I have the colors: 501b, 502a, 508a, 509a, 510a, 514a, 516c, 519a, 520e, 521a, 525d, 528a, 529b, 552a, 553b
TEXTURE: 4/5 Glides on smoothly Slight cheap scent
Pigmentation – ( 4 / 5 ) The pigmentation is amazing for only $1. Pigmentation and texture wise, they’re on par with the Maybelline Colorsensational line.
Shades – ( 2 / 5 ) There are 22 shades in this collection consisting of frosts and cremes.
Texture – ( 4 / 5 ) These are similar to the feel of Maybelline Colorsensational lipsticks – more waxy feeling than creamy. These aren’t hydrating but aren’t drying either. These don’t settle in lines, fade unevenly, or feel like you’re wearing lipstick. They have a faint cheap scent but nothing too bad.
Longevity – ( 3 / 5 ) The lighter shades last about 2-3 hours, darker ones last about 3-4 hours. They’re not long wearing but they do last longer than the Revlon Lip Butters.
Packaging – ( 2 / 5 ) I dislike how easily the lipstick can get everywhere. The cap isn’t secure and the packaging, aside from poor performance, is tacky. The name is only written on the plastic seal so you’re stuck with numbers.
Overall – ( 3.5 / 5 ) For only $1 each, this lipstick line is actually a steal. It’s the perfect line for experimenting daring or trendy shades that you don’t know will look good on you. The reds in here are large in variety (and tones) and are a classic!
Recommended? Yes. I recommend 501B Tokyo a Pink-Pink, 502A Dark Pink Frost, 520e Hot Paris Pink, 519A Hot Red, 514A Cherry Frost, 529B Copper Dust, 509A Cinnamon, 508A Black Orchid, and 525D Retro Pink (if you love MAC Up the Amp).