Babor Cosmetics Lipstick

MyOwnJudgeFollowing my Babor Csometics makeover, I was excited to try out the products for myself. First in line was a proper stick of lipstick.

You know me – a fan of packaging. The gold packaging for both the box and the lipstick make the product purchase utterly special. The allure of golden packaging for products across the spectrum is just the Midas effect I suppose. Who doesn’t want to own something golden?MyOwnJudgeThe color I tested was #13 – Rouge Noir. It looks like a super dark vampy red out of the packaging.MyOwnJudgeThe color varies depending on how many times you swipe it across the skin. It has a bit of a blotchy finish once you start getting a little happy with the application. But no one is guilty of that, right? (I won’t tell!)MyOwnJudgeAfter two swipes, the lipstick is completely not as dark as the lipstick seems at first sight. It comes off like sheer vampy burgundy and applies very softly without staining the skin in case of errors. The only gripe was how the coloring stuck to every imperfection of the lips. That is the curse of darker lipsticks (and the super light ones as well) – they will forever point out all flaws. Being that it is getting colder and I have a terrible knack for chewing on the dry spots one finds on their lips, I wasn’t happy with how it looked. The combination of flaws and the color made it look a bit like scabs – not cute. The remedy? I went to my fix all and used a Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush lip gloss with shimmer to top off the color and hide imperfections.MyOwnJudge
So much better! The lip gloss adds dimension with the shimmer and helps deflect from looking at the flaws. It adds great personality to the lipstick.

The win-all for this lipstick is definitely the even and creamy application. It feels as smooth as chapstick just running over your lips. It had no drag that an extra thick lipstick can sometimes have. It’s a little bit rich in the $25 price tag, but if you think about it, so many nondrugstore brands are around that price, that it’s nothing new.

I am unsure whether all lipsticks are as sheer in application as this one, but if so, this would be super awesome. It verges on a combination of lipstick, lip gloss, and lip butter products. A general application that can be used whenever – depending on what color you choose of course.

Have you tried Babor Cosmetics yet?

Disclaimer: This product was sent to the author for review by the manufacturer/PR. All reviews on MOJ remain unbiased and unpaid. For more info, feel free to contact the author.

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Babor Cosmetics Makeover

MyOwnJudgeA couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of attending a product preview event and met the people behind Babor Cosmetics. The company has proven to be more than just adept at creating skin care products – they have been keeping busy for over half a century (yes I’m serious – check the company’s milestones here). Although I haven’t tried the skincare products yet, I do have to admit that a company who prospered for so long is on to something, and it’s not just the packaging. Speaking of the packaging, doesn’t it look great?

As I walked past the Babor table, the powers that be must have sensed my lack of knowledge and experience with the brand and I was immediately asked if I wanted to try out the products and get a makeover.

Would I turn that down? Nope

Elsa, the makeup artist hooked me up with a natural look appropriate for any occasion and any time of the day.MyOwnJudgeThroughout the process, I was being the inquisitive me that I’ve grown to be so good at. As a makeup artist, would she use the makeup brushes that come hand in hand with the brushes and other Babor products?

Honestly, I generally would suggest a consumer get separate brushes, but the ones that come with this packaging work very well and hold just enough powder.

After moisturizing my face (with guess which brand product), Elsa got right to the bane of my cosmetic existence: the dark areas which are all around my eye. You wouldn’t necessarily notice them, except I have a face that is slightly oval, but when I smile, turns as round as an apple. The big cheeks press up by my eyes and create creases and spotlights onto everything, everything I do not want noticed. She did only one side of the face before taking to show me the difference.MyOwnJudge
The lid looks like someone took a magic eraser to it, and under the eye and the inner eye has less shadows peeking out to wave hello.
We decided to do a before and after with me smiling, because I was smart enough not to have a straight face to show you all the gruesome stuff, so I posed like a cheeseball. You live and you learn.MyOwnJudge
Elsa and I.

Since the after photo was probably not much help, I took some adequate pictures afterward.
Elsa used olive eyeshadow and dark brown liner to line the outer corner of the eyes. She used a light peach/rosy colored on my cheeks and a similar colored lip color. The blush looks like a natural rosiness, no?
MyOwnJudgeCloseup on the olive shadow Elsa chose for me and the Babor mascara.They all do pretty good work!

Have you ever tried the brand?

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