Today at STYLEanthropy, I’m sharing with you my latest beauty crush: the Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick. Full disclosure, I was gifted these makeup products, but I felt so inclined to post about them because I truly love these lipsticks! I don’t know about you, but these days, I get so excited about a new lipstick. It’s true (at least for me) what they say: give a girl the right lipstick and she can conquer the world!
Before we talk about the Elizabeth Arden moisturizing lipsticks, let me share a little bit about me and my relationship with lippies. I was never that girl who wanted all the colors of the rainbow. In fact, I used to be that girl who was pretty satisfied with two or three lipsticks in her makeup arsenal. That’s it.
When there’s a new lipstick color or brand that’s trending, I would be like, “I already have a pink or a red (or whatever color it is that’s getting all the hype). I don’t need another one. It’s just the same thing.” But then I gave it a try – testing out different lipstick brands and colors… and suddenly, discovering a new shade or a new formula became pretty exciting to me.
Whenever I find a new color that looks good on me, I get that sense of excitement and a boost of confidence… because God knows, as a woman (#RealTalk #LetsBeHonest), we all have our insecurities and we constantly need a bit of help to love ourselves.
We all have our own ways of trying to fight those insecurities. It could be dressing up with the latest trends, trying to be fit and active, buying nice shoes or a purse, traveling to the latest hot spots, getting pampered at the spa or salon, or as simple as putting on a new lipstick to feel good about ourselves. It’s our way of loving ourselves and we shouldn’t be ashamed of that! Yes, you should love yourself for YOU. But these little things/activities/hobbies – if they help you get through a bad day, then go for it! As long as you’re not stepping on someone else’s toes, you’re not doing anything wrong or illegal, you know it’s all clean fun – do it!
Are we still talking about lipstick? Just wondering. Hah! Well, you know what they say when you’re having a bad day? Just put on your favorite lipstick and everything is all right with the world again! So now, I’m all up for trying out different shades and brands… always looking for my next favorite shade of the season. Of course, eye candy packaging is another factor to my lipstick obsession. Hehe!
Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick Review
So without further ado, let me show you my favorite shade at the moment…
This is the Wild Berry shade #33 from the Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick line. It’s a light berry shade that kinda has some mauve tones to it when you look at the lipstick itself. But when applied on the lips (at least for my skin tone), it looks like a mixture of pink, berry and coral.
Left to right (two each shade): #33 Wildberry, #27 Pink Pink, #13 Marigold, #05 Valentine
The light berry shade looks perfect for Spring and Summer. So I’m really loving it for the season. PS. it’s also the lip color that I was wearing in this festival season outfit.
Aside from the beautiful color, I love that this lip product is very moisturizing! I managed to wear it without a lip balm and that’s saying a lot. I get really dry lips especially during/after winter season. So it has always been a MUST for me to wear a balm underneath ANY lipstick.
But the other day, I was in a rush to try this out and ended up putting it on without a lip balm. I was pretty impressed that it felt moisturizing on the lips. It was comfortable to wear unlike other lipsticks that felt dry on my lips. It even made my lips soft even after removing it that night. I woke up with soft and moisturized lips. Wow!
Color Stay and Plumping Factor
When I first tried on the lipstick, I had no idea that it had Volulip™ – Elizabeth Arden’s technology that seals in moisture to give your lips a fuller, more sumptuous appearance. It has been shown to increase the look of lip volume by 15% and firmness by 13%.
When I first tried this lipstick, shown in these photos, I didn’t notice it right away. But on my second try, I was wondering why my lips appeared fuller. It was only when I checked the description in their website that I found out it was because of this lipstick. So I went back and checked these photos again and somehow saw the difference, more noticeable on the bottom lip. It definitely looked fuller!
As per the lasting power of the lipstick, I wasn’t able to wear it a full day. So I can’t tell if it can do what it said about staying on for 12 HOURS! But it did last me hours – from taking these photos to biking, to grocery shopping and back, before I removed my makeup. So overall, it’s pretty good!
Price Point and Packaging
For $25 a pop in this gorgeous Elizabeth Arden Red Door gold metal packaging, I’m in. The price ain’t that bad especially when you compare it to other luxury lipsticks that range from $30 to $100. I highly recommend it!
Well, that’s my review of my current favorite lipstick, Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Moisturizing Lipstick, folks. Which one is your favorite shade? Stay tuned for the next beauty post sharing their latest mascara. Xo, Cris.