Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Happy National Lipstick Day!

In honor of National Lipstick Day today, I thought it would be fitting to write about my two all-time favorite lipsticks from Shiseido (above) and Clé de Peau Beauté (below).

For Day...
Shiseido Shimmering Rouge in 'Stiletto'
I like a pretty pink, but I'm really particular about this color.  It cannot be a peachy-pink.  Rather, it has to be a lavender pink, but still more pink than purple, if that makes sense.  In the case of Shiseido, my favorite lipcolor is no. PK407, called 'Stiletto' - How appropriately named, combining two things I love: the color pink and shoes... think Christian Louboutin So Kate in Rosette!  This is the most flattering pink that does not look too Barbie-doll.  As the name suggests, it is a shimmering lipstick so it contains shimmer, but they are micro-fine shimmer that adds iridescence to the lipcolor and are never gritty.  This would be my everyday lipstick, but I run through tubes of these like madness, given its ounces below, making Clé de Peau Beauté a better deal!
Shiseido Shimmering Rouge, 0.07 oz.: $25.00

For Night...
CDPB Extra Rick Lipstick in 'Dark Red'
I love a deep red.  It cannot have any coral tones in it.  It has to be a blue-red, and the darker the shade, the better!  Unfortunately, my beloved R1 lipstick from Clé de Peau Beauté called 'Black Baccara' (inspired by the black baccara rose) has been discontinued.  This Vitamin A Acetate lipstick adds a rich layer of color and intense moisture with each application, like Loro Piana cashmere for your lips!  Luckily, when I bought mine, I bought two.  My cardinal rule of shopping: if you absolutely LOVE it, buy a second one!  That should last me a while until I find a worthy replacement.
CDPB Extra Rich Lipstick, 0.14 oz.: $65.00*
*Refill $40, lipstick holder $25 (It's gorgeous!)

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