You always hear about red lipstick, about how it makes a woman feminine or sexy or glamorous. But usually people talk about the thick and obvious kind, the kind one might paint on with a lip brush and wear to the red carpet or a posh office job.
This is lipstick that doesn't look like lipstick. It give one the Snow White look, see. Of course, if you have pale skin you can use Lipstick Queen's Medieval or Clinique's Black Honey, but neither of those colors show up on my lips, which are quite pigmented but PALE. They used to be red, but when I turned thirteen it was like someone put a white tattoo on my lips that shows through everything. Every lip color I've tried gets lighter on me, so I'd have to apply a lot, and then it'd look like lipstick, and I don't want it to look like lipstick.
Goodbye looks really good when layered over red lip stain. You can put on Benetint or press on a matte red lipstick, then swipe on a really really sheer layer of Goodbye, and suddenly it'd be as if you're not wearing lipstick at all. The little blue glitters don't show up as glitters, but they do make your lips look lush and full without being glossy.
The trick is to layer it over something red. I haven't tried orange, mainly because I don't have an orange lipstick, but I guess it'd be a nice, natural brown. It has the deepening effect of sheer black lipstick, but whereas black can wash one out, the purple adds the dimension without dulling the color. I usually put a little on my top lip and mix it out, but you can always add more, depending on how dramatic you want the color to be. The soft finish keeps it looking casual and easier to wear than the oxblood mattes and glosses on the runway these days.
For me, the only problem is that it doesn't last too well. It doesn't really stain, but I've heard that NARS Fast Ride is better for that. The color is similar, it lacks the blue glitters, and the price is higher.
Goodbye has a light vanilla scent that's almost undetectable. The casing is rubberized, but doesn't attract dust. I've worn this lipstick for headshots, presentations, smiling at my crush, class, dates, hiding from my professor in a tree, concerts and chasing a bus. It works for everything.