An anti-aging lipstick? Like the sound of that? Well, then you may want to take a look at the Mary Kay True Dimensions lipsticks.
These are touted to have a creamy texture reminiscent of the balm-lipstick hybrids we’ve been seeing a lot of, with the inclusion of a peptide that attracts moisture and boosts collagen production in the lips for the appearance of firm, smooth lips. So, you know I’m a lipstick buff – how did I like it?
In all honestly, the texture is quite pleasing and I can say, is very comfortable on. If you hate how lipsticks feel, you should take a look at these because they feel weightless yet have an almost opaque colour on lips, that isn’t drying at all.
The colour I have however, is less appealing to my senses. Pink Cherie is a bubblegum pink shade in tube that applies pretty much as it looks on lips. If you love pink lipstick then you will like this one. It has a youthful feel and pink lips are popularly known to make you look younger (the same way red lips can make a person look more mature). Another thing that makes this Mary Kay True Dimensions lipstick interesting is the packaging.
If you remove the tube from the box, it might confuse you for a moment because all you get is a slim metallic tube. There is no discernible cover, nor is there anything that you can twist off to extract the lipstick tube. It’s just a slim cylinder. So how do you remove the lipstick? Like this:-
Push down on the top end with the clear cover, and the lipstick will be pushed out. Then you can pull it out and use it as normal. Will it fall out? No. It does stop quite cleverly.
But I hate this packaging. I’m sorry Mary Kay, your lipstick is nice, but the packaging isn’t. I’m afraid it isn’t very clever nor is it very practical. I don’t like the flimsy feel when you depress the cover, and I don’t like how it slides out because it just feel far too gimmicky. It isn’t like the Chanel Rouge Allure that you depress and it springs up to reveal the lipstick. It’s almost as if they wanted to go there, but didn’t. If they had kept it in the traditional lipstick packaging with a cover, I think I’d like that better.
Texture-wise, as I have said, it is nice.
Mary Kary True Dimensions Lipstick – Pink Cherie swatch
See how opaque Pink Cherie is with just 1 layer on the back of my hand? It is a creamy texture and the colour isn’t too pale, thank goodness. There are significant blue tones in this one and I like how there is no shimmer in this, because if it did, it would be a frosty mess. I do find that it does settle a little into my lip lines so the lip plumping qualities aren’t quite there.
This one, as I have said, has a youthful vibe to it, and if you enjoy wearing pink lipsticks, Pink Cherie will be up your alley. I personally find it doesn’t quite suit me nor my personality but it does take about 5 years off my age doesn’t it? LOL!
The danger with a colour like this is that it can make yellow teeth look more yellow. Oops! but that’s the perils of a pink lipstick. So, I look younger, but I look like I have yellow teeth. Hmm…. toss up right there!
In a nutshell
Mary Kay has recently released their True Dimensions lipsticks which have a very lovely texture. They are also supposed to contain ingredients that help boost collagen and have anti-aging properties so your lips can actually look better. I do like the texture and how my lips feel. There is a bit of a scent which I’m not crazy about. Not perfumed, but a bit of a “lipstick scent” if you know my meaning. On lips, I think the True Dimensions lipsticks stand up there with the best of the department store brands. But I personally dislike the packaging, and the colour I have wasn’t too flattering to me. I might be a little more forgiving with a brighter lip shade.
Pros: Lightweight opaque texture is comfortable on lips, Creamy moisturising texture, Easy to apply straight from the bullet
Cons: Not a fan of the packaging, Pink Cherie may not suit everyone especially if you have more sallow colouring, There is a bit of a scent
Who will like this: Anyone who likes a lightweight creamy lipstick with an opaque texture, Anyone who likes a non-drying lipstick
Retailing at RM60 a tube, I can’t say these are the most affordable lipsticks out there but the quality isn’t bad and the anti-aging ingredients seem legit. A close competitor would be the Dior Addict lipsticks and those come in at about RM100 each so these are a nice alternative :)
Do you like wearing pink lipstick? Does this look like something you’d like to try?
Despite my misgivings about the packaging, I would be keen to take a look at more colours, especially the bright ones like Firecracker or Sizzling Red. You know me and my love for bright lip colours :D I don’t know, I just find pink a little insipid on me and yet, it makes me look 15! Erm… ok maybe 25? LOL!! Don’t go bursting my bubble, peeps! ;)
Mary Kay True Dimensions Lipstick comes in 8 shades – Pink Cherie, Wild About Pink, Color Me Coral, First Blush, Natural Beaute, Firecracker, Sizzling Red and Rosette Price: RM60 Availability: Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants. Find one here.