If you haven't read Part I, here it is. I wasn't expecting to do two parts, but the day I published the first half is the day I also received some free samples from Tiffany. I was expecting them in the mail after we messaged about me writing a review. I'd intended to do it just for the bundle of product I'd purchased, and as a thank you she asked what kind of package she could send me. What I received two weeks later were some beautiful colors and a little note that said "for your review". So, here I am with part two!
Before proceeding, here are some more product shots. Colors featured are Beaujolais, Easy Street, Valentine, Vino, and Rosewood. I did receive another small sample of Committed, a muted grey-blue color, and a sample of her Lip Repair, which is basically an intensive hydrating balm that's lightly tinted pink and tastes faintly of strawberry. I've been wearing it all week as the weather has gotten dryer and colder, and I've noticed it helps out. I didn't swatch either product (one I've already done, and one is clear), so I've selected the colors noted above.
For this package, Tiffany asked me what my hair, eye and skin color/tone were and what kind of lip colors I usually wear or want to wear. I responded with mention of neutrals and reds and I am very happy with the items she sent me. Thanks again, Tiffany!
I'm really happy with this brand. Each time I've worn a Performance Colors product, I get compliments on the color and finish and it makes me feel good to refer people to a small shop. Who doesn't love supporting small shops? Performance Colors has earned my business. The quality and customer service are great.
Now, onto the swatches!
Super pretty neutral color! The description is "deep mocha with purpley red tones" but on me I think it looks more warm, like a burnt orange sort of shade or a plummy pumpkin. Describing colors can be difficult, jeez. I love how this formula applies and feels afterward: hydrating and restorative. Great fall color.
Easy Street is a playful color. It's described as "...a warm neutral and reads pinkish taupe but has rose reflections and coco/plum low color in it." Sort of a long description but it's definitely accurate. On me, I read the warm, rose and plum/cocoa elements. Against my skin, it looks to be between a salmon and brick red color.
Matte dusty rose color. Name is spot on. What more can I say? Thumbs up. Me gusta. All that stuff. Another great color for the season.
A deliciously matte, warm red that covers like hell and is just such a kick ass color! The name is perfect, too. I haven't worn red lipstick in AGES, and this covers like some of the matte lipsticks I have (NYX, MAC, etc...) without the dehydrating component! I can't believe I have a full coverage, nourishing red lip color...this is too good to be true. Bangarang.
A decidedly vampy, brown-violet color that's a bit desaturated and covers opaque with just a couple of passes. I love how creamy this applies. I've been wearing it since taking this photo because it's the perfect hue for a moody, dreary day. And we're about to have a lot of those. I <3 vampy lips.
In conclusion, 10/10 on this batch, too. I love each color and all of them are wearable, have great coverage and are gentle on the lips! Take that, winter. If you're in need of some new lip products or are wondering what the hell to get for your secret Santa/other denominational holiday figure gift exchange, I'd say you can't go wrong with a gift from Performance Colors. At 3 for $12, how can you resist that? Pick your poison- the options are plenty.