Lately, I have been OBSESSED with rosy mauve lip products. I don't know what has got into me but in my mind, I NEED to find that perfect rosy mauve shade on my lips.
It all began when I saw the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita on Instagram. It is the perfect dusty rose shade. So after I finally got my hands on one of those(it has been out of stock at Sephora for months), as much as I love the formula and the lasting power, it looks a bit too brown on my lips. *apparently the lipstick I got was from a batch of manufacturing non-consistency stock from Sephora. The shade "should" be dusty rose as the name suggested.
So my search began a couple of months to find the perfect rosy mauve lipstick.
I got Wet n Wild Spiked with Rum, together with some lip liners from Essence. This is my first Wet n Wild purchase and I have to say I am very impressed with the formula. Same with Essence lip liners. I have tried a few lip liners both from high end and drug store and these $1.49 lip liners certainly impress me a lot. They are velvety and creamy.
Wet n Wild Spiked with Rum is probably the closest to the original Kat Von D Lolita in terms of color. It is a mauve shade with rose undertone. Not too brown and not too pink.
Wet n Wild Spiked with Rum looks a bit red in the picture but in real life, it is more subtle. Sephora Marvelous Mauve is another favorite very close to my perfect rosy mauve shade except it can be a bit pink at times. As you can see from the swatch from Kat Von D Lolita, it is very brown and I usually wear that with some lipstick which has a bit of berry tone in it to counteract the brown-ess. The last combination is my current favorite: Essence Soft Berry lipliner(I outline my lips and fill them) and then apply NYX Matte Lip Cream in Stockholm which is a very neutral nude shade. On top of the deep berry shade, it is the prettiest mauve.
Have you been obsessed with a specific lip shade? Until you find the perfect shade, you would not give up. You would look all over for the perfect shade or you would create your own combination of lip products? Please tell me I am not the only crazy one here.