Whip Hand Lip Cremes are 2.5 grams of product hand poured into 3oz pans and delivered in plastic clamshell packaging. These pans will fit in all standard or free form palettes. There can be imperfections in the surface of the product since these are hand poured... mainly pits or bubbles. This does not appear to effect the application in any way.
Atlas is a reddened berry shade. I used to read about women in ancient times rubbing their lips with berries to enhance the color. That is what this reminds me of. It has a fresh, delicate look.
Here is the description of the lip cremes from the Whip Hand site. "Like all of our lip crèmes, "Atlas" can be applied lightly to create a lip "stain" or heavier for deep, dense coverage that stays-put no matter what the day (or night) throws at you. Simply doesn't budge."
Yes...no.....yes. The texture of this creme is moist, supple and velvety. It makes an amazing stain. Most stains are super drying and lead to me chewing bits of dried skin off my lips...big beauty fail. I did not have that problem with Atlas. I do not think this product is buildable. I worked it and worked it, both with my finger and a brush and I never got anything above medium sheer covereage.
|Three applications of product|
I'm a bit conflicted. I like the product and I like how it performs. Evaluating the lip creme based on the claims on the site, then it is a bit of a let down, in so much as I was not able to build up coverage. This would have been a big plus for me as the color is so pretty and wearable. Second issue, I really do not like the pan format. I think this is probably geared towards the makeup artist and would likely be a plus for them. When it comes to lipstick, I am more of a chuck it in the purse and go. I am not sure the price point is where it should be on these. The Cremes are $9.00. If they provided variable levels of coverage and/or came in more practical packaging, I would have no problem paying $9.
In my opinion, I would market this as a phenomenal lip stain and offer it in pencil form or something of the like.
I am definitely intrigued. I want to see how the brand develops over the next few months. I see a lot of potential.
Where to Buy: Whip Hand Cosmetics
Price: $9.00 for 2.5 grams
Update on volume..I just noticed the label on the front says 2.5oz or .88g and the label on the back says 2.5g or .88 oz. I will find out which is which and let you know.
And it is verified, 2.5g or .88 oz ..what can I say, units of measurement are not my strong point. lol