the lip balm colors. countess bathory and solar flare. they are filled to the very very top!
color swatched at the back of my hand.
countess bathory is described as ‘cool toned red with a hint of voilet sheet’. solar flare is described as ‘bright red orange’.
2 coats of countess bathory on my lips.
2 coats of solar flares on my lips.
both lip swatches are taken on different days.
i wanted lip swatches under the same light sources for comparison but they just don’t turn out right at the same time. blame my bad photography skills. i don’t know how beauty bloggers are able to do lip swatches all at once (at least they appears to be). my lips felt tortured with constant wiping and cleaning with just 2 colors! after 3 failed attempts doing on the same day, i gave up and just chose the best photos from these 3 days.
there are wide array of colors in its lip balms. i was tempted to try the unconventional colors, but i know they’re not something i would want to get out of the house with and i don’t want to waste my money. so i ended up choosing something i can wear.
i don’t know why i ended up with 2 different shades of reds. i was expecting diabolical druscilla since i’m a bit into fuschia lips lately. maybe it was oos at the time? oh well, there’s next time 🙂
there aren’t any product description. i know, ‘lip balm’ says for itself. color descriptions are minimal and to the point.
i chose color based on the lip swatches on the site. both colors look quite different from the website but they’re quite close on my lips. i was expecting solar flare to be more orangy but it’s just slightly more orangy than countess bathory. regardless, i like these reds.
the colors on my lips don’t appear as pigmented as the lip swatches on the site. the colors are quite opaque and lasts a long time. colors will come off with drinks but they don’t disappear like most tinted lip balms do.
as for the lip blam properties, perhaps i’ve been spoiled by de leon’s lipstick balms. these mc’s lip balms felt drier and less moisturizing when applied. however, they do not make my lips feel dry.
i like them. pretty colors. light weighted. and felt like nothing on my lips. they’re scentless too.