One of my recent acquisitions last July is this interesting product from Sample Room. It’s Colour Collection Vitamin E Lipstick in Kissmark, which is a matte pink shade. Colour Collection is apparently a product of Tupperware Brands Philippines. Yes, the same brand that provided us the ubiquitous plastic containers. I am also surprised to learn that this cosmetics line has already been in production for 20 years. Very interesting!
The lipstick comes in a nondescript black cardboard box. It has the brand, product name/type, and amount in gold embossed in the front, while the ingredient list and instructions for use are at the back and the shade name and mother company at the side.
The actual bullet is a simple plastic black tube, with the Colour Collection logo at the top and a thin silver band in the middle. More information including the shade name is at the bottom.
As we saw on the box and on the bullet, there are 4g of product. The color of the lipstick itself is already very matte as you can see here. Here is the swatch on my arm.
And here is the swatch on my lips. The texture is very waxy, and it does require the aid of a lip balm to help make the application smoother. As this is a matte lipstick, the lips should be properly exfoliated and smoothed out. Otherwise the lines and dry patches will be accentuated by the matte lipstick.
Here is the look I did using this lipstick (with and without eyeglasses). I kept the look very neutral to emphasize the lipstick. I used my favorite primer and bb cream, then just kept the eyebrows neat. I also used a pale pink on the eyelids and a pale peach blush. I used only one layer of lipstick here, but notice that it is really pigmented.
I like the fact that it’s a very wearable everyday color. It is school and office appropriate, but at the same time it can be built up to a louder color. It is not very longwearing though, only about 3-4 hours, and definitely will not survive eating and drinking.
Pros: attractive shade; affordable
Cons: tricky application; not very longwearing; limited availability
Were you able to get a Colour Collection lipstick from Sample Room? What shade did you get and how did it work for you?