Hello! I hope you're having a great day! I wanted to take a little more in-depth look at the Kohl's exclusive LORAC Alter Ego lipstick collection that I picked up. I think I want to try to make more of these smaller, more detailed kind of posts about one or two different items instead of trying to smush everything into one big haul post. I think I'll still do the haul posts just as a big overview, but I do find these swatch/review posts fun to do, too!
Nouveau Cheap and, while I thought it was nice, I wasn't interested enough to go out and purchase it. Then I saw swatches. And then I realized I had Kohl's gift cards to spend. So, I went to my Kohl's and picked it up! This was the last one left in my Kohl's, though you can order out of stock items in store from the kiosk (I actually have never seen this kiosk; there are a bunch of price checking scanners scattered around my Kohl's, but nothing that I can interact with. I think you can go to the Customer Service desk as well, and if they can't help you there, they can probably direct you to the kiosk) and get them shipped for free.
The Alter Ego lipsticks are described as being "highly-pigmented matte lipsticks" and I would have to agree with that description! I know mattes are kind of the "in" thing right now, but I tend to be a sheeple and I, too, am into the matte lip look. These are more of a satin-matte finish, but I actually prefer that over the super dry true matte finishes. They all performed well and had great pigmentation, though Free Spirit performed a little less well than the other four.
Overall, I think this is a great set! $35 for five Alter Ego lipsticks is a great deal, especially since I can see myself wearing all of these colors. I go back and forth between if this set should have included a red or not; a red would have been a nice, staple color, but red can be kind of tricky to wear since there are so many different undertones both in reds and in skin tones. I think these colors were chosen because they do work so well with a large variety of skin tones so this is a set many people can enjoy. The formula of these lipsticks is great and they all have a vanillay scent to them, similar to MAC lipsticks. If you're looking for a true matte, you might not like the finish on these, but if you're like me and you prefer a more natural look, then these fit the bill. I'm not sure how available this set still is; I can imagine it sold out in actual stores pretty quickly and I'm not sure how many they have available to order, but it's definitely work a look if you're interested.
Thanks for reading! <3