I’ve been seeing black cherry nails and lips all over the place and I have fallen victim to this trend HARD. I don’t know, there’s just something about a bare face with a really deep berry lip that is just fierrrrrce. And I know that word is a bit Tyra-ish but it just explains this trend to a tee so I definitely had to get my paws on this limited edition Lip2Cheek before I couldn’t anymore. Granted this does appear a bit scary in the pot initially but its definitely not as scary as it looks even though it is pretty bold. So if you are like me and have been intrigued by this lip and cheek color ever since you saw it on Miranda Kerr’s lips or heard about its release then definitely keep scrolling!
RMS Beauty’s Lip2Cheek in Diabolique is described as a “dark burgundy”. I would describe it as a really deep purple that I really just want to refer to as a black cherry because it reminds me so much of one when you look at it in the pot, but on my lips it translates as a really dark berry purple. This lip2cheek is definitely on the more purple side than ILIA Beauty’s Lust for Life which is definitely more red. I’ve included a swatch of them both below so that you can see the difference between the two.
RMS Beauty’s Diabolique is almost matte on the lips with a slight sheen to it so I found that the use of a lip balm was absolutely necessary since this lip2cheek is not particularly moisturizing. This got entirely opaque when layered on and lasted 4 hours on me. This product can get very messy when applied with your fingers and although I usually apply RMS Beauty’s products with my fingers I preferred to apply this with a brush for more control. I also did not experience any bleeding (thank God!) with this when worn on my lips which is something I would have expected with a color like this one.
This is definitely a fun sort of in your face lip color but it also looks really nice just blotted on too. If you are really wanting to partake in this seasons trends then I would definitely recommend this but I found that on the cheeks this was a bit too loud for me. It appeared somewhat clownish no matter how little I applied but on the lips I’ve been loving how it looks since purple really compliments my complexion so well.
So will you be getting it? Is this color you’re thing? Which one out of ILIA’s Lust for Life and RMS’ Diabolique is more you? Let me know in the comment section below!
Ingredients: *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Fruit, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Tocopherol (non-GMO), Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) seed Oil, Propolis Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, and may contain: [+/-Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Mica CI 77019, Iron Oxide CI 77491, CI 77492]
Disclosure: The product featured in this post was purchased by me for review and all opinions are 100% my own.