Ok, so during the Black Friday sales recently, I raked in quite a few new lipsticks from Makeup Geek.
I have been dying to try Marlena's product line for a while now. And I finally got a few for like $4 each! It was too good of a deal to pass up.
So I'll let you know what I think of them overall.
First, I really like the packaging. It doesn't look as cheap as I thought it would. Especially for $8 lipsticks. There is a lot cheaper packaging going on from major drugstore brands. In fact, I really am impressed with it.
First of all, it has this really clever little window. Now when I stack my lipsticks in the drawer, I can put these right side up and see what shade I'm picking up without having to open it. Clever clever....
Here's a look inside the cap. This is foxy...one of the more vibrant shades. It's really pretty.
Despite the fact that in the tube, they all look like a similar shade of brown....they are all very different colors.
Here's a few.
yes, I'm really that pale.
Overall impression: I like them. For the price I think they're exceptional. Will they beat out my Chanel? No. BUT they are hands down, better than any drugstore makeup I've tried. I would easily compare them to MAC. The only thing that does bother me is the fragrance. They don't add any as far as I can tell...but it has a fragrance to it that reminds me of my first lipstick when I was a kid. It's weird. Not in a good way either. They, don't apply cheap, or wear cheap.....but they kinds smell cheap?
It's not enough to deter me from buying more tho. When on a budget you can rack up quite a collection. A few of the more vibrant shades stain a little, but no more than a lot of higher end lipsticks. They aren't drying in any way. I recommend them.