I bought this in Korea, and with the exchange rate, it ended up being *slightly* less than in the US, so hurray for that. I wanted to buy my mum another lipstick before I left, but I ended up with one for me, too...you know how that goes (I bought a new Dior Addict in Lucky for her).
I don't own a lot of soft, feminine shades, and I decided it could be nice to own one in a comfortable formula. I actually think it's easier to find a budget-friendly red or vampy shade than a "natural" lip color shade, because with lighter colors, it's really easy to tell if the formula is lacking. Frimousse is a delicate peachy pink, with no shimmer (thank goodness).
I wasn't really worried about the reformulation; lipsticks can stand to be updated every so often, and if it did suck this time, well, I have more than enough lipsticks to last me until it gets reformulated again. It doesn't suck, though, and I like it; it feels a little more moisturizing than the previous iteration (of which I have 2 - Diablotine and Garçonne) - the product seems like it melts onto lips a little more graciously. And I love glossy finishes anyway, but this one has more of a healthy, natural finish than an intended "lipgloss" effect.
I wore Frimousse here, in this olive and peach look, so I am going to cheat and use another photo from that look.
|This lipstick is a new fave.|
For more: See Frimousse (and other shades!) on Lily here (Frimousse is much darker on her).
The only problem I have with the new line is that I can't seem to find any clear breakdown that dictates which shades have which finishes (I don't want one with shimmer; pearl is sometimes okay, but generally, I prefer the glossy, jelly finish Addicts). They retail for $35, and I think if you love the old one, you'll be fine updating with these.