Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

Cle de Peau #117 Extra Silky Lipstick
Cle de Peau #117 Extra Silky Lipstick

The Sultry Season: Cle de Peau #117 Extra Silky Lipstick

Cle de Peau #117 Extra Silky Lipstick ($52.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a creamy darkened raspberry with a plummy edge.  Extra Silky Lipsticks are one of my favorite lipstick formulas, for their lightweight feel, moisturizing properties, and the way colors look on.  It hugs lips but never feels drying or clingy; it always looks smooth, lush, and rich.  I haven’t met an Extra Silky shade I didn’t find appealing–nearly universally so.  The color applies opaque, even though it feels and looks like it might not in the swatch.

I recommend applying less than you think, because it’s easy to over-apply the product here due to the creamy nature of the formula.  At this price (and the amount you get), you don’t want to waste a single bit!  These are also scent- and taste-free as far as I can tell.   I don’t have any exact dupes at the moment, but perhaps as the series progresses, we’ll find something.

Is this the right vamp for you? Would you wear it?

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Make Up For Ever #49 Rouge Artist Lipstick

The Sultry Season: Make Up For Ever #49 Rouge Artist Lipstick

Make Up For Ever #49 Rouge Artist Lipstick ($19.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a satin blueberry, and though I would never have thought to use the word “blueberry” as a descriptor, it kind of is.  It is very similar to the color of baked blueberries–very dark, a tinge blue, but veering on purple.  This is a rich, intense shade–very vampy.  I felt all, “I vant to suck your blooooood!” when I wore it, but it is sexy in a dark, sultry way.  It is an opaque shade that goes on and feels a bit dry initially, but it’s not actually drying when you wear it for a few hours.  The color clings and hugs lips and this shade gave me five hours of wear, plus a residual stain.  It was scent- and taste-free.

Is this the right vamp for you? Would you wear it?

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Rimmel Burgundy Lustre (540) Lipstick

The Sultry Season: Rimmel Burgundy Lustre (540) Lipstick

Rimmel Burgundy Lustre (540) Lipstick ($5.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a semi-opaque berry wine with soft raspberry shimmer.  It has a glossy finish and feels lightweight when worn.  It reminds me a bit of MAC’s Odyssey lipstick, though not as shimmery.  The Moisture Renew formula applied smoothly, but the scent reminded me of a synthetic floral that was caught between perfume-y and wax-y–not particularly appealing but doesn’t last beyond the tube.  Wear time is between two and three hours–just a little below average for me.  The color itself is beautiful, and I love that it’s almost opaque without being heavy.

Is this the right berry for you? Would you wear it?

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

37 Pink Lipsticks & Lipglosses

Over the course of the past three months, we featured 81 different shades of summer-appropriate lipsticks and lipglosses.  I really hope you enjoyed it as much as I have (though perhaps not my lips, ha!).

  • Chanel Phoenix Rouge Allure Laque is a slightly more coral version of Laura Mercier Hydrangea Lipstick.
  • Dolce & Gabbana Pink Lipstick is very similar to Guerlain Giulette Rouge G Lipstick, but it doesn’t quite have the gold sheen nor is it as opaque.
  • Illamasqua Frenzy Intense Lipgloss is a bit brighter than VS Makeup Be Mine Lipstick.
  • Illamasqua Petulant Intense Lipgloss is a lipgloss version of MAC Girl About Town Lipstick.
  • Lancome Fuchsia Clutch Lipstick is a lighter version of MAC Full Fuchsia Lipstick and NARS Funny Face Lipstick, the latter two being very similar to each other. NYX Chloe Lipstick is a darker version of those three as well.
  • MAC Chatterbox Lipstick is just a touch pinker than MAC Speed Dial Lipstick with less golden sheen.
  • Make Up For Ever #203 Lipstick is darker and pinker than Milani Rose Hip Lipstick, but they are similar.
  • NARS Schiap Lipstick is a darker version of Milani Rose Hip Lipstick.
  1. Bobbi Brown Pink Lipstick
  2. Chanel Phoenix Rouge Allure Laque
  3. Chanel Venus (124) Glossimer
  4. Dolce & Gabbana Pink Lipstick
  5. Dolce & Gabbana Fascination Lipstick
  6. Dolce & Gabbana Fuchsia Lipstick
  7. Dolce & Gabbana Splendid Lipstick
  8. Elizabeth Arden Perfect Flamingo Lipstick
  9. Elizabeth Arden Perfect Tulip Lipstick
  10. Guerlain Giulette Rouge G Lipstick
  11. Illamasqua Follow Intense Lipgloss
  12. Illamasqua Frenzy Intense Lipgloss
  13. Illamasqua Fume Intense Lipgloss
  14. Illamasqua Indulge Intense Lipgloss
  15. Illamasqua Petulant Intense Lipgloss
  16. Lancome Electric Pink La Laque Fever
  17. Lancome Fleur de Lis Lipstick
  18. Lancome Fuchsia Clutch Lipstick
  19. Lancome Hot Number Lipgloss
  20. Lancome Pink Sapphire Lipstick
  21. Laura Mercier Hydrangea Lipstick
  22. MAC Chatterbox Lipstick
  23. MAC Full Fuchsia Lipstick
  24. MAC Fusion Pink Lipstick
  25. MAC Girl About Town Lipstick
  26. MAC Hot Gossip Lipstick
  27. MAC Speed Dial Lipstick
  28. Make Up For Ever #203 Lipstick
  29. Milani Rose Hip Lipstick
  30. NARS Funny Face Lipstick
  31. NARS Hot Wired Lip Lacquer
  32. NARS Schiap Lipstick
  33. NYX Chloe Lipstick
  34. Shiseido Pout (RS326) Lipstick
  35. Smashbox Flirty Lipstick
  36. VS Makeup Be Mine Lipstick
  37. YSL Fetish Pink Lipstick

See 19 more! Continue reading →

Sunday, August 1st, 2010

23 Coral Lipsticks & Lipglosses

Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick is si milar to Illamasqua Brink Lipstick. gloMinerals Passion Fruit Lipstick is a lipstick version of Illamasqua Mistress Intense Lipgloss that’s a little darker. Korres #47 Orange Brown Lipstick is a bit browner but otherwise similar to MAC See Sheer Lipstick. Laura Mercier Tangerine Lipstick is a smidgen pinker and creamier, but still similar to MAC Crosswires.

Did anyone find their perfect coral during the series?

  1. Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick
  2. Chanel Libertine Lipstick
  3. Cle de Peau #26 Lipstick
  4. Cle de Peau #101 Extra Silky Lipstick
  5. gloMinerals Passion Fruit Lipstick
  6. Guerlain Gaby Rouge G Lipstick
  7. Illamsqua Brink Lipstick
  8. Illamasqua Mistress Intense Lipgloss
  9. Korres #18 Peach Lipstick
  10. Korres #45 Coral Lipstick
  11. Korres #47 Orange Brown Lipstick
  12. Korres #52 Orange Red Lipstick
  13. Lancome Groupie Lipstick
  14. La Prairie Corail Lipstick
  15. La Prairie Rose Bronze Lipstick
  16. Laura Mercier Tangerine Lipstick
  17. MAC Crosswires Lipstick
  18. MAC See Sheer Lipstick
  19. Milani Cabana Coral Lipstick
  20. Milani Coral Bora Bora Lipstick
  21. NARS Niagara Lipstick
  22. Urban Decay 5150 Lipstick
  23. YSL Peach Passion Lipstick

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Sunday, August 1st, 2010

Guerlain Gracieuse Rouge G Lipstick
Guerlain Gracieuse Rouge G Lipstick

The Sultry Season: Guerlain Gracieuse Rouge G Lipstick

Guerlain Gracieuse (05) Rouge G Lipstick ($46.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a softly gold-shimmered shade of darkened beige-brown.  It has full-color coverage, and it applies smoothly, richly, and beautifully in a single layer.  This is a great shade to wear instead of the traditional nude lip–it’s darker and more complex, but it’s still wearable with ease.  Rouge G lipsticks are creamy, lightweight, and wear an average of four hours on me.

Is this the right brown for you? Would you wear it?

The Sultry Season is a series of posts featuring deep, rich shades of brown, berry, plum, and wine lipsticks and lipglosses — just right for autumn — that runs through October 2010.

See photos and swatches… Continue reading →