I ordered the sample set of the full 2011 lipstick collection so I could pick my favourites. I also ordered Coraline's Kiss in full size because I had seen The Makeup Zombie wearing it in a bunch of her looks and it is such a great colour! I also ordered a full size of one of the new lipsticks that I was sure that I wanted. I got Gilded Lime so that I would have a colour to go with my DANE dress! On various occasions upon which I visited goth clubs or attended goth events, I would dress up in my DANE dress and do bright neon green makeup. I tried various lip pencil and gloss combos on my lips but could never find anything that produced an opaque green colour (this was long before I was introduced to independent makeup companies!) Now, I have found the perfect shade!
For those of you who do not dabble in cybergothery and thus have no idea what I am talking about, there is an old skool picture of me from 2008 below wearing my DANE dress (not to mention some broken sunglasses I found in the parking lot....I'm special). DANE is a clothing company from the UK that makes various items of UV-reactive clothing with black and silver prints on them that react to flash photography and look really shiny, as you can see in the picture below! Anyway, I picked this picture from 2008 rather than a more recent one because reading this post reminded me that I ALSO had a picture of myself with Cyberlox up my nose somewhere. It comforts me to know that I am not the only one who thought to do this.
I am not going to review the lipsticks in this post because I have reviewed them before (click to see old swatches and review) and my thoughts have not changed much. In a nutshell, I love these lipsticks and the formulation is superb. There are no scents in any of these while many of the previous shades were scented. The samples came in clamshells which works quite well for lipstick samples and is preferable to baggies in my opinion. It was easy to pick up the lip colour with a brush from the clamshells. Some of the lipsticks had different consistencies than others and I will point that out below. One more thing: there were a few "issues" with some of these lipsticks and also with some from the older collections. Please see my safety alert post for more information.
THE ARM SWATCHES
From left to right: Gilded Lime, Violet Banana, Sunset Peach, Tangerine Twist, Very Strawberry, Gilded Cerise.
From left to right: Shifting Violet, Plumeria, Enchanted Sapphire, Fire in the Sky, Enchanted Emerald, Brilliant Lime.
From left to right: Gilded Ballerina, Roses and Violets, Dianthus, Plum Crazy, Blackberry, Amethyst.
From left to right: Coraline's Kiss (not part of 2011 lipsticks), Clay Bakin', Gilded Brown, Platinum Chocolate, Mocha Blast, Lust After Midnight.
It is more orange-based than Gilded Cerise and does not have the golden sheen.
A great orange shade for spring!
This one is way darker and oranger than the picture on the website.
This one is supposed to have a violet sheen but I couldn't really see it...
It's neon green with a metallic gold sheen!
It's a nice metallic forest green.
Fire in the Sky
This is similar in colour to MAC Kissable Lipcolour in Peacocky. They are both blue with a magenta sheen....which is freakin' fabulous!
I was having trouble getting this to apply opaquely. This one colour was a bit stiff.
This is a really neat shade. It is almost a purple-y brownish colour that shifts plum and purple and pink. It looks really different depending on what type of lighting you are in. SWEET!
A golden metallic light pink.
Lust After Midnight
ARGHHH!! BROWN LIPSTICK! COMING BACK TO HAUNT US FROM THE 90's!!! NOO!!
This is a really unique colour. The formulation in my sample was WAY different than all of the others. It was really soft and melted onto my brush and applied like a liquid lipstick. It looks NOTHING like the picture on the website.
Damn, I love this colour. It's a wearable pink-y coral with a kick!
And there you have it! I thought that swatching all of these would help me narrow it down to pick out some colours to order in the full size tubes but I like way too many of them! Also, please check out my Safety Alert post for some more information regarding Morgana Cryptoria lipsticks and some safety information for my Canadian counterparts! I'm going to go curl up with a tube of MAC Lip Conditioner now.