This review is for the $1 USD essential lipsticks. Nostalgia is almost too light for my light to medium skin tone, and are specific to certain looks only. It will likely work better for you if you have lighter skin. For $1 these are great to experiment with different colors, however, they do not wear very long, are not very pigmented, and do not quite set. The lighter colors especially will settle into the lines on your lips. As these do not quite set, lipliner is a must. The formula also varies across the lipsticks, depending on whether you got an older lipstick or a newer one. I prefer the older formula, as it is more matte, but longevity is the same. The newer formula applies more easily, but is glossier. These will not last through a meal, but the packaging is NOT travel friendly at all, as the cap is not secure. On new lipstick, the top of the lipstick also does not twist all the way down into the container, so it is very easy for this to make a mess in your bag. I have tried setting this with powder, and still it does not last very long. The smell of these lipsticks is sweet, and is reminiscent of flintstones vitamins with a chalky sweet scent. These are very easy to remove. The reds are a little harder, but still relatively easy. For the price, I do recommend picking some up to try the colors, but don't expect very much from this lipstick.
It's a great nude shade, I find it really difficult to find a great shade, many of them have some warm undertones in them that don't go well with my skin and many of them just make me look dead. I also have ELF Party In The Buff and I don't really like it very much, I can only use it mixed with some lip gloss etc.
Nostalgic is great though, very easy to apply, I can wear it by itself or with a lip gloss, either way it looks good, especially with some darker eye makeup. It has this slight cooler undertone which goes well with my skintone, I'm pretty fair skinned and normally prefer using more pink tones than orange ones. So if you're like me, I would definitely recommend it.
Good formula, non sticky, moisturizing. Love the colour.
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