Normally I don't pay much attention to Pantone colour of the year, but Tracy over at Beauty Reflections Blog convinced me I should this time around. This year's colour, Radiant Orchid, is just SO pretty. I think of it as a muted pinky-purple. It's still fun, but much more wearable than a bright fuchsia lippie for me. I'll even pop on Sephora's Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick in Radiant Orchid at the office!
Sephora describes this as a matte satin lipstick, but it definitely leans more satin than matte. It's MUCH less drying than something like MAC's Ruby Woo (score)! It even provides a very little bit of moisture. For good measure, though, I like to add some balm to my lips before applying.
Wear time is about standard for a good lipstick for me—a few hours provided I don't drink, eat, or fidget too much. I'll take it!
Another bonus: I'm not usually a big packaging fan, but the packaging of this product is really nice—the rectangular metal tube is very chic, and the magnetic snick when it closes is very satisfying. ;)
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The verdict: Definitely a favourite lip product for the spring. If you're still making your shopping list for Sephora's spring sale, this is a good item to add—especially given it's limited edition!
Rating: Four and a half stars out of five. I like the product, but I think they should go a little easier on the (kinda wasteful) outer packaging and drop the price from $22 to $20 or $21.
Available: Sephora stores and Sephora.ca for $22 Canadian. You get 3.6 mL of product, which makes it a slightly better deal than a MAC lipstick.
Have you tried Sephora's Radiant Rush Matte Lipstick in Radiant Orchid? What about another product from the Radiant Orchid Collection? What do you think?
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