Designer Valentino Garavani made red the brand’s signature color long ago, so it was no surprise that out of 50 lipsticks, there are 18 in the fiery crimson color. And each shade of vermillion is suitable for a variety of skin tones, as well as the other hues in pinks, plums, corals and nudes. Along with an array of dazzling shades to choose from, the lipsticks come in two finishes: matte and satin. The matte formula sits comfortably on your lips and doesn’t feel drying. Additionally, the satin lipsticks swipe on seamlessly and feel pillow-soft on your pout. The only flaw (which breaks my heart) is the packaging. The product comes in refillable tubes but I noticed the case kept popping up and wiggling around, which caused my lipstick to smudge all over.
For those days you want to add a little razzle-dazzle. The product, which feels lightweight, will dress up your lips and cheeks with its pink champagne hue. The glitter pot dispenses in a tiny brush, making it both mess- and fuss-free. However, if you plan on eating and drinking, know that it easily flecks off. Even though I don’t see myself wearing this often, with Fashion Week on the horizon, it just might be the perfect reason to dust it on and masquerade around in a flashy makeup look.