9 years ago
MAJOR bummer--the whole Trucco line has been discontinued. I am so sad, because the few Trucco products I've used have been among the best I've found. So, if you can find any Charmed lipstick, consider purchasing it, as it soon will be gone forever. This lipstick is a matte, opaque, highly pigmented wine color. Don't be scared. Since it's a deep color, I usually powder my lips before applying to create a stable palate. I recommend using a lipstick brush and maybe even a lip liner if you have a compatible one. I don't, but the product formulation is such that if you powder them in advance, it's not going to move for quite some time. All can say is that when I wear this lipstick, I a.) feel ready to handle anything and b.) get lots of smiles, looks and generally positive reactions from men. Since many of us are so into the natural look, I think it's rare to see a strong red lip. This is unfortunate, because they say "I love myself" and "I am competent" in my opinion. I like the matte look you get when wearing this color without gloss, but if you like a shimmery look, you can always add gloss. If I feel like a more subtle look, I've applied this over lip balm, and it looks quite natural. All in all, a fabulous product. My only caveat would be that when you apply a deep color like this, you have to apply it precisely. There's nothing cheesier than smeary red lips. Ugh. I was dismayed to see that Trucco had gone out of business, because they made wonderful products. Their skintones foundation was the best 've found, hands-down. I've seen tubes of that on Ebay recently for more than $100, so that says something. I believe the line was manufactured by the Sebastian hair products company. Trucco was always hard to find; I'm sure the lack of availability hurt them, especially in this stinky economy. Fortunately, leftovers are still out there on Ebay, Amazon and so forth. I suppose some are expired, but that doesn't bother me except for mascara. I almost hate to recommend this product because I want some to be available when my current lipstick runs out. I'd better stock up before the rest of you snap it up!
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