Review: Born Pretty Store Expert Color MMX Rhombus Shape Smooth Lasting Lipstick + giveaway12:03
I mentioned before that Born Pretty Store sent me a set of their lipsticks for swatching purposes. The shades are so pretty, very colorful and perfect for summer time. I'll show you each shade and how it looks and feels. Stay tuned for the end of this post, because I have a giveaway for you.
The lipsticks come in a very basic plastic packaging. I wouldn't say it's the most sturdy or original. It actually look and feels very cheap to me. The typography somehow reminds me of Coca Cola. Does it do that to you too? The longer part with the name on it is actually top of the lipstick. Outside is colored in the color of the actual shade, which is very useful.
It costs 3.45$ and you can buy it here.
They actually sent me all the shades, expect one (102).
The texture of these differs a bit from shade to shade. Most of the shades are very creamy and have shine to it. Pigmentation also depends from shade to shade. Most of them have a good pigmentation, while darker shades have better or very good pigmentation. Some of the darker shades are also more matte, then others and don't have that shine to it, just a sheen of shine. The formula will absolutely cling to any dry patches.
In general I find the formula perfect for summer, as it is lightweight and doesn't dry out the lips at all. Because they are creamy, they are not very long lasting, but I find that they last really well for such moisturizing creamy formula. Darker shades leave some stain.
They have no apparent smell to them. If you really sniff the bullet you'll notice sort of clay or modelling clay smell. Not super artificial nor anything pleasantly scented.
It's definitely one of those products that has really good formula, but you have to neglect the cheap packaging. I always say the point is in the product itself, not the packaging, but then again most of expensive brands actually make more money because of the expensive looking packaging.
The shape of the lipstick is in the shape of rhombus. It's nice that the lipstick has a more precise strait cut edge, if you want to apply it straight from the bullet, but other than that I didn't find the shape to be anything special. I guess, I would almost like it to be the regular shape better than this rhombus.
Violet cool toned fuchsia shade. It's very pigmented and it looks shiny on the lips. It's actually my favorite shade, because it's so unique.
Warm toned magenta pink. It's very pigmented and it looks shiny on the lips.
Cool toned fuchsia pink. It has good pigmentation and it looks shiny on the lips.
Warm toned coral pink. It's actually more pink, than orange, but I would almost classify it as a light coral. It has good pigmentation and it looks shiny on the lips. This one can look a bit patchy, if you apply too much of it.
Light warm pink. One of those very classic light pink shades. It has good pigmentation and it looks shiny on the lips.
Bright orange. It's crazy how bright this is. It almost looks neon, when I wear it. It's very pigmented and it looks very shiny on the lips. Maybe it's due to the fact that it's darker, but it almost looks the most shiny of them all. It seems to be like a liquid lipstick.
True peach. Also one of my favorite shades, because of the orange tone and warmness. It's very pigmented and it looks shiny on the lips. This one can also look a bit patchy, if you apply too much.
Orange based red. Very lovely warm bright red shade. This one also almost looks neon. Super bright. It's very pigmented and it looks less shiny than others. This one and the shade 112 are the most pigmented and therefore the least shiny. It almost just has a sheen of shine to it.
Warm peach toned pink. It's a warm light pink shade with a touch of peach undertone. It's very pigmented and it looks shiny on the lips. It can also look a bit patchy (if too much is applied at once).
Warm pink. This one is more pink toned then 110, but it's also warm toned. It has good pigmentation and it looks shiny on the lips.
Cool toned red. It's a classic blue toned red, that pretty much suits everyone. It's very pigmented and it looks less shiny than others. This one and the shade 109 are the most pigmented and therefore the least shiny. It almost just has a sheen of shine to it.
Some of the shades look very similar, so let me break it down for those who are interested. 105 is more pink and more cool toned than 110, which is more coral toned and warm toned.
Shade 105 is also a bit lighter compared to 111, which is a bit darker. Those two are indeed very similar. 111 has a bit brighter pink tone to it.
I think the formula is great for two reasons. The lipsticks are mostly very pigmented and they don't dry out the lips. Indeed a very pleasant formula to wear. The thing that I'm not so impressed by is the rhombus shape, the packaging and the fact that it clings to dry patches. I don't think the shape is any more useful and the packaging is just very cheap. Saying that, you should consider the formula first, if you're looking for those kind of gloss almost liquid lipsticks.
If you decided to invest into some products from Born Pretty Store, you can use my code PETRAH10 and you'll get 10% discount.
Now the fun part - giveaway. Somehow Born Pretty Store sent me two same packages instead of one, so I got double of all the shades. It's not possible for me to use them all. I did give two shades to my lovely friends, so I put the other shades into sets of three.
You can choose which set you like and fill in the Rafflecopter for it, for a chance to win it. Of course you can fill in more Rafflecopters, if you like more sets. You also need to leave me a comment down below. Tell me which shade of these is you favorite and which other lip product would you like to try from Born Pretty Store.
I tried to put shades in sets that you would like. Of course, there might always be a shade that you won't like, but that's what you have friends for. So that you can give the shades you don't like to them. The first set is more of a cool toned variations of fuchsia, magenta and pink. The second set is warm toned shades of peach, red and coral. The third set is more classic pink shades with classic red.
Giveaway is SLOVENIAN ONLY, because of the shipping cost. The giveaway starts at 17th July and ends at 28th July.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
You'll get the shades 101, 103 and 106.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
You'll get the shades 107, 109 and 110.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
You'll get the shades 105, 111 and 112.