This rarely ever happens, but after I posted the pics of the new ColorSensational The Jewels collection yesterday, I ran out and bought one of the lipsticks for full price (well, I did have a $1 off coupon plus $3 in +UP Rewards, but still). I try to avoid paying full price for drugstore products, but I have not been able to stop thinking about that gorgeous purple lipstick, Amethyst Ablaze!
And what's even more bizarre is that, for the most part, purples look awful on me (eyeshadow, eyeliner, lipstick; I just can't pull off purples).
So just what IS is about Amethyst Ablaze that has me hypnotized? Let's take a look:
Maybelline ColorSensational Lipstick in Amethyst Ablaze
(retail: around $7)
Deep, rich, gorgeous PURPLE! But now for the moment of truth: what does it look like on the skin?
As you can see, it warms up a bit on my skin. It's not too bad, but it's definitely not the true purple I thought it would be based on the tube. It's more of a deep, blue-based magenta in person, but it does have purple tendencies.
Amethyst Ablaze on my lips:
On my lips, it really warms up, but guess what? I still kind of love it. It's SO far out of my comfort zone of pinky-browns and roses that I don't know how I'm going to wear it just yet, but I tossed my receipt, which means I'm keeping this baby.
Maybe it's my longing for fall to hurry up and get to San Diego, but these deep, rich, bold colors are my weakness right now, and I'm glad I bought Amethyst Ablaze.
By the way, this is not a super opaque lipstick (but it is very pigmented), so you can wear it sheer or build for more intensity. The above pics were taken after two coats of lipstick on my lips.
Have you spotted The Jewels collection in your area yet?