Name: Il Rossetto in #534
From Deborah’s site:
Soft, creamy lipstick enriched with Vitamins A, C and E. Leaves the lips dazzlingly shiny and perfectly moisturized. With UVA and UVB filters.
What I liked:
– comes in 14 bold shades
– very pigmented
– fairly moisturizing
– subtle powdery scent
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– if you have dry lips, this may feel a bit drying
– packaging looks cheap
Deborah is a cheap Italian brand but I admit I never paid much attention to it. I remember getting one of their eyeshadow palette years ago and the pigmentation was so bad that, no matter how much product I applied, it just wouldn’t show up. At all. That has put me off from trying anything from Deborah for ages, but I heard the brand has improved the quality of their products lately and this lipstick shade was just to pretty to pass up: bright pinks always get my attention. 😉
The name of this product, Il Rossetto, is very simple: it means The Lipstick. Not very original, but definitely straight to the point. There are 14 shades to choose from, named only with a number. The one I choose is #534, a bright fuchsia with purple undertones and a shiny finish. Very pigmented, it packs on a lot of color with just one stroke but it’s not the easiest shade to pull off. I like to pair it with natural eyeshadow looks to keep the focus on the lips only, so how you can imagine, I haven’t used this a lot and it’s a shame cos the shade is just too beautiful.
If bright fuchsia isn’t your thing, there are other shades to choose from, but even the natural ones, like pale browns, are actually quite bold and will draw attention to your pout. Texture-wise, it is creamy and glides on easily. The main ingredient is Ricinus Communis (castor oil), which binds water in, preventing water loss and making lips soft and smooth. And I have to say, for a lipstick with such great pigmentation, I was surprised to notice this is fairly moisturizing. Not like high-end ones, but it didn’t dry my lips at all as I was worried about. But if your lips are dry, then I think it could feel a bit drying on you (nothing a lip balm can’t fix anyway).
Another pleasant surprise was to find out how longlasting this is. I put it on in the morning before leaving the house and, come lunch time, the lipstick is still there. And it stays put, albeit faded, even after I’ve eaten and drunk. I’ve had to retouch it only once throughout the day and two meals, which was pretty impressive.
Il Rossetto has a subtle powdery scent that disappears pretty fast. I don’t mind the scent, I kinda like the smell of powder, but some people may find it too old for their taste. Also, the packaging is not very appealing. The bright red color is definitely striking, but I find the tube boring and kinda cheap-looking.
Available at: Deborah counters
Overall, Deborah Il Rossetto in #534 is a great product at a cheap price. The color is very pigmented and bold. Plus, it lasts for ages and only fades a little if you eat. The texture is creamy and quite moisturizing, but if you have dry lips, I still recommend to use lip balm underneath.