The Spring Season: Cle de Peau #2 Lip Gloss
Cle de Peau #2 Lip Gloss ($47.00) has been a favorite of mine since I first swatched it on the back of my hands at Barneys (in Vegas). I still can’t believe I plunked down the bucks for this one without even trying it on! I don’t regret it, though, because it’s such a stunning golden-peach flecked gloss. I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say it’s worth every penny by any means, but I’m happy with the purchase, even over a year out. It’s mostly non-sticky, but it doesn’t have the jelly feel that a lot of non-sticky glosses have. It’s a fairly thick gloss that has decent pigmentation (particular for this kind of shade) and really stands out amongst all the Cle de Peau Lip Glosses (IMO!). I remember swatching several shades and none of them grabbed me like this one. It has an almost duochrome nature to it; it’s peachy, gold, green, apricot… Love it. It comes with a wand applicator, has little to no scent (I didn’t notice anything myself).
The only shade I’ve found that’s truly comparable to it has been Le Metier de Beaute’s Payapa Creme ($36). Sheerer and not nearly as reflective dupes might include shades like MAC Nymphette Lipglass ($14) or NARS Orgasm Lipgloss ($22). It’s a pricey gloss, so it’s not going to be something just anyone will buy or will want to buy, and that’s fine. If you like indulgent buys or the ultra luxe, this is definitely one of my favorites.
Is this the right spring gloss for you? Would you wear it?
The Spring Season is a series of posts featuring my favorite soft beige, coral, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for the first blossom of spring — that runs through March 2010.