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The lipstick is described as being a purple fuscia. To be honest, it looks too purple for me or anyone to wear. I was scared to put it on. I already have fat lips. The last thing I need is to color them purple and start looking like a muppet.
This lipstick looked like a giant wand of purple that would instantly turn me into a big-haired, neon-lipped 80's vixen. It fooled me. The lipstick is just as semi-sheer as the tube! One swipe gives your lips a healthy burst of soft mauve pink with purple undertones. The color is buildable. It's a semi-glossy too, with a soft, shimmery matte look. It's not very creamy, but has a smooth glide and leaves your lips feeling hydrated.
|Right to Left: 1 Swipe, 2 Swipes, 4 Swipes|
My record with this lipstick is a good 5 hours before needing to touch up. A bonus with this lipstick is that it leaves a subtle tint to your lips, so unlike normal lipsticks, your touch up doesn't look streaky or like you scraped a half melted crayon over your face.
I would recommend this shade to folks with a cool color palette- like mine. It will bring out the warmth of your skin. However, I would caution against building the color to its fullest. After about 4 swipes, it starts looking a bit chalky and a little too close to Nicki Minaj's lipcolor choices. Using it as a tinted lip balm or with a dab of gloss to amp up the shine works best. If you're interested in it, you can find it on eBay pretty easily. Memebox seems to have run out.
I should start tagging these posts with the words "African American" because lots of Chocolate Children like K-beauty, but there isn't an abundance of reviews for our skin colors...