For those of you who have never heard of this brand it basically originates fron the USA and is a cruelty free! (Long live the bunnies!). This brand has been is SA for a while now but is not that well-known as you will only find it in exclusive stores like Placecol, Dream Nails and Perfect 10 Salon. Pity as the brand sits up there with the royal brands like MAC.
A Kiss to The Classics Lipstick Collection
The latest lipstick collection from the brand. These five beautiful satin matte lipsticks are packed with pigment giving the lips a bold statement look with a matte formulation that is comfortable and hydrating on the lips. Named after five fearless women of classic fiction novels, There is definitely a shade for everyone as I feel they really did cover their bases with this collection.
It also won’t dry out the lip as the day progresses, we could probably thank the aloe vera, vitamin E, coconut and grape seed oil for this.
They are highly pigmented, goes on so buttery smoothly without dragging and lasts all day. Not the most hydrating but that can be easily sorted out with a pre lip balm treatment. Surprising light weight on the lips I forget I actually have it on. Lasting power is amazing I can get a full days wear which is great for me as I hate having to worry about reapplying. They smells like watermelons.
here are 5 shades in the collection
Elizabeth – a mauve nude shade named after the Pride and Prejudice leading lady. This is my fav out of the collection as it is my perfect nude shade aka a my lips but better kind of shade
Lolita – this bright neon pink is very bold, it reminds me of the shade MAC candy yum yum
Anna – an independent woman who’s not afraid to speak her mind, this deep red is inspired by The King and I’s female heroine. This is also one of my favs since it is the classic blue based red that depicts elegance and sophistication. You can never go wrong with this. It is blue based so it makes your teeth look super white.
Jane – inspired by the incomparable Jane Eyre. A more pink-orangey nude suited for darker skin tones.
Jo – this orangey red is named after the fiery protagonist from Little Women. This is even more daring than Lolita but will go great in summer with a bronze smokey eye look.
You can find these in July at Placecol, perfect 10 or dream nails stores or purchase online from the Placecol website in July 2016 at R230 a pop.
Mini Electric Lip Slides or the lip wardrobe collection (R590)
You can never go wrong with minis this is a collection of their best-selling lip slides with one exclusive shade. Minis make it so easy to carry around.
It is a hybrid of a lipstick, gloss and stain, it reminds me of the Almay liquid lipsticks just a bit more thicker and pigmented. The texture is thick but not dry and packs a nice colour punch but it’s more of tint. It feels pretty moisturising on the lips thanks to the vitamin E, shea, cocoa, avocado and mango butters. In summary think creamy feeling of a lipstick, shine of a gloss, longevity of a stain that is pineapple scented.
Shades in the Lip Wardrobe collection include:
- Cupid’s Beau – a dusty rose that’s super feminine
- Caught in the Act – a vibrant fuchsia that will add a pop of color. The loudest colour in the collection.
- Tickled Pink – a pinky coral that’s oh so pretty
- It Girl – The shade that is exclusive to this collection is a nude, pink, brown shade that is universally flattering. According to Lori Leib, Bodyography’s Creative Director and professional makeup artist, It Girl is “the perfect rosy nude, with just the right amount of pink and brown. It’s a universally flattering shade that not only looks good on every skin tone, but is appropriate for any time of the day or year!”