So you want to know how they look right? For the most part - they are terrific. A couple of them need a little work, but overall I was really impressed with the quality, opacity and the wear of them.
|L-R: Vixen, Harem Pink(m), Lilac Glow, Orange Crush(m), Pure Chic, Pink Pout(m), Coral Reef|
015 - Vixen
Terrific work appropriate colour if you like a little shimmer. Smooth, opaque and easy to work with.
030 - Harem Pink (matte)
This is the first of the three mattes and my favourite of them. While not a true matte lipstick, this can be forgiven because it also does not have the drying qualities most matte lipsticks do. Opacity is fantastic and it's a smooth cream finish.
007 - Lilac Glow
A blue based pink/purple, this one surprised me with it's wear-ability. Definitely not a colour for everyone but still a keeper.
029 - Orange Crush (matte)
Not a fan of this one. I can't say I expected a matte orange to be terrific or flattering but I was intrigued to see what the formula was like. The answer is terrible. Clumpy, a little drying, not opaque at all and building up the colour makes it look worse. There is nothing redeeming about this, and like Harem Pink, it's not actually a matte at all.
051 - Pure Chic
Again, another great work colour to add to the collection. No faults with this one, great application, opacity and wear.
033 - Pink Pout (matte)
This one is just ok, it's a little drying, not actually matte, great colour though.
040 - Coral Reef
I was so disappointed with this one. I was so excited about the colour and was so disappointed with the lack of colour payoff, the texture and the overall finish of the lipstick. Avoid this one.
I want to try a few more of these, definitely some reds, but I highly recommend these as a luxe option for less.
That's it from me today, I was thinking about putting together a post on contouring - is that something you would be interested in getting some insider tips on?