While admiring the lipstick of someone on TV recently and wondering where I could get something similar, it suddenly occurred to me I already had an identical one - you can blame the weather for why I forgot all about this summery colour...
This is a bright, coral-orange shade that I've never seen a likeness for in another range.
It's designed to be worn at full in-your-face strength, but I also find applying over a slick of lip balm tones it down and comes out a calmer colour I prefer and can wear during the day.
Full natural light...
Indirect natural light...
- Great colour - best thing about this lipstick is its unique shade; flattering on my pale skin but would also look great with more of a tan
- Matte - which I always prefer!
- Colour is buildable - can be light over balm or bright straight from the tube
- Good value at £9.50
- Much more drying than other lipsticks in this range for some reason
- As such, I find it causes my lips to flake and the colour to wear patchily
- You need a flawless base to get even colour
- That familiar Stay Perfect blunt-ended bullet can make application tricky
However, I'm aware that my tube of this lipstick is a couple of years old and some of the criticisms about the formula have potentially been improved by now - it certainly was a different consistency to Classic Rose. I'll certainly repurchase when I've run out to find out - the great colour is enough to make me work round the imperfections.