For some reason I have a really hard time finding lipcolors- I think my face-skin undertones are warm and my lip-skin undertones are cool which is just odd. I'm also violently allergic to a number of ingredients in most nice lipglosses so that limits things too.
This lipstick is a) affordable, b) longer-lasting than most others I have worn, c) comfortable on my sensitive and somewhat dry lips and d) comes in a perfect color for me- Maple Kiss! Literally the only other color I have found that I liked was by Wet N' Wild so this is a step up.
I've been hunting for a good nude lipstick for awhile but wasn't willing to spend my hard-earned money on a $20 Mac lippie for something that would just be an every-day type of colour. Luckily I found Stormy Sahara, a muted orange that is just a touch darker than my lip colour, which leaves my lips a soft muted beige. It's not extremely long-lasting, so keep this baby in your purse for reapplication, but it\'s so moisturizing and creamy that I don't care!
I was expecting this to be lighter, but when I applied it I very much enjoyed the color. On my winter-light skin it really pops and looks more like a refined brown than a (or at least my) nude. It glides on well. It doesn't wear that long, but when it is on it is comfortable.
A lovely bluish dark red that it's not as pigmented as shades like Red Revival or Red Revolution, yet buildable so you can get the same opacity.
This shade wears quite well as, like the others just mentioned, the product leaves your lips very soon (after 1 or 2 hours) but it stains like mad. The stain that you get it's a lovely cherry red, super wearable.
This shade in particular has tiny pieces of gold glitter, not enough to make you lips shimmery but enough to make the red very wearable. The problem, an the reason I give this a so-so rating is the you can feel the glitter on your lips and when you rub your lips together, you can feel the tiny pieces. After a few hours of wearing it, I feel my lips a little sensitive.
A lovely lipstick, though.
In the tube, this looks like an electric, neon red so it might be quite scary and if apply it just straightfrom the tube onto your lips, it might be a little bit too bright.
Now, I realized it looks bright because the texture is creamy, so it deposits more product than necessary. The red goes quickly (1 and a half to 2 hours) but this lipstick stains like crazy and the funny thing it's that it leaves a lovely fucshia/raspberry stain that lasts a long time.
I apply this in very thin coats (2 or 3) blotting in between. I get a fantastic raspberry colour that lasts a long time.
I bought it as a red lipstick and because I'm wearing it as a berry lip stain is the reason I don't give this a higher rating.