Runway Rogue is a new, limited edition, line of high-performance lip cosmetic products (Lipstick Bullets, Lip Gloss and Lip Pencils) created by world-renowned 90s supermodel and cover girl, Patricia Hartmann. Runway Rogue so kindly sent me a selection of products to try out!
Background behind the creator and brand – Runway Rogue
Patricia Hartmann was a global sensation on the runways of Paris, New York and Milan throughout the 90s; working with brands such as Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Guess, Escada, Valentino, Giorgio Armani and Christian Dior.
In addition to being a Rogue on the Runway, Hartmann was a popular face in the print fashion world. She was often featured front and center on the covers of Vogue, Elle, Cosmo, Harper’s Bazaar, and Marie Claire, to name a few.
“My favorite aspect of modeling remains the same as it was when I was a little girl: I simply love the makeup.”
– Patricia Hartmann, Meet Patricia , Runway Rogue
What is high performance makeup?
Hartmann is quoted [on Runway Rogue’s website], describing how she personally created her line of limited edition, mineral based lip products to “glide on smoothly, have a sexy, super shiny finish, perfectly define your pout and won’t budge all day…” Adding a personal touch, Hartmann created every shade based on a story during a career as a supermodel.
Hartmann developed Runway Rogue lip products to be:
(Jojoba oil, Safflower oil, Vitamin E, Aloe and White Tea Extract)
Combat Free Radicals/Anti-Oxidants
(Vitamin E, Chamomile Extract , Green Tea Extract)
Rich in pigment and oils
Free of Parabens, Talc, Sulfate, Gluten
Non-comedogenic (doesn’t clog pores)
“For me, makeup is a point of entry to feeling unstoppable.
When I feel beautiful, I act more confident, outgoing and expressive…”
Patricia Hartmann, Welcome to The Attitude of Beauty…, Runway Rogue
Hartmann created Runway Rogue with two mission statements in mind:
- “To craft high-performance cosmetics that look fabulous, feel great and have beneficial ingredients.”
- “Creating gorgeous shades in different textures, so you can refine and experiment with your personal Attitude of Beauty.”
Below, I created a slideshow of the entire Runway Rogue product line of:
Runway Rogue Product Review and Swatches
Runway Rogue sent me a Lip Gloss (BRIDE IN SHOW) , Lipstick Bullet (HEAD OVER HEELS), and Lip Pencil (STRUT) to try. Before sharing my impression of the products, I used all three before I went out for a night on the town.
STRUT – Precision Lip Pencil
STRUT is a vibrant Matte, violet colored Lip Pencil. I outlined my lips with STRUT “Kylie Jenner style”, with hopes it would last all night. I then applied HEAD OVER HEELS Lipstick. I was pleasantly impressed with how the Lip Pencil performed.
The pencil came nicely sharpened – “precision” with a top that secures it snugly (I own too many eye and lip pencils that no longer have tops). The Lip Pencil glided smoothly, as I outlined my lips. I was able to easily blend onto my lips, making the look appear more natural (Kylie Jenner tip).
The Lip Pencil application lasted throughout my evening, having survived through wine glasses, water glasses and reapplication of HEAD OVER HEELS Lipstick, on a few occasions.
Overall Impression: A long lasting, highly pigmented, smudge-proof and water resistant Lip Pencil. STRUT is best paired with darker lip shades. The perfect Lip Pencil you can rely on to last all night, without worrying about having to reapply.
HEAD OVER HEELS – Lipstick Bullet
HEAD OVER HEELS is a highly pigmented, matte formulated, mauve, earth-toned shade Lipstick, enclosed in some rather fancy packaging. The Lipstick comes packaged in a magnetic, metal toned bullet. As I mentioned earlier, I wore HEAD OVER HEELS over STRUT liner.
The Lipstick applies smooth and creamy in texture. My lips stayed hydrated all night without feeling drying/rough and flaky – (as is the case with other matte Lipsticks I have tried). Hartmann was smart to formulate her products with hydration in mind, having added Jojoba oil, Safflower oil, Vitamin E, Aloe and White Tea Extract to the formulation).
I will say that HEAD OVER HEELS stayed on my lips longer than other Lipsticks I have used. I did reapply several times, just because I have a tendency to do that with all my lippies.
However, never once did I go without any color on my lips. Minimal transfer onto my wine glass and water glass, which is a major plus! I find it rather embarrassing to have dark lip smudges on glasses. After applying HEAD OVER HEELS, I did apply one coat of BRIDE IN SHOW Lip Gloss to see how they complimented each other. I was pleased with going matte or glossy (with the Gloss on top).
Overall Impression: A vibrant, long lasting hydrating, highly pigmented, matte Lipstick, that applies creamy, minimal transfer, non-drying and non-sticky. Perfect for a more bolder, evening makeup look.
BRIDE IN SHOW – Lip Gloss
BRIDE IN SHOW is a soft, pink, shimmery Lip Gloss with a hint of fuchsia. It comes in a see-through metal toned applicator. I tried BRIDE IN SHOW on separate occasions before writing this review.
I first wanted to see how it looked by itself, it over STRUT Lip Pencil , then over HEAD OVER HEELS Lipstick. It applies smooth, non-drying, and not at all sticky. By itself BRIDE IN SHOW is very sheer, with a slight hint of color. High gloss, shiny finish.
Overall Impression: A sheer, shiny, long wearing Lip Gloss, that keeps lips well hydrated. A versatile gloss which can be worn alone for a subtle look, or worn on top of virtually any lip color. Perfect for day or night wear.