I won this lipstick in a giveaway and I received it somewhere in April, if I remember correctly. I was testing it then, but yesterday I tested it again just to be sure and here is finally my review about it.
The packaging is amazing! Looks a bit like something from the SF novels 😀 At first, you could think it’s a fancy pen, but instead there’s a sponge applicator on the inside. It actually works like any pen illuminator od concealer – you have to turn the bottom part of it to get the texture out to apply it. All in all – it looks really nice. The L101 shade is the only shade with a name – Ellis Red, and it is also the only shade that come in all textures – Creamy Lips, Milky Lips and Glazed Lips. Each texture has 9 different shades, and the shades of Creamy Lips formula go from L101 (Ellis Red) to L109. 🙂 The texture of L101 shade is indeed soft, creamy and very pleasant on lips. Once applied, the texture somehow absorbs which makes it be more lasting.
There is something I *really* don’t like about this lipstick – the sponge applicator or, the way it is applied on lips. No matter how I tried to apply it, it seems to look uneven on my lips which I hate. Also, the texture emphasizes any imperfection there is on the lips. 🙁
The regular price of this lipstick is 21 GBP, and for that you get 2.8. ml amount of the product. Yes, that’s really small amount. It looks like one 1 ml costs approx. $10. :/ I don’t know, but no matter how much I like the packaging and the feel of texture on my lips, I can’t get over the bad application. It’s gotta be more than that. :/
Check out more photos and how it looks on lips!