I love the color and feel of this lipstick. I found it at a Holiday show in Chicago years ago. Thankfully, they still have a few left for me to buy.
It was 1918, and World War I was raging across Europe, and Bessie Coleman, a young black woman from Texas, decided she would become a pilot.
But Bessie had two problems: She was a woman, and she was Black, and nobody in America thought a woman could fly a plane-- much less a Black woman.
"That's ridiculous," they said.
So she told 'em all to screw off, learned French, went to Paris, and did it all anyway. She came back to America as a celebrated daredevil pilot.
This color is dedicated to all the women who chart their own course despite the odds. You rock.
COLOR: Deep purplish berry
Elixery lipstick is free of animal testing (cruelty free) and free of animal-derived ingredients (vegan).
This product has great staying power. It doesn't dry the lips and goes on with a rich, dense, matte, berry pigment that looks intense and glamorous. A little too pink for me, but I added a dash of brownish red over it and it was great for my skin tone.
I admit the color was a little lighter than what I was expecting, it is a berry pink, i was hoping for more of a burgundy red, but it is very flattering- and I usually steer clear or anything pink because my lips are pink and everything usually looks neon on me. This however, stays a nice dark and bright at the same time shade. The quality of this lipstick is amazing. I need a lot of moisture, and have purchased hundreds of lipsticks over the years that have ended up in the garbage because my lips were so chapped after wearing them I couldn't stand it. This lipstick is the perfect balance of moisture, with staying power and for such a dark color I have no bleeding issues, even without lip liner. I will be buying again.
Brighter and slightly pinker than expected, but in a good -- no, make that awesome -- way. Who knew I'd find a new favorite color outside my typical comfort zone?! It goes on light and creamy and stays forever. I've never received so many compliments on a lip shade before. Thank you, Elixery!
I love berry shades--though I have very fair skin, I have deeply pigmented lips, and berry shades are the perfect "my lips but better" color. However, all too often they're too brown, or too purple, or too pink. This color, though, is perfectly, perfectly balanced, absolutely perfect, and my new Holy Grail of lip color. Added to that is the fact that it's very light feeling, not heavy or waxy at all, but it's not a sheer shade either, it has very good coverage. And it lasts for hours, somehow, even through a meal.
Good ripe red with a purplish undertone. The pigment level is high so the color goes on smoothly and stays true. Very moisturizing, good level of slipperiness/slickness, none of that chalky/gritty crap you get from other high-pigment lipsticks.