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Cle de Peau extra silky lipstick in Pink Opal #130 +

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It’s about that time that I revisited Cle de Peau. Once upon a time yours truly had a Cle de Peau extra silky in #111, but my mom claimed it. I never bothered to buy another one because of other things I wanted at the time…until now.


Design: It’s a long, slim tube that’s somewhat similar to Dior’s Serum de Rogue, in where you twist the bottom so that the lipstick pushes up. My gripe with this is that you can twist up, but not twist down. Granted it takes a few clicks for the lipstick to push up a good amount, but it’s still something to be noted. 



Formula: It’s like a lipgloss and lipstick in one. To me, they’re definitely more on the gloss side. Or better yet, they’re like a lipgloss in lipstick form. They’re weightless in feel, and the texture is so beautiful on your lips. If you’re a person who likes Chantecaille lipchics, but a bit more slip and more lightweight in formula, then the extra silky lipsticks are designed for you. I will say since they’re are very glossy in feel, the lasting power isn’t as long as your standard lipstick, but the formula totally makes up for it. I will advise because of the softness of this lipstick, do NOT leave it in your car on a warm day, let alone hot. I can see this melting pretty easily. 


Color: So apparently the name is pink opal, but the color is nothing pink whatsoever. But then whenever does the name of the lip item actually represent the actual color? I would consider it a darker peach color. When I saw it in the tube, I didn’t think it would cover my pigmented lips, plus the formula you would think it’s sheer. Of course, this color definitely shows up true to color on my lips. wooohoo !


Price and size: $52 for .07 oz or 2 grams.



From left to right:


Dior Tokyo
Cle de Peau #130
Chantecaille Camellia


*with flash





From left to right:




Dior Tokyo
Cle de Peau #130
Chantecaille Camellia

*without flash








               
 Is this a must have? The color itself may not be something *unique*, but the formula is definitely awesome and underrated. I want a couple more. yum.


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Le Metier de Beaute peche creme lip creme +

So I have been trying to swatch and own more items that I normally wouldn’t find myself wearing. As a result, I caved in and got Peche creme. I generally hate how I look in warm colors, even though I am warm myself. To this day I am still a bit uncomfortable wearing peachy colors. I can’t explain it, it’s just not what I am used to. You can see the other lip cremes that I own here.
Color and packaging: Peche creme is definitely a golden peach, leaning apricot. It has shimmer and the texture is somewhere between a lipgloss and a liquid lipstick. The color even though it’s a golden peach, it shows up a bit lighter on me and I’m sure it’s because of my pigmented lips. I’ve seen it look a bit darker/golden on other people. I don’t like doing lip swatches because I know how it looks on me is different from how it looks on the next person. It’s not a chalky color at all on me, so I am quite happy with how it looks. I’m just still trying to be more comfortable with peachy colors.
Texture: it’s not as “runny” as Sweet Creme, so as I stated, it has a slight feel of a liquid lipstick. I like the texture a lot…I guess the closest texture that it can somewhat be compared to are Laura Mericer’s Lip Velvets, except Le Metiers are a bit more creamy, slightly thicker formula and it has a gloss aspect to it (well, yea, since it’s a mix of a gloss and lipstick, ha). It’s really nice, not sticky at all. Peche creme doesn’t settle into lines or anything of that nature. It stains nicely over time, with no funny gunk on your lips. This stuff is awesome if you ask me.

Be aware that it does have lanolin, which apparently causes allergic reactions for some people.(I had no idea about this until recently).

Ok onto the colors:
Left to right:
Le Metier de Beaute Peche Creme
GA lip shimmer #1
Chantecaille Charm
Left to right:
Le Metier de Beaute Peche Creme
GA lip shimmer #1
Chantecaille Charm
Is this worth having?: It’s a shade that I can see it working on darker skintones, since it’s pigmented enough to show up. The shimmer isn’t over the top glitter city, either.
I think it’s nice to have, especially with the summer coming up. 🙂

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By Terry Terrybly Blush

So these come in four shades. The texture is pretty creamy and soft. It has a checker-like pattern embossed in the blush, which is cute. I did find some difficulty picking up pigment. Blush #1 (Rose) was very hard to photograph, as it was borderline chalky on me (I’m GA Luminous Foundation #5, MAC NC 25-30 for reference). I feel like these shades would be the most flattering on people who are NC or NW 25 and lighter.  Anyway, swatches are below:

From top to bottom:
1. Rose
2. Erotic Pink
3. Platonic Coral
4. Hypnotic Copper
This blush retails for $70 at Barneys. Are they pretty colors? yes, but is it worth $70? eh, they’re nice colors, but not $70 nice (at least to me). There are many other brands that have nice consistency, pigmented blushes and doesn’t cost as much, that I’m more than satisfied with. 🙂 

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NARS Pure Matte lipsticks in Terre de Feu and Tonkin

So today I went into the city to take a peek at Saks Fifth Avenue. I hadn’t been there in a long time, so I figured that I should go.

I see a display with NARS lipsticks as soon as I enter the store

So I take a peek at the counter and saw these most GORGEOUS shades.

On the left side from top to bottom:

Vesuvio
Bangkok
Terre de Feu

On the right hand side (top to bottom)
Tashkent
Volga
Tonkin

So the MA there showed me the colors and it was instant love. I’ve always been a NARS girl when it comes to matte red lipsticks. I purchased Terre de Feu and Tonkin. Swatches are below:

Top to bottom:
Terre de Feu
Tonkin
Albatross lipgloss (Sephora exclusive).

I’m NC25/30 for reference

They are VERY matte, so if you do have dry lips, wear a sheer layer of balm underneath so it’s not drying. I tried these without balm, and they are a bit dry, but I’ve worn drier lipsticks, so it’s not that bad. There is no smell with either shade, which is a definite plus. I don’t mind a smell, but I’m sure there are people out there who do. I didn’t get to swatch the other shades, but these two were my favorite out of the bunch. I want to get Vesuvio, but at a later date. 🙂

As for Albatross lipgloss, Shawn Snell who was at Sephora today at an event suggested it to me. He applied it over Terre de Feu and WOW. Talk about SERIOUS dimension. I couldn’t help but stare at how my lips looked. Definitely a must have lipgloss if you want to add dimension, or to sheer out a lip color. These lipsticks will be released in other stores on October 1st. 🙂

OH and I got a “Paper Tiger” mini cream eyeshadow as my GWP today:

From L to R: Terre de Feu, Tonkin, Albatross lipgloss.

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