Marlena (Makeup Geek) recently came out with her own line of lipsticks. I already was a huge fan of her eyeshadows,
So when I heard she released some new lipsticks as well, I couldn’t wait to try some of them out!
First up for closer examination: Ravishing …
Let’s start with the packaging, shall we?
The actual packaging of the lipstick itself is a sleek, black case with a shiny flower design on the lid.
What I really like about the lid is that on top it’s see-through, so you can easily see which lipstick you need to grab.
Other than that it’s just a really sleek, simple design. You can’t really go wrong there… Unless you hate shiny flowers.
Yes.. It is very pigmented, But with that comes that it also is quite drying on the lips.
It’s a matte finish, I adore matte finishes, but this is a little too matte for my taste.
Don’t get me wrong, I love how matte ‘Ravishing‘ is, But I just don’t see myself being able to wear it all day long.
I do think it’d be the perfect matte red lipstick for a shoot. The extreme matte finish gives it a high-fashion feeling,
and your model only wears it for 2-3 hours max.
I’m also not a big fan of the smell. It has a hint of that typical clown-makeup smell..
This does go away after like 3 minutes of wearing the lipstick on your lips.
So, What’s the verdict?
I like this lipstick! It’s a gorgeous (extreme)matte, bright red. But I wouldn’t want to wear it all day long.
The pigmentation is a dream, and I can totally see myself using this on shoots a lot in the future.
Makeup Geek Lipsticks are available at MakeupGeek.com and retail for $7,99 USD / €6,38 EUR