the colours in this collection is really really REALLY intense!
I have two of them currently, a bright red and black. black isn't a colour you'd find over here in my country but a friend got it for me when traveling.
both colours build nicely, have an amazing texture and can be blended with others to create different shades. I find black on it own to be elegant but too intense so what I usually do is line my lips with a blackliner and place the black on the inner corners of my lips while adding a deep satin red to the middle then just blend the edges. this creates a very dramatic and highly polished effect that always turns heads no matter where I go!
Whoa. They are not JOKING when they call this stuff intense. I have this currently in only two colors - a deep, saturated red with gold flecks; and black. "BLACK??" you may query...and I admit, I originally bought it for a Halloween costume (the costume was more an excuse to buy the lipstick, actually). But, wait! I have since found many other uses for it! Tapped lightly over ANY color at all, the black lipstick creates a sort of darker, vintage version of whatever you were wearing before. I use it frequently over bright red to create a more palatable-for-fall deep burgundy. Over pink, it can create varying shades of purple. Over nude...you get the picture. Used with a light hand, the black shade has become a wonderful multitasker! I also happen to like it on its own with an otherwise relatively bare face. There's something strangely elegant about black lips. Another thing: this lipstick STAYS. PUT. The formula is thick, but not greasy or oily - so where you put it, it shall stay. So...be accurate! Or keep a little baby oil and Q-tips combo nearby for minor corrections. This stuff is the big leagues of lipstick, and not for the faint of heart. The colors are all highly pigmented and have a lot of staying power. Fortunately, this also means you do not have to use a lot of product, so a tube is gonna last you awhile. If you luuuurve lipstick like me, this is a great buy.
Where have I BEEN???? I just started using this lipstick and cannot believe I did not try it before! This is, hands down, the BEST lipstick I have tried at any price. SO creamy and easy to apply. Very VERY pigmented and it seriously LASTS - even through eating and drinking! I keep checking to see if I have to reapply and I never do! I have #28 (Satin Finish). I am a (not so natural) red head with blue eyes and relatively fair skin. This shade is the PERFECT neutral for me! I also LOVE to put a little bit of my Smashbox Limitless Long Wear Lip Gloss In "Enduring" over the top. The two together are a perfect mate - the lipstick is so pigmented that it really holds up to the gloss and doesn't spread out, and the gloss keeps your lips from getting dry. Strangely, the combination also eliminates any of the tackiness from the Long Wear gloss for me as well. A match made in heaven!! The packaging is also great. The lipstick rolls back down completely into the tube so you don't hit it with the cap - and the cap snaps closed extremely tightly. Very secure - will not open up in you purse. LOVE LOVE LOVE this product - can't wait to get more colors!!! I think I will get either #27 or #29 next and try layering it with My Smashbox gloss in "Endless". Highly recommend this lipstick!!
I have three of these lipsticks and I adore them all equally! I have Matte Flesh #1, Satin Vermillion Red #42 and Satin Bright Orange #40.
Matte Flesh is the perfect nude lip colour for any soft natural look you are trying to achieve.
Vermillion Red is a highly pigmented, perfect red! It's the best red shade I have ever tried before!
Bright Orange is a very wowzer, fun colour to wear!
All three lipsticks are of a very high quality and are super moisturising. I would recommend wearing a trusted lip liner with the brighter colours to avoid bleeding and feathering. They are also long wear lasting and I only had to reapply/tidy up after eating - besides I love applying lipstick!!
I receieve many compliments, especially with the red shade when ever I rock any of these colours.
They are expensive but I wou,ld say they are definitely worth the $$.
I'm pretty certain that once funds permit I will be buying more shades
I have this in 42. I'm in LOVE. it is the truest red i have ever found, better suited for me, because of the texture, than MAC's Ruby Woo.
It is the perfect red: not orange, not blue, RED! The texture is creamy, it is easy to apply, it stays on for loooong time, even through a long day of talking, eating & drinking water often. You still have to reapply at least once during the day to keep the color vibrant, but, contrary to other reds out there, it does not create a gross ring around your lips as it fades.
Also since it is long-wearing, your lips need to be really moisturized for it to look its best, but i think it is not as drying as other longwearing lipsticks in other brands: maybelline, Mac, etc.
My tip for the best results: 3 coats with bloating in between. continued >>
What a great collection!
I got this one in 37 - Satin Bright Pink. It's a beautiful bright pink that's probably more fitting to summer but will work for when I feel more bold during the fall or winter.
It's a little drying and can tend to settle into lines or cling to flakes. I wear with my Fresh Lip Balm and it does seem to help. I love how matte and how long lasting it is! It almost acts as a stain. I can dab little bits and wear to college and work for a mlbb look or apply normally for statement-making lips when I go out. That I did and it lasted throughout enough drinks that I didn't have to worry about reapplying with a less than stellar focus.
If you're looking for the very best matte lipstick, then I recommend the new Chanel Allure Velvet. But if you want a cheaper, long lasting, matte lipstick that does a fine job then this is for you! Highly recommended!
I have 5 of these lipsticks in 43 (or Moulin Rouge, bright red), 40 (bright orange), 48 (deep plum), 36 (bright fuscia), and 1 (nude). I love them all. They are so creamy and pigmented! I have problems with the insides of my lips getting really dry and cracking. A lot of lipsticks tend to go right to that area and cause it to look cheap and dry. As the lipstick fades, the only place that it doesn't wear off is in this dry space and the outline of my lips. Even Nars did this! Not cute at all. I've never had that experience with these lipsticks. They're so creamy and they have the most amazing finish. Soft, but not super shiny. And not so matte it looks like you have fabric on your lips. As I use up the lipsticks that I have, I may exculsively use these. They're such an amazing, quality product. Try them!
I wear #34, which is my everyday color. This is probably my favorite line of lipstick! The lasting power is absolutely amazing. I can go about 5 hours without having to touch up. It is drying, but if I prep my lips with some balm.. then I am good to go. I really have no complaints. I'm just excited to try the other shades!
I decided to buy this since I love make up forever products. Picked it up, thought it was gonna be really expensive but was surprised it wasn't bad, only $18. Love the staying power!! love how rich the color is, I got a 24, its pinky nude, cute color. I cant wear it alone though cause its too nude for me a have medium tan skin tone, although its not too nude in general. I just mix it with a lip pencil and I'm set! I'm planning on trying out more colors!
UPDATE: I still love #24 and plan on repurchasing. But I do want to change my review a little. I have said how nude it is on me, and after using it more, I've noticed that it is more coral nude than pinky nude.
I could rave about these forever.
First of all, there is a great color selection to choose from. I own #15, which is a pearly purple color (yes, PURPLE!) and it matches the color of my glasses perfectly. I plan to buy a red and a black from this line as well.
What I love most about these lipsticks, though, is their unbelievable staying power. Some people below are saying the formula is drying; it IS a bit drying, but that is because something about the lipstick makes it form on your lips and stay there all day. I ate a full-course meal and didn't have to touch up, even with such a deep color. No other lipsticks compare. So worth the price (and I'm always one to look for a bargain.) Love it love it love it love it love it love...