I was so excited to receive my Deborah Lippmann for True Blood goodies in the mail earlier this week! I bought two of the three sets: Forsaken and Sookie Sookie. I really want the third set now so that may be coming home to me sometime in the next few days if my willpower continues to fade... But first up we'll be checking out the Forsaken Set, which features a nail polish called Let It Bleed and a matching lipstick called Bite Me.
Let It Bleed is a deep red--almost a blackberry shade, really--with a hint of chocolate brown and a very glossy finish. As you may have guessed, the color is supposed to look like blood and it absolutely does. I know that may be a little off-putting to some, but personally I love it! Let It Bleed is my new favorite vampy (no pun intended, hardy har har) polish. It's got such a smooth, shiny finish to it and although it's dark, it doesn't look black. I think this polish is super sexy, especially with fall coming up. Plus it's named after my favorite Rolling Stones album! What's not to like?
The formula on Let It Bleed is flawless. I used two coats here. I love the contrast between the dark base color and the squishy finish. In my book, this is the perfect vampy polish.
The other item in the Forsaken Set is Deborah Lippmann's first-ever lipstick: Bite Me. Colorwise, a perfect match for Let It Bleed. I'd imagine most will find this color too dramatic for daytime wear, but it makes a perfect color for after dark--how appropriate!
The formula glides on very smoothly and does not feel drying at all. In fact, it feels almost balmy and has a rich, nourishing texture to it. Also, I am obsessed with the scent of this lipstick! It smells very fruity and creamy, just like a fruit parfait! I wasn't sure what to expect from this lipstick since it's DL's first, but overall I was very pleased with how it applies and wears. I especially like the name too. ("What are you wearing?" "Bite Me!")
The Forsaken Set was a complete winner for me. It retails for $28 on HSN's website but unfortunately it is sold out right now! I'm not sure if it will be back in the future, but the other two sets are still in stock as of right now and you might be able to try your luck elsewhere on Ebay and the like for this one. If you're into vampy colors, love True Blood or are just looking for a great pair of fall make-up goodies, the Forsaken Set makes an excellent buy! I think Pam would approve!