I am trying to expand my lipstick collection, and as I don’t currently own a corral shade that is exactly what I had set my mind on buying. As usual though, my plans changed when I spotted this Calvin Klein in a local discount shop, and that is what I ended up going home with.
Normally costing around £10, the lipstick (which I purchased in the colour Orange Too) is an orange toned red with a subtle gold shimmer which I fell in love with as soon as I saw it! In the bullet the colour is a dull orange however when worn it is a lot brighter and quite glossy as well. Also, on the subject of the bullet, the shape was a bit different. At first I wasn’t a fan, but its shape actually makes it a lot easier to apply, which is obviously a plus.
The packaging itself is nothing overly fantastic. I normally prefer a cylindrical shape, but it’s not like you wear the packaging so that doesn’t really matter that much. Plus, unusually, the end doesn’t reflect the colour so you have to take the lid off to see the colour. Again this isn’t a massive problem, just something worth mentioning.
For comfort I would give this lipstick full marks, it was easy to apply and didn’t smudge either. I would suggest wearing a balm underneath, but then I would always say that so that’s not really much of a note.
In short, this is not a colour for the faint hearted as it is extremely bright and with its orange undertones it isn’t exactly universally wearable however I really liked it and I think in the summer this is going to look fab! I also really like the texture of the lipstick so overall it’s a great product which I would fully recommend!
Price- 2/5 I paid only £2 for mine which is ridiculously good, but £10 is a different kettle of fish! I think that I could probably find a decent enough dupe for a fraction of the price. However, it can be bought from Amazon at around £3 so I’d definitely recommend looking around there.