I'm just going to put this out there now: I'm predicting a sleeper hit.
The collection itself looks incredibly exciting. The selection is pretty large and features a wide variety of colors. They retail at $5.49 around here, which makes them one of the most affordable I've seen in this trend so far.
I picked up a light shade and a dark shade to get a sampling of both ends of the spectrum. Running with the theme of trying new things, I also picked shades that I don't already have in my brick red and fuchsia dominated lip collection. The colors I purchased are Sweet Nectar (01) and Black Cherry (24).
The first thing I would bring up is that these do have a scent. The best way I can describe it is a fruity, yet waxy smell. Honestly, the scent reminds of those candy wax bottles with the tiny bit of sugary fruit drink in them. Are those even made anymore?
The next thing I would say is: They really weren't lying about only needing one swipe of lipstick. These are packing some serious pigmentation. To the right is one swipe each color. Just one.
I never would have imagined myself saying this, but Sweet Nectar is a very natural looking orange. It's bright and very much orange, yes, but somehow it works.
Black Cherry is the most aptly named lipstick I've ever come across. If you've ever eaten a black cherry, you know the color of this lipstick. This color is extra vampy and less wearable than the orange, but it still looks and feels great. The only issue I have with this one is that it starts to feather immediately. I'll definitely have to invest in a lip liner to wear this one. I saw that there are lip liners in the color statement range though, so I might just have to use that as an excuse to try them.
I swatched them on my lips in the video below. My lips wear the colors much better than my hand, I think.