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Sugar Mettle Liquid Lipstick in 08 Alcor: Review

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I am sure most lipstick lovers will agree that the search for the perfect liquid lipstick is a never-ending journey. An easy to apply, hydrating, long-lasting and pigmented formula has become the holy grail. Sugar Cosmetics’ Mettle Liquid Lipstick seems to be on the right track in this matter. With 12 exquisite shades, Mettle Liquid Lipsticks promises it all. In this review, we will take a look at the shade 08 – Alcor and see if it lives up to all its claims.

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Product Description and Claims:

Get your hot on, ladies! Say hello to the lustrous SUGAR Mettle Liquid Lipstick, a long-lasting and nourishing formula that keeps lips covered with intense bold color from AM to PM. You’ll love the luxe creamy texture of this can’t-resist lipper that is not only ultra-lightweight but also silky smooth.

Packed with avocado oil, Antioxidants and Vitamins A, C and E, this non-sticky, non-drying lipstick promises to take good care of your pout while delivering a rich intensely-pigmented colour and finish.

About the shade 08- Alcor they say:

ALCOR on encore! Raise a toast to a scintillating warm plum shade that is meant to impress.


As per the brand’s official website, the ingredients are:

Isododecane, mica, dimethicone, trimethylsiloxysilicate, polybutene, petrolatum, Cyclohexasiloxane, kaolin, disteardimonium hectorite, cera alba, silica dimethyl silylate, glyceryl, Behenate/eicosadioate, propylene carbonate, tocopherol, persea gratissima oil, Cyclopentasiloxane, tin oxide, synthetic fluorphlogopite, calcium aluminum borosilicate, Calcium sodium borosilicate, alumina, silica, polymethyl methacrylate, hydrogenated polyisobutene, palmitic acid, dimethicone crosspolymer, perfluorononyl, Dimethicone/methicone/amodimethicone crosspolymer, benzoic acid, phenoxyethanol. CI 15850, CI 19140, CI 42090, CI 45380, CI 45410, CI 75470, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77891


The Sugar Mettle Liquid Lipstick comes in a rose-gold cardboard box with “Mettle” written along one side. On one face of the cardboard box, the definition of the word mettle has been inscribed. The lipstick itself comes in a sleek yet slightly bulky plastic container with a rose-gold lid with the Sugar logo on top of the lid.


Sugar Mettle Liquid Lipstick retails at ₹1,199 for 7ml in India.

My Review of the Sugar Mettle Liquid Lipstick:

Liquid lipsticks have never worked for me. All the liquid lipsticks I own either have terrible formulation or do not suit my skin tone. From drugstore brands to high-end brands, I have tried them all only to be disappointed. And yet, I just do not give up on them. So when I was heading into a mall on a beautiful pre-COVID19 day and noticed a well-lit make-up outlet of a brand that was new to me, I could not stop myself. I walked into that beautiful Sugar Cosmetics outlet and headed straight to the lipstick section. The smart saleswoman was quick to point me to their then-new launch (obviously high-end!).  It was a beautiful warm plum shade that caught my eye. The formula was thin and applied well. On an impulse, I bought the lipstick.

On the ride home I worried about the fact that I had spent an exorbitant amount on lipstick by a brand which I had not even heard of. And to top that, it was a liquid lipstick too. When would I learn?! Over the next few weeks, I used the lipstick multiple times. To my surprise, it was a wonderful lipstick and I faced no problems while using it. Here’s what worked for me:


The lipstick is thin and makes the application a breeze. It is extremely lightweight. Once you apply it you forget that you have lipstick on. It dries within two minutes of application and does not dry out your lips a lot. That being said, prepping your lips with a scrub and lip balm before applying any liquid lipstick would only enhance the look and keep your lips moisturized. Another plus point is that these lipsticks hardly have a scent.


The longevity of this lipstick is great. It is transfer-proof and lasts about 5-6 hours without fading off in patches.


A little can go a long way with these lipsticks as they are extremely pigmented. After 7-8 hours of wear, they leave your lips slightly tinted, even as the lipstick starts to fade.


08-Alcor is a beautiful plum shade. It is warm and is a mauve-nude for my skin tone. It is suitable for both a formal setting and also a party setting. The swatch of the lipstick is given below.

Swatch of Shade 08

Sugar Mettle Liquid Lipstick – 08 Alcor

Pros and Cons of the Sugar Mettle Liquid Lipstick:

  1. Lightweight
  2. Easy to Apply
  3. Does not dry out the lips.
  4. Highly pigmented.
  5. Long-lasting and transfer-proof.
  6. Beautiful shade (the entire shade range is beautiful).
  7. A good volume of product.
  8. Not heavily scented.
  1. Over-priced.
  2. Plastic packaging.

Where you can buy it:

You can buy the Sugar Mettle Liquid lipsticks in Sugar Cosmetics outlets or online at Sugar Website, Nykaa, Amazon, etc.

The Verdict:


Tried and tested by The Review Owl.




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2 thoughts on “Sugar Mettle Liquid Lipstick in 08 Alcor: Review”

  1. prings nair

    Tried and tested this colour today . Just as per your review it lasted long for more than 5 hours. I just had to lightly apply..and It instantly dried. Less patchy than most liquid lipstick i tried.


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