I got a little frustrated while taking photos for this post -- My HTC Desire HD just REFUSED to capture the colors of the lipsticks accurately. I mean, yes, I love my photos to turn out vibrant, but not when I am doing lipstick swatches...
So anyway, for this post, I had to manipulate the images a lot in order to capture the color of the lipsticks in the most accurate way, so the packaging of the lipsticks become a little dull. Yes I have tried my best =) and I think the colors of the lipsticks are pretty much accurately portrayed here, especially the last photograph.
Left: VIP girl Dear darling lips OR206. Right: Miss Tangerine VIP girl Dear darling lips OR205, SGD21.90 each
The packaging of these lipsticks is as bright as these in real life.
Miss Tangerine OR205 (NEW SHADE!)
When I tested this color at the back of my hand, it looks quite bright. The SA told me that this is a nude orange, and appears less bright on the lips. I have no idea how orange lipstick can appear nude =) Whatever it is, I call this milky orange. I can't explain what I mean by milky... it's like, the color is bright, but more to cool than warm... it's like the kind of color you get when you mix normal orange with white.
VIP girl Dear darling lips OR206
Why is this an OR color? It really looks pink to me! Ok, I am calling this milky pink. Pink mixed with white...
*Update* After using this yesterday, I realise that this is really quite a bright color! Maybe I will call it strawberry pink now...
For some strange reason, the Miss Tangerine feels less moisturising on the lips, while the OR206 (the normal range) seems really creamy. They are both from the VIP girls range, so by right the texture should feel the same. Both colors cover my the natural lip color well, and are to the intense side.
I never get disappointed by Etude House lipcolors!