OK 50+ girls. who want to try the dark colors but are afraid to try. This rocking Fushia will work with a few tricks.
I'm actually working with a sample I got for 100 points at Sephora. I will be buying the full size once I used this up. I did invest in in one of the lippencils (jilted) which matches the lippy and helps with the staying power.
Again and I can't stress this enough with the dark colors, You have to exfoliate and keep your lips hydrated with a good balm. It keeps the lip lines at bay. Also a clear lip liner or lip lock helps with the dark colors to avoid bleeding. I don't need to use foundation to matte out my natural lip color but that is an option. You can add this direct from the tube if your comfortable or use a lip brush. I also tapped the color in with my fingers and actually got a pretty day look that wasn't too dark.
This line is highly pigmented, creamy, hydrating and long lasting. You will have a stain on the lips even after eating, drinking etc. I got about 8 hours of noticeable color
I don't have any huge Cons on this other than if you aren't careful with the heavy color you will have a gloppy mess. If you are looking for color Go for it.
I bought this lipstick on a whim recently at Sephora. It's a bit brighter than I normally wear, but not shockingly so. This is a very thick and highly pigmented lipstick, and it generally lasts all day (even through meals). It's a bright, fuschia-red with a blue undertone. I'm fair, but it's not too bright for me. I think this would be great for a retro, 1950s-pinup kind of look.
FYI...I found a pretty close (and much cheaper) dupe of this at Dollar General....it's called Envy by LA Colors. Doesn't last quite as long and the tube is not as pretty, but it's 1/22nd of the price!
So I have this in a sample size from Sephora. This lipstick has amazing pigmentation and staying power, I only have to reapply once in a day. The problem I have is that it is very drying and not that easy to apply, it kinda drags. I would say it's a matte formula. I'm wondering if this is specific to the sample size because when I tested these in the store they were all very creamy. I do have this lipstick in fiend and that is very creamy and feels great on the lips. I'd only buy if the full size is different than the sample.
OK, I'll drag this puppy up! It is surprisingly comfortable and creamy feeling for an essentially matte lipstick. I have deep rosy/mauve lips & NC35 skin. It shows up as almost fuchsia - or maybe a bright berry. Not pure pink at all or even a bright pink. But it brightens my face instantly without screaming goth or weird in any way.
Only took one lippie off because it doesn't have fantastic staying power in the center of my lips, but compared to more creamy/slippery lipsticks it certainly does. Add the radiant color and nice formula and a big thumbs up from the FOTD board, and I'm happy.
I received a delux sample of this lipstick from Sephora in a shade called Catfight. It's a really bright but deep pink. Reading the package that it came slipped in, it states this new formula is addictive, offers bold color from the first swipe and glides without slipping.
I noticed that it only glides on if you intend to really slather it on from the bullet, but no one really does that. We tend to dab the color on and build layers from there. Having tried to apply it that way, I cant say this lipstick glides on with ease. What I WILL say is that what little I was able to put on I was able to spread it onto my lips really easily, so that was nice. And the color! WOW, didn't have to layer...it was an amazing lovely deep pink with one thin layer.
But then...it faded almost immediately leaving a ring of color on the inside of my mouth rather than the edges which did not look flattering. So upon the 2nd application, I applied more....then it pilled after a couple of hours. I'm not addicted to reapplying it, I can tell you that much. I dont have time. A swipe of chapstick did not stop it from pilling.
I think the only thing I like is that the packaging is a really shiny blue hued silver. It's rather cute. I love the color but I wish the formula really was a revolution but its not and looking at the price of this lipstick makes me feel lucky I got to try it for free.