After Becca picked up one of these puppies in a light pink shade, I went on a quest for an everyday shade. I have loads of reds, purples, burgundies, and bright pinks, but I have very few shades that work for every day wear. Becca spoke very highly of the Lasting Finish lipstick she picked up, and I trust her with pretty much my life, so lipstick is a no-brainer.
At first I picked up a totally nude shade that made my lips look patchy and gross. Took it back and picked up this wonderful tube of magic.
First things first- these lipsticks have a fruity scent that I love, and of course it dissipates as soon as it’s applied, but if you aren’t a fan of scents I can see this bugging people. I’m personally cool with it. I’m also cool with how good this formula feels for a matte. Since it is matte, it’s a little drying after awhile, but the wear time it good and it fades evenly so you don’t end up with the weird ring if you don’t have time to reapply.
My favorite part is the color itself. It’s a really nice mauvey-pink that I can wear everyday if I’m not feeling up to working a red or other bold color (which happens sometimes– not often! But sometimes).
I don’t know how readily available this is. I found it at CVS but only after trying Target, Walgreens and Ulta first, but if you have find it I really recommend them! They had a lot of other nice colors, but they all looked too much like shades I already had or I would’ve picked them up too. Boooo.