Sneak Peek: Ciate Liquid Chrome & Glitter Flip Photos & Swatches

Ciate Liquid Chrome
Ciate Liquid Chrome

Recently, Ciate Liquid ChromeCiate Liquid Chrome ($18.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) launched with six shades, and it’s supposed to be a “color-shifting, shade-flipping … high-shine gloss.” Alongside the new gloss formula, Ciate Glitter FlipCiate Glitter Flip ($19.00 for 0.10 fl. oz.) also launched in seven shades, and it’s a metallic liquid lipstick with glitter. Here are swatches:

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I have not jumped on the metallic lip wagon. Not my thing at all. But there is something in the finish on these that look juicy and more wearable. I’m excited to see separate reviews!

No post-lips-pressed-together swatches? KathleenLights’ video on these made them seem pretty good but these swatches are like woah different/worse. I’ll wait for your review! 🙂

Hi Alison,

All photos are after pressing lips to reveal glitter per the brand’s instructions. The same process I do for all products: the finished result, e.g. if it has a dry down, I wait for the dry down but do not take photos of it before (barring anything that doesn’t seem to dry down after 15-20 minutes).

In these swatches, they seem a bit rough to me. The Chromes look very streaky and uneven, especially Eclipse. And the Glitter Flips look dry as a bone, especially Siren. I’m not a big fan of glosses, metallics, or glitters on my own lips, but I’m looking forward to your reviews and reading what other people think in the comments.

The glitter flips looked really glittery in the videos I have seen so far. Here, they don’t look so glittery to me.

I bought the candy after seeing Kathleen Lights video review. Alas I was disappointed with the amount of glitter after the dry down. I wondered if it was because of her ring light but no, in different lighting it still was that sparkly for me 🙁

I totally agree with you Amirah!These looked extremely glittery in Laura Lee’s video.I actually watched a video of first impressions on Casey Holmes YouTube and she tried on Iconic and it looked about as glittery as Christine’s swatch which is significantly less than what I had originally seen.

I picked up “Forbidden” and wore it yesterday. Gorgeous color, but I feel like the glitter effect wasn’t that impressive and it did not apply neatly at all (from your lip swatches it looks like this may be a problem with several colors). I’ll try it again with a lip liner, because the color really was good on me, but I feel like I get a better glitter lip by putting glitter over lipstick 🙂

I came sooo close to buying Nova last weekend! Now I’m wishing I had. These look great for the most part.

The Glitter Flip shades have several beautiful shades, too. I’m loving Hollywood and Infamous, plus Siren. That teal shade has me all weak in the knees!

Infamous is the kind of color I always fall for, but I am concerned if these glitters feel like sand on the lips, or are too drying, let’s see what you have to say about these.

These look a LOT less glittery than the videos I’ve watched of the Flips. Did you wait and them press your lips together to get the glitter? If you did, then the lighting/lenses that people use on Youtube are SUPER dishonest! I knew people use special lighting and make themselves look better but WOW.

These are after pressing lips together – I try to always read the instructions of products I’m unfamiliar with and make sure to wait for any dry down for liquid lipsticks as well as look for if there’s a certain way to apply (e.g. that one coat is sheer, wet/dry, etc.). The swatches are the same way – I let them dry down and then I pressed them my fingertip to “reveal” the glitter.

It’s important to acknowledge there are differences between a still photo vs. video, where the light can reflect continuously vs. a still photo is static, e.g. not every fleck of sparkle will reflect light. It’s similar to how a duochrome product’s shift is harder to show in a still photo compared to a video or even if you try taking a photo of loose glitter swatched – it often looks more like sand or actual particles when in a video, you can see it catch and reflect light a lot more!

Here’s a look at a loose glitter from MAC, and I’m sure you’re familiar with how reflective and sparkly glitter can look like in real life! http://www.temptalia.com/product/mac-cosmetics-glitter/reigning-riches/

Yeah, I expected that you were doing it right and your photo fidelity is always amazing. I definitely think a lot of it is moving in the light, but also, I swear they overly make thinks look too good. Like one of Wayne Goss’ videos said, they use really deceptive filters in some of those vids. And I know your pics are more true!

I wonder if these just don’t look as dramatic since I did not do before/after? They definitely are transformative (with two being less so) and I can see them go from more of a metallic sheen to sparkling.

Oh Luna looks gorgeous! Have been super curious about the Glitter Lip Flips, have seen amazing transformations on you tube, don’t think they can be captured in still photos. This is where Instagram video helps. But a number of the Glitter Lip Flips look kind of dry? IDK, I’m liking Infamous, and I normally love purples, but that one is pretty dark, might have to go with KVD Televator instead.

These look a lot better than I expected! They don’t look high shine though, they look almost matte to me but there’s something about the finish that makes me wanna try them.

These are GORGEOUS! Best part of all is Candy is a dupe for a very very old urban decay lip gunk that I’ve been looking for for years!
Hollywood is one I would wear just everyday (love glitter) and that last shade, the deep grape…omg.
Why can’t I be rich??

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