Peripera Airy Ink Velvet Spring 18
Today I'm going to be talking about the Peripera Airy Ink Velvet Spring 18 collection. I have reviews for the original shades as well as the fall/winter 17 shades so this review is going to be similar to those two reviews. I will be showing you the shades and my thoughts for this collection, some dupes for this collection from the other two collections, and swatches of the entire Peripera Airy Ink Velvet line so far.
Lip lacquer which makes your lips a flower-like bloom with smooth and soft velvety touch. An airy weightless texture, but you can get bold color and moisture.
The packaging of the Airy Ink Velvets is the same as the rest of the Peripera Ink collections, they have small doe foot applicators that apply the velvets very easily. The Spring collection has 5 shades and four out of five are either orange or orange toned. Every time I look at this collection the "Everything Is Awesome" song plays in my head to the lyrics of "Everything Is Orange". If you haven't seen reviews by me before, I do not really like orange shades.
11 Pinkish Grapefruit
Pinkish Grapefruit is a bright orangey red shade.
This shade is very similar to Apricot Coral and you will see these shades compared soon. This is a very pretty shade and it does look nice on my skin tone. It has that tangerine orange shade that is flattering on my skin, but it's still not a shade that I personally reach for.
12 Bloomy Orange
Bloomy Orange is an orangey orange shade.
Orangey orange doesn't seem like a very descriptive description, but what I mean by that is that it's the shade of an actual orange, rather than being a pink orange or a red orange. This is literally the least flattering shade on my skin that I've ever seen, but it is a unique shade for the collection and I couldn't find a close shade match through the other shades.
13 Apricot Coral
Apricot Coral is a pinky red orange.
This shade is very similar to Pinkish Grapefruit, but is a little more orange in comparison. For me I would call this a peachy coral rather than apricot coral, but peach and apricot are similar colours so I guess I'm splitting hairs here. As usual I love the formula of the Airy Ink Tints, they suit my lips the most out of all the formulas in the Ink line.
14 Rose Pink
Rose Pink is a beautiful coral shade.
I was so excited for this shade, but it doesn't look like the promo pictures, again. This shade looks more like Apricot Coral's promo pictures because it's more of a coral than it is a rosy pink. I am disappointed in that because the Rose Pink promo photo is gorgeous, but this shade is still nice. These velvets are quite scented, they smell very sweet and floral which I actually like, though I can taste them when freshly applied.
15 Bright Plum
Bright Plum is a beautiful sheer berry shade.
This was another shade that I was super excited for, but doesn't match the promo pictures. The promo pictures are the same tone at least, but much deeper. I do like this shade, but it is hard to layer it up to get an opaque colour. These velvets last pretty well on my lips, I can wear them for up to 5 hours without eating or drinking without reapplication, but they fade gracefully and reapply easily too.
There are a couple of dupes for the Spring 18 shades within the rest of the same line which for me is very interesting. The dupes are not exactly the same, but for me they are close enough that most people won't need both.
The first dupes are the Pretty Orange Pink from the initial collection, Pinkish Grapefruit and Apricot Coral from the Spring 18 collection.
Pretty Orange Pink and Pinkish Grapefruit are pretty bang on dupes, but Apricot Coral is surprisingly close too, especially considering that it's in the same collection as Pinkish Grapefruit.
Elf Light Rose and Rose Pink are very similar, but with slightly different tones.
Elf Light Rose is a little cooler and pinky, while Rose Pink is a little warmer and more like a coral.
Legend Brown Red and Bright Plum don't look similar initially, but they are actually pretty similar. Legend Brown Red is a little more pink and Bright Plum is a little more of a berry shade, but when they're applied to the lips and sheered out they do look almost the same.
These are the most different out of the dupes and I think a lot of people would want both, but they are still pretty similar if you only want one.
Here are the swatches from the entire collection so far! There is a great range of shades, though some are a little repetitive.
This shade range is pretty, but since it's so heavy on oranges, peaches or corals it's just not my favourite. I do love the range of Peripera Airy Ink Velvets in general because the formula works so well for my lips, they apply beautifully, they look flattering on dry, flakey lips and they last pretty well on me too. I do enjoy wearing them, though of course some shades I like better than others. In general for Peripera I really wish they didn't alter their promo photos as much as they do, it makes it difficult to know what shade you're actually going to get because they don't accurately represent the product they're selling. Other than the promo pictures, I absolutely love the Peripera Airy Ink Velvets.