Just a week or two ago, I mentioned my increasing fascination with Guerlain cosmetics. I know, I know. I’m weak. But I decided to give myself a little birthday present, because it’s been a rough month or two, and there’s nothing like a new lipstick, right? So… how about a Rouge G de Guerlain Exceptional Complete Lip Colour? Shockingly overpriced, senselessly wasteful. And absolutely perfect (in all ways but one).
This is the third of three reviews covering products from an unexpected splurge at Face Stockholm in New York. Today’s pick is Veil Lipstick in a shade called Wineberry—you can see its silvertone case and its pink box in the group shot above.
Face Stockholm’s Lip Veil formula offers “a sheer wash of moisturizing color,” which makes it idea for spring and summer, or whenever a slightly less-made-up-than-usual look is in order.
Last week I stopped by the Anna Sui boutique for the first time in months. It was an unusually long stretch between visits for me, due to the miserable winter weather and an especially busy work season. I didn’t end up buying any clothing from the sale rack (just as well!), but I did spend a while examining the Spring 2014 cosmetics line.
I was especially charmed by these limited edition lipsticks in rose-patterned cases, available in three shades: Cherry Pink, Coral Pink, and Deco Orange. They were launched in early February.
I don’t think I’ve ever owned a product from Tarte Cosmetics, although I used to like the concept of their couples-themed lip gloss duos (Rhett & Scarlett, Bogey & Bacall, et al.). Last night, however, I made a stop at Sephora on my way home, and I was visually seduced by these new Power Pigment lip tints. (Apparently they’re revamped versions of Tarte’s previous Lip Surgence tints, but I’ve never tried those, so I won’t be able to offer a comparison.)
I looked at all eight shades, swatched a few on my hand, tried one on my mouth, and ended up purchasing Natural Beauty, a “sheer rosy red.”…
Time flies. I can’t believe it’s been four-and-a-half years since I reviewed Lipstick Queen’s Chinatown lip gloss pencils for my dear friend Annie’s beauty blog, Blogdorf Goodman (one of the first! one of the very best!). In that review (which you can read here), I raved about Chinatown’s smooth application and sophisticated, sheer shine.
I still love the Chinatown formula and pencil design, but my tastes have shifted and I don’t wear such bright colors anymore. That’s why I was glad to read this release last year:
“The original chubby lip pencil that inspired a thousand imitations, Chinatown is the pioneer of gloss-on-the-go, combining effortless application, a deliciously moisturising texture and sheer shades in vibrant brights. Now and right on time for the new season’s pastel trend, Lipstick Queen presents three new Chinatowns in ultra-wearable, soft pinks and nudes.”