I don't usually buy lipstick (I'm more of a gloss girl), but every now and then a color comes along that I just have to have. This Kat Von D Painted Love Lipstick in Adora caught my eye around Valentine's Day, but it was out of stock for months. When Sephora finally restocked, I grabbed one. Two actually, one for me and one for a friend.
Beautiful packaging. A matte rubberized black cap with a rose design, the Kat Von D logo and a clear base that shows the color of the product. But there's something not quite right about this tube... Take a closer look. See anything weird?
It's BROKEN! It arrived like this. Ruined before I could even use it. In fact, BOTH the Adora lipsticks I ordered arrived broken. Sadness :(
Though, the broken tube is really interesting. See the clear part that's broken off? It's actually full of a melty, liquidy, gloss-textured product of some sort. It smells and feels like melted lipstick or lip gloss, but it's not the exact same color or the same texture/scent as the actual lipstick. What is this? It's kinda cool.
I figured before I returned the broken lipsticks, I may as well swatch it... They're going to just throw it out anyway, right?
Flash / No Flash
Obviously, I returned the two I got because they were broken, but I didn't repurchase. One, because I didn't want to have to return another broken one since these are apparently fragile, and two, because the color wasn't as crazy as I thought it would be. Oh well. At least I have my Hourglass Siren lipgloss, which is the best, craziest metallic red out there.