If you think I am delusional cause I woke up early in the morning. Then oh well you may be right. All I can think of now is how thankful I am to god for being able to chose Architecture instead of Engineering and how relieved I am to have never had to go through these weird technical terms. Though I might have considered doing so If I knew how beautiful Crosswires is. <3
Price: INR 990/-
MAC Describes Crosswires as a clean pinky orange. I couldn’t agree more. 🙂
If orange and pink had a baby it would look exactly like this. A clean no nonsense coral-pink. I was always drawn to the brightest and boldest shades whenever I visited MAC. These last few times I have been consciously picking up neutral shades like Mocha and Amorous to have a wide variety of shades in my kitty rather than all brights. But on my last visit I couldn’t control myself and tried Impassioned that I have been lusting after since ages along with Crosswires. While Impassioned looked nice, it looked almost exactly like Colorbar True Gloss”Pink Stain” on me. To be honest I am glad it did. 😛 Now its not gonna hunt me in my dreams. ^.^ Crosswires however made me fall in love with it.
The packaging it comes in is the typical regular black and silver case. The packaging definitely is classy and sturdy enough for you to carry around in your bag. I love how heavy these feel when you hold onto them. Not at all cheap and flimsy like some of the drugstore brands. I don’t know why but I always keep them inside the cardboard cover as they makes me want to give them some special treatment. 😀
The finish is cremesheen and it is like most of them very very creamy with a sheen that looks like my lips are glistening in the sun. 😀 This is sans any shimmer. The color is a gorgeous coral pink. An absolute cross between an orange and a pink. Does not look too bright and bold to actually need some extra effort on your face makeup but not dull to completely get ignored. People are bound to notice and the subtle-ness would make them want to try it on them as well. 🙂
The texture is creamy enough to glide on your lips effortlessly. This however could lead to bleeding in a while. So I will recommend you to use a lip liner for lining the lips. I don’t always do the same but if you do not have well defined lips it could cause a problem.
Isn’t that a gorgeous coral pink. ^_^
It is amazingly pigmented as with all the cremesheen lipsticks. Packed with color and coats lips in one single swipe. It looks juicy but it is not moisturising if you are wondering the same. However it is not drying. It keeps your lips as it is.
On my lips!
It stays on for 5+ Hrs easily on my lips. Fades evenly with food and drink and leaves behind a coral tint. A trick to make lipsticks last a little longer is to let them settle for half an hour or so before touching any kind of food or drink. I have noticed, it is pretty easy to get lipsticks wiped when they are freshly applied. Give it some time to set and then it stays on for even longer than it would naturally. 🙂
My Rating: 4 out of 5 (for being prone to bleeding)
My Recommendation: I would say just give it a try at the store. You are bound to like it. On dusky beauties it might look too bright but on medium and fair skin tone it would come out as a gorgeous coral pink that is a must have according to me. Maybelline “Coral Pink” is the closest dupe I could think of. But if you can, definitely give this try. 🙂 Highly recommended.