I ordered about a dozen lipstick samples from Elea Blake. Here's my results!
I definitely recommend ordering their samples. Some of their colors on the site don't match up with the actual color of the lipstick. All of these are cream lipsticks, unless I note they are gloss. Unfortunately, their website doesn't distinguish (until you read the description, so be careful). Correction: you can tell if it's a lipstick or gloss by the shape of the icon.
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I'm wearing a bright top, which I changed the color of in just a few pics.
Most of what I ordered are True Summer, with a few Soft Summer and Deep Winter to compare on a lark. Now I might order more!
creamy, comfortable, lighter than expected
very close to what I wear already every day
has a bit of a shimmer
darker than I expected for TSu
quite a bit redder than their purple swatch
also quite a bit redder than expected
might retake this pic later
I ordered this one
while also dark, of course,
I find the deeper color is balancing with my eyes and hair
... but hey, don't listen to me or anyone, EXPRESS YOUR TRUTH! Jane
I love this post. I like the dark lips colors but my favorite is the Soft Summer Networker. Your face looks very peaceful and relaxed. IMO the 2nd best is Perfect Pout. The really dark color appears a bit harsh but it looks lovely with the outfit you have on.
I completely agree that level of contrast is important. Light skin and dark hair needs some contrast to be sharp. Maybe a little frost/gloss on the really dark one would be enough to take the harshness off.
I have found that I do better with frost rather that cream lipsticks. Not obnoxiously frosty but just a little. I have found the same thing with nail polish. I can apply a thin coat of pearl (the color of dust) and it takes the edge off dark colors so they look more like me. It is one way I adapt dark colors to more of a Soft Summer or Soft Winter (my own made up category) vibe.
We dark haired individuals really throw a wrench in many systems of color analysis. Have you read "Color Me A Season"? I like the Moonlight Summer description.
Have fun with your EB lippies!
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