Orange lipgloss/tints/sticks have been something that I’ve never quite dared to try, until Indie cosmetics came along with prices that don’t break the bank should the shade not quite work out. That, the easy availability and affordable overseas shipping, as well as the plethora of shades available have enabled me to indulge in colours that I’d never have otherwise tried.
Here’re 2 that I picked up from Darling Girl Cosmetics’ in a recent order.
Pumpkin King Color Rich Lip Balm – in twist up tube form US$4.75; and
Still Your Sunshine – Mini Kiss in a 3.5ml tube with doefoot applicator US$3.25 (overstock price)
Still Your Sunshine is described as:
Orange seems to be the “it” color for Spring 2011, so I had to take a stab at making a wearable orange as I find most of them really hard to wear. This kind of morphed into a coral, but it’s still gorgeous.
Still Your Sunshine is sheer bright pink/coral with violet shift. This would probably look great with Fantasia blush, which is very popular.
The Pumpkin King is a bold bright orange with gold and copper flash.
The skin swatch above shows 2 coats of Still Your Sunshine and 2 coats of Pumpkin King. Both are on the sheer side unless heavily layered, so your natural lip shade would still show through, but with very flattering orange enhancement. The violet shift contrast in Still your Sunshine seems to give it slightly more depth and interest than Pumpkin King.
While I’m not sure how this shade would look on cooler skintones, Still Your Sunshine manages to make this sheer orange/pink look really good without trying too hard. That’s 2 shades of Still Your Sunshine with that luscious sheen that only a liquid gloss can given. The violet shift is obvious close-up in the photo but not IRL.
We have here 2 layers of Pumpkin King, which with its copper and gold flash shows up warmer on my lips than Still Your Sunshine. A fun shade in the sun and great for layering together with Still Your Sunshine 🙂
Check back for more DGC swatches as I slowly go through my stash.
~*Items reviewed purchased by me*~