Product Review: Maria B. Lip Paints
Maria B. is a hip new makeup line founded by Mina Trujillo, who strongly believes (as I do!) that every woman can and should wear red lipstick; it just has to be the right shade. There are 30 red Lip Paints in this line, so there is definitely a color for everyone, and they have fun, flirtatious names like Love Scandal or Schmoozer. The first two reviews are from me and my sister, who are both devoted red-lipstick fans. The second two are from Jen and Anne, both of whom are red-lipstick-shy.
Me: I'm a big fan of the classic red lip. I think the perfect shade can accentuate a woman's beauty like nothing else, and it's such an elegant yet dramatic look. I love the intense pigment and the texture, which is semimatte and longlasting. Normally, I prefer lipstick in a tube, but with red lipstick, there are really only two ways to apply it: with your finger, as a stain, for a modern lip, or with a lip brush, to get a precise, classic look. And with these little pots, you can easily do both.
Nelly: Love the shade but needs a lip brush. It's hard to apply with fingers.
Jen I: Not too sure on this one. I did wear it very faint with gloss over top. It really is “in” and I did get a compliment with my typical jeans and a t-shirt!
Anne: It was very easy to apply. I prefer to use my finger. Not sure how long it lasts, but I think it felt like it would stain and last all day. No taste, smell was not good or bad, and the shade was nice, although a little bold for me.