So let's start off saying a couple of things about this lipstick. It's very inexpensive. I got it on sale with a $2 coupon for about $4. The color is very very beautiful. It's like a bright pink/reddish/with a hint of coral color haha (sorry that's a terrible explanation of the color). This lipstick does not play around. When I bought it, of course I had to put it on right away even though it totally didn't go with the eye makeup I was wearing. This color did not come off for the rest of the night. And guess what? I woke up with "Fairytale" colored lips.
I knew people had said how long lasting it was but I didn't see how it could be, every long lasting lip color I've ever used had been one of those liquidy colors that's sooo dry it looks ridiculous because it shows every single line and crease in your lips. This looks like a normal lipstick, it feels like a normal lipstick (it doesn't feel as heavy on my lips as my MAC lipsticks so or as slippery as the NYX lipsticks, it really almost feels like I don't have anything on my lips). But this thing lasts and lasts and lasts, granted, it does fade a little but I think that's to be expected. So here's what it looks like
And now here's the look I did to go with it today
If someone can understand why I can wear this color and feel comfortable but I can't wear red, please let me know because I don't get it.
The colors I used:
Inglot: 351 (very light matte color on lid and highlight)
393 (light pearl color in tearducts and a little on the lid)
407 (orangey gold pearl color above the bronze)
And I also used "Taxidermy" from the Kat Von D Tattoo Chronicles palette (a gorgeous warm bronze color).
I like this look, I'd wear it out and not feel like everyone is staring and pointing at me like I would if I had red lips haha. And I think the lipstick is great. If you want a bright color that you want to stay on your lips, I definitely recommend this! I know there are other colors and most have shimmer (which is something I REALLY don't like in lipsticks) but if one of them calls to you, don't be afraid to give them a try (and if you hate it, just keep your receipt and you can probably return it!)! Here are some swatches (she has more on other pages of her blog) from Amalia at Dear Makeup Diary if you want to check them out http://amaliasdior.blogspot.com/2011/04/covergirl-lip-perfection-lipstick.html
Also, you know how my friend came down to visit me this weekend? Well, she let me do her makeup and I even remembered to take a before picture (which I usually forget)! Well, a before picture really is no good when you forget to take an after picture haha. Whoops. I did a dark purple smokey eye on her (she has beautiful hazel/gold eyes) and she asked for something dark and "porn star-ish". Now, if only I'd remembered to take a picture haha. I hope you all have a great week and thanks for checking this out!!!