I received the Kevyn Aucoin Expert Lip Tint in Thelma Dora several weeks ago for review. When I first looked at it, I thought hmm....a nude lipstick, is it really going to be for me? I have to concede that it's rather grown on me.
Thelma Dora is a peachy beige shade full of golden shimmer. The shimmer isn't quite at the level of frost. I've struggled to get the camera to pick up the gold in the hand swatch but it's a little more visible in the lip swatch. Looking at a swatch on my hand right now there's something about it that reminds me of the Orgasm Illuminator.
The coverage is nice and opaque and the lipstick feels creamy and very comfortable to wear. It's creamy and moisturising rather than slippy like a Rouge Volupte. It's similar in feel to my favourite Rouge Bunny Rouge lipstick but not quite as moisturising. It's long lasting too. My only gripe is that although the packaging is ok, I might have expected something less plastic-y for a premium price lipstick.
I wondered if ThelmaDora it might be similar in colour to MAC Barely Lit but in comparison, Barely Lit is more golden beige. Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Blush is also similar but Blush is darker and pulls more mauve when compared to ThelmaDora.
I've enjoyed wearing this colour and it makes a nice change from my typical rosy pinks. I think this would be a good colour choice if you're after a polished nude without straying in to freshly exhumed territory (you know what I mean, right?). I will post a picture showing the colour in a face of the day very soon so that you can see how it looks in the context of my full face.
The Expert Lip Tints are available from Mise Beauty for those in the UK and Ireland and cost £20. Mise Beauty also ship Internationally, you can see a complete list of the European Countries that they send to here.
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