When it comes to lip colors I think everyone has a bit of a safety zone. I love hot pinks, fair nudes, & pin up reds as much as the next but when I don’t want to think too hard I tend to reach for a mauve.I reviewed a palette from City Color Cosmetics recently & here is another adorable product. Today I’ll be swatching & reviewing the City Color Cosmetics Blooming Beauty Lipstick in Mauve which even has a little rose on it!
From what I can tell online, each shade corresponds with the color of the rose bud. Because this shade is Mauve, it is a mauve/rose shade but others will be different. One issue I have is that with the online site…this shade looks totally different! In fact, I’m guessing that the other shades are more wearable too because online they look kind of off & way orange/brown based. That would be really confusing if I was shopping online!
I really like this color, it is a creamy medium mauve toned pink. Great application! I am definitely not digging the scent though….it took me awhile but I’ve decided it reminds me of playdough which isn’t exactly my idea of a great lip scent. It doesn’t look cheap on my lips at all though & it doesn’t have shimmer which makes it more wearable for me.
So I have a few issues with this lipstick but overall I’m really digging it. The shade just looks fab on me & I think it would be lovely on other skintones as well. It is a bargain for only $2.99 on the City Color Cosmetics site & there are 6 shades total to choose from. I’m really interested in seeing what the shade Melon actually looks like.
What do you think of this shade? Do you like the packaging? What is your go-to shade?
** PR sample. All opinions are my own.