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Peripera My Color Lips packaging is gorgeous and super girly!! The actual product is lovely too, and it smells like roses. I found it online and fell in love. Even though I had to order it from South Korea, it still cost about the same as a Clinique lipstick.

Shuts securely, isn’t too heavy, easy to open and close (hand injuries…), swivels easily but doesn’t swivel up when the cap is on, and durable enough to withstand being in my purse or pocket without breaking or melting the product. I’m not really choosy about designs in general.

I really enjoy Chanel’s sleek, minimalistic look. It doesn’t hurt that clicking it in and out of the packaging is very fun. πŸ˜›

Estee Lauder’s gold ‘Signature’ packaging for retro luxury, Guerlain’s KissKiss packaging too (though I don’t own any atm). MAC’s because it doesn’t look too worn out even after hanging out in my handbag for a while. I also love Inglot’s packaging, strong, sleek and durable.

But they all have one drawback- you still have to check the name of the lipstick, you can’t just guess by the tube colour or something.

Tie between Burberry and Chanel. I like the magnetic clasp and check pattern on the Burberry packaging, but it’s a little too big and boxy for me. Chanel’s is sleek, classic black, with the double C logo on top – super classy, even though no magnets are involved.

Definitely Chanel’s Rouge Allure Velvet, because of the click top, and how it comes out. Very cool. Also, recently, the Laura Mercier Rouge Nouveau Weightless Lip Colors. My least favorite would have to be the NARS pure matte and velvet matte packaging… least luxe of the lot.

I actually like the NARS matte lipstick packaging – very travel-friendly, minimalist, and chic. It’s the regular lipstick line I don’t like. The lettering just looks so crowded and blocky. o_O

I like Burberry and Hourglass’ lipstick packaging. Also Too Faced La Creme… just something about that simple, slim golden tube : -)

I don’t care about heft, luxury, pretty, etc.; I’ll take something like Maybelline Color Sensational over any of those “luxury” brands any day! I don’t have time to go through every tube of lipstick, pick it up, turn it over, and squint to read what the label says. CS has a clear & concise system, where the lid clearly represents the color family it belongs to. As much as I try to keep my lipstick bins in order, and have a pretty good idea what order things are in, there are times things will get mixed up.

I also like brands that at least somehow color-code the bottom label, so I can at least store them upside-down. However, brands like Rimmel don’t have flat tops, so that becomes difficult.

FWIW, I’ve never had a lipstick open while in my bag, so secure/magnetic closures are completely irrelevant to me.

I am odd man out on this one! I don’t care much for heavy lipstick packaging and do not like Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick in the least… I do like Chanel and Estee Lauder the gold packaging. I realky prefer stains or gloss over lipstick as it seems to be drying if it is long lasting or creamy b7t doesn’t last and smears easily…Any suggestions are welcome!

I actually really like the Lancome Rouge In Love packaging out of the ones I own. They are so cute, chic, snap shut and are sturdy. Too bad the formula isn’t my favorite. I’m sure if I owned Burberry, YSL and Chanel, they’d be on here as well because I always think they look nice. One of these days I will take the plunge.

Interesting that no one mentioned Shu Uemura lipsticks. I like the clear plastic cover, so I can see, what color I grap. This I don’t like with the Armani lipsticks. I often have to open the lit to see the color (I mix up the numbers).

The small mirror on top of the YSL Rouge Volupte is super cute, but the package is too heavy and it looks shabby because of the scratches from carrying around in my handbag.

It’s not high-end, but Revlon. I like that you can see the actual lipstick inside the tube. Would love to see MAC offer clear lipstick covers.

Basically anything that clicks shut well enough and doesn’t damage the actual lipstick, has the colour and the name on the bottom, and preferably in a basic colour, not a gaudy, shiny one. Catrice, my favourite brand of lipsticks, has nice basic packaging in black or silver. Sleek is another of my favourite brands but I hate their packaging, because it’s kind of oval shaped, so you inadvertantly turn it when you close it, and the lid always smushes the top of the lipstick. I always try to be careful but end up ruining most of my lipsticks. :/ The 17 Mirror Shine lipsticks are very cute because they have a tiny slide-out mirror.

For their luxe feel and the basic convenience of being able to tell the colour without having to squint at the label – YSL Rouge Volupte/Volupte shine & Estee Lauder Pure Colour Range.

For the oompppphh factor – Guerlain Rouge G and Givenchy Le Rouge

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