Napoleon Perdis DeVine Goddess Lipstick Review

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.

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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:

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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

Dior Lipstick Review

Dior is another luxury lipstick brand of which I am quite fond. Most of my Dior lipstick experience is with the Diorific collection. While the Diorific tubes do not fit in my lipstick organizer, which is generally an important factor to me, I appreciate the aesthetic quality of these unique cases so much that it doesn’t really bother me as much as it could.

In the foreground we have Bellissima from the Dior Addict Extreme collection, and then from left to right up top we have Blackberry Flash, Roulette Red, and Rose Diabolo from the Diorific collection.

The texture of the Diorific lipsticks are not as creamy as some of the other luxury lipsticks I’ve previously written about, such as Yves St. Laurent, Guerlain, and Givenchy. I do like creamy lipsticks, mostly because they feel so decadent gliding on. The plus side of not being so creamy, however, is the fact that the entire lipstick experience isn’t as messy, and the color stays put on the lips more easily.

The Dior Addict Extreme lipstick has a very different texture than the Diorific lipsticks. It isn’t creamy, per se, but it is much more silky. It really glides on the lips like silk. The concentration of pigment doesn’t seem as intense in the DAE; it is almost somewhere between a lip gloss and a lipstick. Closer to the lipstick end of things, but still somewhat gloss-like. I would say that my preference is for the Diorific collection, from my experience so far.

Now for the colors. It seems that Dior has a really lovely, unique and fairly wide range of colors, and I definitely want more. As you can see in the swatches below, Blackberry Flash is supremely dark, and I don’t see myself wearing this shade too often. It looks almost black on the lips, which would be good for theatrical and moody nights, combined with seriously limited eye makeup.

I am a very big fan of Roulette Red. It’s a red, for sure; no doubt about that. But it isn’t as shocking or daring as some of the other reds I have experienced. There is something just a tad “played down” about it, which makes me feel like I am attracting attention without demanding it, if that makes sense. I dare say it is one of my top favorite reds out there.

And I am madly in love with Rose Diabolo. I needed a color to love that isn’t too red and isn’t too pink, isn’t too dark isn’t to light, isn’t too plain but isn’t too bright. Got it. I just recently received this color, and I just know am going to be wearing it really often. And then I will buy more. Very pretty with my skin tone.

Bellissima, from the DAE collection, is a nice color that would be safe to wear to just about any type of event, from Sunday church, if that’s your thing, to a family get-together, to a night out with the girls, to a night out on a date. As I mentioned earlier, the pigment isn’t super concentrated, so this lipstick will give you some color that isn’t too bold, while also providing moisture and softness in its silky-glossy way.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this review!

The Lipstick Lady

Givenchy Lipstick Review

I love Givenchy lipstick, but I do not like the cases. Okay that’s my review, thanks for reading.

Haha, no. But that does pretty much sum it up. The lipstick is amazing. It is a really silky texture that glides on beautifully. The colors are rich in pigment, and I find the range of colors offered very aesthetically pleasing. Givenchy lipstick is high-quality, luxury lipstick.

But the cases annoy me. They hardly fit in my lipstick organizers, although almost every other lipstick brand does. I guess they thought it was a cute idea to have the little pully string, but I find it awkward. It’s unconventional in a way that isn’t at all practical, as far as I am concerned.

From left to right: Elegant Rouge, Illicit Raspberry, Rouge Interdit, and Rouge Cancan.

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Illicit Raspberry and Rouge Interdit are two of my all-time favorite lipstick colors. The former is a delicious berry shade, and the latter is a bright hot red. I would carry them with me a lot more often if I didn’t totally dislike the cumbersome cases, that for whatever reason, Givenchy thinks are better than more conventional cases. Remotely cute, but mostly impractical, Givenchy. Your gorgeous, quality lipsticks deserve better.

The Lipstick Lady