Happy October, everyone! I love October. Halloween, American Horror Story, Scream Queens, hot drinks, and beautiful, warm lip colours. 😀 The one I am about to review isn’t a “fall” lip colour per say, but it is a gorgeous shade nonetheless.
Says Diana Of London:
Light weight, Long lasting & Non – transfer.
An amazing lip color in a liquid form with matte iridescent & metallic effects assures long lasting make up results. The creamy soft velvety texture is light and comfortable. It doesn’t feel heavy or greasy, the non transfer lip color allows perception in every occasion.
For a perfect finish, outline your lips with Diana lip liner selecting a shade similar to the lipstick shade chosen and fill in gently with 2000 kisses wonderful lipstick.
- Allow at least 4 – 5 minutes drying time after application for stability.
- For a more gorgeous effect use Diana Extreme shine lip gloss over lipstick.
More pictures and swatch after the jump.
Diana Of London 2000 Kisses Wonderful Lipstick … is a really long name for a product. Besides that, this is an 8 ml liquid lipstick that dries down to a matte finish and promises long lasting color. It has a doe-foot applicator. The formula is creamy, slightly runny. Nothing to worry about, though.
Warm Passion (Shade no. 39) is a gorgeous coral shade, the perfect mix of pink and reddish-brown. I’d say its about 60% pink and 40% red; both warm toned. The shade looks darker in the tube than it does on the lips. On my lips its that mixture of pink and warm red I described above. It looks like the perfect mix between a neutral shade and a pop of color. Though this is more of a summer shade, I’d say it is still great for wear in the day time and two swipes of the shade can make it suitable for occasions that call for a darker lip color.
On my arm, I detected a tiny bit of shimmer in this but it doesn’t show up on my lips.
Read on for the good and the bad.
I love how opaque and pigmented this is. One dip and swipe with the applicator is enough for my lips. Though the color goes on a bit streaky at first, you can easily even it out with the applicator.
It dries down to a lovely matte finish. Now, about the lasting power. I wore this the other day and it remained in place for six hours. I then had a healthy meal of fried chicken nuggets and sticky bread pudding (sarcasm, that was). The lipstick wasn’t quite able to withstand that, and came off in a few patches; but it was nothing that looked too dreadful. I quickly filled the patches in with a liner that was similar in shade. Besides, I really don’t think anything could’ve survived that meal.
(The bread pudding was good, though. It looked disgusting; I think it was slices of bread dipped in warm runny vanilla custard. But it tasted really good. Moving on.)
I love this color; I think it will suit all skin tones, light, medium, tan, olive, or deep.
There is a huge shade range to choose from.
8 ml is a lot of product. NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream also contains 8 ml of product, for reference. But I believe the two have slightly different formulas and Diana Of London offers a wider shade range.
I like the packaging of the tube too, it is sturdy and looks nice, though I wish the cap wasn’t a metallic blue. I do hate metallic blue.
This lip color is slightly drying. Best to use a lip balm beforehand and then wipe it off before applying the product. I like to lightly use a lip liner under it. That helps it stay on longer, be less drying, and fade evenly.
The formula is slightly runny, so some people may be annoyed with the applicator.
Use a lip balm before applying and line your lips with a lip liner of a similar shade, I would say. Then use the applicator to fill in with the color. You can achieve a beautiful unique shade of red with this particular color by filling lips in with a red liner beforehand.
Do I recommend this?
Yep. I think in general it is a great product if you want a matte, long lasting lip color. Lots of shades to choose from. I think it is worth the money if you find a good shade that suits you.
Available at Diana Of London counters worldwide. In Lahore, Pakistan you can get this from Raja Sahib, and Al-Fatah to name a few places. Online you can get it from just4girls.pk. Visit Diana Of London online for more info.
Not a paid review, btw. Also, the book I placed the product on is Cindy Crawford’s Basic Face.