I recently attended the launch of the new collection, ‘The One’ by Swedish brand Oriflame (read about it here), and was given this lipstick* to try. I must admit, at first I was a bit wary- simply because I didn’t know a lot about the brand. But hey, that’s one of the perks of blogging, right? Through my blog, I’ve discovered so many wonderful brands I never would have found without it! Oriflame was actually founded in 1967 by two brothers, and it’s now sold in over 60 countries. A lot of the selling is done by direct sales (i.e from door to door) but you can also buy their products online here.
The Colour Unlimited Lipstick* in particular comes in 10 shades, and I was given the shade ‘mocha intensity’ to put to test. Don’t let the name fool you- it’s actually what I would describe as a soft plum with gold shimmer running through it. In all honesty, I’ve never been too fond of shimmer lipsticks, and usually go for something more matte. However, after trying this lipstick I must admit that my opinion has changed! Once applied, the gold within it makes your lips look almost 3D and a lot more plump.
The lipstick comes in a very narrow tube, which is unusual seeing as lipstick is typically a lot wider, but the narrow head makes it very easy to apply, as you can reach every corner. It’s very moisturising, and has a lovely berry taste (something I realise mightn’t suit everyone’s fancy!). Durability wise, it’s not the most long lasting lipstick I’ve tried, but I can’t complain as I love the colour so much! I don’t actually own any lipsticks this colour, and it’s quite unlike any berry shade I’ve tried before- and trust me, I’ve tried alot.