3CE x Lily Maymac Lipstick Review
I may not have a huge obsession with lipstick as Lily MayMac does but my collection is quite substantial. I always find myself hoarding all my lipsticks and having a very difficult time tossing them out regardless to whether or not I even use them. I even have this pure black lipstick from MAC that I felt the need to purchase because it was a limited collaboration with Rihanna. Ended up using it for a last minute Halloween costume a couple years back. It's been sitting on my lipstick rack since.
Lip color is a huge deal in Korea aside from really good BB cream. Every cosmetic brand I visited during my trip to Seoul all had an array of lip colors in unique packaging. I'm a sucker for cute packaging so when I saw the simplistic and square shaped lipsticks at 3CE, I just had to have them all. But I held back and bought only two. I am full of regret that I didn't buy more.
Lily MayMac has a collaboration lippy with 3CE right now and they're available in three shades. I chose the more nude shade called "HOLD ON". Can we please take a moment to awe over this beautiful pink gold metallic case?
Because the store was ridiculously crowded--as one should probably expect--I didn't have time to ask the workers if I could try them on. One big mistake that I saw other girls around me do was applying the display lipstick DIRECTLY ON THEIR LIPS. That is a no no. And bless their lips in the future.
So, I swatched all the shades on my arm. I figure since I own so many lipsitcks that I should be an expert at this.
The shade is beautiful and more near natural than say a Kylie Jenner shade. I don't line my lips when I use this lipstick because it basically just blends into my skin. As much as I love the color, the lipstick is matte and a little drying. For the first 2 hours it was totally fine. Come the 3rd hour and my lips were cracking. I would recommend applying a clear coat of lip gloss over although it takes away from the matte. OR wear a hella lot of lip chap underneath.
Would I buy this lipstick again, probably not because there are constantly new colors and formulas coming out. I have to say that this is one of my favorite shades of nude in my collection...I just wish it were a little more creamy so my lips wouldn't turn into a desert. The quality as in the pigment and how long it stays on, it actually pretty good for the price. I think it's worth a try considering that I tend to have dry lips than normal..it may just be me. :P