Wednesday, October 16, 2013

OFRA Cosmetics Lipsticks & Swatches

OFRA lipstick, Fuchsia, 202, 201, girlythingsby_e
OFRA Cosmetics lipsticks (left to right): Fuchsia, #202 (blue based red), 201 (creamy pink) 

I love OFRA Cosmetics lipsticks. I discovered them last year at the Makeup Show and picked up a few extra ones this year. Their moisturizing formula is enriched with antioxidants and Vitamin E and protects your lips with natural sunscreen. What you end up with is a creamy, pigmented lipstick that looks and feels absolutely phenomenal. Plus, it doesn't hurt that they're only $5 at the show (regularly $13).

Check out the three I purchased below.


OFRA lipstick Fuchsia

One of the first colors I was drawn to was the pretty deep fuchsia that's perfect for fall. As you can see it's much darker, almost like a deep berry color, than traditional fuchsia lipsticks. In a strange departure from their regular numeric naming convention, this color is actually called Fuchsia. I wonder why they decided to skip the numbering system? 

This color has a satin finish that feels smooth and creamy on your lips. I detected no distinct scent other than the regular smell of lipstick. A word to the wise: It stains your lips. Once you take it off, you'll still have a bit of color left behind (good thing I swatched this one last). 


OFRA lipstick #202

Next, I picked out lipstick #202, a gorgeous power red that's bound to look great on most skin tones. Seeing as it made my teeth look whiter, I'd wager that 202 is a blue-based red. Like fuchsia, 202 is also a satin finish that feels moisturizing, glides on easily, and has no discernible scent. Just be sure to use a lip liner if you're like me and have trouble applying a red lip neatly. I skipped the liner for swatching purposes (so it wouldn't interfere with the color swatch), which explains why it's a tiny bit messy. 


OFRA lipstick #201

The last color I picked out was #201, a perfect creamy pink with a slightly peachy-yellow undertone. I love an easy every day color and 201 fits the bill. Just like fuchsia and 202, this lipstick is a stain finish, feels great on, offers fantastic color pay off, and has no scent.

If you've never tried OFRA cosmetics you should definitely give them a try. They offer a fantastic range of quality products. What do you think of the three colors I chose?

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