Pretty much everyone who wears makeup has holy grail products that they search for--the perfect liquid eyeliner or the perfect foundation can pretty much haunt us (and pretty inevitably when we find them they get discontinued. Sigh.) But anyway, if your holy grail product is a black lipstick, I might have something here for you sent to me by the lovely folks over at Rivithead.
Anyway, the lipstick comes in a black tube that is printed with the Rivithead branding and a red biohazard symbol on the cap.
The Bat Black lipstick is a creamy semi-glossy formula that goes on very smoothly. It does take a minute to build up (though not long, and wearing a black lipliner underneath helps a lot) but when it does it is a fantastic pure black.
At the best of times a black lipstick look isn't going to be maintenance-free, and the creamy formula doesn't help (but because it's winter and chapped lips are the devil, I'm more than happy to put up with this softer formula and having to reapply.) The lipstick is 10USD and, in my opinion, the quality is much better than cheaper black lipsticks out there so it's worth it. It's even better than some of the gross, drying black lipsticks that mainstream brands tend to produce when the gods of fashion proclaim black lipstick to be "in" this season.
Note: I've been using Rivithead's Jet Black eyeliner pencil as my lipliner because I find that switching between eyes and lips with the same pencil (even if you are sanitizing and sharpening between) is a little bit gross and I love it so far! It definitely locks it into place.
If you want to pick up Rivithead's Bat Black lipstick, you can do so on their website here! You can also follow them on Twitter and Instagram at @rivithead and on Facebook here. If you want an extra 16% off of you order, use the code NEW16 at check out.
What is your favorite black lipstick? Alternatively, do you have a holy grail product that you've been trying to find?