If you told me a few months ago I’d be raving a celebrity makeup brand I’d have called you a liar.
The verdict is out and so far the new Nuance by Salma Hayek Collection is a go. Whoa! Likey this stuff alot. Anyone try?
Thoughts so far?
I picked up two of the Color Vibrance Lipsticks thanks to the awesome CVS BOGO offer going on at the moment (Buy One, Get One Free) and I like them, alot. That’s saying something about drugstore lipsticks as I always have issues with lippies from my local drugstore.
A creamy color leaves lips softer, smoother and fuller with Vitamin E nourishment and moisture-lock protection.
Somehow, someway, Salma created a drugstore lipstick that I’m proud to own. These lippies are $9.99 each but with the BOGO offer I was able to get two at that price which breaks them down to $5 each but I’d honestly pay the $10 without a rant since the formula is simply that good.
These come in basic black, plastic packaging with a floral motif. I’m not that impressed with the packaging but I can overlook it since the formula is where the quality is at. Formula wise the lipsticks have a creamy, soft feel that’s highly moisturizing and leaves behind a nice sheen of color on lips. They are highly pigmented lipsticks that wear very long without fading or migrating, color stays true and strong as the day progresses and with a little gloss on top (not necessary since the finish has a high shiny sheen) they truly pop. The formula proves impressive for me for a number of reasons one of which is the fact that color is pigmented yet lightweight and comfortable to wear without being to heavy or suffocating on my lips. Secondly, I find they remain hydrating as I wear them so my lips are smooth and soft without cracking or ending up with lipstick migrating around my mouth in a dry, unflattering way. The formula remains moist and smooth throughout my entire wear time. My lips aren’t overly dry but I imagine those with drier or chapped lips will really appreciate all this moisture.
I picked up two shades both of which are very warm, rich shades of red. My Favorite is a warm, rich shade of maroon red with a creamy finish and Plum Mauve is a rose-y plum mauve with a metallic sheen. Both shades are perfect picks for Fall.
The packaging is a little uneventful as it doesn’t have any good weight behind it. The plastic tubing cheapen the overall appearance but I’m actually happy they didn’t spend alot on packaging but put more of that money into the lipstick inside which is indeed a superior quality compared to other drugstore lipsticks. Fact, if you can get over the packaging and embrace the quality lipstick inside you’ll be golden.
Sadly, there are only nine shades to choose from but the brand is just starting up so we can hope we’ll see other shades as it progresses and moves further.
- Anyone looking for a full color lipstick at the drugstore for under $10 bucks.
- Anyone looking for a budget friendly lipstick with a comfortable wear and excellent color pay off.
- Those wanting a hydrating, moisturizing lipstick that wears well on drier lips without fading or migrating.
- Those who like alot of attention in their packaging (the packaging is ok but a little flimsy due to the plastic they embraced here).
Overall Nuance Color Vibrance Lipstick is a solid drugstore pick that has a whole hell of alot of quality to back it up. The formula is creamy, hydrating, and comfortable to wear plus the full color rich experience of the product is something to rave about as this little guy packs pigment in a major way. I had some minor ranting with the packaging as like any good junkie I put alot of emphasis on great packaging but in this case I can forgive the minor mishap in favor of the superior formula that just wears well.
Very worth your dollar.
Muse Approved for purchase!