I was ecstatic when Amabie said they would send me this beautiful lipstick to review. Why? The gold flecks and the very famous flower INSIDE the lipstick of course! I received the colour Barbie Doll Powder and since I have not tried any lip stain products before, you may laugh, but I actually put this on my lips after I brushed my teeth prior to watching TV before bed. I wasn't sure what colour it would stain my lips or how hard it would be to take off!
So...let's begin with the beautiful packaging. It is a gorgeous metallic red with Kailijumei imprinted on the side and a mirror that runs along the flat side of the lipstick. The way it opens though is unlike any other lipsticks I own, and honestly, I wish ALL lipsticks in the world were made this way...this is the fanciest way to wear a lipstick as you press the "button" at the top and it ejects the lipstick, where you then pull and twist to reveal the beautiful flower embedded with gold flecks. When you are done, you just slot it back in and it gives a small click to indicate that it is safe.
So now onto the lipstick itself. It has a sweet scent, but as I am quite sensitive to scents, I also picked up this plasticky/chemical scent with it. Overall though, the sweet candy scent is stronger. On application, it felt hydrating and my goodness, did my lips stain right away! As I didn't exfoliate my lips, unfortunately, some parts of my lips stained darker than others, so it wasn't exactly a uniform colour...but overall, it was quite pink! To me, a barbie pink is more opaque bright creamy pink...this one is really a stain and is to me more of a magenta/ fuchsia type pink with a tad of gold sparkles from the gold flecks. I asked my hubs if I look crazy, and he said I was crazy to wear makeup before bed, but it looked okay, especially if I had worn makeup on the rest of my face. So, to me, the disappointment comes in that it isn't a wearable enough colour to just put on even if I didn't wear at least a simple makeup look.
Onto the staying power...I blotted my lips and the bright pink did transfer on the tissue, but after that, it completely stayed put. All the way until morning! When I woke up...my hubs said your lips are still so pink...this is before I saw myself in the mirror. He was exaggerating a bit, as it definitely was LESS pink than when I first applied it, but my lips were definitely still stained....also no pink on my white pillow case..so it is safe to say that there is no transfer, except for the initial blot!
4 Amabie hearts, because of the chemical scent, and the colour...! Thank you Amabie!!