When this little gold tube arrived at my door a few weeks ago, I thought that it was going to be a normal lipstick just like every other because a- I've never heard of this brand before until I was sent the Pommisst (featured here), and b- the name "LipColour" was a bit of a turn off for me, I'm not sure why. But as soon as I opened that little tube, none of what was mentioned mattered. Believe me.
To be honest, my relationship with this lipstick starts with the packaging. You probably think that there is nothing special about that plain gold tube of coloured cream product. This look actually reminds me of my grandmother's lipsticks when I was still a child. Ever since I was three or four years old, I would watch my mum and grandma do their makeup and, of course, open their makeup drawers secretly and slap on the deepest red and pink lip colours onto my lips. Despite the fact that I always ended up looking a bit bloody, it was my favourite thing to do. Hence, the makeup obsession!
Back to the Jane Iredale's amazingness. I decided to do a list of what I love in this because I can ramble about it until tomorrow. No joke. Here it goes:
1. The slightly blue toned berry colour in 'Renee' is simply divine. 2. The colour is buildable so it can be sheer (for those of you who aren't very daring with bright colours). 3. The texture is absolutely marvellous and it applies very smoothly. 4. It's a matte formula but not the drying matte like the MAC ones. It's actually very buttery. So you can wear this even though your lips are chapped. Cha-ching. And it has enough sheen and shimmer to avoid the "flat" lip look. 5. I strongly believe that it heals the lips as well. Mine are always extra smooth after having this lipstick on. 6. It doesn't leave the very annoying pinkish slash reddish stains on the lips after makeup removal which I feel like it's a first world problem. 7. It has amazing lasting power. And I remember eating a Pinkberry and it was still there afterwards. 8. It's packed with essential oils that the lips will only benefit from. 9. It doesn't leave white stuff that you get on the corner of your lips because it's been on your lips during the whole day or because you've talked a lot.
Heavy swatch of LipColour in Renee
Have you ever tried Jane Iredale lipsticks? What is your favourite lipstick? Leave a comment below :)
- Zein xx