Review: Rocky Horror Picture Show lipstick

In San Francisco, before the clock strikes midnight, an open bar door showers light and music onto the sidewalk. A woman, yours truly, belts out Ginuwine’s “Pony” and the sweet, hard cider laced sounds fill up the streets of SoMa. I go to sleep without a care in the world, only to be woken up the next morning a little too early by my alarm clock.

Oh yeah…the Rocky Horror Picture Show launch at MAC.

I throw on clothes, messily slap on some makeup, and schlep over to the mall to wait in line.

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I was there for one thing and one thing only. RHPS lipstick in “Strange Journey.” It had been on my lust list from the very first picture that circulated online. Everybody around me was there for “Frank-N-Furter” and I scoffed. Noobs. “Strange Journey” was going to be the best lipstick in the world. I made it in, got my lipstick, and sped home to enjoy.

It was everything I wanted it to be! It’s a perfect orange-red lipstick. Pics first, review after:

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So, review time! I feel like this is important to mention… I don’t really like Rocky Horror Picture Show. I find it (at most) mildly entertaining and I think it goes on way too long. That movie never ends. Don’t even get me started on the interactive live showings. Sarah, if you’re reading this, I know you had a RHPS poster in your room in high school, and we danced the “Time Warp,” and I said the movie was awesome. I lied. I am so, so sorry.

Tim Curry is cool though.

Luckily, I don’t need to like the movie to like the makeup line! And this lipstick is amazing. I’m a sucker for orange-red lipstick and this is an absolutely gorgeous shade. Not too orange, so I don’t look like a clown. Not too red, so it won’t become “just another red” in my collection. The color is wonderfully balanced and bright.

This lipstick is part of their matte line, which, is pretty different from their retro mattes and “Ruby Woo” type mattes. The formula is nice and buttery and applies straight from the tube like a dream. You won’t have to use a brush. It’s obviously labelled as a matte lipstick but I don’t find the finish to be all that muted. Especially compared to “Ruby Woo” and the alike. The finish here has a very subtle softness to it.

I’m incredibly impressed by this lipstick. I find it impressive enough that I’m going to need to check out the other shades in the permanent matte line.

It is (of course) sold out. But, from what I was hearing in the line, it’s not the most popular shade. You might be able to find somebody willing to trade/sell on makeupexchange.

I’m already looking forward to wearing this again. Perhaps at the next karaoke night… *cues up Ginuwine*

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2 thoughts on “Review: Rocky Horror Picture Show lipstick

    1. I would definitely check makeupexchange on reddit to see if anybody is willing to trade/sell. It doesn’t hurt to check MAC stores but I’d call ahead!

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