Let me just say: O. M. G. DECADENCE.
Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick is highly pigmented, luxury lipstick with a super smooth texture and intoxicating fragrance. I cannot get enough, and luckily there is a unique range of hues that I will be sure to get more of. Also, similar to Smashbox lipstick, the colors mix well with one another, allowing the beauty connoisseur to create exciting new hues all her own.
Not only is the lipstick super high quality, but the collection is all about Goddesses, which I am all about. The boxes that the lipstick comes in say, “Born to Be Worshipped” on the back, can you believe it? And each DeVine Goddess Lipstick is named after a different mythological Goddess.The theme has me, just as much as the actual lipstick does.
The tubes that the colors come in are definitely unique; they kind of have a glassy, art deco feel. They don’t fit in my lipstick organizer, which I always find a bit upsetting. But these lipsticks are so delectable that I suppose they deserve places all their own on my boudoir table. Because the cases are unconventional, I suggest being extra careful when twisting the lipstick up and applying. I broke my Calypso almost immediately, by twisting it too far up and pressing too hard on my lips. Guess I was excited. I also recommend blotting once or twice, after application, in order to avoid getting lipstick prints all over everything. Unless you are into that sort of thing.
Pictured below from left to right, we have Aphrodite, Xenia, and Calypso.
I love each of these colors, both in and of themselves, as well as with my complexion. I have had Aphrodite the longest, and it is definitely one of my all-time favorite reds. I would call it a deep, true red. Really rich pigment, and a kind of femme fatale vibe. I just recently received Xenia, which I foresee quickly becoming one of my most-worn colors. It is what I’d call a berry red; red with just a hint of magenta. It would look good on anyone who looks good with berry-colored lips; really pretty, flirty, and sexy. At first glance, it appeared to be too similar to Aphrodite, but the hues are actually quite different. Calypso is a deep pink, with a definite hint of magenta. If it were any lighter, it might not look good on me, but the hue is deep enough that it works really well.
Here are some more photos, including swatches. As always, click to view larger:
Overall, I would highly recommend Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick. If you are a makeup lover, I’d dare to suggest your collection is incomplete without at least one tube of this stuff. Napoleon Perdis also makes some of my absolute favorite lip glosses, which I hope to do a separate review of, at some point. Finally, I recommend following The Man, Himself on Twitter; he tweets some really great quotes and is a worthy follow for beauty addicts and philosophers, alike.
Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing in my passion.
The Lipstick Lady