|LM Lip Stain in Mulberry, RMS Lip2Cheek in Rapture, RMS Solar, LM Caviar Stick in Khaki|
|Natural light: Mulberry, Rapture, Solar, Khaki|
|Flash: Mulberry, Rapture, Solar, Khaki|
Mulberry is listed as a "red-plum-brown" per the LM website, which I think is a fairly apt description. It's a warm, browned, rosy red. LM's Lip Stain formula is a tad on the waxy side (think a thicker version of Chantecaille's Lip Chics) but still pleasant to wear.
Rapture doesn't appear nearly as brown or deep in my swatches as it should -- in reality, it's a warm, darkened blood red. This shade hearkens back to the browned-neutral-'90s-face, which means I needed to own it from the moment I saw it.
Solar was a generous sample from RMS, a coppery metallic gold. I had popped it in the fridge after its sweltering stay in my mailbox, making it difficult to swatch properly. I can see where these shadows wouldn't quite "set," but I think those inclined to a more organic look would appreciate the decidedly un-fussy texture and prompt finger-fixability.
Khaki, a greenish brown with subtle shimmer, is my first purchase of LM's famed Caviar Sticks. I've always been wary of their creamy smoothness because of my oily lids, but MUA has assured me that they wear like iron despite their extreme softness.