So for Christmas, I received a really cool palette train case thing from ULTA. They don't have it on their site anymore, otherwise I would totally link to it.
It comes with a ton of eyeshadows, lipsticks and blushes/bronzers. This kit has made me able to step outside of my comfort zone and start wearing lipstick. I posted a photo to my Facebook, asking my friends if they liked my new lip color. The feedback was overwhelming! My best friend texted me later on in the day and said she loved the color. We were discussing my utter refusal to wear any form of red lipstick when I told her how amazing these lipsticks are. This led to my promising her I'd swatch the lip colors. :)
Now, in the palette itself you only get little tubs of the lipsticks (plus two bonus ones that I'm just not crazy about). There's not a whole lot of product in it, but it at least gives lipstick-phobes (like me! yay!) the ability to test drive different lip colors without the fear of commitment.
As far as the wear is concerned... I work in a salon, so I talk for 8+ hours a day. This means my mouth is moving a LOT, which means less wear time. If you work in an office where you don't have to talk as much as I do, however, you might get a little more wear. I got about 3 hours before I noticed fading. I was also drinking water and I had a bite to eat.
I really do like this lipstick, even if it's the first one I've worn in... umm... let's just say a while LOL. I am about 90% sure I'd invest in a full size, as long as I find the right color for me. :)
You can find them at your local ULTA or online at ulta's web store.
Here's a full shot of the colors in the palette:
Top row left to right:
Purple Reign, Sweet Pea, Sugar & Spice, Sangria
Middle row left to right:
Vintage Wine, Bit of Berry, Cappuccino, Red Carpet Red
Bottom row left to right:
Berry Pretty, Precious Pink, Dare to Bare, Coral Glow
Here they are, swatched on my arm. Please don't mind the random spatterings of haircolor on my arm. I'm a little sloppy when I'm mixing:
The colors are left to right:
Purple Reign, Sweet Pea, Sugar & Spice, Sangria, Vintage Wine, Bit of Berry, Cappuccino, Red Carpet Red, Berry Pretty, Precious Pink, Dare to Bare, Coral Glow