After I saw Norma from BombbDotCom show these in a haul post, I had to check them out for myself. $2.80 YSL Rouge Pur Couture dupes at Forever21? Too good too be true, right? Well, they're definitely *not* YSL dupes, but they're not too shabby either.
I picked up (from left to right) Light Pink, Rose, and Pink. I didn't pick up Red, but that's the fourth shade in the range, if you're interested. Sidenote: they were really creative with the names, huh? ;)
And here they are, swatched in the same order:
Light Pink and Rose are pretty similar, with Light Pink having more of a white/cool tone, and Rose being more neutral. Pink, while it might be scary in the tube, is actually not scary bright at all.
All three shades have a cocoa butter scent, and actually feel a bit thick like cocoa butter as well - I'm guessing it's a main ingredient. The packaging is cheap, of course - it appears to be sprayed plastic (the interior of the case is not gold) and I had to peel the label stickers off the outer packaging and apply them to the tubes so I could keep the shades straight, which was irritating.
Overall, I think each of these is surprisingly nice for the price, and while they're not up to par with my favorite high-end lipsticks, I'd still recommend checking them out. They're the best thing I've tried from Forever21's Love & Beauty range thus far.
All three of these lipsticks combined were a whopping grand total of $8.40 plus tax.
Of course, I did pick up two other things while I was there...
Leopard print wood heart necklace ($4.80) and grape-scented nail polish remover pads (32 for $1.50, I believe). As you can see, Mouse approves of the necklace. ;) I used the nail polish remover pads today to take off Chanel Graphite, and while I liked the scent, I didn't like that they felt greasy and I needed to use one pad per nail. I also had to wash my hands afterwards because of the greasiness that was left behind. I like the idea of these for traveling, though.
**UPDATE: I thought it might be helpful to post a link to the lipsticks on the forever21.com website - Sorry I didn't think to do this earlier!**
Thanks for reading!