I have to admit that I'm one of those awful people that likes to swatch lipsticks to see what they look like before I buy them - especially for weird shades that I don't want to dish out money on, knowing it will probably make me look like a clown (by the way, one of my fears is clowns with chainsaws ... bad experience at a haunted house once). So one day this past spring I spent hours and hours at Target trying to get the right shade of baby pink for perfect spring lips but it all made me look like a deranged Barbie. I tried everything from Maybelline's Color Sensational in Pink Please to Revlon Colorburst in Baby Pink to Revlon Matte in Pink Pout and it all turned out horrendous. Defeated and with dry, flaking lips, I gave up and went home.
For me, lipstick is a symbol of femininity and girl power. The shape is really enticing and I love all the sleek packaging. I don't really thrive off wearing lip products though. I think lip products are the beauty product that I crave simply for the aesthetics. Waste of money, eh?
When I was picking out some things to order, Runaway Pink really tempted me because it's one of the newer lippies and seemed a nice shade of baby pink. Knowing that staring at their pictures would lead to fruitless comparisons, I just placed on in my basket for $2.50 USD (after discount). Normally these lipsticks are $5 and they're well worth it. They are so creamy and moisturizing. I like to apply over a think layer of chapstick just to help smooth out the product.
The package came pretty fast this time - somehow they ship faster from New York to Cali than to St. Louis ... go figure. When I opened the little box and twisted the tube, I was disappointed to see such a typical rosy colour. Then I looked in the mirror and went outside and I cheered up. It's the perfect amount of bright pink that doesn't make me look like a plastic doll. Yay!
I guess my only complaint is that it can get streaky up close and "fill in lines" - whatever that means. It doesn't bother me that much. It also doesn't last very long. The creamy texture allows it to slide off your lips as easily as it slides on during application.
Price: $5.00 for 0.13 oz (3.8g) at eyeslipsface.com
What the product claims to do (from website):
Now you can hydrate your lips and get a lasting soft color naturally! This nourishing blend of exotic oils, natural waxes, vitamins and plant extracts create the perfect moisturizing formula. The sleek lipstick has superior color payoff, glides easily onto lips, and is long wearing. Lips stay perfectly hydrated and soft throughout the day for no fuss, lip loving happiness. All our mineral makeup is 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes.
Ingredients (I like that they explain this):
Jojoba Oil soothes, moisturizes and softens the skin. Coconut Oil is a moisturizing remedy to prevent wrinkles and sagging. Candelilla Wax protects the skin against moisture loss. Castor Oil is soothing, rich in antioxidants and helps to prevent aging. Shea Butter is deep penetrating and long acting. It is needed to restore the skin's moisture balance and prevent visible signs of aging and wrinkles. Olive Oil combats aging and locks in moisture. Tocopherol is a Vitamin E derivative and is a powerful antioxidant helping the skin look younger and promotes skin healing. Ascorbyl Palmitate is a Vitamin C derivative that promotes healthy skin and vitality. Retinyl Palmitate is a Vitamin A derivative that is a powerful anti-oxidant that increases skin elasticity, yielding younger looking skin and helps to smooth out fine lines. Mica ingredients impart a soft focus effect that creates a natural, healthy, and youthful glow that instantly fills facial lines to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Titanium Dioxide is also an important ingredient because of its ability to provide sun protection to the skin.
- Super creamy texture
- Pretty moisturizing
- Perfect baby pink that flatters skin w/ yellow undertones
- Sleek black packaging
- Yay minerals!
- Slides right off
- Fills in lines/can be streaky
Verdict: Definitely purchase an ELF Mineral Lipstick, even if not in this shade. If you think that you can't pull off baby pinks, this may be the solution for you. I love how creamy they are and they don't dry out my lips (I hate it when it's all transferred to your food or glass, flaky peeling skin is left behind D:). Be warned that if you want to buy all the shades, a lot of them may end up looking really similar. Don't get Natural Nymph unless you want to look like you ate a tube of concealer.
Definitely! Probably in a different shade though because I don't wear lipstick that often so this tube is going to last me forever.
Hope you guys have a great day : ) I am going to make myself go to Borders and study study study D: The MCAT is encroaching and it's not funny wahhh -__- Meanwhile I will treat myself to a lovely coffee drink tee hee. Maybe tomorrow I will take outfit pictures too! [This is my 200th post woot!]