Karadium Review from Natbuea
Please refer to the short review for the Peripera Peris Lip Crayons in this post.
The similar shades from Natbuea are $1.50 cheaper than Peripera Peris during the time sale at Qoo approximately 2 weeks ago.
I purposely ordered similar shades because I wanted to compare and see if they are indeed the same since these companies seem to get their sources from the same manufacturer.
Lo and behold, the shades from Karadium are darker and more natural than Peripera. In fact, they are plastic wrapped - a testimony that they are unused and thus more insulated against environmental contamination. After another check with John Little, I am certain that ALL Peripera cosmetic products are NOT plastic wrapped. Ironic isn't it? Well, I mean isn't this a given practice for all cosmetic products?!
Why Lip Crayons and not Lip Balm?
Nonetheless, in case you are wondering what is the craze on Lip Crayons about?
Lip Crayons are very similar to Lip Balm, except that they come in more intense color and less resistant to fading.
Lip Crayons are also moisturizing but retain the color much better than Lip Balm. However, they are approximately 2.5 times more expensive than mass market Lip Balms from Nivea. Nonetheless, Lip Crayons are still much cheaper than traditional Lip Sticks which cake and dry up lips. Hence, in short Lip Crayons fall somewhere in between Lip Balms and Lip Sticks.
Usage recommendation for Lip Crayons
I would recommend the following routine for long lasting lip color:
First, stain your lips with Lip Tint.
Secondly, Layer on the Lip Crayon.
Lastly, apply your Lip Balm to lock in the moisture!