Today I reluctantly left sunny/humid Florida and headed home to cold/dreary upstate New York. My Mom and I had a connecting flight in Charlotte and decided to run to the Body Shop during our short layover. I spotted this lipstick in #59- Neon Pink- and could not resist picking it up.
It reminded me at first of MAC Gladiola, which came out with the Dame Edna collection. Gladiola is a bright blue-based matte pink, and not very moisturizing. It definitely appears more purple-y than Neon Pink.
Neon Pink, however, really gets the job done in terms of moisturizing the lips and leaving lasting color. Because I was a) bored on the flight and b) excited about my new lipstick, I took some pictures of myself wearing it as the sun was starting to go down. They actually turned out pretty well, and I think demonstrate how non-garish this color really can be. It reminds me of some of the loud colors Lady GaGa's been seen sporting as of late, but definitely toned down a bit. When layered on a little more, this shade shows up as having a subtle lavender iridescence. Until I'm confident enough to sport Lavender Whip (MAC), this will suffice. For only $12.50, you really can't go wrong.
The first picture is not my best but I like how the color of my sweater offsets the color of my lips. Not a bad pairing. (this one was obviously not taken on the plane. the two below it were.)