I have a lipstick addiction, and Performance Colors is not a brand that helps me stop buying the lipsticks. Tiffany, the owner, has a super generous 3 lipsticks for $12 deal that’s always going on, and the quality just makes me want to get every color. I have a ton of them, and this is going to be the first of a few swatch posts. Because I’m lazy, I’m only going to be providing lip swatches and descriptions, along with any other personal comments I have about that particular color.
Performance Colors offers two formulas: Matte and Restorative. The restorative formula is supposed to be moisturizing, and the matte formula is supposed to be, well, matte. Honestly, Performance Colors has the most moisturizing matte formula I’ve ever used.
Honey Tree - Light honey nude with gold sparkle.
At first I didn’t like this shade. Tiffany accidentally switched two orders and I received this one by mistake. I swatched it, and threw it in a pile to eventually swap. I’ve since grown to like it, mostly because of the gold sparkle. I do worry that it winds up washing me out, but the gold shines through and makes me forget all those worries.
Duped - Deep girly pink.
I’m still trying to figure out what color this was trying to dupe. Either way, it’s a pale pink, and one of those shades that can be pretty difficult to pull off. Somehow, Tiffany made it work though, and I reach for this for those purple eyeshadow days.
Neon Flamingo - Bright neon hot pink.
This shade kind of reminds me of MAC’s Candy Yum Yum. It’s a super bright matte pink – definitely a statement lipstick.
Orchid - Lilacy plum purple.
Orchid is another one of those softer pink shades that will look good on so many people. It has a hint of purple in it, but not too strong for those people who hate having purple lips.
Temptress - Natural neutral pink honey.
This was my very first Performance Colors lipstick. This is a good starting point because it’s not too bright and fits well with a lot of looks. It’s also part of the restorative formula – nondrying and decently long lasting.
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