Back when I was on the lookout for the perfect nude lipstick, I came across this little beauty. And little it is! Oriflame Pure Colours is available in a smaller size (2.5 gm) for trial and I picked the two nude shades that the catalogue showed. One is Vintage Nude and the other is Vintage Rose. Today, let’s talk about Vintage Rose
|See how small it is compared to a standard lipbalm?|
What Oriflame Claims
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What I Think
The colour in tube comes across a soft pink and upon swatching you realise it is a warm, pink toned nude shade. It is quite sheer and glossy. You can see the swatches which are built up post 3 swipes.
The packaging is ok. Does not look cheap but not very elegant either. I wish the shade was easier to detect though. I have to squint my eyes and read the shade name on the small tube.
It has a pleasant sweet smell that lasts for a while post application. Nothing offensive, but not everyone likes their lippies to smell.
The lasting power could have been better. A lot better. This lasts for about two hours and vanishes without a trace 🙁 It is non drying but not moisturising. If you wear a balm underneath, the pigmentation goes for a toss!
This was my goto lipstick when I first got this. Great for office wear and will match any outfit and look. My Mahogany has usurped it from crown position but I still love to get it out. It is excellent for air travel. Fits into the smallest of pockets and small enough to do a discreet touch up on your seat!
What It Costs
The 4 gm version costs INR 179 and the 2.5 gm one costs INR 99. But they are on offer very often and I picked mine for INR 59 only. These are good enough without the offer as well, but becomes a steal deal with discounts
- The shade. It is an amazing warm nude shade that will suit just about everyone
- You don’t need a gloss with this
- Quite economical
- It should have been more long lasting
- Shade selection from catalogue is tricky. It looked nothing like this in the printed swatch
Availability is a big issue. It is available only thru Oriflame reps. Let’s not count ebay here. I am not sure if they sell genuine or fake stuff! And even if you have a rep close by, the product may not feature in every month’s catalogue.