I'd a vague idea that I'd posted about this beautiful lipstick some time back. But recently when I checked the list, it was not there. I cant believe I didn't post earlier about this awesome lipstick.
Anyways its not too late to do this as this is not LE. You can find The Lip Bar lipsticks at Urbanoutfitters [Link]
The outer packaging is a bit so-so.
However the lipstick bullet casing is beautiful. Just peep at the almost-floral-vine-like design.
The casing itself really makes the $20 price tag worth the $.
And the cherry on top, is of course the beautifully pigmented satin finish lipstick.
Purple Rain is a cool-toned lilac-y medium purple shade, that comes off as a Neon color on my lips [and i guess most lips]
The shade reminded me a bit of OCC's Roller Girl. This is a favorite shade of mine now.
The shade reminds me of spring..violets blooming... that fresh air, scent of wet earth and grass... almost a torture to remember all that in the middle of winter!
|Revlon Shameless on top, Purple Rain at the bottom|
This is one of those shades that is so rarely available in Drugstore.I tried comparing this against a drugstore shade - Revlon's Matte Balm in Shameless, but as you can see, Shameless is more darker purple than the brighter Purple Rain.
The pics dont do justice to the shade. It is surprisingly wearable. If you're wary of the bright shade but still want to sport a lilac on your lips, then I suggest adding a nude beige or darker berry shade gloss on your lips to mute the neon effect a bit.
Other factors: Staying power is average - 2-3 hours at the max. No staining or feathering. The lipstick wins my heart by the smooth application, the comfortably light feel on the lips and of course the shade.
It doesn't have any strong scent or taste either.
OVERALL: A beautiful purple-lilac shade for those who love their Lavenders for Spring. The quality is unmistakable.