Truth be told, Au Naturale Cosmetics isn't my favorite. Their foundation was awful for my skin - it exaggerated my pores and the coverage wasn't great. So, I never really tried much else. I have tried some eyeshadows and such that were in other makeup boxes, but I never went out of my way to buy anything. So, when I saw this lip stain in my VeganCuts Summer Beauty Box, I was like, eh. I chose the color when I filled out the Beauty Profile Questions before they curated the boxes, and even still, I wasn't sure about the color. This shade is called Marsala, which is a deep mauve. I decided to try it on a Sunday, which is my minimal makeup day, and try some products out. As it turns out, I basically LOVE this shade.
It's a really beautiful color, like an un-nude nude. I was surprised by how much I liked the color on me. I love mauve as a color, and prefer darker lip stick naturally, but wow, it's so much prettier than I thought.
The overall wear isn't bad. I think I need to apply it to bare lips, without balm, but I always have balm on 24/7/365, but next time I will try it alone. Either way, it did stay pretty well. It lasted through cereal, through therapy, and through my walk. It lightened up, but it still was on my lips regardless.
I loved it so much in fact that I even went on their website to purchase another color. I haven't made a purchase yet, because I can't decide on a color. I do wish they had a larger selection. The color Hero, which is a berry purple, will probably be my choice. The price is average considering the brand and type of makeup, at $25 each, but the tube is pretty big, so you get what you pay for. Limited ingredients, none of the nasty stuff, and works well. I'm sold! I signed up for their emails so next time there's a sale I can hopefully snag one at a good price. A pretty lip can really make all the difference in your look! Check out their website, and see for yourself!