Peony Pink is no shrinking violet. It is a bright, neon pink with slight violet undertone in some lighting. The lipstick goes on creamy with semi-matte finish, but I found it quite drying after a few hours of wearing. It is of medium-high opaque pigment and it leaves a nice stain afterwards. It does not have any scent which I appreciate.
With trend-color lipstick like this, I like something that is pigmented so I can wear it in a few different ways. Lately, I've blotted it down to a stain and put the Aerin lip balm on top for a nice sheen. Sometimes I muted the color down using milky-pink shade gloss or beige gloss. I've also layered it under sheer coral lipstick to change the color a little (something along the line of Chanel Rouge Coco Shine). Finally, it actually looks quite good full on, straight from the bullet, especially under the unflattering indoor lighting.
The left-hand swatch is done in one swipe, the right-hand is done in four.
|Under direct sunlight|
THM: a nice color to update your look for the Spring.
FACE Stockholm for J.Crew lipstick is available at local J.Crew stores and jcrew.com for $20. Check out my other review of J.Crew lipstick here.