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Friday, November 12, 2010

The Face Shop Face&It Lipstick: OR201

Two weeks ago, I came across Pink Sun Spots' review of a peachy orange (or salmon) lipstick from Etude House. I liked the shade so much that I decided to buy my own, but it was out of stock at my usual Etude store. So I went around in search of a similar color and found this lipstick from The Face Shop.

Approximate Price: P575.00
Location Bought: The Face Shop SM Megamall
Approximate Date Bought: November 4, 2010

Packaging: It seems they've locally discontinued the TFS lipstick line with the pink petal-like packaging. In place of that are several new lipstick variants with sleek packaging that makes use of translucent and opaque plastic in dark colors, such as this lipstick from the Face&It line. There were two other lines that I cannot remember the names of, although those came in dark red and dark brown, respectively.
I like what they did with their new lipstick tubes.
Despite being only made of plastic, they managed to make
a rather classy looking product. The only drawback, however,
is that the tube tends to gather fingerprints easily.

Color and Pigmentation: OR201 is a semi-matte peachy orange that I think is similar to Pink Sun Spots' lipstick. The swatch below was one swipe, so it is safe to say that this product is quite pigmented.

Formulation: The lipstick is light, creamy and has a very small amount of shine to it (hence the "semi-matte" description). It is also odorless. However, like most lipsticks with matte properties, OR201 has a slight tendency to dry lips and settle into lip lines. Therefore, lip balm is the best solution!

Actual Usage: On me, the lipstick is its most true-to-color shade under artificial lighting. It turns a bit pinker in natural light, but I believe the overall effect is just the same as Etude House's VIP OR205.

Left: Fluorescent lighting
Right: Natural lighting (indoors)

The only thing I don't like about this lipstick is that it's a little more expensive than the Etude House one! But other than that, it's all good. :D


  1. This shade looks really nice! :) I love TFS but Ihaven't tried their lipsticks yet..


  2. i think this is exactly the shade that i am opting for. your post is heaven sent =)


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