I pondered upon which product I wanted to post about first & this lipstick really excited me so here it is!
Three Custom Color (3CC) Specialist Lipstick in Noir (US$21.50)
Picture of the lipstick.
Swatch pic on inner arm (NC25 Asian for ref)
This is inspired by the black matte lips that had been ruled the runways for Spring 2010. I don’t know about you but black matte lips are not something I find appealing on a everyday basis. Hence the creation of the noir lipstick & lipgloss, which is 3CC’s solution of translating the black lips off the runway.
This lipstick really reminds me of Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in Black Honey (will do a comparison picture at another time). On my lips, this gives me the look of a sheer plumish vampish look. Or like I ate a juicy plum & it stained my lips the same juicy purple. Definitely sexy! I can see myself wearing this with black eyeliner for a Morticia Addams look.
It has a slight sheen (as you can see from the picture with the flash) & a moisturizing feel to it. It’s also sheer which is good as you can build on the coverage. I tried blotting my lips & reapplying the lipstick but I never got to the color in the tube. Staying power is moderate.
This is also great for applying over those super bright lipsticks you will never wear to tone it down a little.
Cons: I have dry flakey lips & this did apply unevenly over those patches. However this is something I noted with almost all of my sheer lipsticks. Some might find this a little cool toned (after multiple coats) although it is supposed to work for all skintones. Another thing that bugs me is that the lipstick protrudes a little even after it is swiveled all the way down. I had to be careful when capping the lipstick to prevent nicking it. No biggie but it’s an extra step.
Conclusion: This is a wearable black lipstick that everyone should have in their arsenal 😀
* This was purchased by me & can be found on 3CC’s website
Ingredients: Castor oil, caprylic/capric triglyceride, candelilla wax, lanolin, cetyl acetate, mineral oil, kaolin, ozokerite, acetylated lanolin alcohol, beeswax, carnauba, myristyl lactate, lanolin alcohol, propylparaben, BHA. May contain: Iron oxides, titanium dioxide, mica, fd&c aluminum lakes blue no. 1, yellow no. 5, yellow no. 6, d&c barium lake red no. 6, d&c aluminum lakes red no.6, red no. 7, red no. 21, red no. 27, d&c lake red no. 30, bismuth oxychloride.
Net Weight: .1 oz/3 g