Starting with Rimmel 'Get the London look' cosmetics that I purchased on sale for $3.00 (reg. price $5.99) at Walgreens - It has a pretty packaging with a small red heart on the top. This lipstick has a nice scent of strawberry (scent not strong) and for being a cheap brand it goes on nicely with moist and without drying the lips.
|Tip - color - brick red|
This is a retractable lip liner. I'm not a big fan of retractable liners but for the price and I don't have this color it's not bad. I describe the color as a brick red. At my first attempt to use it the tip broke off and I didn't have it to high as described above in the picture. My second attempt the tip broke off again, grrrrr. To use this liner you can't retract basically at all. It must be a little tip.
Next is L'Oreal Paris NEW Colour Caresse Wet Shine Stain. I was immediately attracted to the packaging of this product. It's formulated to act as a lip stain and to keep your lips hydrated up to 6 hrs. The wand reminds me of YSL lip gloss. Unfortunately, I am not a fan of this product. As you may know, I LOVE lip stains such as Maybelline's Sensational lipstick and Kat Von D lipstain, but this just didn't cut it. The application feels uncomfortable after applying on my lips. It feels very wet (the formula consists 30% of water) and it doesn't stain or lasts long on the lips as its supposed to do.
|Top to Bottom: #186 Berry Persistent / #184 Rose On and On|
|L to R: #186 and 184|
I was super excited to buy the lipsticks, but I didn't like the smell - it was too strong. I was under the weather with a severe case of allergies, but after swatching the colors I became worst. I plan to go back and swatch again. What I can say is I LOVE the NEW packaging - very nice. I also like the fact there are a variety of colors and texture such as Vinyl, Metallic, Cream, Shimmer, Pearl & Matte finish.