BEAUTY // My Lipstick Review PT 2: The Pastels & Plums
Welcome to Part 2 of my lipstick review! In case you missed the first one, check that out HERE to see my red and orange hues. Today, I'm reviewing my pastel and plum shades. So let's get right into it and see what pastel lipsticks I have in my drawer.
1. NYX: Daydream
I won't lie, the first time I put this lipstick on my thought was: "Oh goodness, why did I pick this color? It looks terrible!" It washed me out and looked far too pale a pink on my lips. However, I discovered if I lightly filled in my lips with my soft purple lip liner first then put this light shade on top, it made for the perfect compromise. So, at least I found a way to make it work!
- PROS: good texture, long lasting
- CONS: too pale for my skin color
2. NYX: Power
Okay, I don't know why I thought a lilac color would look better than a pale pink, but...what do you know, it does! Or at least, it does in my opinion. If you're feeling daring and want to try a fun new color, I highly recommend NYX's Power lipstick. However, unlike my other NYX lipsticks, this is part of their Extra Creamy Round line, which means it has a moisturizing texture that, while pleasant to apply, smudges very easily. It's no matte finish, that's for sure!
- PROS: fun color, moisturizing
- CONS: smudges easily
On to one of my favorite lip shades - plum! I've picked up several that I love equally and am excited to share with you.
1. Revlon: Va Va Violet
First up, the darkest lipstick I own - Revlon's Va Va Violet! The bullet looks like it's almost black, but it glides on as a dark plum shade that's bold and seductive. I really love this lipstick and wish I'd worn this color more often while we were still experiencing winter weather. I feel like this shade is more appropriate for that season. However, perhaps on a night out I'll swipe this on anyway.
- PROS: beautiful dark purple color, good texture and pigmentation
- CONS: dries patchy
2. Maybelline: Plum Perfect
Mmm, this is a more accessible plum color for a day-to-day look when you want to add a special touch to your lips. Every time I wear this lip color I get compliments on it! It has a nice creamy texture to it that I like, and the best part is that it dries evenly!
- PROS: creamy texture, dries evenly
- CONS: fades within a few hours
3. Milani: Sangria
I remember hearing about this lipstick as being a good dupe for MAC's Rebel. Since I wasn't in the mood to splurge for a MAC lipstick, I decided to give it a try. And that is how I discovered the deliciousness of Milani lipsticks. Besides this color, I've acquired two more tubes from the brand, and I've loved each one! They have good quality drugstore lipsticks that not only have fantastic texture, pigmentation, and long-wearing capability, but smell wonderful as well!
- PROS: good pigmentation, long wearing, good texture, and smells great!
- CONS: honestly can't think of any
What did you think of Part 2? Any lipstick shades you're obsessed with? Which ones would you try?