The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.
Bobbi Brown Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15
Treatment Lip Shine SPF15 is a lightweight, soft shine lipstick that doubles as a rejuvenating treatment. It instantly comforts dry, chapped lips and provides long-term moisturization with natural Cocoa and Shea Butters, Jojoba, Apricot Kernel and Avocado oils. Peptides, along with Vitamin C and Paracress, stimulate collagen production to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, while SPF15 helps prevent future sun damage. The result—Lips are healthier, smoother, softer and protected.
Edit: The last shade in the promotional image & the single shade featured in the second promotional image are both PINK GLISTEN.
Treatment Lip Shine SPF 15 ($22.00)
- Brownie Nude
- Pink Glisten
- Raspberry Pink
- Moonlight Rose
- Rosy Nude
- Sunset Bronze
- Desert Rose
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Other shades in the range: Nude Serum #510 (light peachy beige), Soft Pink Serum #640 (soft neutral pink), Peach Serum 650 (warm pink), Garnet Serum #660 (muted berry), Beige Serum #710 (light nude), Coral Serum #730 (muted coral), Rosewood Serum #740 (plum brown), Raspberry Serum #760 (berry rose), Crimson Serum #840 (vibrant pinkish red), Red Serum #850 (bright red), Violet Serum #860 (plum violet), and Mocha Serum #910 (reddish brown).
Serum de Rouge is a very creamy, silky lipstick with a bit of a lip gloss feel. The color can go on sheerly or be layered for a more opaque look. The formula and feel of the lipstick is really lovely–moisturizing and smooth–and it looks lovely on. My biggest issue with it is how quickly it disappears. I find that reapplication becomes necessary after an hour and a half, maybe two hours. Because it is a glossier lipstick, you can easily over-use the product, and the product itself is about half the size of your average lipstick, so the need to reapply often is definitely not something you want.
The formula actually reminds me a lot of Cle de Peau’s Extra Silky Lipstick. Same size, very similar packaging, but Dior’s version is $20 cheaper. Price aside, Cle de Peau does it better–creamier, silkier, glossier, and wears longer (three to four hours). Serum de Rouge is equally hydrating/moisturizing, though I don’t know if I’d agree with Dior’s description that they’re a “lip treatment.” It feels nice on my lips, when it’s there, but the moisture only lasts as long as the lipstick does, so I don’t think I’d say it did anything for me in the long-run, but I only used it a few days.
Had I not have tried Cle de Peau’s Extra Silky Lipstick, these would definitely rank higher on Temptalia’s all-time favorite lipsticks, but Cle de Peau is a little better–overall–but it does come at a steep price.
The wand is incredibly large–probably the largest MAC wand to-date–and reminded me quite a bit of DiorShow, actually. It’s large, kind of fluffy (but not actually fluffy), and it has a very tapered edge. I do like the tapered edge, because it does make it easier to reach the lashes on the inner corner of the lid as well as coat the bottom lashes. Even though the brush is on the larger side, I didn’t find it unwieldy–there wasn’t much of a learning curve. If you prefer smaller mascara wands, though, this will definitely be a mascara to check out in person first.
The formula itself is very lengthening while doing an excellent job at separating lashes and not clumping–except if you wait too long between coats. This is a drier mascara; there is no wet, glossy look, and it does dry down quickly, so you need to work fast in order to get the maximum effect with this mascara. I found it gave me some volume, but it wasn’t over-the-top. I didn’t encounter any smudging or flaking while test-driving this mascara for the past week either.
I liked the soft, feathery look Opulash gave my lashes along with some very nice length! I’m actually surprised I didn’t see length pushed in the marketing write-up for Opulash, because I look at the before/after photos, and I see longer, slightly blacker lashes, but not necessarily a ton of volume. I found two or three quick coats was all you needed to get the feathery lash effect going. More than that resulted in a bit of clumping, but if you don’t load up your lashes with the product, it’s a nice, full and feathery lash that’s clump-free.
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