So, it seems I am the unofficial comeback queen. Every time I get into to the swing of blogging, something comes crashing down and life gets in the way. It’s been a tough few months.
I’m easing myself back into blogging and more scarily, back in front of the DSLR with a nice and easy lipstick of the day post. The most used lipstick of this month, in fact.
Re-launched recently in the MAC All About Orange collection I made sure to snap it up straight away. It was a quick sell out on the website and in most stores – I’m still on the hunt for more as back ups.
The colour is pretty much perfect and such a ‘me’ colour. A milky neon-peach/coral, it reminds me ever so much of China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy nail polish – however do not expect opacity from this lipstick. The Lustre formula, whilst not a favourite of mine, adds a gorgeously glossy sheen to the lips and feels incredibly comfortable. One swipe doesn’t really show up on my lips, it does need building up to show the true colour. It also clings to any imperfections so this is one that will require a bit of lip buffing beforehand.
I would absolutely love if this lipstick were a cremesheen formula, but it’s still pretty perfect as it is.
If you can get your hands on this – do! Costs $15.
You know it’s got to be a pretty amazing product if it drags me out of blog-retirement because I just HAVE to share it.
Chanel’s Rouge Allure lipstick in #217 Radieuse is just that.
This was released over the Christmas/holiday period as part of a limited edition collection – Nuit De Infinie. I can’t see this online anymore, but if you are quick you may still be able to pick this up on a counter.
Radieuse is a pale-medium slightly cool toned pink lipstick. Usually this is something I would steer clear of, because they rarely suit my warm skin tone but this one doesn’t lean so cool that it becomes unwearable for me. It is actually incredibly brightening to both face and teeth – believe me I need all the help I can get to brighten my dull, morning sickness ravaged skin!
This lipstick has been promoted to the ranks of ‘Handbag Lipstick’ and comes along with me everywhere I go – I’ve worn little else in the past few weeks, except the odd red over Christmas.
It is so incredibly flattering and versatile – it looks amazing as an evening look teamed with a sultry smoky eye and equally as gorgeous with a subtle every day make up look.
On my lips and against my NC25 skintone, you can see Radieuse appears as a slightly cool toned pale pink. I’ve seen paler girls wear it and it appears to be a more medium pink, but still equally as pretty.
The Rouge Allure line of lipsticks are housed in one of my favourite tubes – a sleek, very Bond-esque tube that feels almost gently spring loaded and closes with a satisfactory click.
The formula is described as a ‘luminous intense lip colour’ – there are absolutely minute particles of shimmer/glitter that translate on the lip as a radiant creamy satin finish. Don’t let it put you off – this isn’t a shimmery or frosty lipstick.
Radieuse feels comfortable and moisturising on the lips and lasts fairly well – although I am forever drinking/eating so I am not the best judge of that!