- Highly pigmented
- Easily blendable
- Doesn't feather outside the lines
- Doesn't have a bad aroma
- Smooth application
- Will settle in dry and cracked lips even though it is soft and smooth going on
- Not amazing staying power
First of all, I have to say that I adore this lipstick! The picture of it on my lips does not even do it justice! It's this beautiful purple lipstick with a tiny bit of red in it.
You can layer the color to get the opacity you want. Depending on how much you layer it, you will be able to pull out more of the red tones or more of the purple tones. I feel like this is lipstick's overall color is purple. I would definitely layer this lipstick a little darker than what you see in this picture, but I like bold lips. If that's not your thing, don't worry! You can sheer it out.
Since this is a dark color, I highly recommend that you use a lip brush to apply it. Just take your time and apply it on layer by layer to get the darkness you would like. Whenever I try to apply this lipstick on its own, it's always super difficult. As you know, dark lipstick tends to stain a little, so it's kind of a pain if you get it out of the lines. So, again, take your time!
I personally think that this color works great on pale skin. I have very pale skin and I really love it. I feel like this would look great on dark skin as well though! Purple pretty much looks great on everyone in my opinion.
If you have dry or cracked lips, this lipstick will definitely not be your comforting friend. You need to exfoliate and apply lip balm and let that sit on your lips before applying the lipstick. Trust me, girl. It's Winter time and I wore it tonight. My lips were looking something awful because I didn't bother to take care of them. If you want to look great in a dark lipstick, you have to take care of those lips, girl!
One last thing I have to mention about this lipstick is the staying power. The product does NOT claim to have this amazing, out of this world staying power. That is a feature that I really love in a lipstick though. Especially if you have to be somewhere for the majority of the day. I wore this lipstick to church tonight and I was only there for an hour. When I got home and looked in the mirror, it was already coming off in the middle. That's fine with me though, because I can touch up and put up with it. I don't think I'd like to wear it if I was at work though. It would be too much of a hassle.
All in all, I really love this lipstick. The color is gorgeous and I love that you can build the color up or take it down a notch. While it doesn't stay put for very long on the lips, I've had this color for years and love it! I feel like it's a great lipstick for the Fall and Winter months.
Do you have a go-to Fall/Winter lipstick? Let me know in the comments! I'd love to try them out for myself!