Calvin Klein Luxury Creme Lipsticks, £1.99 each, Fragrance Direct (RRP £13.50)
L-R: Sinful, Eros*, Cosmopolitan, Henna, Delightful, Orange Too
The matte finish is something I really like - although I've often found matte lipsticks to be drying, something which certainly isn't the case with these. Although they're still not 'lip care' products that improve lip condition in the long run, they do feel very moisturising when applied, and don't end up flaky/chalky looking like some matte lip products. I'm also really happy with the shades I've selected.
The first two colours in this line up, Sinful and Eros, are both gorgeous and wearable reds, with the latter being slightly darker and vaguely pink-toned, where Sinful is more of a 'true' red. Cosmopolitan is a dusky red-pink that's really easy to wear for those who are new to bright lips, but still want a pop of color. Initally, I wasn't the biggest fan of Henna, a pale pink shade, but actually seeing it photographed on, I do actually quite like it - it's different from what I'd normally go for but I'm hoping I pull it off! If you want a brighter baby pink, Delightful definitely suits its name, and Orange Too looks a little less orange on than expected, but is a great coral-hued shade.
These aren't the most long-lasting of high-end lipsticks that I've found, but for the feel of them on my lips, price and shade range, I'm pretty okay with the need to reapply every couple of hours. Really wearable and available in a huge 19 different shades, I definitely plan on picking up even more of these in the future. Designer beauty on a drugstore budget, done!
Have you ever tried Calvin Klein lipsticks? What's your favourite shade?