El Hub saw this packaging on my desk and started pawing at it like a monkey from Planet of the Apes. I had to explain to him that the tip of the crayon was fake, as in not real.
“Tip crayon. Not real. Ooh-ooh-eee-eee-eee!”
Wham, a matte coral, is one of nine colors, and like the others, the color of the tube’s tip matches the color of the lipstick inside.
I was hoping these lipsticks would be more like the NARS Satin Lip Pencils, but they’re heavier, almost waxy. They don’t have that same sort of slip and glide, and the unscented/unflavored formula feels thicker than I thought it would be.
It’s also smoother than I expected and not as drying. In the comments when I mentioned these last week, a few gals said they had problems with patchiness and uneven application. So far, so good, though, for me. I wouldn’t call it perfect, because Wham does settle into my lip lines, but if I run my finger across my lips to pat it down, it’s tolerable.
I wore Wham for five hours yesterday before I ate (how did I make it five hours without eating??), and then didn’t reapply. It did break up around the 3-4 hour mark, and didn’t look as smooth toward the end, but it stuck around well enough.
I was thinking about going back to Sephora for another color, hot pink Pop, but I think I’m good. The sassy-pants packaging is pretty neat, though… That’s probably the real makeup meat here.
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MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,