In the past, I envy looking at other ladies sporting red lips. Deep inside I wished I could paint mine with such a bold colour which I love. Sadly, my quest for those alluring red lips look was in vain. I could not find the right shade of red that would make me look pretty. The ones I tried either made me look old, made me look like a hag, made me look like a clown, or an old hag trying to pass off as a clown. Hideous *shudders*.
From the cheap-o ones to the pricey high end brands, nothing seems to work. So I just accepted the fact that red lipstick and I repel each other like two opposite magnetic poles. We are just never going to work things out. But hey, I still love red.
When I started blogging again and started following beauty and fashion bloggers, it seems like the quest to find the right shade of red was rekindled. I guess old flames can't be extinguished completely. But I didn't rush myself. I didn't scour the make-up counters like a horde of zerglings (see StarCraft); instead, I took my time.
Patience finally pays off at the end. I have found the right one.
|I finally found The One|
|Skinfood Coffee Creamy Sheer Lipstick RD201 Rich Berry|
Skinfood prides itself as a company that uses all-natural ingredients for their cosmetics and skin care products. That's wasn't my top consideration when I purchased this lipstick *haha* but it's wonderful, if what they claim is actually 100% true and not just some hype to jump in to the "organic" trend.
I'm not going to go in-depth in terms of reviewing this product, I'll just skim over a few pro's and con's. Let's start with the positive. What I like about this lipstick is that it's very pigmented. Just one stroke from one corner of the mouth to the other and back is enough to colour my lips. Also, it has a sweet scent and it doesn't "taste" like lipstick. It smells/tastes like tropical fruit. And lastly, it doesn't dry my lips out.
But not everything's perfect, there will always be flaws. One of which is that, since this product is all natural, the beauty consultant warned me that this product easily melts if exposed to direct sunlight and to high temperature for a long period of time. This is quite alarming for me because I live in the tropics, of course it's going to be hot and sunny especially during mid-morning 'til mid-afternoon. Another is that, it seems too creamy and soft that if I rough handled this (especially when I'm in a rush), I'm pretty sure it'll snap into two. Great. And it's quite pricey (for me, that is). But what can I do, it's the only shade and brand of red that finally suits me. So, just look the other way, my dear, a good thing does not come cheap.