As mentioned in my previous post I've been wandering around Sephora in Melbourne a little bit. I came across IT Cosmetics It's Your Flawless Red Lip pack. And being the red lippie lover since I was 14 I thought I'm going to give this one a try!
According to the packaging IT claims the following:
Experience the gift of youthful vitality with your perfect red lips that last! This limited-edition, 2-piece set includes your cutting-edge Blurred Lines™ Smooth-Fill Lipstick in IT Girl™ and a bonus Travel-Size YLBB™ Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain in Cherry Flush. While Blurred Lines™ lipstick drenches your lips in rich color, lip-smoothing collagen and hydrolyzed filling spheres, the creamy YLBB™ lip liner enhances your lipstick and locks it in place with budge-proof definition."
Tried it on a "work" day when lipstick usually doesn't last very long, due to various activities such as drinking, eating, biting one's lip etc...
When I first applied the red lip liner I wasn't that impressed with the colour. But it did go on quite smoothly. I filled in my whole lip with the lip liner (as I always do for colour longevity). I then put a coat of the lip stick which was also very smooth and hydrating. A little odd for me as I always wear matt to very matt red lipsticks.
Again I wasn't a massive fan of the colour as I am used to wearing blue based reds and this was a little too orange for my liking. Unfortunately there is no choice in terms of colour. The lipstick didn't last very long and the liner had created as slight stain but it was not waterproof as it is claimed.
The lipstick and liner did feather outside my lip line. Not a great look for red lips and certainly not the look I'm after. I like a clean, neat finish on my red lips. The lipstick felt very nice on and this product would be great for someone who is medium to olive skin toned and who just wants a wash or stain of colour rather than a full red "vintage" lip.
Not a huge fan but then it doesn't cost the world either. RRP around $24 AUD and you're also getting the lip liner.
Final call? Not a huge fan of it given my preferences for red lipstick. I don't think it's exactly what it claims (waterproof) and there are other waterproof lip liners available that actually don't budge. Given the choice I probably would not have bought it but as mentioned I am a sucker for a red lipstick!
Until next time take care of yourselves