I put this lipstick on my wish list because Jordan from Boho Vanity once mentioned that Cashmere was a great dupe for MAC’s Viva Glam Rihanna 2 lipstick. She doesn’t own Rihanna 2 and neither do I, but judging from swatches online they look pretty darn close (Cashmere seems a bit darker). I never thought I’d like a frosty lipstick (much less a brown one) as much as I do this one. When I first saw Rihanna 2 on Temptalia, I wanted it immediately. It’s so unique!
Cashmere is very pigmented and the texture is thin and emollient. I imagine Rihanna 2 feels more matte and probably lasts longer. Cashmere wears off quickly. The packaging is also ugly and cheap-looking. Plus, the lipstick bullet doesn’t retract all the way down (ugh, why?!) but what can you expect? It costs just one dollar!
This is definitely the best dollar purchase I’ve made in a while. The color is not for everyone but I love it. The price difference between the Wet’n’Wild lipstick and the MAC one is large ($1 vs. $15) but MAC donates the entire $15 of Viva Glam lipsticks towards their AIDS Fund.
Would you wear this type of color/finish?