Fuzkittie suggestd I use a milky lipbalm as a base to kind of dilute the color, so I used the Paul & Joe Milky Lip Treatment.
After applying the lipbalm, I apply 1 layer and pat it with my finger to even it out and to help tone down the color as some of the excess sticks onto my finger.
Lasting power is amazing, even after I ate dinner, I still noticed a bit of color on my lips.
The color is brighter in person, but not over the top, it's still very wearable if you keep the eye makeup more neutral.
I did a very basic eye...
1. Apply Coffret D'or gold cream shadow as base up to crease.
2. Apply light brown shade all over eyelid.
3. Line eyes with Bobbi Brown gel liner granite ink.
4. Smudge dark brown over the gel liner.
5. Tightline with MM liquid liner and finish off with Fiberwig Extra Long mascara.
Of course the color is brighter in person, but you get the idea. I think the next time I want a new lipstick, I'm definitely gonna check out the other Beauty Rush colors since it's so affordable and I had a good experience with the first one I bought!
Another recent lip product purchase was the Laura Mercier lipstain in Shy Pink $25CAD. Kind of pricey, but I had money left on a gift card to use.
I was hoping it would replace my lip balm, but sadly it feels dry on my lips, so I have to use a lipbalm prior to applying the stain.
This actually feels more like a lipstick in a jar but the staying power is a lot better than most of my other lipsticks.
When applied, the color is very similar to the color in the jar, which is great at evening out my lip color.