DOL 2000 kisses lipstick comes in a sleek transparent tube with a metallic blue coloured cap. The packaging is quiet ok & travel friendly. The doe foot applicator allows controlled & precise application on lips.
The texture of this lipstick is like a creamy gloss which gives a complete matte finish once after getting settled down on lips. If your shade contains minute shimmer like mine does prevents lips from looking very matte by adding a subtle sheen. As claimed these are non-transferable & water resistant & I have never seen fading from my lips. They survive good heavy meals. But having said that, you need a good waterproof makeup remover to get rid of the colour at the end of the day.
Not definitely a good moisturizing ones & does accentuate dryness of my lips. If not topped with a gloss or used along with a chapstick makes my lips looks flaky. Advisable to exfoliate & moisturize your lips well before applying these. The formula perfectly adheres to the skin which looks like more of an intensely pigmented lip stain which stays on your lips for around 8-10 hours with a light comfortable wear.
Altogether this lipstick scores full for excellent pigmentation, staying power & texture, while loses out heavily in terms of moisturizing which is very essential for my dry lips in terms of comfortable wear. I need to reapply my chapstick regularly if I am wearing this. For pigmented/heavily pigmented lips this is an absolute treat.
Brandy is a rich Coppery Brown shade with tiny finely milled golden shimmer which makes it grace your lips with a subtle sheen rather than complete matte finish as some of the shades in this range. The shade can be easily carried by fair, medium & slight duskier skin tones while would not show up much on darker skin tones.
The shade in not very unique and close dupes will be easily available unless you are looking for a long wear lip formula which does not require a retouch for even a single time. Earth tone lovers may want to add this to their collection for sure.
- Soft & creamy texture.
- Full marks for pigmentation, staying power & colour pay off.
- Very light on lips.
- Doesn’t bleed or feather.
- Good range of shades available from corals to pinks to neutrals.
- Water resistant & non transferable
- Not at all moisturizing. Dry lips females cannot afford to wear this without a moisturizing gloss or chapstick.
- A good waterproof makeup remover is required to take off the colour.
I would highly recommend this range of lipsticks from Diana of London for “on the go” working female who lacks time for personal attention. Apply this in the morning & forget about it for the whole day not matter what you eat or drink but just remember to carry your favourite moisturizing gloss or chapstick . Could it have been somewhat moisturizing & comfortable to wear alone , would have scored full from my end .
Have you tried this range from DOl? How was your experience?
PS: Product sent by brand for consideration. This however has not afected my opinion.