I have three of the eight Ciccone Cosmetics lipsticks to show you:
A classic, universally flattering blue-based red.
A pretty, slightly milky peach. A nice alternative to a nude lip.
A soft strawberry chocolate colour. A very pink-based brown.
All three lipsticks were opaque in a single swipe.
Ease of application:
When applying these lipsticks directly from the tube, they glide on easily and feel incredibly creamy on my lips. They do tend to dry my lips out quite badly though, with the worst culprit being Oceanus, the coral colour.
Due to the high level of pigmentation, I would recommend applying these lipsticks with a lip brush, especially the darker shades.
They are reasonably long wearing, the red more so than the other 2 colours, and the wear time can be improved by laying down a good base of lipliner all over your lips. Applied on naked lips I got about 4 hours out of Oceanus and browny Apollo, and about 5 hours out of Voluptas, although it started to fade slightly at 4 hours.
These lipsticks are packaged in a fairly luxurious feeling bubblegum pink casing that I would guess to be aluminium. The brand-name is engraved on the side of the tube in such a way that it looks like little crystals. I am pretty sure these would be relatively handbag-safe, because the lid slides on with a satisfying “click”.
I think the packaging is very gorgeous in a super duper girly, slightly over-the-top way, and I personally would have no qualms about pulling these out in public. I have however had people compare these to pink tampons and adult toys.
What they say:
A lipstick that feels the way a lipstick should feel. Australian made for women who love their lippies!
MYER and Online.