Image taken from Guardian’s Online Store
Product: In2It Lustful Red Lipstick
Available: Watsons and Guardian
Backstory: My toe-dipping into lipsticks pretty much started with me just wanting to “change it up.” A brief chat with the girls and I narrowed my choice to Essence from Watsons. As I am an impulsive person, I thought to buy it immediately. The [Wind_Goddess] and I made our way to the area around Digital Mall because I also had an appointment there.
However, the Watson’s there had closed. There was only a Guardian’s there, and it was there I picked up the In2It Lustful Red Lipstick. It was either this, or the Temptation. Wind Goddess recommended the Lustful Red… just because of the name.
My only conditions for the lipstick was that it had to be bright red and striking without being glossy. As it turns out, finding one was much harder than it looks. I kind of lucked out with the colour on this one; it was really bright and stayed on for quite some time once you got through the first 10 minutes.
The lipstick passed the first test. It was brilliant and bright, but not glossy on my hand. So now it was time for the real test.
It looked great on my lips. Most importantly, I FELT great wearing it. The lipstick added a bright spot of colour to my face, hiding the fact that I didn’t wear any other sort of makeup on my face, including foundation and face powder. It’s my warpaint. :P
However, it takes quite some time to settle onto my lips. The colour would really pop out only after about 5 mins or so. It will “set” into my lips in about 10 minutes, by which I can then drink water without worrying about stains. It has low lasting power though, unlike some other lippies I’ve seen, and it’s actually fairly drying. I will usually slap on some lip balm for about 5 minutes before I wear this. Makes the colour stay longer.
No lipbalm applies means my lips look super chapped and the colour doesn’t spread evenly. With lipbalm gets me a nice, even tone.
Lesson of the day? Always wear lipbalm before you wear lipstick. Or just get a gloss stick. :P