If you’ve seen my IMATS haul video you’ve seen me gushing about this, and now I’ve tried it out a little longer I’m utterly besotted! Hands down my favourite buy from IMATS, though the puss and blister gel did come close…
The packaging is gorgeous, the colours beautiful and the formula very long lasting
One thing which is a little off putting is the smell. The first thing I though of is those marzipan sweets they always give out at wedding. Fortunately I have a terrible sense of smell because I hate marzipan. But I love these lipsticks so much I can forgive the smell.
I got two colours, a lovely traditional cherry red and a dark fleshy tone, which is like my own lip colour, just darker. Perfect for day time when you might not be feeling up to a powerful bright red lipstick.
Both lipsticks are so pigmented, Dusty Rose a little less than Cherry Red, but still very pigmented
With Cherry Red, one swipe, and boom! Colour! Dusty rose you need another swipe or two, but it’s by no means badly pigmented. Quite the opposite. They both last at least four hours without needing to re-apply. Five to six if you’re not eating or drinking, through around six it get’s a little iffy.
Lately I’ve really gotten into wearing Dusty Rose really lightly on the lips so it almost looks like a tint. Both the lipsticks are a little staining (nothing a little extra rubbing can’t get rid of) so they’re beautiful no matter if you apply them heavily or lightly.
My favourite method is to mix them, Dusty Rose all over the lips, and then Cherry red for an ombre effect
I paid £12 per lipstick which is definitely the most I have ever paid for a lipstick! I felt a little guilty buying it since it’s the first makeup I’ve bought in years which is meant just for me. But honestly, I don’t regret it! Both lipsticks look so beautiful, and between the two colours I can get something to suit my mood exactly.
Even though I got these for myself, I’d really like to do a whole series on retro makeup at some point. I’ve been considering it for ages, but I only wanted to do it if I could use makeup that looked authentic, and now that I’ve found this brand I might just have the excuse I’ve been looking for!