(Please excuse the brows. I need an appointment with Mindy terribly so that she can save me from myself!) I think the color actually works in the pictures, but in real life the color is shifty, moisturizing (I think that is the code word for THIN) and more like a MAC glaze lipstick, particularly the ones we've seen with Fafi-- bright colors, but thin almost like a lipgloss. Pixel pink really pops. It is described as a sheer, wearable raspberry. I love color- bright, bold, soft or mute, but this color is not to my liking. I think the drawback is the formula that is used. In MAC terms, I prefer a amplified cream or satin, sometimes even a frost here and there. I just can't get down with colors that are loose all over the lips. (Will I hate Slimshines?) At times, the formula feels too thin for a liner to blend seamlessly, but not gel enough to be a lipgloss. In the pictures, I blotted my lips to take away the shine. This way, for me it's a bit more wearable, but unfortunately looks eaten away. Perhaps, I could have used a similar lipstick as a liner. The packaging is so pretty! I really want to love this. My first collector's edition Lancome Pout a Porter lippie. Any tips on making this work? You all know I tried priming my lips. I'll try a couple more of my neutral lipsticks as bases and liner and see what I come up with. Count down to a return........? By the way, I'm wearing Fashion Frenzy blush applied with a MAC #187 brush.
For: people who don't wear lipsticks a lot, but are looking for color in their spring makeup wardrobe.
Not for: those who prefer creamy to matte lipsticks