The lipstick I'm talking about is mark Full Colour Lipstick in Coral Fixation ($10 CAD via the mark catalogue (a branch of Avon), or at http://shop.meetmark.com). Here is a picture of what the tube looks like (featuring a special guest!):
|mark Full Colour Lipstick- Sadie is highly curious!|
The lipsticks offer unique magnetic packaging that easily snaps shut and ensures that the lid is always securely connected to the tube. Yay for science ;)
Coral Fixation is a cheery pinky-coral shade that I think would suit most skin tones, especially those with warmer skin. Of all the lipsticks in my stash, I think it's most similar to Clio Art Lipstick in Luminous Coral (which I've reviewed here: http://vibrantbeautyblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/30-days-of-lipstick-day-9-clio-art.html ), however I find Coral Fixation to be less sheer and is slightly more pinky-toned. The formula feels smooth and moisturizing (which is wonderful, given the affordable price!) and the pigmentation lies somewhere between sheer and full-coverage. mark touts that their Full Colour Lipsticks offer "a lightweight feel and luminous shine", which is a spot-on claim!
Here is a picture of it in the tube (again, with a curious feline guest-blogger):
|mark Full Colour Lipstick in Coral Fixation- Sadie is really loving it!|
And here is a picture of it swatched on my arm:
|mark Coral Fixation swatched on my inner arm (MAC NC15 skin tone)|
And here are a few pictures of me wearing it. Day 19 was another parade of dorky facial expressions, but hopefully you can still get a sense of how pretty this colour is!
|Me wearing mark Coral Fixation Full Colour Lipstick|
|In natural sunlight|
And here is a picture with another special guest (wow, this post is star-studded!)... sometimes my boyfriend can't help but be a part of my posts ;) This is what he gets for trying to make spooky faces behind my back!
- Feels very moisturizing and comfortable on the lips
- Affordable, and great quality for the price!
- Great colour pigmentation
- This should be a flattering coral shade for all skin tones- packs a colour punch, but isn't overwhelming on fair or light skin
- The only I can think of is that since it isn't available in stores, it might be a bit hard to find!
Overall, mark Coral Fixation is one of my favourite lipsticks and a definite go-to when I'm wanting a coral shade that isn't too sheer and feels comfy on my lips. It'll definitely be a staple during the winter when my lips are chapped and are craving a moisturizing formula. If you are ever in proximity to a mark catalogue, definitely check out these little magnetic treasures :)