I picked up the shade Choco-Lacque 209. From the packaging, I thought it would be a dusty rose nude color, but the name told me otherwise. It's more brown than I was thinking. I wish the packaging was more true to the product color on these items. The Maybelline Color Blur Lip Colors (at least the two I picked up) have packaging very true to color.
This product has the same scent as the traditional Loreal Lipsticks. It reminds me of a darker version of Loreal's Fairest Nude, a cult favorite nude lipstick. I see this being a great nude on anybody, especially those who enjoy the more brown side of nudes, or the 90's brown lip trend that has come back into popularity.
The consistency is like that of a gloss, which as you may know, I am not a fan of glosses most of the time. It is a very thick feeling product on the lips and I'm not sure how I like that. However, the sticky thickness of it helps it last so it doesn't just go sliding off your lips. And for the price, it should be staying put, if you ask me. It's a bit of a pricey drugstore lip product.
It does transfer, which of course is not a surprise, I just thought I'd mention it.
Overall, I think this might be a decent alternative for those who hate glosses but want a glossy look to the lips. It doesn't feel too wet or uncomfortable, yet it keeps a high shine gloss finish to the lips.
I picked up the shade Matte-R of Fact 108. From the packaging, I thought it would be a very bright berry-pink, but it's actually more on the vampy side on the lips.
I have mixed feelings about this product. It went on really opaque and smoothly. It felt lightweight just like the Maybelline Color Blur Lip Colors, but after just a couple of hours, this color started to bleed past my lip line A LOT. More than pretty much any lip product I've come across. Then because it's such a deep color, it stained the skin, so I looked like a fool the rest of the day after I removed it. LOL. If I had a concealer or something on hand I could have doctored it up a bit, but I was very disappointed with my initial impression of this one. I'm not one to consistently remember to apply lip liner first, so for me, this product is a bummer. However, with a lip liner, it looks awesome and crisp. If you always wear a lip liner, I think you'll enjoy this product. But if you're like me and hardly ever use lip liner, this could end up being a tragedy. So keep your eye on your lips if you're prone to bleeding!
The color lasts a long time and does leave a stain behind (as I learned from the bleeding incident). It feels pretty good on the lips. Only after about five hours do I start to feel like I want to add some lip balm (and by that time, it needs to be reapplied anyway, the insides are just starting to fade a little). It doesn't behave strangely with lip balm on top either, which is great. You can add moisture without messing up the entire lip look. Of course, a balm on top can take away the matte-ness though.
If you'd like to see my original haul blog post, you can see it here!
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