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Monday 30 March 2015

Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Colour Moisturising Lipstick: Matte - Rose Petal and Bold Red

I'm still in a lipstick kind of mood.  Aw heck, I'm always in a lipstick kind of mood, there's a reason why Get Lippie is called Get Lippie, after all ...

I do, I admit, have a bit of a soft spot for Elizabeth Arden lipsticks, mainly because I love the packaging so much, I think they look like tiny golden tardises (Tardis's?  Tardi?), they're classy and cute, which is a tough trick to pull off, I think.

Inside we have two shades of the newest Elizabeth Arden matte lipstick formula, in Rose Petal (on the left) and Bold Red, on the right there.

Matte lip colours were huge last year, and they're showing no signs whatsoever of being a craze that's dying out this year, which, as a matte, opaque lipstick fan, I'm very grateful for.  Your mileage may, of course vary, but I love full-coverage lips, sorry!*

Rose Petal is a soft rose-mauve, a little on the pink side, and Bold Red looks quite bright in the tube, but in wear is actually a lovely soft red, a little on the warm side, but easily wearable on most skin-tones, as it is more muted than it appears in the tube.

Against skin, the colours are saturated and bright, not powdery matte at all.  The texture is whisper-light, and creamy, you can barely feel it on your lips.  I blotted them down slightly on my lips, however:

Naked lips

Elizabeth Arden Rose Petal

Elizabeth Arden Bold Red
Rose Petal is just a slightly cooler version of My Lips But Better on me. It reads as "nude" on my lips with my skintone, making this a very versatile shade.  Bold Red is, for me, an incredibly wearable shade of red, rather neutral on the skin, and not screaming RED LIPSTICK APPROACHING!, which is nice.  I admit, I do find reds easier to wear than most people, and this shade is particularly appealing to me.

There are three other shades in this range, Coral Crush, a light tangerine, Nude, a slightly yellow-toned beige, and Raspberry, which is a very cool fuchsia, which I like very much indeed.  The formula is light and not drying, and has a slight satin finish.  Lasting properties are pretty much as you'd expect, though I did find that the brighter colour had a slight staining effect, meaning you don't get so much of the red ring of doom effect as the lipstick wears off.  Which is nice.

They retail for £21, and are available nationwide.  And hey, who doesn't want a Tardis-shaped lipstick in their handbag?

*Not sorry.  Not even a little bit.

The Fine Print: PR Sample

The Even Finer Print: We're not featuring full fragrance reviews on Get Lippie at the moment owing to illness - please see The Parosmia Diaries for more.

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