What comes after Q? Rrrrrrrr! Sorry, had to get a corny joke in before my Lorac Pirates of the Caribbean Mod Lip Cream Duo review! Sorry ninjas, I identify as a pirate since the day I logged into mIRC for the first time on a cold Winter morning when I was supposed to be studying but instead I was looking for ways to procrastinate.
Needless to say pirates evolved into the truly glam and fabulous courtesy the most beloved pirate of them all, Captain Jack Sparrow. Because let’s face it, pirate or ninja, we all want to grow up to be just like Jack bottle of rum, guyliner, and all.
Lorac teams up with Disney this year to bring all our dreams of plunder, booty, the high seas, and adventure to our face this Spring with a selection of makeup inspired by the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Man Tell No Tales film!
Lorac Pirates of the Caribbean Mod Lip Cream Duo ($26) is available in six shades each of which contains a lipstick and a matching gloss that can be cocktailed together or used individually. If you’re a fan of the films I’m sure you’ll love the matte black packaging with gold accents and the Pirates of the Caribbean logo that decorates the square barrel. There’s also a little mirror tucked right onto the barrel of the duo for touch ups on the go. The lipgloss is 0.07 oz and and the lipstick is 0.11 oz in size.
Considering metallic makeup everything is right on point for Spring and Summer these new duos will be a great addition to your wardrobe if you’re embracing the trend. The lipstick is a good deal like Lorac’s Alter Ego Lipstick formula and texture but not as creamy. They are actually quite dense at first and they drag across lips rather harshly. After a few swipes the formula breaks down and that initial “hard shell” gets replaced with a lightly creamy texture that has a better glide across lips. It’s not moisturizing that’s for sure but it isn’t drying either. The finish is a smooth, even cream one with absolutely no shimmer or glitter. Lorac leaves the shimmer portion up to the lipgloss here as the lipstick side is completely sparkle-free. I found on their own they wear for a solid six hours without migrating or feathering. Coverage is great on both shades I tried with excellent pigmentation. Both the lipstick and the gloss have a subtle vanilla flavor.
The lipgloss portion of the duo is probably my favorite part. They bring me back to the days of Lorac Multiplex 3D Lipgloss and are quite similar but with a more refined metallic shimmer finish. This formula is a tiny bit tacky with a lightly hydrating texture that adheres nicely to lips and wears for a good four hours on its own. I love that the glosses aren’t sheer in the least. They aren’t just something thrown in with the lipstick for shine and can be easily used individually on lips as they pack a good deal of pigment. The finish is a sparkly metallic that has a slight shift in color under certain lighting. Used together with the lipstick you can get a really great lip look!
All in all, Lorac Pirates of the Caribbean Mod Lip Cream Duo worked out well for me. I wouldn’t say the lipstick side is my favorite part of this duo but used along with the gloss you can create some really great looks. I’m not one to rave metallics but there’s a refine sparkle to that makes them very, very wearable!
Are you indulging in a few shades?