***** MAC DUPE ALERT *****
This is a dupe for "Ravishing" by MAC. A color that I absolutely love, by the way.
I'm NC 20, brown hair, green eyes with warm undertones. I love peach lipsticks and saw this at Walgreens on sale and with a coupon I got it for $2.50. When I saw it in the store, I thought it looked a little similar to Ravishing by MAC but figured I'd still get it considering I love peach lipsticks and the price was so right. When I swatched it next to Ravishing, I couldn't believe how similar they actually were. Almost identical. I need to post a pic to show you guys. The biggest difference is this is a matte so it's dry and no shine to it, while Ravishing is a cremesheen so it is more hydrating and has a sheen to it. Also, Ravishing is a tad more pigmented. This particular lipstick is a beautiful soft coral-peach color that looks great when paired with Bellini lipgloss by Revlon or by itself, if you don't mind dry lips, that is. If you do wear it without a gloss, exfoliate and wear lots of lip balm underneath. It's not a bold orange color at all, which is nice for days when you don't want your lips to be va va voom. I probably wouldn't repurchase this again because I love the cremesheen formulation by MAC so I would just buy Ravishing again but for anyone on a budget or just don't want to spend over fifteen bucks on a lippie, I would def recommend this color. It's so pretty. I'm not sure it would work too well on cool toned gals, though.
***** Edit: I have attached a pic to show the two colors side by side. (pic is with flash)
This shade doesn't compliment my skintone, it washed me out. The consistency of the lipstick is moist and very pigmented. For reference, my lips are naturally reddish pink with the outer rim of my lips darker than the inner rim, but this lipstick totally changes my natural lip color with two swipes. You get the actual color when swatched. This lipstick has buildable coverage. The downside is, it tends to define the cracks on my lips when applied more than once and dries it out badly so i make sure to apply my best lipbalm beforehand. Packaging is classy, and pretty sturdy. Easily transfers on everything my mouth touches but that's ok since the brand never promised it to be longwearing. I adore revlon products but I found it hard for this product to work for me though.
I'm sceptical about peaches they usually wash me out, so when MAC Ravishing was suggested I went looking for a dupe to try first. I like this shade on me, it brightens up my face. The only thing I don't like is it shows flakies like others on here have mentioned but It's easily overlooked for me though.
I have mixed feelings about this lipstick. It does go on streaky like so many others have said. I apply a layer then rub it in with a finger and then apply a thin layer of gloss over it. I don't really like a totally matte lipstick any way. I bought this one for the color. I've kind of been on a peach lipstick quest lately. I didn't want a pinky peach but a lighter true peach. I was surprised that it was so hard to come by. I'm a NC25. Maybe a little darker right now in July but I love a nice bronzed summer look and this lipstick really compliments the peachy, bronzey blushes that I like to wear this time of year. Also great with a more dramatic eye look. Happy I found this in my stash.
I bought this on a whim because it was on sale. I wasn't really sure what to expect even after swatching. I'll admit it's not perfect, and arguably it looks terrible on me. But for some reason I love it. It's a very light colour, sort of orange-y peach. I found it to be creamy, and looks very matte. It does look a little strange at first but I love it.
I picked this up recently when looking for some new lipsticks and was not disappointed, it's a matte colour but the formula is extremely creamy and moisturising, and it is very pigmented giving excellent colour payoff. I found the colour to last for several hours, and to leave my lips feeling as soft as they were when I applied it. I did not use a liner when applying it but did use a primer, and found that the colour did not bleed at all - there was some initial smudging as it dried.
The colour is a lovely orange-y peach and is bright enough after a few swipes to be a statement lip or after one to just compliment a look. The lipstick has no noticeable scent and does not taste unpleasant at all, and is very comfortable to wear for an extended period of time.
The Revlon packaging is, as always, simple yet classy. It comes in a durable black plastic tube with a gold band stating the brand, and has a clear circle on the top to display the colour so you can store it either way up and still know what it is.
I will definitely be buying more of this once I run out as it is very reasonably priced, it's become my go-to lipstick!
I bought this lipstick about three months ago, and it quickly became my very favorite lipstick of all. It seems to get a lot of hate in the reviews, and I will admit that the formula has it's flaws, but for me, it is worth the hassle because the colour is so beautiful. I am NC20 with yellow undertones and I seem to look better in warmer colours. I have been discovering that peachy colors are much easier for me to pull off than a lot of pinks. If your skin tone is like mine, don't let the bad reviews scare you, you might love it!
Smoked Peach is a light, lively peach that is noticeable even on my darker pigmented lips subtle enough for everyday wear. It does lean more orange than pink, so if you wear cooler colours, it might not work for you. For me though, it instantly makes my whole face glow and it looks good no matter what. I have gotten so many compliments on this lippie. Even my mom likes it, and she usually does not like any of my makeup! I am not exaggerating when I say that I wore it almost every single day for almost 2 months! I just didn't feel as good in any other lipstick. I had to move on to some other shades so that I didn't use it up to quickly! I'm not sure how much I will wear this in other seasons, but for spring and summer, this is my HG.
Now, the flaws. If you have any dryness or flaking with this lipstick, this really exaggerates that. It tends to look more dry than the SL crème formula ls (which stands to reason, as it is a matte shade) so you MUST use a good balm under it and exfoliate if your lips are flakey. (I just use a soft toothbrush to gently exfoliate, then apply balm, and after that sinks in, I apply Smoked Peach, building up the color slowly with patting motions.) When I first bought it, I still had my dry "winter lips," so I found a dab of gloss on top really helped to keep it from sinking noticeably into dry spots. Since the weather has been warmer, I have been wearing it as a matte and it has worked just fine. I just love this colour so much. I'm definitely buying a back-up.
Gorgeous color; it's a straight up peach color that looks pretty against my nc25-30 warm skin tone. Only problem I have is that because it is a matte lipstick, the formula is ridiculously drying!!! I love mattes but this lipstick sucked!! While the product was on my lips, my lips were hella dry. Even after I took it off, my lips were completely gross and peely. What a shame because this color is really pretty. Definitely would not repurchase :(
I was trying to find a peachy brown Revlon that my prettiest and most favorite, smiling aunt wore and came home with this one day. Oops, this is not the color by far. It's less creamy than other SL's are, and for whatever reason does not apply smoothly, or fade evenly. Yuck.
Against my better judgement (I'd read reviews on the horrible texture) I bought this lipstick on a whim. I was very disappointed to find that the reviews were true. I love the color, as it's such a lovely retro light orange (I don't think it's a proper peach), so I decided I was going to make it work. I looked online but couldn't find any tips on how to make pasty, chalky pastel lipsticks work on you (most reasonable people would agree if the lipstick is rubbish you just don't grab for it next time around). But I'm stubborn, so... I experimented.
1) Applying it straight from the bullet does NOT work. Not if you try light layers and re-apply. *Especially* if you re-apply.
2) I don't use lipstick brushes (I just think they're dirty, no matter how I clean them I can't help but feel there's always something left), but I tried applying a bit straight from the bullet and swiping my finger over it. The result was still no better: you can see the lines left behind by my fingerprints (I suppose the same would happen with a brush).
3) I tried using another lipstick with it. I first tried a Sephora one, because I really like them and they go on smoothly for me, but it didn't work. It was still a patchy mess. There was a bit of improvement (but not much) with a much waxier Rimmel one (Lasting Finish).
4) Still unhappy, I tried a lip balm underneath, but no matter how smoothly it applies at first the lipstick still settles into fine lines.
5) A lip primer helps (I used the Too Faced one), but not that much.
6) A gloss over the top helps, but there's a fine line between too little (still goes patchy) and too much (gloopy horrible mess)
7) The best way to apply it, I found, was to layer it on with my fingers, this time using a *tapping* motion. First just a tiny bit straight from the bullet with a good rub, just to get some of the pigment in. I waited a little, rubbed some of it on the back of my hand to get it warm and lightly tapped my fingertip on my lips. I managed to build the color to true color this way without it going patchy or settling into lines. It feels a bit drying this way, but not unbearably so.
The staying power is probably not the best, but as long as I re-apply by tapping it with my finger it's not that big a deal.