Review: Uslu Airlines Lipstick in Haj

I received this lipstick in a gift with purchase event and I was a bit puzzled by the branding. Uslu Airlines?  What?  At first I thought it was an actual airline that had come out with a cosmetic line, but no - that's just what they chose to name it. The brand appears to be based in Germany and can be found on such US websites as beautybar and net-a-porter. This particular shade, Haj, is a bit of a chameleon because it appeared ever so slightly orange or coral-red in the tube, but when I swatched it I saw a beautiful sheer red with pink undertones.  The texture is thick and balmy. When applying, you need to work it into the lips a bit to get the pigment evenly distributed. Once on, it is very comfortable, with one glaring exception: the smell. For some reason, the brand saw fit to heavily perfume these lipsticks with a high-pitched floral that is so incredibly strong and off-putting that I couldn't bring myself to thoroughly test the lipstick's longevity.  After 30 minutes, I could not stand it any more and scrubbed it off.  It's a shame because it had promise otherwise. If you are scent-blind and want to try this, it retails for $25.


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