This release includes five shades ($21.50 each), each named after a fabulous beach destination (so naturally, this is the Getaway Collection).
The lipstick will be released in tubes (like the picture), but I got my hands on little sample pots, so I swatched with lip brushes. It’s never quite the same as applying stick to arm, so I also did blended-out swatches with my fingertips, to give you a second data point on the colors.
Don’t get me wrong; they’re definitely pigmented. I got almost full color on first swipe of the lip brush.
My favorite is actually tomato Majorca. It is SO warm (orange) red. It IS brighter than what I normally choose, but these lipsticks have some staining power to them, and I really like the way Majorca looks, blotted down. This is a photo without blotting:
Speaking of staining, Bora Bora left a pink stripe on my arm, even after washing twice with Laura Mercier’s Purifying Oil Light, once with Chanel’s Biphase Cleanser, and soap and water. Serious business.