There are two different lipstick finishes Flower Beauty offers: Velvet and High Shine. Flamingo Flower is a velvet finish, which is a cream finish that feels like a matte.
The velvet lipsticks come in white packaging, with a color swatch on the bottom.
Flamingo Flower Velvet Lip Color
Flamingo Flower is a matte, cool toned bright fuchsia. I love the way it looks, but it feels so dry! Eyeshadow and foundation are also from Flower (You can read my foundation review here).
Claims: "Emollient oils improve shine for a rich, creamy application. Pure, intense color payoff. Not tested on animals."
Pigmentation: The pigmentation is strong and vibrant.
Finish/Texture: The finish is creamy and matte. The formula is very drying, even when using a lip balm. I had to use more pressure than I usually do to get the color onto the lips.
Lasting Power: The lasting power is good, I got about 5 hours of wear. The problem is that is just feels too uncomfortable to wear for a full day.
Scent: This has a faint baby powder smell that fades off quickly.
Packaging: I don't enjoy the look of the white bulky tube, however I do like the color indicator on the bottom, and the secureness of the cap.
Price/Availability: I paid $7 at Wal Mart
- Pigmentation is great
- Variety of shades to choose from
- Good lasting power
- Color indicator on packaging/secure lid
- Bulky design
- Feels dry/uncomfortable on the lips
- Application isn't smooth
- Quality doesn't feel high end
I really adored the vibrant color of Flamingo Flower, but the "velvet" formula felt very uncomfortable on my lips. Even when I used a lip balm underneath, the formula made my lips feel dehydrated. I also noticed that the lipstick was difficult to apply compared to other drugstore lipsticks. I had to use more pressure than I normally use to apply it, which is such a bother. It didn't live up to feeling emollient or creamy. Nothing about this lipstick really felt high-end in quality to me.
I won't be repurchasing any of the Flower velvet lipsticks, but I did recently buy a high shine one to test and review. I will also be reviewing the eyeshadow quad, which I'm already loving!
Have you tried Flower Beauty products?