|Top to Bottom: Corset, Obscurity. Zicke|
In any case, the colors I picked out from the buy two get one lip sale were Corset (I always like lip products that are this color), Obscurity (a purplish blue) and Zicke (a metallic-y lilac). Immediately, I'm going to point out the things that these all have in common. They're all packaged in slim, black tubes with the Evil Shades label and they all have a balmy, moisturizing quality about them. They also have a light, candy scent but no noticeable flavor. I don't notice the scent once the lipstick has been applied. For me, that was pretty much where the similarities ended, because I had very different experiences with all three of these.
I'll start with Zicke.
This obviously didn't offer much in terms of wear either. It was gone in an hour or two, and wouldn't last through meals if you begged it to.
Next up, Obscurity.
|Obscurity over Mac Prep+Prime Lip. Sorry about the blur!|
Compared to Homegirl, this feels lighter and creamier, (but has the same pigmentation), and costs $4.25, as opposed to Homegirl's $18. The tube of Corset contains .07 oz of product, whereas Homegirl contains .11 oz of product. Doing the math, Evil Shades's Corset is $60.71/oz, whereas Kat Von D's Homegirl is $163.64/oz. Kat Von D's Homegirl is about 2.7 times the price of Corset. My tube of Kat Von D's Homegirl has a glossier finish than Corset, however, I've been told by other people who have Homegirl that theirs is more satin, so it's possible I have an odd tube. I do greatly prefer the tube that Kat Von D's lipsticks come in, because the diameter of the tube of Corset is about half the size of my bottom lip, meaning that despite the fact that it has the pigmentation to be opaque in one stroke, it won't cover my entire lip. I hope that made sense. In the end, however, I believe that after I run out of my tube of Homegirl, Corset will be replacing it entirely because I prefer the formula.
This wore very well for five to six hours, and did alright through meals, as well: only some slight fading. I would normally reapply afterward, but looking at it, I wouldn't feel like I had to.
On to the colors:
|Left to Right: Homegirl, Corset, Obscurity, Zicke|
Obscurity is a blue with purple tones to it. It looks more purple on the Evil Shades site. This is pigmented, but not opaque. It looks more like a stain than a lipstick.
Zicke had to be built up quite a lot for this swatch. It's a greyish lavender. It's not very pigmented at all. It has a metallic-y sheen not readily visible in the arm swatch, but scrolling up to the lip swatch should give you a better idea of that.
- Moisturizing formula.
- It feels light, like a balm. Even a more pigmented shade like Corset, doesn't even feel like it's on after application.
- The darker shades wore fairly well.
- Zicke's pigmentation is substandard.
- Obscurity was quite fussy.
- The slim tube. It doesn't fit my lips as well as most lipsticks do, but it does look sleek, and those with slimmer lips may really like this.
Deviant Lipsticks are currently $4.25 from Evil Shades. There are also samples available.