How time flies! In the blink of an eye, it’s already a wee bit past mid-year and we’re hurtling fast into the -ber months. To me, this has so far been a great year for cosmetics and beauty. It’s my guilty pleasure to pamper myself (when time permits), and I’ve had the opportunity to try (and buy!) some pretty cool products from affordable sources. One such source is Sample Room.
Today’s post is my review for Colour Collection’s Vitamin E Satin Lipstick in Red Wine.
The packaging is a simple glossy black box with gold writing, while the lipstick is contained in a shiny black plastic case that tapers around the edges. The barrel is gold and has a classy gold rim effect when the cap is on. Packaging reminds me of old-school Lancome. Simple, but elegant.
The first time I’ve heard of this brand was when KC Concepcion was signed as the endorser. Back then, I wasn’t able to order anything because I didn’t know any Tupperware or Fuller Life dealers, unlike I knew Avon ladies. So no dice.
This time, I’m happy to say that I was finally able to get a Colour Collection lipstick. Sample Room offers 3 colors (one being pink, and the other a peach hue), but I specifically selected this one because of my obsession with a Gucci ad featuring Fan Bingbing, a Chinese actress.
I stared at this ad for minutes because I just love the smoky bronze eye paired with the dark red lips. The general rule is to pair a strong eye with light lips, but this was a happy compromise. Though sultry, the eye shadow isn’t too dark. It’s just enough to contour the eye and show off some color, making the look totally wearable.
So of course, I just had to recreate this for myself…
To get as close as possible to the peg, I went and did a more visible bronze streak to the contours of my eyelids. Then I took the lipstick for a spin: The color, though it looks like a deep wine red on the tube, comes on lighter. I had to do a thick coat to get it it a bit darker, but definitely not as dark or as blood red as Fan Bingbing’s lips. Notably, the color glides on smooth. I used lip balm underneath, so I didn’t suffer any dryness. I also used a reddish brown lip liner for definition. One more thing, the scent is amazing! It smells exactly like MAC, a delicious vanilla!
Now, to make my lips even more dramatic, I tried topping this color with another lipstick, this one in dark plum. The effect is this:
I liked it, but it was getting farther away from Fan BingBing’s version. I notice she has a deep garnet shade on, while mine morphed into plum. Oh well, I love my version anyway. No regrets with this lipstick. The color is great for fall. So excited! 🙂
Colour Collection Lipstick (PHP 330, regular price)