|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I absolutely adore the formulation of these lipsticks! This shade is perhaps my favorite of the collection. It glides on so smoothly, is heavily pigmented and smells so good! These aren't the most long wearing lipsticks but reapplying isn't really an issue for me. Lovely, lovely product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is my perfect berry lipstick -- pinker than a wine, not at all brown, and doesn't read as Goth. Dense velvety pigment and the perfect shade for either dabbing on your lips for a pretty berry stain during the day or wearing as perfect blotted layers for a full-on, deep, gorgeous semi-matte fall lip. This is the third lipstick I've tried from this line (01 and 11 are the others) and I've been extremely pleased with all of them -- really modern colors, and so much pigment for a drugstore brand! The texture isn't exactly satin and isn't exactly matte. I like a matte lip, and with a teeny bit of blotting you get a nice matte effect without the uncomfortable drying I generally get with MAC matte lipsticks. The staying power has been great for me -- when I wear it as a stain I just do a quick touchup after eating lunch and then again before I leave work for the day, which is pretty good in my book. When I wear it as regular lipstick for an evening look I carry it with me to touch up throughout the evening because I want it to look really flawless, but the color really hangs on.
For reference, when I'm wearing as lipstick not a stain this is what I do: put on waxy lip balm and then blot off most of it, put on a layer of lipstick from the tube and rub my lips together really well, blot blot blot, then correct the edges with a lipstick brush, then blot again and put on a second coat straight from the tube. Looks great and lasts quite well.