I purchased a couple of really interesting items from this collection; 3 Chromographic Pencils, 2 Lipsticks, and a Lip Erase.
Show Orchid (vivid hot pink, amplified finish) and Fleshpot (pale muted pinky beige, satin finish) are Pro products (and at the time, Pro products weren’t easily accessible as they are today). I’ve been lusting after Show Orchid for years before I finally caved and got it off e-bay (along with Viva Glam Gaga II lipstick). Honestly, I was disappointed when it finally arrived because it was fuchsia on me and I thought it was going to be pinker and lighter (think Candy Yum Yum lipstick) but it’s slowly growing on me and I think the fact that it’s iridescent makes it special. Fleshpot is another one of those ultra nudes that I’m so fond of but I realize it’s not everyone’s cup of tea.
Lip Erase is a flesh-toned balm that visually neutralizes and erases natural color from the lip. Shine- and texture-free. Available in a choice of two shades for use on light to medium skin tones. Pale (N27) and Dim (N37)
I got the one in Dim and the way I use it is by applying it to my lips, then while waiting for it to dry, I’d finish up the rest of my makeup before going back to my lips and applying whatever lipstick straight from the tube. I haven’t used it as much because it’s an extra step that I have no patience for but it seems like an ideal product for a person like me because pinks always pull purple/mauve/lavender on me. I’ve swatched it directly after the 2 lipsticks so you can see how it compares to the nude specifically. Lip Erase is also a pro product.
Chromographic Pencil is a creamy, soft-point pencil ideal for use as a liner, or to outline and define designs. Provides a bold, intensely smooth application with a well-defined, pigment-rich line.
Ever since they first came out on the market, I’ve always wanted to try these so I picked up a few in the shades Basic Red (primary red), Hi-Def Cyan (cyan blue), and Process Magenta matte magenta). It varies from shade to shade but these are not to be used on certain areas which is unfortunate because I picked up Basic Red specifically for use on my eyes but as it turns out, it’s not eye-safe. I used it on my eyes anyway because I’m a rebel like that. I’ve swatched Process Magenta next to Show Orchid. Chromographic Pencils are Pro products as well.
Top Row: Process Magenta Pencil, Show Orchid Lipstick, Fleshpot Lipstick, Dim Lip Erase. Bottom Row: Basic Red Pencil, Hi Def Cyan Pencil.