Monday, November 28th, 2011

Cle de Peau #129 Extra Silky Lipstick
Cle de Peau #129 Extra Silky Lipstick

Cle de Peau #129 Extra Silky Lipstick

Cle de Peau #129 Extra Silky Lipstick ($52.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a soft, yellow-toned pink with very fine pale peach-gold micro-shimmer and a glossy sheen. It’s such a soft color, but the color payoff is almost opaque–you can just barely see the shadow of my lip freckle. Dior Pinky Mauve is a bit darker. Estee Lauder Night Bloom is similar but pinker. Maybelline Warm Me Up is a bit darker and grayer. MAC Angel is pinker and has a creamier look. Urban Decay Naked is a darker pinker.

I’m a big fan of the Extra Silky Lipstick range; it’s lightweight, hydrating, and feels and looks incredible on. With lighter shades like #129, it wears for around four hours, but I have had longer wear (more like six or so) with some of the darker shades–about average for lipsticks for me. This formula is very, very emollient and creamy, so I recommend applying less than you think you need, because otherwise you’ll overapply. It doesn’t look bad, but you’ll waste product and at this price point (and for the quantity you get–about 30% less than the average lipstick), you don’t want to waste any! These are also scent- and taste-free from my experience.

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Cle de Peau #129 Extra Silky Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

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I love how creamy and moisturizing these lipsticks are, and I'm always surprised how much color they impart, because they seem so soft at first, but they really do deliver on pigmentation, too.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Cle de Peau #129 Extra Silky Lipstick
Cle de Peau #129 Extra Silky Lipstick

Cle de Peau #129 Extra Silky Lipstick
Cle de Peau #129 Extra Silky Lipstick

Cle de Peau #129 Extra Silky Lipstick
Cle de Peau #129 Extra Silky Lipstick

Cle de Peau #129 Extra Silky Lipstick
Cle de Peau #129 Extra Silky Lipstick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $52.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Dior Pinky Mauve is a bit darker. Estee Lauder Night Bloom is similar but pinker. Maybelline Warm Me Up is a bit darker and grayer. MAC Angel is pinker and has a creamier look. Urban Decay Naked is a darker pinker.

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70 thoughts on “Cle de Peau #129 Extra Silky Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Lena

    OH wow. That’s the perfect lip color! But $52 is a bit hefty…is this a limited edition?
    Your skin also looks great! What are you wearing?

  2. This looks great for winter with it being so moisturizing!

  3. Chels

    I don’t think this is worth $52 … the color’s a little too sheer for that

  4. Diosa

    $52 for a lipstick? People seriously pay $52 for a lipstick (that’s 30% smaller than comparative brands?!)? Good lord.

    Look, I spend a lot of money on a lot of stupid things (heck, I felt stupid as all get out buying my Dior Angelique lipstick at $32, but I love it), but good gravy. . . $52 for one lipstick? No way, regardless of how nice it may be.

    • Keep in mind that this formula/packaging always comes in at less – like Dior, Milani, etc. – for instance, Cle de Peau’s regular lipsticks are 0.12 or 0.14 oz., which is larger than a regular lipstick. Nothing wrong with people spending their own money on what makes them happy :)

  5. Sheila

    It’s so pretty!

  6. Love how smooth it looks, but so expensive! Pass :(

  7. Liz

    Looks like a beautiful lipstick, but the price is just absurd!

  8. Amy

    That looks gorgeous! Kind of makes your lips look flawless!
    Very pricey though, might have to get MAC Angel or Urban Decay Naked as a cheaper alternative :) thanks for this! x

  9. Very pretty! I’ve not tried the Extra Silky range because I assumed that they would be light on colour. Good to know that that isn’t necessarily the case. I do love the Extra Rich range- which is another thing I bought because of your blog posts, to go back to your question from the other day :-)

  10. That’s a really gorgeous shade of lipstick!! A really perfect soft MLBB shade for you!

  11. I love how simple and pretty it looks on you.

  12. Avatar of Polly Polly

    OH-I-LOVE-IT-SO-MUCH-AND-I-WILL-GRAB-IT-AS-SOON-AS-POSSIBLE !!

    Though I’m one of CDP Extra Silky fan, I gotta confess that I don’t feel them hydrating on me. Shocking enough!! But most of balm-like or gel based lipsticks tends to be drying on my lips. Very weird. In the opposite, creamier formulas keep my lips soft such as CDP Extra Rich and Guerlain Rouge G.

    Anyway, they rock! #106 and #124 are my go-to shades of all time.

    Ty for sharing <3

  13. Beautiful! It adds that extra oomph! The price though.. :\

  14. Iris

    Oh sweet! So many As, so little money :(

  15. Avatar of Elizabeth Beth Maiorana

    I have to say that they have priced me out: pretty it is, but that’s too much to pay.

  16. Avatar of Michelle Michelle

    I have super dry lips year-round, and I’m always looking for moisturizing lipsticks…but the most moisturizing ones are always so expensive :( I honestly don’t know if I could spend that much money on a lipstick that I might end up losing somewhere, haha!
    The colour is super flattering on you though, Christine!

    • I only lose products in my house, so eventually they are found, thankfully! I’ve bought a few from Cle de Peau, and I haven’t regretted any – but I think it’s important that it’s exactly the right fit, both in terms of formula and color.

  17. Carrie Ann

    Pretty as that shade is, there is no way I would ever pay $52 for a lipstick. Plus, it has less product than the average lipstick? That’s a little shocking to me. You’d think the formula contained gold or something. :/

    • Sometimes it’s about the quality of a product, not just the quantity :) This type of lipstick (in this packaging) contains about this much – Dior, for example, has Serum du Rouge, which is similar, and also contains less lipstick than their other lipstick ranges. MAC had Slimshines, another comparable formula, and those also had significantly less product than a full-sized lipstick.

  18. Avatar of Katherine katherine

    Wow! That color looks amazing on you! :) I’m really impressed with the opacity but the luminosity at the same time. It doesn’t look opaque swatched on your arm but it looks fatastic on lips. I’m very tempted and I rarely flinch at prices but wowza, 52 huh? I might just have to check this out anyway! Thanks for the swatch!

    • Yep – definitely one of the pricier lipsticks! I think lipsticks at this price point are worth it IF the formula delivers AND the color is just perfect for you. Like it’s a shade you’ll go back to time and again. I know that many of us, as beauty enthusiasts, have dozens of lipsticks, but there are always a few we LOVE.

      • Avatar of Katherine katherine

        Absolutely Christine, I have at least 100 hundred lipsticks and glosses—if not more. And I probably only reach for 2 possibly 3 of them at any given time. I really need to pare down my collection and start buying things I will actually wear more than just once.

        • That’s definitely the #1 thing I would do if I had to start over – buy the shades I most loved and would reach for, not just 29834234 lipsticks that I only use once or twice!

  19. Avatar of Michelle Michelle

    It looks like such a natural color on you! And now I have yet another reason to try Urban Decay Naked lipstick -_- I miss living near makeup stores.

  20. ana

    What foundation are you wearing? this is one of your best looks

  21. Avatar of Lyndsey Lyn

    I like a bit more drama in my lips so there is no way that I’d pay that money for that lipstick!

  22. Frances

    Oh, I love this formulation so much, but I haven’t yet found a good colour for me. I can definitely vouch for the pigmentation, even on my pigmented lips, these are opaque and richly coloured, it’s just that this particular shade is a light colour!

    The Extra Rich lipsticks are totally amazing. I have R1 and it’s the perfect retro-Bollywood colour on me. A great colour for Indian brides, especially with golden bronze smokey eyes!

  23. dom

    this is like a My Lips But Better lippie! such a beautiful color. I’m really sorry if I didn’t read your entry properly, but do you have a dupe?

  24. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    I like how subtle yet flattering the color is. The price is a little more than I can justify for how often I get to wear makeup, but it looks great on you! :)

    • I think it’s one of those colors that’s great if you’d wear it and love it each time you did – but really go through it, not just once in a blue moon :)

  25. Avatar of artemis artemis

    that would just be my lip color..but it’s pretty anyway

  26. Ali

    Oh god I need it….I rarely say that because I’m good at separating ‘need-to-haves’ with ‘nice-to-haves’ but my jaw dropped! How long do you think a tube would last somebody who uses this on occasion? Btw, it made your lips look very plump!

  27. shelley

    There is no way that I would spend $52 on a tube of lipstick. That is two skincare products for me and I value quality skincare products over cosmetics any day. There are so many more affordable lipsticks out there that are just as good in quality.

  28. lulu

    I LOVE cle de peau lipstick. This is a gorgeous color on you. What blush are you wearing with it?

  29. I have to say that looks like it could be an HG formula for me — luminous and seemingly sheer while actually providing opaque coverage. I’d love to check out the available color options and find one that’s as right for my coloring as that is on you. The price is CRAZYHIGH, but I would splurge (as I did on the Gloss d’Armani) if I could have it as a go-to daily lipstick that really delivers.

    • I think if you find that perfect shade, it’s totally worth it — ends up being cheaper if you actually use the whole tube than buying lots at $20 or less but using them just once or twice :)

  30. jagoda

    these have no pigmentation! and for the price its absolutly ridiculous! definitely deserve less then an A…

  31. Ginnia

    What other brands of creamy lipstick do you recommend?

  32. Avatar of Kayvid Kayvid

    What blush are you wearing? Looks a lot like the lippie itself!

  33. Avatar of Melissa divinem (Melissa)

    I took a look at these on the net, searching for one that delivers a berry/brown color. 113 was my match but had been discontinued. Fortunately, I found one brand new 113 for sale on Amazon and snagged it for $29. I love highly moisturizing lipsticks that aren’t overly saturated with color. This one looks great on you, Christine — much prettier on your lips than in the tube.

    Shall I add this to the list of items I’ve been compelled to purchase after reading your reviews? 8-)

  34. Avatar of SheDaisy SheDaisy

    I can finally join the Clé de Peau love club! I got this product in this shade (coincidence because it was the cheapest Clé de Peau lip product on Amazon) for just less than $27 (plus shipping)!!! I don’t know why it was so cheap, but the packaging was gorgeous and legit – even the application is spot-on and the little window to view how much product is left – genius! I’ve never felt any product that was so smooth and hydrating, yet had a good color payoff! I would say it’s like a lip butter, all grown-up. Anyway, you raved so much, and now I “get” it. Everything about this product is pure luxury and lip perfection! Thanks!

    • YAY! It’s always a thrill to hear when someone gets it!! I think some of the luxury products have to be touched, felt, seen, worn, etc. to appreciate. Thank you for sharing! :)