But being the hoor for sales that I am, I bought one off Amazon when they had a $3 off coupon. I have Amazon Prime (free two-day shipping, whoop!) so I only paid a total of $2.99 for it. If I hated it I wouldn't feel too bad about wasting 3 bucks. But I surprisingly love it.
The color I got, Peony, is actually pretty opaque. It's more opaque than a tinted lip balm but more sheer than a lipstick. It's a pretty berry-ish pink-red tone on my lips. This is actually the perfect red for me. I think it still looks fairly dramatic (well, compared to the super sheer glosses I usually wear) but doesn't wash me out or make me look like a little girl playing with her mom's makeup. I was pleasantly surprised that this felt pretty moisturizing also. I don't feel like I need to wear another balm underneath or a gloss on top. It feels comfortable on the lips and I forget I'm even wearing it. I really want to buy a few more shades now!
A side note: This post was fueled by some freakin' awesome Led Zeppelin. Ahh, I love me some Zep. Classic rock 4 lyfe, yo! "When the levee breaaaaaaaaaaaaks..."
- These retail for around $7 and are sold at drugstores. In fact, I see these on drugstore.com for $5.99 right now.
Thank you for reading and have a great day/night/whatever!