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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Review & Swatchest: Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Sunny Citrus

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Sunny Citrus

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Sunny Citrus

Like it or not, brights are back for the spring and summer! Whether it's a strip of bright liner along the lash line or a neon lip that gets mistaken for a reflective road crew vest, there are no rules. I'm most excited because that gives me a reason (more than just my compulsion to try all the makeup) to try and share the brights I love.

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Sunny Citrus is a deep orange with a hint of red that keeps it on the more wearable side. It's creamy and opaque, with ingredients like Vitamin E & C to nourish during wear. When applied, it goes on smoothly, tugging only minimally and needing only a swipe or two to reach maximum opacity. It has a cream finish, so while it doesn't have even so much as a hint of shimmer, it isn't completely matte. I find this texture to be more forgiving on dry or mature lips. It slightly stains the lips so even when the texture and full opacity wears off (at about 4 hours for me), there is still an orange stain to keep you going for another 2-3 hours or so, which is pretty long wearing on me.

At $15, it's priced in line with MAC although you get .03 oz. more product and the quality is just as good. The packaging is a nice, sturdy tube that snaps shut to keep it secure during travel. And, although the color indicator isn't as close to the actual lipstick color as I would like, it serves its purpose when you put it among a lot of other tubes in a drawer or lipstick holder. Overall, I recommend Mary Kay's Creme Lipstick in Sunny Citrus as not only a fun color for summer, but a good quality lipstick for those  who like bold, opaque, long-lasting, cream finishes.

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Sunny Citrus


Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Sunny Citrus

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Sunny Citrus

Mary Kay Creme Lipstick in Sunny Citrus

*This product was provided without obligation to review or mention. All thoughts and opinions are honest and original.

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