A few months ago I made my first Morgana Cryptoria order because I have been looking for pastel lip colors. Last winter Morgana launched a vegan Pastel lipstick collection. I was thrilled. I ordered the shades Peach Daiquiri and Icy Mint. My only regret is that I didn’t order the entire collection.
1- Peach Daiquiri Pastel Lipstick – As you can see this is completely nude on me. This is a super pale peach with a faint pearl shimmer. Doesn’t it look like I could use this as an under eye highlight/concealer? Well, I’m not doing that but what I’m saying is that this is a perfect nude for me. The formula has full coverage. This is awesome but it makes this light shade difficult to work with. Lips must be smooth or all flakes will be exaggerated. This is the case with any full coverage light nude shade. I use this shade for exaggerated mod 1960’s inspired looks. This formula has a faint peach aroma/flavor.
2 – Icy Mint Pastel Lipstick – This is a pale and icy mint green, pearlier than Peach Daiquiri. I love this color. I rarely wear it alone because it really washes me out. If I do wear it straight from the tube, I wear a heavy black smoky eye. I prefer to wear this shade layered over lipstick or lip liners. It looks awesome with red, plum, or black lip liner. This shade is also full coverage and light. So, it isn’t super easy to work with either. Lips have to be smooth for this shade to look its best. Icy Mint has a mint aroma/flavor.
Both shades have great staying power and aren’t drying. I’d compare both to MAC Lipstick Satin Finish. I didn’t wear either of these much this winter. I tend to wear dark or red lipstick in the winter. However, now that spring is approaching, I have been wearing these fun shades.
There are 7 shades in the Pastel Collection. Some are on clearance and I hope they aren’t being discontinued. (I should order them while I can). I’ve spent years trying to replace pastel Sephora Brand lipsticks from France that I had years and years ago. I used those pastels alone and to mix with other lipsticks to add warmth/coolness and lightness. And tomorrow Lime Crime is launching an almost identical pastel lipstick collection for Spring 2011. Dominate the market Morgana Cryptoria! I have a hunch that we’re going to see more pastel lippies in fashion mags and on the Urban Outfitter crowd.
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