So, you’re thinking has my affinity for dark lipstick taken me totally to the DARK side, as in BLACK lipstick? Not necessarily. Portland Black Lipstick Company offers more than just BLACK lipstick!
Their specialty is indeed a true, black lipstick. However, they offer a range of really beautiful colors, as well as the avant-garde!
The hubs and I were flying somewhere on vacation, and we were talking to another couple in a bar at the airport. The lady was wearing the most interesting “metallic” copper lipstick. I asked her about it, and she turned me onto this company.
Once we got home, I googled the company, and perused the shades of lipstick they offered. And ordered a few tubes. They are, from what I could gather, a small company. They make all of their lipsticks on site. Using all natural ingredients. As you can see from the above photo, the lipsticks come in a tube, much like your friendly lip balm. The tubes are .15 oz, like your usual balm, and cost $10.00 each. They offer black, blue, green, and any color you can imagine. I liked the fact that their website had a lot of personality and humor. Anyways, on to the colors I chose……dark, of course…..
I picked “Irony” (said lipstick of my airport beauty advisor), “Artificial Amethyst” (a metallic purple), and “Undead Red” (an oxblood, maroon color). Love the names!
Swatches (Bottom to top: Irony, Artificial Amethyst, Undead Red):
Below, colors on me:
Bottom line, these lipsticks wear like your loyal lip balm, but with the punch of pigmented color. They have a fresh, minty taste/smell. Comfortable to wear. The color lasted on me, but needed re-application after eating/drinking. If you’re having issues with dry, chapped lips, but don’t want to give up having a colored lip, this may just be your thing!
Thanks for reading! kxoxo