This new makeup line has been all the buzz in the beauty world lately and of course I jumped on the bandwagon as soon as I was able to get my paws on them. However, for those who don't know, the Flower Beauty line is exclusively available at Wal-Mart and founded by Drew Barrymore.
To find which location carries the brand, click HERE.
- They have a distinctive packaging and a nice weight to them. They're a bit bulkier than the typical lipstick and they have a flat side.
- .12 oz or 3.5 g
Flower Kiss Stick High-Shine Sweet Peony. This is a slightly warm light pink. Obnoxiously shiny and kind of makes it look a bit frosty, much more so in person than in picture. I don't like this color so much on myself. It looks much darker in the tube than on my lips. It's very barbie-ish looking. Kinda turns me off cause it looks weird on my skin tone. The formula is pigmented but doesn't apply as smooth as I would like. It also settles in my lip lines and emphasize any dryness I have. For the swatch, I did exfoliate and prep my lips as usual but my lips generally tend to be dry, especially in the winter. I'm really surprised that the reviews I read failed to mention how waxy and synthetic this lipstick smells. I'm definitely not a fan of it. Am I the only one who smells my lipsticks? It lasted up to 4 hours before it starts fading.
Flower Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color So Gladiola. This color is a very bright coral shade. I do like bright lip colors but this is not something I would wear on a typical day. They claim that this lipstick has grape seed oil but it's far from feeling creamy or moisturizing. The formula on Gladiola wasn't any better than Sweet Peony. It's pigmented but feels much drier and also emphasize dryness on my lips. It still has a waxy scent but much less pronounced as compared to Sweet Peony. It is listed as a velvet matte finish, which I think fits the description, however I'm really not a fan of it. My lips are screaming for some hydration. It lasted very well, after 5 hours. Even after going through a meal, the fading was minimal and it stayed strong through the rest of the day.
In spite of the rave reviews I read, I'm not totally sold on these lipsticks. The deal breaker for me was that it emphasized dryness and I don't have time to always exfoliate before I apply lipsticks so this not something I would reach for unless I have time to do so.
The High Shine lipstick might have looked better on me with a different shade. I wished the formula was a little more friendly on dry lips. My rating: 7/10.
The Velvet lip color is something I'm reluctant to give another try. I really did not like the finish. Way too dry. My rating: 6/10.
Have you tried these? Do you love them? What's your favorite shade?