One of the local makeup brands that I tried late last year is @issyandcompany
. (SWIPE for swatches) I bought three types of their lip products, in the following shades (respectively) :
💋Lipstick Pen (Skinny Dipping)
💋Multi Use Crayon (Winery)
💋Cushion Lippy (Bossanova)
✔️Packaging-wise, I really like the it aesthetic. It's clean and easy on the eyes.
✔️I also like how they offer various types of lip products. Lipstick Pen is a very matte well, thin lip pen; Multi-Use Crayon could be used on the eyes, cheeks, and lips, and has an almost Matte-liquid lipstick like finish, even if it's in crayon form, and Cushion Lippy gives that perfect blotted lip look. They also have liquid lipsticks, and cream tints, but I have not gotten around to buying them yet.
✔️Among those that I bought, I like the Multi-Use Crayon in "Winery" the best coz it's just my kind of red. It might be too drying for some, though, and it could be patchy, but I like the fact that it's so pigmented, and it's possibly the most matte Multi-Use product that I have used on the eyes, as my lids are very oily, but this works on them.
〰️"Bossanova" and "Skinny Dipping" meanwhile, aren't really my faves. They look too pale on me 😭 (but I'm sure they're fine on others). Plus my problem with the Cushion lippy is that since it's a 'cushion', it's kinda unhygienic to use it after eating lol so what I do is just apply some on my fingers before putting it on the lips.
But all in all, I do think this brand is worth giving a try bec they're quite innovative. Would def love to try their brow products soon, too!