This month’s theme was “Stronger Than Death” with references to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, a sumptuous-looking (if occasionally cringey) movie adaptation of the book.
Kiss Me Diablo Lip Rouge Lipstick (vegan) – This is a bloody red that seems very appropriate to the theme. I find that it smells and feels a bit waxy, like a crayon. If I’m careful, it blends out pretty nicely. Red lips never look good on me, so I’ll probably dot this on over chapstick. Still, it’s a lovely shade.
Love What You Love Eye Pigment (vegan, not lip safe) – This is a blued emerald. It coordinates with a beautiful dress Mina wears in the movie. The shimmer is more of a true green than the base itself, which I found a bit sheer applied on my eyelid without primer.
See Me Now Eye Pigment (vegan, not lip safe) – This is a purpley grey inspired by the suit Dracula wears when he first really reveals himself to Mina. This is definitely more purple than the suit in the film, which was a bummer for me. This one applies at medium strength without a primer, but it looks a bit like a bruise and reminds me of a slightly weaker version of one of the shades from the last VC, which is whomp whomp.
My Beloved Highlighter (vegan, not lip safe) – This looks like a kind of mauvey coral in the pot, but it goes on with a pinkish pearl shimmer. For me, I find it a bit obnoxiously shimmery, actually. But I’m not a fan of highlighters, in general.
The Overall – Very cool theme, and very on-brand for them, especially for February. It shipped from them AFTER Valentine’s Day, however, so I found the theme choice of love an odd one for after the big holiday. Personal quibble.