Sephora Lip Attitude Coral Coquette Lipstick ($12) is a bright and vibrant pink coral color in the tube. This shade is in a cream finish with no shimmer or sparkles. I was so excited when I received it because it looked so darn pretty. Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed when I applied it to my lips.
I guess because it’s so bright in the tube, I expected a nice punch of color. I know this line of Sephora lipstick is supposed to be sheer but I was hoping for a bit more color. To even get the amount of color pictured here in my swatches, I had to apply 3 coats of the lipstick.
To me this Sephora Lip Attitude lipstick feels and applies more like a tinted lip balm to me but with a bit more of a glossy finish. You only get a light sheer wash of color but it is nice and glossy. It also feels nice and smooth on the lips without being greasy.
Coral Coquette is a nice peachy pink coral color. It can be built up with several applications but not enough if you’re looking for something more on the opaque side. I do think this is nice and light for summer though. You can apply it easily on the go, without a mirror, for just a hint of colored glossiness.
So what do you think of the Sephora Lip Attitude lipsticks? Do you think they provide enough color for your liking?
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick in N10 ($19) feels so smooth and creamy on my lips. It applies really nicely and has a really nice shiny finish to it. With these lipsticks there is no need to add a gloss on top.
N10 is called an iridescent copper pink. The color on my lips looks more like a combination of a medium pink and a brick red. It reminds me more of a rose color. I really like the color and the texture is great. It feels soft and silky like Revlon Lip Butters but slightly more opaque.
To me there’s not much iridescence so I’m not sure why they call it that, the name’s a little misleading. Up close you can see a very tiny amount of finely milled shimmer in the tube but it’s not noticeable on the lips at all. I ordered this Rouge Artist lipstick online and I was nervous that iridescent was going to be frost like. I was so glad that it wasn’t, phew!
Iridescent Copper Pink
Iridescent Copper Pink
Pretty isn’t it? Have you tried out these Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural lipsticks? I like them so much that I bought N37, Iridescent Icy Coral, too so you’ll be seeing that real soon also! And N35, Iridescent Orange Pink, is on my shopping list for the future.
Revlon 16 Hour Eyeshadow Quad in Decadent ($7.29) is an interesting combination of colors. It contains 2 pinks, one gold, and one brown shade. The colors looked promising in the package but I was quickly disappointed.
The texture and consistency of these eyeshadows is not the problem. They are smooth and silky and apply nicely. But the colors are barely pigmented at all. Even the brown shade is barely visible unless you use a really heavy hand and build it with several applications. And it still is very light brown. The other 3 shades barely showed up on my eyelids even after several swipes of each color. So disappointing.
heavily swatched yet barely visible, especially the lightest pink shade
As for the wear, 16 hours is a bit of a stretch. The claim is that they are crease, fade and smudge resistant. I tested mine without eye primer to get a true sense of wear on my oily eyelids. Not great. They lasted about 4 hours before starting to crease. By 8 hours, the eyeshadow was completely gone.
I’m bummed out by these Revlon ColorStay 16 hour eyeshadows. I really liked the color combo in Decadent and was excited to have it. But after one use of this, I know it’s going back to the drugstore and I won’t be picking up anymore of these.
Have you tried out any of these Revlon ColorStay 16 hour eyeshadow quads? If you have, what has your experience been like?
Tarte Achiote Color Collection: Gifts From The Lipstick Tree is a trio of full sized products ($38-$42). You get one Amazonian Clay blush, one LipSurgence lip luster and one Divine Shine maracuja lip gloss all in the color Achiote.
Achiote is known as mother nature’s lipstick tree. It’s an actual tree found in the tropical regions of South America that produces a vibrant pink fruit. The pure pigment obtained from the seeds of that fruit is what Tarte infused into these products.
The Achiote color is amazing! It’s a beautiful medium pink color. All three of these products contain a golden shimmer also. I must say, this color Tarte LipSurgence is by far my favorite of all the ones I own. It looks so pretty with my skintone and it’s perfect for Spring and Summer.
You can find the Tarte Achiote Color Collection: Gifts From The Lipstick Tree on QVC.com, Sephora.com, and TarteCosmetics.com. It sells at Sephora and Tarte for $42 but I bought mine for a few bucks less on QVC for around $38. But if you order before April 30, you can get 15% off at TarteCosmetics.com with their Mother’s Day coupon code sale.
Will you be getting gifts from the lipstick tree?