I bought more lipsticks. I’m meant to be saving money but I couldn’t resist. Saturated Colour, formerly Kiss Cosmetics, have been on my radar for a while, I was part of their blogger group when they were first starting out and got to try a SheerStick in Fresh Rose. I’ve been meaning to try out more of the range but haven’t had the funds, so when they had a sale on, I bought all the lipsticks possible.
I’m a sucker for a good deal, which is why I ended up buying a grand total of six lipsticks. (I know there are seven above but I think they threw one in as an extra.) Basically Kiss Cosmetics are transitioning into Saturated Colour and had some left over stock of Kiss branded lipsticks. Because of this they were not only reduced to £2 from £7 but they were also buy one get one free, so in total I got seven lipsticks for £8 including delivery, which is pretty good I think. The re-branded lipsticks are available on their website now, back at £7, with the exact same formula and colour range as before, so if you like the look of these, they’re still available!
The packaging of the lipsticks is very sleek, all black, (except for the LE one,) with the useful clear bit at the bottom to show you the colour. They click shut quite securely, which is reassuring for people like me who throw lipsticks in bags willy nilly. The texture is very creamy and all the lipsticks have loads of pigmentation. One thing I would say is that you need a lip pencil with these, especially the darker ones. The red tends to bleed on me a little around the edges so if you can get one of those invisible lip liners, it would be perfect for all of these. The scent isn’t the greatest, it’s slightly vanillary, but then also reminds me of some kind of baby powder. Weird right?
Onto the colours. The LE shade is Osculate Orchid, (not a shade I chose, this is the extra one I think.) I was planning to pick this up but there wasn’t another that would me I got the BOGOF deal, but I got it anyway so that was quite a result. Osculate Orchid is a pink with a sort of lavender undertone, it’s quite an out there shade, not an everyday wear yet, but as soon as summer hits it will be. Birthday Suit is quite a peachy nude, not a colour that will suit me particularly well but will work if I want to rock an ombré lip! Naked Pink is definitely the most wearable, it’s a dusky rose kind of colour, something that I will use a lot day to day. Frisky Fuchsia is a step out of my comfort zone, a real bold, bright pink, a summer lipstick for me I think.
Osculate Orchid, Birthday Suit, Naked Pink and Frisky Fuchsia
The final three are all quite bold for me. Caressing Red is a bright, in your face, pillar box red, one you can use if you’re feeling like it’s a red lip kind of day. Then there is Lady In Red, this is a deep, blue toned red, quite a lot darker than I initially thought, but I love it no matter what. Finally is Seductive Damson which isn’t quite the purple it looks in the stick. Instead it is a darker version of Osculate Orchid, which makes it somewhat more wearable. It’s definitely one which I’ll wear once or twice before I make my final judgement on whether purple suits me or not!
Caressing Red, Lady in Red and Seductive Damson
The quality of these lipsticks does justify their RRP, (even more so with the discount.) I’ll be honest the packaging could do with a little work, as lipsticks by Revlon and L’Oreal do feel more luxe for the price but other than that there’s no reason not to give these a try! Have you tried anything from Saturated Colour?