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73% would repurchase
Package Quality: 3.9
on 7/28/2009 2:38:00 PM
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Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
A bright,cool-toned red that is designed to suit "Snow White" complexions.I am the wearer of the lipstick in the second photo above and I'm just not sure if it works for me.This colour is far from my usual colour range but this is part of the reason I bought it.I believed a colour like this would tap into my idea of a 50's Hollywood screen siren and would feel fun and sexy to wear.I usually reach for fake tan and bronzers but one day I thought "You know what?I'm going to appreciate my natural skin colourings".After hearing/seeing good reviews for this product I decided this would be the perfect product to bring out my porcelain skin tones.I had to wait a while for it to reach the UK and was really excited to buy it in my local Boots store.The price is great for the quality of the product,the formulation is lovely and packing is very sophisticated.For someone who is used to light pinks,first time application was really scary!This is the first time I have realised the importance of lip liner as I was smudging all over the place.I tried dabbing it on instead but this left me with an uneven finish.This is probably not the products fault but more down to my inexperience.So at first I thought "Great!Bright red lips that Marilyn Monroe would be proud of" and once paired with pale eyeshadows & mascara it really fittted in to the Femme Fatale/Classic look I wanted.However,I went downstairs to the kitchen where my mum was standing and she just said "What have you done to your lips?!" and explained that she thought it looked silly on me and over the top.I knew this was a statement lipstick but the reactions I got weren't "wow,that lipstick is amazing!" it was more "woah,that's...erm...a...bright lipstick".Someone even said that I looked like a lightbulb with such a bright face!It's a funny thing that the reason I picked this lipstick (blue toned-will make me seem fresher,more awake and my teeth whiter) ended up being the reason it didn't suit me.The lipstick worked too well!I'm still really glad it's on my collection though,I believe every woman should own a little black dress,perfume & a red lipstick.If you are used to red lipstick (or perhaps the people around you are used to you wearing a red lipstick in my case) then this is a great buy.It requires confidence but if you can make it work then it will make you sparkle.
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