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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

LORAC Alter Ego Lipstick | "Duchess" & "Seductress"

Hello, guys! Welcome back. Recently I've been seeing a lot of hype about the new LORAC Alter Ego Lipsticks. LORAC is a brand I have just gotten into lately (I blame Kohl's for carrying them now). 

I was pretty interested in trying them out when I heard the news but I have to be honest, it was one of my favorite beauty bloggers, Teni Panosian, that really sold me on these! I saw her post a photo wearing a few different shades and "Seductress" (light coral red) instantly caught my attention! I rushed to my local Kohl's and ended up purchasing not only that specific shade, but also "Duchess", which is more of a nude.
The first thing I noticed after applying these was that they're extremely pigmented. They also have more of a matte/satin finish. You don't receive a lot of shine with this formula. They are very comfortable on the lips and surprisingly, for the finish, not drying at all.

Seductress was everything I had hoped for (wow this is sounding romantic right now). The color itself is hard to describe. In the tube, you would think it would be really rich and bright but it's actually a very wearable coral/light red. I know that's a weird description but it's the best I can do! It's perfect for summer!

Duchess was a little disappointing for me. Nudes always have a tendency to turn brown on me and this one REALLY did. You can't tell from the photo but it was very noticeable in real life. Needless to say, I'm not crazy about the color but I'm sure I will get use out of it. 
Wearing "Seductress"

These lipsticks retail for $16 which isn't too shabby compared to other high end brands. Overall the wear was decent. I wouldn't say outstanding but they'll last you the majority of your morning until after lunch. 

If you're looking for something with high shine, I would look elsewhere. Like I said, these are borderline matte/satin finish. Also, these lipsticks come in a REALLY gorgeous color selection. I'm talking everything from brights, bolds, nudes, and "every day" shades. This made it super hard for me to choose which ones I wanted!

I have to say, the comfort factor and awesome color selection will probably keep me coming back for more! I'm normally not huge on matte lipsticks due to my lips being overly chapped 99% of the time but the Alter Ego formula is so smooth and comfortable! I'm a fan.

Have you tried Alter Ego yet? Let me know below! :)
Until next time...