So when FOA expanded their LipQuench line and sent two new colors to me for inspection, I was torn. On one hand - ooh! Pretty pink Peaches & Cream! On the other hand: Hmm, Mocha Latte. That's looking remarkably brown.
Interesting how different colors in lipstick sweat - these photos were taken a day after opening, and I assume in the postal process they got a bit warm. P&C is untouched, Mocha Latte is sweating and cracking. That said, there was absolutely no difference in performance and the effect was purely cosmetic (see what I did there?).
Here's Peaches & Cream, which is definitely a color I don't wear of my own accord often. It's quite a dense, opaque lipstick, and smells wonderfully like Barbie makeup. You know, when you bought plastic dolls in the 80s and they came with a free highly dubious lipstick, which regardless smelt wonderful? That smell.
Back to the subject at hand - I actually really like this. It's natural and not massively far from my real lip color. It needs a light touch since thick brown lipstick has a very definite effect that isn't fun. I'd probably pair this with some light gloss - it's not really matte or shimmer, but I think an additional gloss layer would me-ify it.
If you've played with the LipQuenchs before, you'll know the pluses and don't need me to sell you on them. I certainly know a fair few fine ladies who look fantastic in a pale pink lipstick and I would definitely suggest to them that the pink is worth a look. But for those (like myself) who have a blanket-reluctance towards brown lipstick - swatch it and see for yourself. It isn't a very standard brown, and I think I'll get some wear out of mine.
Thanks to the glorious wenches at FOA for sending me lovely things!