I honestly don't know why I like this lipstick so much. I don't even know why I bought it, because this is not at all the kind of colour that I usually go for on my lips. Actually, it is very far from my day-to-day comfort zone. But still, I love it! I love the pattern on the packaging, I love how the lipstick feels on, I love that the colour of the actual lipstick is shown on the packaging, I love the wear-time and the staying power, and most importantly, I love the colour!
The colour is a rusty, burgundy red, or a dark crimson (click here to see the haul this lipstick comes from). As I said, I rarely wear such shades, but I find myself waking up in the morning with the only thought in my head to rush over to my vanity to find my Revlon Crimson... haha, this lippie is really getting into my head! I would maybe rather recommend this colour for evening, but you can most certainly wear it all day long.
At the top of the lippie (you can see it in the top picture), the colour of the actual lipstick is shown, which is great if you have a few of those (so irritating when you have to pull out each and every one to find the shade you are looking for - that won't be a problem with this one!).
The staying power is great, and I typically get about 4 to 5 hours of wear (if I want the full impact of the lipstick), but I have gone from 8 am until 4 pm without reapplying, and since the lipstick actually stains the lips quite a bit, it works out ok. Therefore, this lipstick is great if you don't have time to reapply!
The packaging is, as I said, super-pretty, and I love that the lippie feels slightly heavy to hold - makes it a bit more glam I guess :) The lipstick does have a faint scent, not one that I like (it's not a "perfumy" scent, more like wax or something like that...) but I can't smell it once it's on, so that's alright.
The only "down-fall" (which isn't even really a down-fall) to this lipstick, is that because of how insanely pigmented it is, you have to be very, very careful when applying it. I would even use a lipbrush, because once this little darling has gotten ahold of something... well, it won't let go :) So just take care!
Swatches! Upper one is just one swipe, second is three coats (fullest colour). The colour is a little more red in real life, though (the top picture is actually rather accurate).
Product (65%) - 9/10
Value (10%) - 8.5/10 (great to get a drugstore lipstick which is so good quality!)
Would I repurchase? (15%) - 9/10
Packaging (10%) - 9.5/10
Overall - 9/10
Love, Miss Diorista
You can fall in love many times with many different people. However, I don’t think that you can fall in love the same way twice. - Anonymous