I meant to post this earlier but I'm glad I'm able to now while their Cyber Monday (Buy one product, get another in that shade for free!) sale is going on today! I'm reviewing the em michelle phan Creamy Color Classic Lipstick in Nude Lace. I've already reviewed the Matte Lipstick in a previous post so I'm covering the classic lipstick today. I wanted to get an idea of the brand's lipsticks and since I don't really have a place in my collection for a sheer lipstick, I got the Classic formula.
To save space on my blog's front page, I've put everything under a cut~
Where to purchase: EM Cosmetics (the brand is called em michelle phan but oddly enough the website URL is different)
Price: $16.50 for 3.5 grams/0.123 oz
Do they test on animals?: The company itself does not however keep in mind that they are a L'oreal subsidiary and L'oreal does conduct testing on animals.
Packaging: The lipsticks come in a metal tube with a metal cap painted white and printed with the em michelle phan name and words starting with "em". I know people have mentioned that the lipstick packaging looks cheap but when you see and hold them in person, they're not. The lipstick cap isn't thin or lightweight and the tube itself feels hefty. The tube also closes with a nice click so you won't have to worry about the cap falling off.
The color Nude Lace is a warm rosy beige. There was no color description given on the website.
Here's a full face photo so you can get an idea of how the color looks on my skintone and a lip swatch of the color so you can see details. As always, the photos were taken in natural daylight with no flash.
The lipstick is darker and rosier than the website swatch which looks like a pink toned beige.
Unfortunately the photos are obviously photoshopped. I've gone back and forth about whether this is something I should hold against the brand since other brands are just as guilty of this but nonetheless this is something you want to keep this in mind before you purchase. I know they have arm swatches available on the website (and I commend them for swatching on three different skintones) but none of the swatches are labeled so you can't even tell with certainty which colors are which making the swatches somewhat useless.