Haha what a mouthful! Hey dolls, doing good? Ramadan Kareem in advance to my Muslim readers & friends, send my ram meat oh!
So back in June when I did a review of the Island Beauty Lipsticks here, the company’s representative (hi Darren!) contacted me and notified me about the possibility that the lipsticks I bought were fake. He decided to send me their 2015 Summer Collection for review and he also indicated how I could tell the original from the fake and gave me contact details of their licensed retailer in Lagos, Nigeria, yaasss!
I had the Black Raspberry shade sent to me specifically to do a side by side review with the fake one so it is not among the 2015 Summer Collection.
The lipsticks were sent via Royal Mail and were delivered via NIPOST, they came in a small white packaging box and were neatly stacked.
Also, I was contacted in a very polite way to do a review, first names and all and my blog was well commended, so thanks for being respectful Darren/Island Beauty.
How To Distinguish Original Island Beauty Lipsticks From The Fake
- It must have Original NAFDAC Registration Number written at the buttom of the lipstick.
- It has a distinctive fragrance.
- It must have IB engraved on the cover of the lipstick at the top.
- It must have a (rose) gold plated body on the inside that doesn’t fade.
- The base of the lipstick must show the lipstick shade written on a gold plated stick-on as Island Beauty 50th 1964 – 2014.
The easiest way to spot fake Island Beauty Lipsticks is by looking at the base of the lipstick, the stick-on for the shade is usually silver while the original is written on a gold stick-on.
The 2015 Summer Collection
All swatches on my arm were made with just ONE stroke of the lipstick, yes hunnay, unlike the fake ones that had to be stroked about eight times.
Don’t you just love original stuff? Haha!
I’d be doing another post of how the lipsticks look on my lips, stay tuned.
To purchase Original Island Beauty Cosmetics, call Aretha Investments on +234 704 5669 125, based in Lagos, Nigeria, you’re welcome dolls!