Autumn and cold weather usually means heavy makeup and vampy lips. That’s all cool but not exactly my type of tea. Instead of being coral/orange obsessed, I’m feeling more red and pink in terms of lip color this season. Before getting myself a new lipstick, I figured it’s a good time to take out all the random lip color samples I got and play with them first.
I don’t know when it started, but I’m liking this trend of including a mini lip applicator with the lip color sample. Yes you can apply with fingers, but it can get a bit messy sometimes, especially with the bolder colors. Anyways, read on for first impression on the different products and swatches of all the colors. =)
YSL Gloss Volupte – it’s a thin, lightweight gloss with a strong fruity, jolly ranger scent. The gloss is not sticky but almost a bit balmy and feels comfortable on the lips. The sheer color gives lips a glossy tint but is hard to mess up. N19 is a sheer pink with tiny gold glitters, you can barely feel the glitters on the lips. N49 is a purple toned pink with just a hint of shimmer. And N204 is a nice glossy coral with no shimmer.
Lancome Shine Lover – it have medium pigmentation and gives a moisturized look. The lipstick didn’t have much of a scent and feels moisturizing and comfortable on the lips, just like a lip balm. The colors in the swatch, from top to bottom, are 340 (light pink), 357 (reddish pink), and 354 (warm, coral nude).
Dior Addict Fluid Stick – it feels like a thick gloss and is very pigmented with vibrant color that will stay and stain your lips. It barely have any scent, if I try really hard then it smells a tad…fruity? Anyways, it starts off like a bold glossy lipstick but dries down to more of a patent leather finish and feels a bit thick on the lips. It’s great if you want bold glossy colors but this might dry out your lips a little. The colors swatched, from top to bottom, are 338, 551, 575, and 754.
Guerlain Kiss Kiss – it is a hydrating lipstick with medium pigmentation and very mild floral scent. It have a moisturized/balmy finish. The swatched colors all have the same finish. From top to bottom, the colors are 368 (rosey nude with gold shimmer), 325 (sheer red), and 344 (bright coral).
I wish I’m better at taking picture of swatches. The swatches are a tad cooler than the colors actually are, and I took it without shine since the shine interferes with trying to capture the true color. When I was wiping off the swatch with a tissue, the darker colors naturally left more of a stain than the lighter colors. Dior is the most intense and left the most color of the swatches. Lancome and Guerlain are typical nice hydrating lip stick/balm hybrid. I am surprised by how much I like the YSL gloss, partially because it leaves such a nice natural color and shine while feel so lightweight.
So that’s my little swatchfest, what lip colors are you into right now?