Apr 26, 2011
Helena Rubinstein lipstick in 09 Fetish Rose
this is a miniature lipstick that is given away in a Helena Rubinstein GWP on douglas.de with the code HRM456 on orders 39€+. the other item in this set is a sample size (50ml) of HR All Mascaras! Eye Make Up Remover (the original size of 125ml would cost 31.95€!).
the lipstick is from the Wanted Rouge line in the shade 09 Fetish Rose. i can't seem to find it on the online shop, also the shade range from all the other HR lipsticks seem very limited or sold out without re-stocking. maybe there will be some new launches coming soon?
the mini lipstick comes in a small plastic tube with a cool bronze metallic look. it's half as big as a regular lipstick. it's really nicely made! my first of this kind.
the lipstick itself has a fresh green tea scent, i love such scents. the colour is a rose pink with lots of pink and white microshimmers. it has a frost finish, and i don't like frost finishes at all. it soo reminds me of the early 90ies :/
it applies evenly and coats my lips very well, too well infact, because the frosty look coating every line of my lips making them look dry and wizened. if i only look at the lips, it's quite captivating because it looks so dimensional and deep... but in whole-face-look it's just uaaargh... you see i'm not a fan of such frost lippies at all. that's also why i always have skipped those popular Lipgelees and Dazzle-Lipsticks by MAC. they looks so unflattering.
it's feels a bit waxy but not drying, and lasts about 3-4 hours on me. it's a bit more acceptable finish-wise, if i top it with a gloss.
it's great that high end brands do such cute and generous samples, but do they have to be such grandma shades?