Nothing to disclose, I purchased the products shown.
I ordered a full size Glamorous Rebel from the 50's Retro Collection, and five sample sizes of older colors that I didn't have. As usual, Photobucket is having issues with labeling, sooner or later they'll show up. I hope.
Lustres applied on bare skin. Photos taken inside (unless noted) with no flash.
Left to right: Diabolic Masquerade, Less than Three, Nemesis, Pygmy Hippo, Dragon's Blood, Glamorous Rebel
left to right: Diabolic Masquerade, Less than Three, Nemesis, Pygmy Hippo, Dragon's Blood, Glamorous Rebel
Close ups and Fyrinnae's color description
Diabolic Masquerade is dark, vampy, and perfect if you're tempted by black lipcolours, but don't want the harshness or grey tones. Diabolic Masquerade is
black, but enhanced with subtle glowing red shimmer to offset the
darkness. This can be applied over balm or gloss for a softer look.
Less than Three is a bright lilac-pink matte.
Nemesis is a rich medium purple. Nemesis has a somewhat shimmery finish, but is
not frosty or sparkly. May leave a pink stain on lips. Reformulated in February 2013 to give better coverage and more even application.
I was a bit sad when Coffin Velvet, another gorgeous purple lustre was discontinued, but I like Nemesis even better! I'm in love.
Pygmy Hippo is a medium rosy plum shade, not quite mauve, neutral-warm. I'd like to say this is a YLBB shade, but it's more a YLBB if your lips kicked ass. Everyone needs this shade, and you know I'm not a warm leaning fan.
Dragon's Blood is a deep, rich, cool matte maroon-red, inspired by the vampy
lipsticks of the 1920s. Can be applied as a lighter "berry stain" shade
Glamorous Rebel is a bright, rich cherry red. A cool hue, but should work for most neutral
and olive skintones as well. Matte finish (no shimmer but applies with a
slight glossiness), and is likely to stain.
Here's a couple of outside pics too. No flash.
You can see the red peeking out in the Diabolic Masquerade. It's very noticeable in person, but doesn't want to photograph. Using the flash just washed everything out, no flash made the shimmer hide.
I hope you've found the swatches helpful, and thanks for looking.