Having had a chance to play with all of the lip products from Rose Romance, I would definitely say the key benefit of this collection is the amount of options. There are some striking pieces that stand strong on their own as well as a lot of textures and opacities that really lend themselves to layering. (Click “Read More” below for more info, swatches and pics)…….
Virgin Kiss: A beautiful warm, sheer pink with tons of shimmer. Not glitter, but shimmer. Very sheer. Perfect for a subtle lip or layered over Rose Romance and Way to Love Lipstick.
Steal My Heart: A cool, sheer fuschia. Similar to Pink Manish LG, but Steal My Heart is more sheer and cooler in tone. Like Virgin Kiss, this has A LOT of shimmer to it. It’s similar to Love Rules from the A Mei collection in that aspect (it’s much sheerer than Love Rules though).
Magnetique: This is the most opaque of the three. This is definitely one of MAC’s undupeable colours. You just need it. It’s gorgeous. It looks fantastic over Odyssey lipstick.
SEE THRU LIPCOLOUR
Loving Touch: This is the lighter pink colour. It has a warm, golden, pearlesence to it. It is one of the two See Thru Lip Colours that is a new formula containing shimmer (the other being Tender Tryst). Loving Touch is SUPER sheer. It is really just a hint of colour. For those of you wanting subtle, this is truly it. For some, this may just disappear on the lips.
Secret Crush: This is a true, sheer red stain. It will let the natural lip show through, yet give a passionate punch of colour. One of my favourite looks is to first apply Secret Crush, let it set, then apply Lustrewhite Lustreglass over the top. It is the most natural, juicy lip.
Tender Tryst: Definitely my favourite. Tender Tryst is one of the formulas that contains a slight shimmer to it. For those of you who are wondering about this new shimmer formula, it is very comfortable on the lips. You don’t feel any grit or particles. The shimmer itself isn’t very dominant. What it does do is make the lips look a bit dewy, like you have just licked your lips. It’s saucy, kittens, trust me. For a great look,try Tender Tryst as a base, then layer the sheer pink Virgin Kiss lipglass over the top. The dark berry base of Tender Tryst gives the shimmer in Virgin Kiss a serious pop.
Way to Love: This is my fave of the two LE lipsticks in this collection. It is a warm, yellow pink that will be great for a nude lip or under Virgin Kiss lipglass.
A Rose Romance: This is one for those who like the subtle pinks. It is a lustre and a medium cool pink, so it will be a boon for some and a bust for others. One of the benes of lustres is that their sheerness will work for a really wide range of skin tones/lip pigmentations, but for a lot (like me), they kind of disappear. Don’t get me wrong, it is really a beautiful colour, my tastes just run a bit more to the extremes. It’s nude or it’s high voltage for me.
Odyssey: Odyssey is the lipstick that I forgot to photograph. D’oh! Oddysey is a fantastic colour though. I have had odyssey in my lipstick harem for ages. It’s a great frosted, medium dark plum. A true staple that you will find yourself going back to over and over. Promise me you will at least try it.
OK, babes, I hope that helps you plan your purchases when Rose Romance hits MACCosmetics.com tomorrow. Let me know what you get.