None of the lipsticks blew me away — they don’t quite seem to make it there. Taken as a whole, they’re almost too similar to each other. I think looking at the collection overall, it feels like there are no punches of color or vibrancy. For a summer collection, it definitely feels like something we’d see in the fall. I had trouble with the consistency of Archetype and Dressmaker, Dressmaker to apply evenly and smoothly on lips, but Kraft was true to its amplified finish. Made to Order is a very soft, glossy lustre that applies evenly, so I did like that one.
Three lipglasses released with this collection, but being the coral fiend I am, Fold and Tuck was the one that I liked the most. It was a lovely shade of coral that was there but not bright with good color. I love the concept of Pret-a-Papier, but it would definitely look better over a lipstick.
Even though there are definitely some products I like in this launch, there is no item that caught my eye more than Originality. If you like nail polish, you gotta get it!
I am both a little surprised–but very delighted–to say that the Chromagraphic Pencils work wonderfully on the waterline. They look lovely–very fresh and awake–without being too light. I used NC/NW15 on my waterline as soon as I had finished photographing them (nobody likes to see used stuff photograph, yeah?), and here I am three hours later with it still hanging on. I’d definitely say to grab one when you’re able to if you’ve always wanted an easy way to open up and brighten your eyes.
It’s funny, despite five eyeshadows being launched in this collection, none of them really spoke to me. I also got more of a fall collection vibe off of them, even though we’re heading right into summer. To be honest, I don’t think any of these are really must-haves.
Gazette Gray had a lot of potential, but it’s just so sheer–would have been great if it had been a veluxe pearl finish! Cut to Fit is something that’s close enough to other shades I’ve seen before. Tissue Weight is pretty on its own, but you may already own something similar.
For whatever reason, I must have spaced, because I did not realize that Pret-a-Papier was such a large collection. I kept thinking it was a dinky little collection, but it’s a full collection. It includes two sheertone blushes and one mineralize blush duo.
Instant Chic is the most unique of the three blushes, despite not having the best color pay off (it is a sheertone, though). It’s coral enough to be perfect for summer and add some brightness to cheeks, but it’s not so warm that only warmer skin tones will like it. I do think it’s a better shade for light to medium skin tones, and if you’re of a deeper skin tone, you may want to swatch it in person first.