I am a red and hot pink lipstick girl. I love bold lips, and my collection backs me up. For a while now I've been wanting to try the dark lip thing, especially now that the cold weather months are here, and it seemed appropriate. I went to Youtube, looking up good drugstore dark lipsticks. I didn't want to invest in an expensive one, as I had never attempted this before and wanted to try something cheap that I could use as a good starter as well as a comparison for any other dark lippies I might purchase eventually.
Long story short, this lipstick ended up being my introduction to the wine/dark/berry trend, and I am very pleased with how it turned out. This is a deep color that almost looks dark red in pictures, but is actually a deep plum on me. I applied, blotted, and applied again for a deeper color payoff. I am super pale so was worried I'd end up with something that would wash me out, but it looks great. I wore it on a best friend date to the theatre last week and couldn't have felt classier. It was awesome! And this lipstick lasts a fair amount of time. It's matte, which is my favorite lipstick look, so you're going to want to make sure you exfoliate/balm beforehand, but it will last for a good while on you. I needed to touch up once, maybe twice on a good 5 hour night out, and even then it wasn't like the state of it was too atrocious.
I am definitely going to venture out and discover other dark colors, but I am glad this was my first experience and would definitely recommend it to someone looking to experiment with darker lipsticks. It's so low priced that you don't have anything to lose, plus it's pretty great.
I love this lipstick! The color stays vivid even after eating and drinking. I never have to reapply it, seriously. Once it sets, it's there for the long haul. Whenever I drink I see very little lipstick mark on the rim of my cup or my straw. I only took one star off because the first time I tried to swipe it on my lips, nothing came on. The tube had dried up so much that no color came off it at all. Nothing a lip balm couldn't fix, thankfully. But still a stellar product! Would repurchase again and again and again.
Considering these are two dollar lipsticks, I'm very impressed. Wet n Wild's megalast lipstick line is supposed to be matte or near matte finish, though I would say it's more satin at most. There is a slight shine to these lipsticks. I was able to get it mostly opaque in one swipe, though I would recommend two swipes for best results.
Sugar Plum Fairy is a beautiful berry shade that applies lighter than it appears on the tube. Even on my ultra fair skin it does not look jarring in anyway. I have very sensitive taste buds and did not detect any horrible scents or tastes. In fact, it's rather tasteless, which is always a plus for me. I was at a convention when I wore this and even with drinking water constantly my lipstick stayed for about four hours, which I figure is average for a lipstick. It is slightly drying, but nothing too horrible; just a slight tug at worst.
This is a really good product for the price, but one caution: the packaging refuses to let you turn the lipstick down any further, so be careful when removing and replacing the cap to avoid it from nicking against your lippie.
Extremely stiff and dry upon application. It's impossible to blend. This is much lighter in colour than I expected. I thought it would be a very deep plum colour but instead it's just a slightly darker hue of bright purple.
I had this shade for awhile but didn't crack it open till today. Wow!! Applying my MAC lipliner in "vino" this shade immediately reminded me of MAC "rebel" lipstick. I don't know if its a dupe as I no longer have "rebel" in my stash but it certainly reminds me of it. The only drawback is that this one is a little dry upon application. I didn't apply a lip balm but I think for the next go around I will have to. The shade is super opaque and offers a semi-matte finish. Wear time gave me about 5 hours before I needed to touch up. For two bucks I see myself collecting more shades in the future as it definitely competes in the same class as my higher end lippies.
Love this! The color leans towards deep pink so it's more of a deep purple fuschia than a simple deep plum that. It's definitely better/long lasting over lipliner. Without, it tends to smear around the lip or feather around the inner lip. I also don't like that the lipstick dosen't go all the way into the packaging because i've smeared the transparent top trying to put it back in. Yet, it is a beautiful, bright, and cheap color that I can't wait to wear in the fall.
I love the thought of purple lips for fall, and being me, I won't buy something high end without doing extensive research or trying something similar. In this case, the higher end item I want to purchase is MAC Rebel so I tried out Sugar Plum Fairy. Being honest, I don't believe in 100% dupes, but I knew that this is pretty similar to Rebel (I tried it on at the counter) so I decided if I didn't like it then whatever it was only like 3 bucks. I knew I liked the quality of these lipsticks because I own quite a few so at least that was pretty sure. Having said that, this lipstick is not super matte, it's more satin. For being purple it is pretty pigmented. I think one thing people forget is that lipstick is meant to go over lipliner, and if you buy a coordinating lipliner you get sooooo much more wear and pigmentation out of a lipstick. I still do quite like this color, and will definitely wear for the fall :) it is very nice quality for being cheaper.
I just read the review below mine, If your lipstick doesn't apply smoothly it could be an old tube! Most stores don't restock for years unless the stuff sells since products don't have a definite expiration date.
The tube I got applies extremely even and easily, Doesn't have any smell, Isn't drying, doesn't rub off when drinking or eating.
This color is so pretty and turns into a nice even stain after it fades. Lasting time isn't very long though, maybe 3 hours.
Packaging isn't made to be the best, but does it's job to contain the lipstick.
I hope I just got a bad tube. It is a gorgeous color but mine does NOT apply evenly. One swipe and it will be super dark in one side and sheer on the other. A lip brush somewhat fixes this, but the formula on this one is drying so it makes it impossible to use without a lip balm underneath. Not bad, but it might be a little too dark for me and it makes me look like a vampire. nice, if i wanted to go for that look, but I usually don't. So I wouldn't repurchase. But i've seen it look great on so many people. power to them
This is better than Rebel and I've worn Rebel for years. SPF is such a beautiful deep berry that is a definite face brightened. Great texture that isn't drying. Perfect as a stain or full on. I love this color plus it makes teeth super white.