo so much that I wore it 3 straight days which I don't normally do.

STYLENANDA 3CE Matte Lip Color (#118 Holy Rose) here
This was also part of Lily's collection from them that luckily is part of their old or recent collection as well. Actually I wanted to have all her shade so I'm glad I could still find them. This is really a pretty Rose shade that is a all year round color for me. 

 STYLENANDA 3CE Mood Recipe Matte Lip Color (#909 Smoked Rose) here
This is the deepest shade that I got. It is more of a brownish red kind of color which I like because I don't like red lipsticks with blue undertone because they are just too bright for me. This is really the perfect winter shade and also in fall as well. 

I made a video about it as well on my youtube channel if you want to see it in action.

Overall, I really love these lipsticks. They are really pigmented and great quality. I will buy more shades from this brand in the future since I really like them. They retail around €15 in yesstyle and testerkorea. But sometimes it is on promo at yesstyle that's why I only paid €9 with the Inked Heart. It was on sale there few weeks ago. So I suggest you check that site every week for their promotions. 

Have you tried any products from this brand yet? 


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