So I went to the local CCO just to see what was available and it was actually the first time that I've looked properly at the lipsticks & lipglosses. This sounds totally ridiculous but the last time I was in there I said to my husband 'who is going to buy half-used lipsticks?!' since there was just a big pot of lipsticks without lids etc with prices on... I failed to see the sign that told you to take the tester to the till to purchase a NEW one. How embarassing that it didnt occur to me - and I consider myself to have a little bit of intelligence !! ** cringe **
A quick swipe and it gives a beautiful bronze glow with slight flecks of gold. On the lips it turns them into a deeper red/brown with a hint of gold shimmer.
What gets me the most about this lipstick is in every light its a little bit different...
* In the tube is a vampy looking deep brown
* On my hand it's bronze.
* On my lips in the light its a red/brown with shimmer.
* In other lights its a dark vampy brown
* When I wiped the swatch off my hand with a tissue it had a plum tone to it !!
Whichever way it looks i'm pleased to say it's in the permanent line (I always get suprised when its a permanent product as I assume the CCO stock is all clearance lines) This lipstick wont be for everyone - I have dark hair and features but on lighter hair and skin tones I can imagine it may look a little gothic (if thats what you're after this is perfect!)
It's a shame I didn't come across this in the Autumn/Winter but i'll wear a gentle swipe of it through the summer until then!