One of my all time favourite lipsticks is Victoria’s Secret Perfect Lipstick in Be Mine. It’s perfect colour for a pout, still daring enough to be bold, and subtle enough for those who do not want to wear full on red lipstick. I got this a while ago when I was in Bellingham and picked it up for $12 or $13 (I don’t remember exactly). However, I just checked their site, and they do not seem to be selling this online, so I don’t know if you can still purchase this in stores.
I found the ingredients list online at eopinions for another colour.
Ingredients list: Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Butyl Stearate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Propylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, PolPropylene Glycol Dibenzoate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Polyethylene, Polyglyceryl-10 Decaoleate, Beeswax (Cera Alba, Cire d’abeille), Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina, Cire Microcristalline), Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Stearyl Stearate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Lecithin, Flavor (Aroma), Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopherol, Tetrahexyldecyl Acscorbate, Benzyl Benzoate. MAY contain: Annatto (CI 77440), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Black 2 (CI 77266), Blue 1/Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Bronze Powder (CI 77400), Copper Powder (CI 77400), Caramel, Carmine (CI 75470), Beta-Carotene (CI 40800/CI 75130), Green 3/Green 3 Lake (CI 42053), Green 5 (CI 61570), Guanine (CI 75170), Iron Oxides (CI 77489/CI 77491/CI77492/CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Mica, Orange 5/Orange 5 Lake (CI 45370), Red 6/Red 6 Lake (CI 15850), Red 7/Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 21/Red 21 Lake (CI 45308), Red 22/Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 27/Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28/Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30/Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 33/Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Red 36, Red 36 Lake (CI 12085), Red 40/Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5/Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6/Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 10/Yellow 10 Lake (CI 47005), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947).
I definitely feel the ingredient shea butter working because it makes my lips feel so smooth and creamy. The packaging is very sleek and sturdy. A very rectangular, black casing with VS on the lid. It’s boxy, but I like holding it in my hands.
The colour is a opaque, berry-coral to me. Light dabs on the lips would give a subtle berry pink colour, and a full on swipe will give a brighter, girlier, more fun colour. This colour lasts quite a while on me, 4-5 hours. Even when the formula wears off, I still see a berry tint to my lips! Sometimes it can feather in lines or accentuate flakes on your lips, so it is better to EXFOLIATE or wear a LIP BALM as a base.
Presenting..my glasses-less face with Be Mine lipstick! 🙂
If you cannot find the lipstick, a very similar colour is Rimmel’s Sweetheart Tulips, although I like the formula of Victoria’s Secret lipstick better. I will post a review and swatch of it next time!
I am loving “Be Mine” and have been using it often when I go out, since it’s such a fun colour. Definitely one of my favourite pink lipsticks to date! What’s yours?