Some of the other bloggers who got to try this before I did weren’t kidding, these affordable lipsticks by direct selling brand, Colour Collection, which I last posted about, do pack a punch of instant color that’s apparently quite good value for money. One other blogger friend said that they kinda wear, smell, and taste like MAC lipsticks. At first, very thankful for the insight but politely holding back my nasal skeptic snort I was like “Really now, hmmm…let’s see!!”. First off, the packaging is no showboat but really does not diminish the performance of these lipsticks.
FROM LEFT: Bordeaux (earthy rich red, like MAC Russian Red), Walnut (a caramelly coral), and Angel Berry (bright coral pink)
SWATCHES L-R: Walnut, Angel Berry, and Bordeaux
The Colour Collection Colour Intense lipstick texture does not disappoint with a moist but not greasy finish and instant bold color on the first swipe, in the “color impact” department, these remind me of MAC amplified creme finish lipsticks. I swiped the colors twice in my swatches and encountered only a hint of soft drag upon swiping them across my arm. That is what makes these not “exact” dupes for MAC lipsticks, MAC formulas (with slight variations among the different finishes) are generally richer and more dense…there’s a bit more stick and drag when you swipe a MAC lipstick on your lips which ensures both bold color and longevity. The wear on these Colour Intense lipsticks are closer to MAC’s cremesheen finishes in the “texture” department.
My absolute favorite among all three shades is the super pretty red, Bordeaux. It was too much for me as a red worn full on. With my fat lips Bordeaux in full wear made it look like I could leave a kiss mark the size of the apple of your cheek (no, didn’t want to post that, check the hand swatch to see how dark it is). So I blotted it once with a tissue and nearly squeaked seeing the result. It was just unbelievably pretty and I prefer to wear reds like this for the summer, it’s kind of a more modern take and it sets your lipstick longevity, adding at least a good I’d say 2 hours to the existing 3-4 hour wear. Yes, they do smell and taste like MAC lipsticks, I don’t contest that observation at all.
Colour Collection’s Colour Intense lipsticks cost Php350.00 each. It’s a real pity we don’t readily have access to Colour Collection products in retail just yet. For now if you’re absolutely interested to try these, Colour Collection’s Mother Company, Tupperware Brands is the authorized distributor of some of the world’s prestigious brands: Colour Collection, Iyana, VS. Versus, Nutrimetrics, Playtex, Hanes, and Zwitsal. For your questions and inquiries regarding Colour Collection products, email Tupperware Brands at questions@Tupperware.ph or call the hotline number (632) 867-2222.