Review of L.A. Colors Dusty Rose by Christinaann5
let me start by saying that I am not a huge lipstick owner or buyer. i have never been a fan of most lipsticks since i suffer for year round dry chapped lips no matter what balm, chapstick, conditioner i use so most lipsticks always end up looking horrible, cracked mess or theyre awful in texture & tear up my lips even more. but i looked at these $1 lipsticks & thought, ill just give it a try since its $1 & i could always leave it sit there w/out regretting a $5 purchase. sooo who wouldve thought id finally find a lipstick that works for $1
PRICE/AVAILABILITY- these LA Colors Lipsticks can be found depending on your location at various Dollar Trees, Family Dollar, Dollar General stores as well as online. These will cost $1-2 most so they are super duper cheap! but dont let that price fool you!
SHADE/FORMULA- Dusty Rose is a gorgeous everyday wearable color. Lipsticks shades will vary depending on your natural lip color but this shade for me is my lip color but a tad darker w/ a nice sheen satin finish.Its a darken coral dusty rose just like the name states. Nothing too shimmery which is generally the reason im turned off my lipsticks but this is natural on the lips. i dont find it to be too drying more on the moisturizing side. These have a slight vanilla/cake batter scent to them which i love! Dusty Rose could be worn with any eye look. esp looks nice with a simple eye but i can wear it daily if i wanted. when i dont know what to wear- i grab this. they have a few different shades in this $1 line but i find this is the most universally flattering shades. Its dark enough that its not nude but not too dark where its scary for beginner lipstick users like myself. Great lipstick shade! gorgeous for fall winter but ive worn it year round. how i use this- I always moisturize my lips prior to makeup. then when im ready for lips, i take this & TAP onto lips all over i then take my finger or brush & spread it around, then i will dab off excess with kleenex, if i want it to stay forever, i will repeat & blot, then i always top with my chapstick since i dont like gloss (yea i know sorry thats another adventure im starting) But i find this method works for my dry lips & it almost looks like a stain. it stays put for a few hours which is great!!! Lasting power= a few hours. most lipsticks will wear like this & it stays on just as long as my Revlon or Maybelline has. So def great!
PACKAGING- this may be the only downfall. The lipstick comes in a typical lipstick tube. but since its a cheaper lipstick, this is plastic snap shut l/s. the plastic isnt thick so it may crack/break if you are tugging it around everywhere. i dont carry my l/s so mine hasnt broke. there is a clear plastic top w/ a silver metallic tube w/ black bottom where the shade name/logo sticker is on the bottom. the logo is also in black on the silver tube. its not the sturdiest or prettiest but i find it keeps my lipstick intact. The lipstick twist up easily and goes back down easily. be careful not to twist up real far & break the stick when applying. just twist up what you need. Its not the best packaging but for $1 its fine. nothing to complain about.
Overall, thanks to DUSTY ROSE, i have realized that lipsticks can make my lips look defined and pretty. I always get compliments when i wear this, people say wow your lips look good! i always use this & have so much lipstick left but if i ever get thru it, hey i can go get me another one for $1!! yea! highly suggest to those looking for an everyday easy simple lipstick. your lips but better! it has a satin finish. any gloss would love AMAZING on this! i have added my pictures to this review!