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after writing a post about Nabla‘s eyeshadows from the Butterfly Valley collection here, today I would like to talk about the Diva Crime Lipsticks Federica and I bought. We bought 4 shades, 2 are nude colours and 2 are brighter colours. We will tell all the differences we found between these two kinds of shades. The Butterfly Valley Collection, other than the eyeshadows, also included 2 lipsticks: Balkis and Beverly. You can read my opinions about the last one and see its swatches below. The other three lipsticks we own are: Ombre Rose, Panta Rei and Alter Ego.
I have to tell you in advance something very important for anyone who wants to buy these lipsticks with the summer heat. On the packaging’s material Nabla Cosmetics recommends to put them in the fridge as soon as they arrive at your house because they tend to melt down and be more fragile. Do it immediately! I read about this problem with Nabla’s lipstick, which is due to their creamy texture, but I wanted to see how the colours looked liked so I opened them immediately and Alter Ego “died”. I let you imagine my feelings for the loss of my favourite Diva Crime… I have to say that Nabla’s Customer Care was great in this situation. They understood my problem and they kindly sent me another one without asking me any more money! I honestly think that, despite the heat during these days, I still find a bit absurd that these lipsticks break down without even touching them… It never happened to me with any other brand I used.
Below you will find my first impressions abut these amazing lipsticks.
Generally I noticed that these lipsticks have a particular formula. At first they are very easy to apply thanks to the creamy texture and while time flows they tend to finally have a matte texture. I think that this formula is a perfect combination for every girl who is looking for a lipstick with a good lasting power and that does not dry out your lips. Regarding the lasting power I found out a slight difference between the brighter colours (Beverly and Alter Ego) and the nude colours (Ombre Rose and Panta Rei). The first ones lasted for about 6 hours, including a meal, while Ombre Rose lasted about 4 hours, always including a meal. Regarding Panta Rei Federica told me that it faded away completely while she was having lunch and she had to apply it again. Probably it was also due to the hot weather that made it too creamy.
What do you think about the colours we bought? Have you tried some of the Diva Crime Lipsticks? Let me know in the comments below! :)