[REVIEW] Em Cosmetics by Michelle Phan Creamy Color Sheer Lipstick I'm Taken All Red-y

By Kristine Lam - November 29, 2013

I was super excited to receive this lipstick from Em Cosmetics as a part of my November Ipsy bag. If you don't know already, this make up brand is founded by Michelle Phan :) ! The red was perfect and came just in time as I was just about to go out and grab a red lippy for the fall. Actually, I got TWO red lippies in this month's bag (another by be a bombshell  but for another time <3)

This one here is in the shade I'm Taken All Red-y ;)

This is categorized as a sheer lipstick but the color payoff is pretty amazing even with just one layer. It has a slightly frosty finish which makes your lips look super moisturized. The formula is very creamy and easy to apply - glides right on!

I was a little shocked by the color because it seemed a little too bold for me D: but once I swatched it and tried it on, I've totally changed my mind about this lippy.

Lashes worn here are mink lashes from Trinity Styles in the style Debonair
(10% off with discount code LASHES @ check out ;D)

This is just with one quick layer. I love how natural and wearable this is!
It is quite different from what it looks like with one layer but it is definitely build-able and you get a true red tone with another layer or two.

And with a second layer:

This lipstick comes in a variety of colors and is priced at $16.50 usd/each. You can check out more colors + swatches at here.
Unfortunately, Em Cosmetics doesn't ship to Canada yet BUT will start shipping internationally in the beginning of 2014 yay :D !!

Overall: 4.5/5
0.5 off because of the price (MAC lipsicks $15 usd vs $16.50 usd for EM) and availability in Canada.

Looking forward to seeing more from this brand and hopefully having it available in Canada soon <3

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  1. this lipstick color looks really nice on you! i love how it looks when you apply two layers. really beautiful color and great review :)

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    1. everyone needs a red lipstick in their bag ;) thank you my dear <3