This is a beautiful mauvey tea-rose color that is a little bit pinker than MLBB on me. It is very subtly romantic and pretty. I'm really liking it for spring and summery looks.
As usual the formula for the NYX round case lipsticks is creamy and smooth. Of the ones that I own (b52, Perfect, Thalia, Snow White), this one seems to benefit from a bit of lip balm applied first for a bit more smoothness. It looks good for about 3 hours on me, which is pretty decent for me.
I think this lipstick is a great value!
The lipstick formula itself isn't that amazing - staying power is just a few hours, smells kind of funny, tube itself looks cheap because of the ingredients sticker that doesn't come off. On the bright side, it doesn't feather, stain or dry lips.
The real bright side that makes it a four star lipstick I reach for again and again, is the color. It is a mauvey-pink that is easy to wear and natural looking in both color and texture on my fair-olive skin. So many cheaper lipsticks have shimmer, this doesn't; the finish is shiny but otherwise natura, a satin.
It's a MLBB. At first I wasn't sure because it looked too dark for my super pale complexion, but now after playing around I found that if I apply it once and then blot it a couple of times it looks gorgeous. Then I wear as it is or sometimes with gloss on top.
I was looking for a dusty rose type lipstick but when I put this on, this was the only pink-y type lipstick that didn't make me feel like a clown. I really like it because although it's not a bright pink, it still makes an impact. It has some magenta tones as well as brown and is quite a unique color. I wouldn't repurchase this shade though, only because I'd like to explore more shades from the NYX Round lipsticks.
A very beautiful, creamy, medium pinky/brown color on me (MLBB). Yes, I will buy again.
Not long staying power
I LOVE this lipstick! I was worried at first that it would be too fair for me judging by the color sample provided on the package but it's slightly a shade darker. I have been on the search for a semi natural looking brownish mauve lipstick for a while. My lips have a brown pigment to them so colors like MAC Blankety and MAC Tea Ceremony don't give me the natural look I'm looking for. This was a nice treat to find because it does have some color to it that I can pair with a look when I'm going for an amplified natural look so to speak. Not too fond of the smell but I don't notice it after a few seconds. This lipstick is also a little bit drying so sometimes I apply a lip balm over it. I will try and upload a pic w/ flash and w/o as some of these pics here make it appear darker than it really is.
I'm giving this 4 stars because it's a nice, creamy formula that feels nice on my lips. There is quite a bit of slip and little staying power so it could be improved, but it's very good for the price. The color, unfortunately, just doesn't seem to work for me... It's a little too dark and brown for my super fair complexion. So, I won't be repurchasing this particular shade but I will definitely find another color.
The color is very flattering to my complexion. The lipstick is very moist and easy to apply. However, it doesn't stay on me very long.
Good value though.
It is autumne again and it's time to whip out my rosey lipsticks that I love for colder weather. I found this sitting in my makeup boxes and thought it would be a change from all the Smashbox, Revlon, Lancome, and Maybelline lipsticks I use. This is very pigmented so a tiny bit goes a long way. The color is not million miles away from Revlon Colorburst's Soft Rose, which I absolutely love for a natural flush on the lips. But the lasting power of this is much better than Revlon. I used this today as a cream blusher and it reminded me of MAC's Blushcreme in Posey, it is comparable to the blusher both in lasting power and pigmentation.The two things that bothered me about this lipstick, and the reasons why I didn't give it 5 lippies, is because of the smell and the ugly packaging. First of all, the smell is stomach-turning for me so I always have to blot the lipstick down and cover it with a lipgloss to make wearing it bearable. Secondly, I think that the cap easily pops off, which makes it a danger for me to just throw it in my purse and go. I don't like to carry a makeup bag with me so a tight cap is essential for me. Hence, I prefer the Soft Rose from Revlon better because the case is very sturdy. All in all I do like this lipstick, and I will still repurchase even if it is harder to manage than Revlon.