I have been collecting these lipsticks ever since I found them at CVS Pharmacy. There is such a large range of colors to choose from with a total of 36 shades available. They cost $5.99 each and can be found at select drugstores and at http://milanicosmetics.com.
The lipstick packaging caught my eye with their shiny gold caps and tubes. They give off a little bit of a vintage vibe. The scent of sweet melon emerges as soon as the cap is removed. I honestly don’t mind it and the scent does fade as the lipstick is worn throughout the day.
I will be reviewing six shades of the 36 available:
Nude Creme- pink nude
Fruit Punch- warm medium pink
Uptown Mauve- red based berry
Red Label- blue undertoned red
Sweet Nectar- bright orange
Orange-Gina- brown orange with gold metallic shimmer
All these shades are very creamy, smooth, and provide a slightly shiny finish. They all feel moisturizing and no gloss is needed on top! All the shades except Orange-Gina are pigmented and opaque. The colors are vibrant and absolutely gorgeous. About two layers are needed in order to get the color to really pop. The lipstick isn’t light-weight as they do apply thick but that doesn’t bother me. The product lasts about 4 hours as long as you don’t eat or drink anything. The only negative about this lipstick is that it transfers extremely easily. I wore shade Fruit Punch in the morning one day and after eating my lunch nothing was left on my lips! I don’t mind reapplying but I am a heavy water drinker lol so I prefer a lipstick that doesn’t transfer so easily. I was also disappointed that the shades didn’t leave a stain on my lips.
As you can see from the photo above, the color is vibrant and opaque as I have mentioned. Would I recommend this lipstick? I would say this lipstick has good quality for the price. I love the shade variety and how beautiful the colors apply. CVS Pharmacy also has buy one, get one 50% off deals all the time so you can try many different shades. If you want a lipstick that will last through lunch I would recommend more of a liquid lipstick. Overall, I am happy with this product.
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