I owed you guys and here it is. I know a review on lipsticks is incomplete without a lip swatch. Talking about this, what do you find helpful in showing the lipstick’s color? For me, I need at least an arm swatch, and also knowing the person’s foundation shade. Personally, I dislike lip swatches that are taken up close. I can’t tell how it really looks like against the skin. To make matters worse, the white balance is totally off, distorting the color completely. I see a lot of this when I search for swatches online and it bugs me.
I prefer a full faced photo but I also know that there are some bloggers who don’t show their face. For that, perhaps just half a face, nose down, just to show how the lipstick really looks when worn. I don’t mind just an arm swatch if it’s an opaque lipstick that stays true to color. If it’s a sheer lipstick though, it usually looks different when worn. As a blogger myself, I’m guilty of taking just an arm swatch sometimes, due to time restraint, but that’s because as a reader, I’m OK with that. I do try to take another FOTD later to make up for it, like this time.
It’s been a while since I took a photo with my hair down. Also, the lipsticks are bright so it ate up whatever blush I had on in the photos. Darn it. It looked OK in real life though. *note to self: must have clown cheeks for FOTDs* Both the lipsticks are very comfortable. Miss 047 has more slip and while 999 is a matte, it is velvety and is anything but dry. It applies without tugging and more importantly, it fades evenly without leaving the hideous lip ring. Both lipsticks do stain your glass, Miss 047 more so than 999 Matte and none of them last through an Asian meal. I am still in love with 999 Matte which instantly gives life to my otherwise tired face.
Also, I AM DISAPPOINTED THE DIOR EXTREMES ARE NOT AVAILABLE HERE!!! It’s only available in a few stores, all in KL which is 250km away from me. I was so excited to try but alas, it’s not meant to be.
So before I go, remember to tell me what you prefer for a lipstick post, ok? And what lip color do you prefer – red or pink?