If you fare between medium and dark skin tones then you definitely understand the apprehension that comes with trying out lighter lip colors. Having a tan/caramel skin-tone I tend to stick with darker colors, bright mattes, or my trusty nude lip-gloss. So when I came across two light, seemingly pink, shades of lipstick, I was definitely a little nervous about how they would look on my complexion. But by pure chance, I found two images of Kerry Washington rocking similar shades of lipstick (Check out my first review here). Since we have similar complexions, I decided to try to recreate Kerry’s entire makeup look in hopes of making these colors work. If Kerry could make them look good, then maybe I could too.

My Review: Axiology describes its “Identity” shade as a “cool bubble gum pink with just the right amount of shimmer.” The description is spot on—there’s no other way to describe this light, fun pink. It has a soft and creamy feel, which makes total sense since it’s made from tons of organic ingredients: Coconut Oil, Organic Avocado Butter, Candelilla Wax, Vitamin E Oil (from Sunflower), Organic Orange Oil, Elderberry Extract; to name a few. It pops in photographs without giving off an “ashy” or “clown-like” color (which I definitely was afraid of). The only con would be that it doesn’t provide the full, seamless coverage I like in a lipstick, so I did have spots where I could see my natural lip color. But it was nothing a little blotting/rubbing-in, couldn’t help. And did I say it pops in photographs? I would definitely wear this lip color again, and with this exact makeup look—because of course Kerry knows best!

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Featured image of Kerry Washington | Jason LaVeris/ Imeh Akpanudosen/ David Livingston/ Getty Images