I have generally stopped make up hauling AHEM – only buying make up when I think it looks really interesting or different. I fancied these Etude House Vivid Pop Stick Lip Colours because I have a thing for chubby stick glosses at the moment (easy to apply) and I like bold long lasting lips at the moment.
These Vivid Pop Sticks have a few USPs; a matt finish (quite rare with Asian branded make up which favours sheer glossy shades), Vivid Colours and is long lasting. This pencil doesn’t need sharpening.
I picked 3 colours – 04 is a hot pink, 05 is a peach nude and 08 is a deep red.
Here is the collection:
There’s two ways they tell you to apply the colour – all over for a smooth pigmented finish or just in the middle of the lips for a ‘just sucked a lolly’ tint.
I was a bit stupid so didn’t show them in order but never mind!
These pencils are quite pigmented but also a little on the waxy side. I didn’t find them as soft as I’d liked, and the finish is sort of a semi-matte which I didn’t find very flattering.
Here are the swatches:
05 is a peach orange which was the closest I could see to a nude in the collection. The official swatches are very pretty but on my lips it was too pale and looked horrible and cakey.