Buxom Full-On Lip Stick in Shanghai
I wanted to do a quick review of this lip stick because it's one of those random products that I own that I have heard nothing about on the internet. It was a gift from a friend and she doesn't have the unhealthy obsession that I have with beauty blogs, but she does see how I wear my makeup. So she chose a product I've never heard of, but she nailed the color choice. It is definitely my favorite shade in my possession.
I was trying to swatch it, but the pictures I took didn't do it justice. It's a very purple lipstick, but it works for someone with light cool tone skin like me, and I imagine it would greater for deeper skintones as well. Plus, the blue undertone makes your teeth look really white.
It's sort of a cross between a jumbo lip pencil and a lipstick with a very matte and long-lasting finish. It's an automatic roll-up with a built-in sharpener in the bottom making the application very simple and precise.
This is not a particularly moisturizing or easy to apply product. It's the kind of lipstick that takes a few minutes to get on in the morning, but the result is a bold, long-lasting color that only requires touch ups after eating. My perfect formula.
It retails for $19 at Sephora, but you can get it in various shades in value kits (Barcelona in this one). I've got my eye on Tokyo and Havana, but I doubt any shade will ever live up to Shanghai.