[Product was a gwp sample.]
Is it cheating to go through my sample packet for my scheduled posts? All of my makeup was packed in sealed boxes, you guys. All I had was a lip brush and a sample packet. I WIELD THEM BRAVELY.
(I know what you are thinking: Lazy Larie has a lip brush?)
Yes, yes she does. (Only because Lily gave it to me, ha!).
I am kind of confused by the marketing for these. The back of the sample packet tells me I can get the primer clear pencil and the corresponding colored lip pencil, and use them under this (or get the matching non-sheer lipstick!). All of which...makes it less...sheer?
|Swatched it with the other plummy pink I have. Marc Jacobs Kiss Kiss Bang Bang has more of a creamy, satin finish, though, and is more red.|
Whatever. I think they're more "jelly" finish shades vs. traditional sheers (as Lily and Kristen have said). All that aside (also ignoring its eye-roll-inducing shade name), Ladyflower isn't bad, but I love the color and finish more than the texture. It is a plum pink that's very wearable and brightens my face. I've been rueing the lack of office-friendly sheer lip shades in my hobbit hole lately; I think it would be easy to just throw on in the morning with the usual basic neutral face (like this or this).
|Wearing Urban Decay Sheer Revolution lipstick in Ladyflower.|
But it is a bit tacky and I don't feel like the glossy appearance translates into a hydrating or really moisturizing texture. Sometimes the little sample daub isn't as indicative of how the tube ($22) performs, though. Does anyone have one of these? What do you think about them? Or, what's your favorite sheer lipstick line?