Today’s review is about the Perfect Color Lipstick – “Orange Copper -70 “ from Artedco Cosmetics, a German cosmetic brand that has presence in almost 78 countries of the world. It was founded in 1985 by Helmut Baurecht in Karlsfeld near Munich and now it is one the largest cosmetic brand in Germany.
Perfect Color Lipstick range from Artedco cosmetics is available in 71 colours, with vitamin E and high pigmentation in the range. The collection is packed with vitamin E and castor oil
- PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL)
- LANOLIN OIL
- RICI – NUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL
- PROPYLENE GLYCOL RICINOLEATE
- OC- TYLDODECANOL
- DIISOSTEARYL MALATE
- ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE
- CALCIUM ALUMINUM BOROSILICATE
- CETYL ACETATE
- PHENYL TRIMETHICO- NE
- CETYL ALCOHOL
- CETYL RICINOLEATE
- GLYCERYL OLEATE
- SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE
- ACETYLATED LANOLIN ALCOHOL
- PARFUM (FRAGRANCE)
- ASCORBYL PALMITATE
- TIN OXIDE
- CITRIC ACID, BHT
[+/- (MAY CONTAIN) CI 15850 (RED 7 LAKE), CI 15850 (RED 6), CI 19140 (YELLOW 5 LAKE), CI 42090 (BLUE 1 LAKE), CI 45380 (RED 22 LAKE), CI 45410 (RED 27 LAKE), CI 73360 (RED 30 LAKE), CI 75470 (CARMINE), CI 77491 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77492 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE)]
- Art.No. 13.x; No. 01, 03, 04, 05, 17A, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25A, 26, 29, 31A, 32, 35, 36, 38A, 40, 59, 70, 73A, 77, 84, 87, 91A, 92, 110, 124
I wanted to get my hands on the orange – copper metallic lipstick since metallic makeup become a rage among the beauty enthusiast of the world. It is the trend of the 90’s that has made a come back, where similar copper orangish hues was quite popular among the ladies. While looking for it in the store, the beauty advisor from Artedco cosmetics suggested me “Orange Copper -70 “ from their Perfect Color Lipstick range. It turned out to be a beautiful hue against my brown skin and the sparkles in the lipstick got me attracted, immediately.
The beauty turned into a beast just as instantly when I applied it alone on the lips. The reason for it was because the swatch on the hand is misleading and can turn out to be totally opposite. However, I’m fine with taking this risk as I simply hate (and even don’t recommend) using, * already opened samples of lipsticks on the face as it has too much bacteria and germs from being used on numerous people. So, Orange Copper – 70, completely washed me out and made me appear a sickly girl in need of blood. In order to remedy it, I reapplied it along with some red lipstick as a base and dabbed Orange Copper – 70 all over my lips to make it, pop which actually fulfilled the purpose of a lip strobe for me. Viola! Problem solved, it looked better paired with red lips as base.
I didn’t found the texture to be very creamy, it was grainy and coarse, a thing that I didn’t expect but perhaps due to the presence of MICA, which gave it a glittery overall look, it appeared like that.
I didn’t find the lasting good, it was transferring on the glass while I sipped and drank and didn’t last more than 1 hour. However, the mica particles stayed and gave a sparkly effect to the lips.
The shade doesn’t complement the brown skin, Indian/Pakistani skin tone and need a darker base to make it look good. It is better suited as a strobe and I don’t recommend using it alone on the tanned skin.
Back to the supermarket trip, I didn’t realise the lipstick has not mentioned the ingredients on the box. The casing of the lipstick and even on the lipstick just a number is mentioned at the bottom. Many weeks later, when I checked the ingredients of the lipstick, I found out that it has got PROPYLPARABEN in it. Propylparaben is a category of Paraben, which was introduced in 1923 as a preservative in cosmetics/personal care to increase the shelf life of the products as it prevents bacterial growth. Parabens came to spotlight, when in 2004, a small study found traces of Parabens in breast cancer tissue, further study into the matter revealed that it could enhance the spread of the disease and is not a direct cause of breast cancer or tumours. It is important to know that Parabens are not water soluble and can penetrate our skin to get absorbed in our blood stream because it is a endocrine deceptive chemical that mimics estrogen, it could disrupt the hormonal functions in the body.
Many studies have been conducted in this regard. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review , in its report dated October 7, 2019 has published that Parabens are safe in the formulation doesn’t exceed the 0.8% combined in making a product. But, this might be partially true if parabens are combined with other agents that could have a harmful effect on us. Moreover, FDA admits that at the time it has not enough information showing that Parabens as it is now used in cosmetics have any effect on human health , it goes by the policy of insignificant data means a safe product until proven otherwise. Similarly, the EU goes by the same policy but it has banned certain Parabens until a conclusion about the safety of the Parabens can be reached.
It is true that in small quantities parabens could be easily broken by the human body, it reaction with other agents is debatable until a conclusive evidence regarding its safety could be reached. Till then, who ever is using it is a guinea pig. Sounds scary!
Black shiny bottle
The texture is coarse
The lipstick stays on well for 1 hour. It vanishes if you eat and drink leaving only mica crystals behind
- Beautiful orange copper shade
- Glitetry due to the presence of MICA
- Contains Castor Oil
- Highly Pigmented
- Can be used as a lip strobe
- Doesn’t crease
Contains Paraben (Major)
Can’t wear it alone
Not transfer proof