I have to show you my favorite nude lipstick so far. It’s from Agnès b., in the b. perfect line, in the Roses à porter collection (oh my, it’s never ending), and the shade is Rose Feutrée (phew).
When I dyed my hair blonde, I discovered the beauty of nude lipsticks. Before that, I was like “nude lipstick? Bullshit, why not just keeping your lips natural then?”, but actually, nude lipsticks have their utility. The difference might be subtile, but that will be what makes your final look perfect. You just need a lip colour that is slightly pinkier, peachier ou beigier and it makes all the difference.
These last times I’m addicted to Agnès b. Rose Feutrée. It’s supposed to be a matte lipstick, but as you can see, the rendering isn’t so matte.
See how beautiful this is? That peachy pink delicately warms my lip colour up and it’s way much flattering for my skin colour than my natural lip colour. The colour isn’t too light, I just think it’s perfect for my skin tone.
This is clearly not a matte lipstick, rather a semi-matte maybe, but it’s perfect, the rendering is very natural.
This baby costs 18,50€, which I think is very very expensive, considering the size of the lipstick (it’s smaller than my thumb)(and my thumb is reasonable). But there are regular sales on the website (fr), so, just be aware and maybe you’ll get it for 5€ like I did.
Today, lipstick post.
I have a confession to make : I’m a lipstick addict. I have tens and tens of lipsticks, mainly red ones. I started to have this lipstick interest when I got to uni. Before that, I was wearing heavy black kohl on my eyes and that was all (sham gothic thing). Then, I bought a lipstick once, just to try (and because it was on sale ha). And it actually suited me and that’s how it became my make-up signature. At this period, I could go out without anything on my face, as long as I was wearing red lipstick (now my priority is my eyebrows, but I’ll talk about that another time).
Then I became blonde and it totally changed my way to make up. I used to be convinced that the make-up for blonde/make-up for brunette thing was bullshit. But it actually isn’t. I had to leave my red lipsticks because it didn’t suit me anymore. And now that I’m a brunette again, I rediscover the pleasure to wear some.
For 2-3 years, I was a M.A.C Russian Red aficionado. That was the Holy-Grail lipstick, the perfect one, the one that I was going to wear the rest of my life.
But 2 months ago I received Illamasqua Sangers thanks to a Juste Sublime contest. And I changed my mind.
I’m a big fan of the packaging
The pigmentation is wonderful. There’s no need to apply coats and coats of lipstick to have a nice rendering.
Sangers is a true red. It’s not tending to be raspberry, contrary to what the following pictures may make it seem. It’s neither what I could call a warm red. Note that Sangers is more yellow undertoned than Russian Red. The colour isn’t dark or light. On the website, it’s said that it’s a blood red, but it actually isn’t that dark and browny. It’s the perfect femme fatale red.
I’d say it’s a semi-creamy lipstick. The texture is kind of creamy, which permits a great application, but the rendering is not as greasy as a real creamy lipstick would do.
The resistance is really good. Not as good as a matte lipstick of course, but it does the job though.
This is my first Illamasqua product and I’m thrilled with it. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the brand before and I must say that, yes, it’s quality. Long live my new favourite red lipstick!
Today I’m reviewing Bourjois’ last lipsticks collection named Rouge Edition. They say it’s approved by fashion editors and stuff, but whatever. I chose the shade Pêche Cosy (03).
I like to wear nude colours these last times. I used to wear very showy lipsticks when I was a brunette. I was always wearing red or orangey lipsticks. But as I bleached my hair and became blonde, those shades don’t really suit me anymore. Discrete and rosy shades look better on me now. Plus, with the nude colours, it’s like I’m rediscovering my natural beauty or something. No need of Pod (does anyone of you watch Snog, Marry, Avoid? I love this tv show).
Hand swatch yeah (it actually looks brighter IRL)
I used to find the colour a bit too light for my skin colour. But as I become paler and paler as the winter sets, I eventually think it’s not that bad, it delicately warms up and unifies my lip colour.
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The lipstick is very comfy. The texture is creamy and slides easily on the lips. But the 10-hour hydration thing… Come on guys. Is this lipstick made by Santa Claus or what? For being honest, I can’t say if it really hydrates 10 hours. Maybe it’s true. But I’m human. I talk, I eat, I drink. I say stupid things all the time, I eat fat food all the time, I drink hot tea all the time. I can’t not feed myself for 10 hours. The longgest I could keep the lipstick was 3-4 hours. And I must say my lips didn’t get dried during this time. So yes, it’s effectively hydrating. Basically, Rouge Edition lipsticks are quite good value.