Halloween is the one time of year when all the fun makeup colors start showing up on shelves. Lipsticks and lip glosses in shades of black, blue, blood red, green, orange, purple, glitter... And for those of us who wear those types of colors year-round, it's like a makeup wonderland every September and October. Color Club is in on the Halloween makeup game, but they offer their spooky shades all year long.
Some Color Club lip color ideas for Halloween:
Swatched heavily, with flash and without: Lights Out, Juicy Jolt, Club Blue.
The lipsticks are a different story. They're extremely sheer. If you're seeking a true black-out black or an opaque bright blue, these are not the lipsticks you're looking for. But, if you want an easy to apply, practically mistake-proof sheer color, you may like these.
I'm not sure how I feel about the lipsticks, myself. They are extremely heavily scented with that sweet-floral-perfumey, lanolin-heavy 'cheap makeup' scent. Remember stuff like The Color Workshop in the 90s? How everything was sheer and had that strong smell to it? That's how these are. They feel like play makeup. They have a smooth, balmy, waxy, non-drying texture which I do like, but the scent is so strong that you can taste it even after you take it off.
The lipstick formula contains three forms of lanolin, which contributes to the strong smell, but also makes them feel very balm-like. Think of putting Qtica Intense Cuticle Repair Balm on your lips and that will give you an idea of the scent and texture of these.
The lip gloss formula is heavy on the petrolatum, and interestingly enough, contains vanilla oil and cinnamon oil (along with 'parfum' further down the list), yet there is no detectable cinnamon, vanilla or any other scent except for petrolatum.
The lip gloss and lipstick are both $10 each at Shop Color Club. I know that Club Blue and Lights Out are not listed on the website, but they are available if you call or email about them.
(These were sent to me for review.)