The other day, Liz and I were playing around with some pink lipsticks, and we noticed how the difference in texture and tone affected final impact of the look. On one hand, we used RMK Irresistible Lips B in Pink (#04), which I obtained from a beauty blogging friend kind enough to ship it to me from the UK. In case you are unfamiliar RMK is a very high quality brand from Japan. This sells for approximately $40 on Ichibankao.
RMK Pink has an absolutely gorgeous, moisturizing formula. It feels like a light, luxurious balm, and the moist look translates to the lip, imparting a gorgeous fullness and glow. This is a very soft warm watermelon pink that is absolutely flattering on warm skin tones. It has a touch of sheerness, that lets some of the natural lip color to show through.
For contrast, we played with MAC’s Nicki Minaj Pink Friday ($14.50), a rebellious cool, flat pink that Liz stole for her own stash. This one sold out instantly, but is rumored to return.
I suppose it is not surprising that I preferred RMK Pink, and Liz preferred Pink Friday? At any rate, I could not get over how the different textures and formula really were.