Next in my Tarina Tarantino series is her Conditioning Lip Sheen (a moisturizing lipstick) in the shade Prong, a my-lips-but-better type shade.
The packaging on this is really nice – substantial and weighty, but not too heavy. It’s also a little more understated than most of her packaging, which is nice. Do note that it holds fingerprints if that bothers you.
True to the Conditioning Lip Sheen name, I found this to be very moisturizing and comfortable to wear. Because the shade is so close to my natural lip color, I had trouble determining how long it lasted – I could feel it on my lips for about three hours, though the color may have lasted longer. Temptalia has tested a few shades, both brights, and each lasted her 5.5 hours – quite long-wearing for something this moisturizing!
As you can see, this is a very natural (not nude) shade on me – it’s quite close to my lip color. If you have less pigmented lips, this is probably a perfect my-lips-but-better shade. Since it doesn’t show up well on me, I’ll probably end up using it to mix with other lipsticks to tone them down. But, it’s so comfortable to wear that I can also see myself just wearing it on it’s own for a very natural look.
Overall, this is a fantastic product – it’s so comfortable to wear, yet still manages to last well. If I didn’t have too many lipsticks already I would definitely buy more shades, and as it is I still might!