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Apr 22 2014

Alexa Persico Cosmetics: Rose “Perfect Lips” Lipstick Review

Disclaimer: Purchased by me.

Alexa Persico Cosmetics swatches and review Rose lipstick 2014
One of the new brands I discovered at IMATS New York City was one founded by a young makeup artist – Alexa Persico Cosmetics.

Alexa is only 21, but she told me she’s been working on her line since she was 16-years-old. She started in makeup artistry when she was just 13-years-old and told me this was her destiny. “In high school I knew school wasn’t for me,” she said.

I really respect this. I had my first newspaper article published when I was 15. I understand that when you are so passionate about what you want to do, you throw yourself into it!

Alexa Persico Cosmetics swatches and review Rose lipstick 2014

Alexa and I after I interviewed her and snapped some pics:

Alexa Persico Cosmetics swatches and review Rose lipstick 2014

Alexa has a variety of products in her line from liquid blush and eye shadow to Perfect Lips Lipstick, which was the product I was drawn to! Alexa told me that all of her lipsticks are named after people in her family, and have meaning to her. She said they’re named after people “close to my heart,” and she takes a lot of pride in that!

I asked Alexa what she would recommend for me from her line, and when she immediately picked the Perfect Lips color Rose, I was sold. I purchased it and tried it last week!

Alexa Persico Cosmetics swatches and review Rose lipstick 2014
Rose is right up my alley – it’s a beautiful bright fuchsia with blue undertones. Alexa said she worked on the color for a while, trying to get the shade just right as she envisioned it.

Here’s how it looked on me!

Lip swatch, with flash:

Alexa Persico Cosmetics swatches and review Rose lipstick 2014

Lip swatch in regular lighting:

Alexa Persico Cosmetics swatches and review Rose lipstick 2014
Alexa Persico Cosmetics swatches and review Rose lipstick 2014
Alexa Persico Cosmetics swatches and review Rose lipstick 2014
Rose looked great, and wore very well. I applied it before work around 7 or 7:30 a.m. and I touched it up after eating lunch. It didn’t dry my lips out.

I thought it reminded me of a Jesse’s Girl Lipstick, in Fabula, that I own. So I did a side by side comparison.

Alexa Persico Cosmetics swatches and review Rose lipstick 2014 comparison with Jesse's Girl Fabula

After looking at them on my hand, Rose definitely has more blue undertones, and seems to be a slightly different rose hue than Fabula. They look similar, but they are different.

Perfect Lips comes in a about a dozen shades, and retails for $12.99 on the Alexa Persico site here.

Alexa Persico Cosmetics is still celebrating IMATS NYC by offering free shipping on orders with the promo code IMATS. I’m not sure how long this will last!

I am curious to try the Lip Velour product, and Liquid Blush.

What do you think of Rose? Does this brand pique your interest? Do you like discovering new brands and learning their stories like I do?! I’d love to hear from you!

  • Monica

    Hope to see her line in Sephora or Ulta! Heard great reviews about her Lip Velour Gloss

    • BeautyJudy

      Hopefully she will shine!

  • Viv

    Just purchased “Rose” & “Anne” from her website.. I am a sucker for pink and coral shades! She also looks a bit like Cheryl Cole, very pretty.

    • BeautyJudy

      Nice, Viv! Me too. I have so many pinks in my collection, and my fair share of corals lol! She is very pretty.

  • Donna

    Wow that is pretty incredible she started her makeup line at such a young age! A young lady like herself is what girls should look up to not “Miley Cyrus” or these “Teen Moms”! =O Congratulations to her success she deserves it. Thanks for the review! Color looks fabulous on you.

    • BeautyJudy

      I completely agree! And thank you :)

  • robin

    That is a really pretty shade! And I think it is amazing what she is doing! Started at 13?! So cool!

    • BeautyJudy

      It’s so swoon-worthy! Love it on! And yes – how ambitious! Get it girl!

  • Michelle

    She is such a sweetheart! I met her at IMATS NY as well. I love seeing young women following their dreams like she is! Good for her go Alexa! xo

    • BeautyJudy

      I agree Michelle! It’s so inspiring and I admire her drive!!!

  • drugstoredreamer.blogspot.com

    Such a beautiful shade! & it looks great on you! :)

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you !!!! XO

  • Bri

    Her makeup has become a favorite of mine! I used to only wear MAC Cosmetics then tried Alexa Persico ever since I did I am hooked!

    • BeautyJudy

      Oh that’s great Bri! I love finding that go-to brand that doesn’t disappoint, ever!!!

  • Ashley

    Love that color! Her products are awesome love the story behind the brand.. super inspiring :D

    • BeautyJudy

      I agree! I always love learning more about why a brand started!

  • Casey

    Thank you for the review! I have been eying that color Rose for a while now and wanted to see how it looked on someone with fair skin! Definitely going to purchase :) it looks great on you!

    • BeautyJudy

      Glad I could help! :) Enjoy it!