Wouldn’t it be amazing if they were? I go into more detail on this YouTube video but suffice it to say you get what you pay for.
Ciate Glitter Flip and Lottie London Glitter Switch are essentially the same product with two very different price points. Lottie London is considered a drugstore brand and you can pick up Glitter Switch for only $7.49 at retailers such as ULTA Beauty. Ciate London is considered luxury beauty so their Glitter Flip retails for $19.00 and is available at places like Sephora.
Both products apply as a traditional liquid lipstick, drying down to a flat matte or matte metallic (depending on the shade). When you press your lips together the glitter properties are “activated”, giving your pout more of a party.
Packaging. Both products are in similar, rounded tubes. Ciate Glitter Flip is the winner simply because the cap is a holo glitter and I love the thought put into the stars and font on the tubes. It all fits nicely into the theme.
Applicator. The applicator preference will be based on the user but I prefer Ciate Glitter Flip. For both products the applicator is sponge-tipped but the one for Lottie London is longer, making it more difficult for me to apply straight from the tube.
Application. I tried four shades from each brand and found that the formulas both applied evenly and fully pigmented in one coat. This one is a tie!
Feel. All liquid lipstick formulas feel somewhat drying, it’s based off of your preference what you can and cannot deal with. For me, I can put up with a lot… especially if the wear time is fantastic.
Ciate is the winner for me because while it was still slightly drying it wasn’t uncomfortable whereas the Lottie London felt like it was sucking every last drop of moisture from my life. That particular formula is one of the most drying I’ve ever felt.
Wear. This one was kind of close. I’m giving it to Ciate because while neither formula has fantastic longevity the Ciate isn’t terrible and wears off evenly enough at the center for you to easily be able to fix it and touch-up.
The Lottie London is hard to remove yourself but as time goes on and it does break down it does so unevenly and in flakes. It wasn’t a good look.
Neither formula is transfer resistant.
Removal. Lottie London is basically near impossible to remove without a good makeup remover (unless you’re eating or drinking and it patches off) and it hurts to get off. Ciate isn’t too simple to remove either but it does come off easily and painlessly.
Price Point. This is the only point where Lottie London is a clear winner, but why would you spend ANY amount of money on a product that just doesn’t perform well?
Ciate London Glitter Flip is the very clear winner in this post. Yes, it’s definitely more expensive but this also isn’t one of those products where you’ll want to run out and own all the shades. Glitter lips, in general, aren’t an everyday thing. If you have an occasion coming up where you want to rock them, go for it. IMO it’s worth it to own one, even at $19.00.
Check out my initial thoughts and comparisons to both of these products in the video below!
Below 4 Ciate Glitter Flip and 4 Lottie London Glitter Switch are swatched on my arm. Half of each swatch has been rubbed to activate the glitter. Note: the glitter is much more apparent in the video above vs. the arm swatches.
Shades shown. CIATE LONDON: Crush (holographic pink-mauve), Lovesick (holographic hot pink), Scandal (holographic red), Storm (holographic black) // LOTTIE LONDON: Wanted, Dream On, High Roller, Killin’ It.
What do you think about the Ciate Glitter Flip and Lottie London Glitter Switch? Have you tried them? Would you wear them? Let me know in the comments below!