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So, I have been searching the Internet for good lipsticks. And searching. And searching. It hasn't been easy. I want the most bang for my buck (obviously), I want long-lasting, creamy but not with too much slip, opaque, and a drier formula as I hate having sticky lips. I can't stand lip gloss for that very reason. I love the look of lip gloss, and I will give it a go every second year or so. But within five minutes of applying said lip gloss I will have half my locks stuck to my lips - which is NOT a good look for me. Not to mention that my lip gloss will literally jump off my lips to every glass which happens to be within a ten-feet radius of me.
My go-to lipstick for the past 10 years have been two-system long-lasting lipsticks like Lipfinitiy from Max Factor or the like. When these babys went on they would not move. But, it irked me that it was so hard to remove the lipstick in the evening and I felt the range of colours were somewhat limited.
So, it was time to find me a new lipstick. But it was hard. Very hard. And it didn't get easier as I couldn't swatch the lipsticks or see the colours for my self. I looked high and low. Either the lipsticks got bad reviews, or they were too sheer, or not long-lasting enough, or too pricey, or the colours weren't exciting... You know the drill.
|Picture nicked from Lipglossiping|
|From left to right: Ravin' Raisin, Cherry Picking, Coral-ine, Mauve Outta Here, Stoplight Red|
The only downside to these lipstick is the casing, as numerous others have noted. The packaging look a tad cheap, but I don't really feel that to be an issue. But, the cap is really difficult to get off, and as the product juts a bit up from the bottom casing it is really easy to ick the lipstick when you take the cap off. I can also feel the lipstick rattle a bit inside the casing, and I could feel the lipstick move a bit when I applied it, which means it is a bit loose. Hopefully it won't fall out. I have seen others overcome this problem by melting the lipstick down into small cases, and then applying it on the lip using a lip pencil.
|From left to right: Coral-ine, Stoplight Red, Mauve Outta Here, Cherry Picking, Ravin' Raisin|
Stoplight Red - A really bright bright red with blue undertones. Very 50s and classy. Will look gorgeous with a winged black eyeliner.
Mauve Outta Here - A bit lighter than what I was expecting. Maybe my least favourite at first, but that changed completely after I tried it on. I LOVE THIS! Very wearable.
Cherry Picking - A hot pink leaning heavily towards red on my lips. Looks almost red inside, but the pink truly shines in natural light. Looks stunning on.
Ravin' Raisin - A bit darker and more purple than I initially thought it would be. Very vampy-looking, can see my self using this for a night-time look. Or blotted down to a (very) dark stain or daytime wear.
It was such love that within 10 minutes of swatching the lipsticks on my lips I was in front of my computer placing another order from senoritadelsol for another 5 lipsticks from Wet N Wild. This time I went for Bare It All (a nude), Purty Persimmon (bright orange), Dollhouse Pink (barbie pink), Don't Blink Pink (hot blue-ish pink), and Cinnamon Spice (dark wine-red). I can't wait to see these ones as well.