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.

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Cle de Peau #117 Extra Silky Lipstick

Cle de Peau #117 Extra Silky Lipstick

Cle de Peau #117 Extra Silky Lipstick

Cle de Peau #117 Extra Silky Lipstick

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67 thoughts on “Cle de Peau #117 Extra Silky Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I would not wear it, but it looks great on you. :)

  2. Hilana

    Very nice colour, this one, Christine.
    Very flattering too. I think this would suit most people.

  3. Roxanne

    Wow! Love it!

  4. egon

    This is stunning

  5. bella

    I really like the color!
    It’s gorgeous!
    The thing I don’t like about this product is the price.

  6. ledonatela

    This is very pretty, but for some reason I can’t stand lipsticks that don’t have a color name, only a number. I won’t buy #117 but I would buy a name like “Sultry Raspberry”, lol!

  7. Laia

    YES, YES and defintely YES. This is a perfect shade, it shows some color but it’s not too much. If money were no object for me right now I’d get it!

  8. JustMe

    Very pretty color, but not for this price!

  9. Magda

    Looks absolutely gorgeous on you!

  10. MissDeeCanada

    Gorgeous colour and creamy texture. That aside, I would never pay $52.00 for a lipstick. That is outrageous. Lipsticks are one of the cheapest makeup products to make!

  11. Jay

    oh my gosh SOSOSO GORGEOUS. the price…not so gorgeous LOL

  12. It looks like Twig, but glossier :) I love Twig!

  13. Cheyenne

    I said ‘leave it.’ Don’t get me wrong this is a BEAUTIFUL color and it looks fantastic on you! I would NEVER ever pay that much for a lipstick though. NEvvvvverrr!!! >.< Maybe one day, but today I will pass.

  14. Marjan

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Is there a MAC dupe for this? Cle de Peau is a bit too expensive for me (& I don’t know whether it is available in my country).

  15. W

    That is an absolutely gorgeous color, and it just looks really lush and moisturizing. I wish I could afford it *cries.*

  16. virginiaisforluvrs

    This is sooo pretty, but I think it would be too red on my lips. Is there something that is similar but maybe lighter? Thanks!

  17. Regina

    I love, love, love this color but am not willing to pay that much for a lipstick. : (

  18. This is a really wonderful color. ♥

  19. Mysiu

    so beautiful but soooooo expensive! this brand is popular among the japanese socialite!

  20. Katja

    wow!this lipstick looks gorgeous!unfortunately I live in europe and can not by it.

  21. Dee

    Gorgeous Color!! Looks great on you! Do you think its worth the cost????

  22. Kristi

    That color looks beautiful on you, Christine!

  23. Tina

    Benefit Full Finish lipstick in La La Land shows up pretty much the same on me. Could be a dupe

  24. Tiffany


    Where can I find this brand? Thanks

  25. I love CdP but hate the prices. It’s really a luxury brand in all senses of the term. How do you feel it compares to Dior Serum de Rouge?

    • It’s better than Serum de Rouge, but Dior’s IS similar. I find Cle de Peau’s wears better and longer, but Dior’s has a comparable formula and comes in at what… $15 cheaper.

  26. Love this shade on you! Too bad it’s so pricey :(

  27. Oh. My. God. That colour is amazing!

  28. CeeBee

    The closest dupe I have is Jordana Grape, which is slightly more mauve (and not nearly so gloriously creamy looking)… That is pretty spectacular though! We don’t have Cle de Peau in NZ but if we did, expect to pay over $100 for it – here, even a Chanel lipstick is more than $45 :-(

    (still, it’s nice to at least have the option I guess!)

  29. Pang

    It looks very nice. I can just imagine how it feels. The price breaks my heart though.

  30. inaya

    hhhmmm. maybe the summer season ending wasn’t the worst thing. Christine, can you please tell me how the numbers on the MAC products (ex:A68) are turned into dates? And if I’m warm toned should i be using the NW instead of the NC? thanks!

    • The letter indicates the batch number (A = first, B = second), while the second number/letter indicates the month (1-9 = January through September; A = October, B = November, C = December), and the last number is the year it was made.

      Warm tones use NC :)

  31. oh my i love this lippie……this is not vampish…..

  32. Kiwi2002

    It’s beautiful…but not 52 bucks beautiful!!

  33. Lana

    This color is very nice on you, very natural looking. It really complements your complexion! Natural looking colors are always the best, probably why I like those colors. :)

  34. Katie

    This color is absolutely stunning. Christine, I blame you for my Cle de Peau addiction! Lol! Seriously, I do love the formula for the Extra Silky lipsticks – I have #124 and it is a dream to wear. Do you think #117 is too dark for a modified smoky eye? Not full-on black smoky eye, but a more subtle smoky eye?

  35. Shanda

    this is beautiful! but the price is too steep for me.

  36. Shanda

    this is beautiful! but the price is too steep for me. Someone please find us a dupe!! :-)

  37. Absolutely gorgeous. I think $52 on a lipstick is out of my price range though :\

  38. inaya

    thanks for all the info christine; yours is really the most efficiently managed beauty blog I have ever seen

  39. Lori

    Hi Christine…I was wondering if the Silky Lipsticks have a scent to them? Also, have you found a MLBB shade in the Silky Lipstick yet? TY and keep up the good work on your blog! I ♥ it!

  40. Grace

    This shade is gorgeous!!! I love it! It’s a tad conservative which usually isn’t my style, but I’d snag this in a second.

  41. anonymous

    ooohhhh I WANT this!!!! will trade 1st born or spin straw into gold.

    this is probably my fav lipstick I’ve seen in ages.

  42. Zulaikha

    i have a bourjois 3D lipgloss in the exact shade!