My everyday makeup is pretty straightforward so I only get to have fun with my lip color. K-Beauty brand Dear Dahlia sent over some of their lipsticks and I was honestly excited because I have never tried a K-Beauty lip product that’s vegan, cruelty-free, and are made without sulfates, silicones, parabens, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances and colors.
I have the Lip Paradise Intense Satin ($34) in the shades Ruby, a red with blue undertones, and Megan, a muted rose shade.
The lipstick promises to condition and nourish the lips with dahlia variabilis extract, rice bran wax in a pigmented formula.
They are not kidding when they say this is intense. The pigmentation, as expected from a korean brand, is as advertised. It feels creamy, soft, and light on the lips and the color lasts for about six hours, bar eating. It has a satin finish but, for me, it’s more of a semi-matte, which I prefer. It doesn’t gather on the lines of my lips and doesn’t cake because it applies thin. I use Megan for every day and Ruby is for when I want something more intense or when I want a bright blurred lip color.
The Paradise Dream Velvet Lip Mousse ($31), on the other hand, is a lip mousse that is also infused with dahlia extract for moisture. I have the shade Seduction, which is a classic red shade, and it has a little more sheen than Lip Paradise Intense Satin. If I’m going for impact, I put this on top of Ruby. Used alone, this looks a bit playful and is suitable at night.
I’m really happy with these lip colors as they feel luxurious. They also do not dry my lips even if worn and reapplied the whole day. I tried them without using a balm and they still feel moisturizing. These are one of the highest-quality vegan lipsticks I’ve tried.