Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Morgana Cryptoria Twisted Apple Plum Lipstick

Morgana Cryptoria is an indie brand I've wanted to try for a long time!  I first heard of them through the Blog Phyrra and I was skeptical.  The name Morgana Cryptoria in my mind conjures images of ghoulish, gothy colors, and don't get me wrong, they have ALL of that, but they do so much more.
 As you can see by the label, Morgana Cryptoria makes amazing handcrafted Vegan lipsticks.  Her colors range from gothy,vampy shades like Ravenna and Love Lies Bleeding to unabashedly fun shades like Cosmic Ray and Ice Queen.  She really has something for everyone.  The shade I decided to try out was Twisted Apple Plum, which was a shimmery version of her Apple Plum.  

Twisted Apple Plum is an absolutely true brick infused with a pinky fuchsia glitter.  It is very opaque on one pass and applied easily out of the tube and with a brush.  It does feel a little dry on my lips, but not overly so, pretty much what I would expect from this finish. *update (After letting the lipstick rest overnight it no longer feels dry on application.)  I did notice the lipstick bullet itself started to look very bumpy and chunky after I applied it, but it did not effect my ability to use it..just looks kind of weird.  Melissa states on her webpage that you really need to let these products come to room temp for best application.  I did not let this get "exactly" to room temp before I put it on, because I have the patience of a small child when it comes to makeup.  So I may be the cause of the lumpiness.
Wear time is really good so far.  At least 3-4 hours.  I did experience some lingering dryness, but that is easily combated with a balm before applying the lipstick.

I really like what I am seeing from Morgana Cryptoria.  This lipstick is $12.00 for 4 grams which is a good price.  Consider MAC is $15.00 for 3 grams.  I know dropping $12.00 on an unfamiliar brand can be scary, but you don't get a cult following like Morgana Cryptoria unless you are doing something right.  Take a chance and try out Melissa's amazing shades!

*I want to add this note.  Like a lot of indie brands, orders take time!  Be patient orders can take a month to process and ship.  Know what to expect before placing your orders.

Where to buy: Morgana Cryptoria
Price: $12.00
More Swatches:  Phyrra Swatches

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