Hey guys! So here’s the first of the products I got in my BNT Girls box– a really vampy lipstick! :)
A little background info on the brand first: 3CE stands for “3 Concept Eyes” Cosmetics. It’s Stylenanda‘s makeup line that launched back in 2009 and to be honest–I had no clue what Sylenanda was, so I had to search that as well. Hehe! Turns out it’s this super cool Korean brand/website that reminds me a little bit of ASOS, but with a distinctly Korean edge. I loved looking through the clothes so if you’re into KPop or Korean style in general, go check it out! :)
I was surprised to find that the lipstick packaging itself is not a rounded bullet. It’s a chunky rectangular thing that fits very snugly into the box. I’m not sure I like how large it actually is, but I really like that it doesn’t slide around when I put it down on a table, hehe. The finish on the packaging is a nice demi-matte and the logo of 3CE is pretty uhm, groovy. That triangle is all misshapen on purpose, y’all. The shade is absolutely gorgeous and it’s aptly named. Vamp is a muted purple with very slight hints of red in it. It’s not so purple that it’s cartoonish, but it’s also definitely not a very common plummy shade (like MAC Plumful). I imagine this would look really good on girls with pale skin. On medium skin and dark skin, it should be really easy to pull off. Pigmentation is ace on this. It does not however leave a stain, so once it starts to rub off or fade it can look a bit patchy. Applying a gloss over top will help the colour last longer, but you will lose the demi-matte finish that the lipstick naturally has. In this photo you can see a but of patchiness already, but in person it looked absolutely fine. :) I also found it to be a bit drying after a couple of hours’ wear, so I make sure to hydrate my lips very well before using this. Funny, this looked perfectly even in person, but it really photographs patchy. Anyway, all the negative stuff aside, I would still wear this (and have worn it everyday since I got it) solely for the colour.