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The Lip & Cheek Velvet Sticks come in chubby twist-up crayon packages. The stick is initially slightly pointed but the point will most likely flatten with a few uses.
The sticks have a lightweight and smooth formulation. Although the finish is mostly matte, the colors don't feel drying at all and they don't have the unpleasant grainy silicone feel a lot of matte products have. Additionally, the sticks are lightly scented with the spicy floral Smoky Poppy scent.
40 Poppy Rouge: This is a lovely soft red. The crayon is semi-sheer so it provides a natural wash of rouge on the lips and cheeks. I much prefer using these on the lips as I have slightly oily skin and generally prefer powder cheek colors. The color feels hydrating and will last a good four to five hours without heavy eating.
|40 Poppy Rouge|
|50 Poppy Universal|
|Left: 40 Poppy Rouge; Left: 50 Poppy Universal|
I am genuinely pleased with these Velvet Sticks. The formulation is non-drying and both colors look very natural on the lips. The packaging is adorable and the price is reasonable so if you are a fan of lip/cheek crayons, definitely give these a go!
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