Texture and smell: As with most drugstore lipsticks, this doesn’t have the most “luxe” scent – it’s rather crayon-y, if you can imagine that! But more “scent-free” than “ohmygod nausea”, which is a nice change from the usually putrid lipstick bullets you pick up at the drugstore.
As for the texture, though, this feels like a gloss. A glorious, non-sticky gloss!! But as always, the exchange is texture for staying power. Though it feels glorious, it’s this very aspect that will have it melting off your lips in no time.Packaging: cheap. And not “normal cheap, because it’s from a drugstore”, but cheap. The product sticks out an inch above the tube when you buy it, and it’s hell to put the cap (which is very loose) back on when you’re trying not to hit it!! I’m tempted to just cut off the first inch, so I can roll it back more easily. I do like the slim tube, though. It’s a little more fun, and allows for a little (TINY BIT) more precision.
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And here are photos of it on top of concealer – BAM!
The verdict? I think this line would have great YLBB shades, but I woudn’t wear such a bold colour in this formula. The “why” is simple: though it is gorgeous and unexpectedly pigmented, I think the super-slippery texture would turn you into a hot mess in no time flat.
But hey! If you’re okay with not applying over concealer for that extra “bam!” or using super-bold shades, I think these would work well for you – espeically for drugstore price. After all, they do feel fantastic!