Rodin is one of those brands that just feels like pure luxury from start to finish. The products come tucked in sturdy white boxes, and the products themselves are just dreamy. I’ve loved pretty much everything I’ve tried from the brand, so when I heard that they were branching out from skincare, and adding a lipstick to the mix, you can imagine how excited I got!
Much like everything from the brand, and Linda Rodin herself, the new Olio Lusso Luxury Lipstick are the epitome of understated elegance. Packaged in super cute, minimalist acetate packaging, there are five shades to choose from, ranging from a fiery tomato red (the aptly named Tough Tomato) to my choice, the only neutral (So Mod).
When it comes to neutral lipsticks, I’m a bit of a nightmare, they can’t be too pink, too peach or too brown, and usually they have a subtle touch of mauve. Anything else just looks oddly artificial on me, and happily, I’ve been slicking Rodin’s So Mod with abandon.
The colour of the lipstick falls perfectly in my neutral territory. It’s definitely a pinky-peach, but there’s just enough of an undertone to keep it looking natural. I’ve been wearing mine with a slick of bronzer and a shimmery neutral eye. It feels perfect for summer, although the formula is so comfortable to wear, I know I’ll be picking it up throughout the winter too!
As much as I adore the colour, I might be even more in love with the formula. As you might expect from a luxury skincare line, it’s seriously well thought out, and the result is a lipstick that’s incredibly comfortable to wear, as well as surprisingly long-lasting.
On the lips, Rodin’s Olio Lusso Luxury Lipstick feels incredibly lightweight and balmy. Like the iconic face oil, the lipsticks contain jasmine & neroli oils as well as rose water and lavender flower wax, vitamins c and e, apricot, argan and meadow flower oils. The result is a lipstick which feels nourishing, and leaves lips with a subtle sheen.