I love lipstick. Even though I often forget to actually apply said staple beauty product, at least until it’s time to get that perfect #ootd shot, I love everything about lipstick. The pop of bright shades or a favourite subtle nude, the iconic tubes from brands like MAC and YSL, the stains and matte potions that provide just a hint or an intense dose of colour, the way lipstick can complete your face in a way no other beauty product can. It’s all pretty magical when you think about it.
I’ve tried plenty of lipsticks, from cheap and fun drugstore brands to high end designer versions, but this Christmas, I received my very first Chanel lipstick and from the very first swipe, I was completely and utterly in love. The Chanel Rouge Coco Ultra Hydrating Lip Colour is hands down the BEST lipstick I have ever tried. The formula glides on smoothly, is perfectly pigmented (not too intense, not too sheer), and leaves your lips feeling amazing. Better yet, this lipsticks lasts and lasts after applied, better than my favourite Lipstick Queen Lip Stain. On a typical workday, I applied the Rouge Coco lipstick around 9 am, drank my coffee as per usual, and when I went to touch it up ahead of a quick photo session, it barely needed to! Talk about staying power!!
The colour I am currently wearing is 402 Adrienne, a soft peachy pink nude that is perfect for everyday wear. I also love shade 410 Catherine, 420 Vera, 432 Cécile, 434 Mademoiselle and my dear friend Orane loves 440 Arthur, in part because that is her adorable son’s name, but also because it’s a fantastic red shade. While the nearly $40 a pop price tag is on the high side, for a lipstick of this quality, I definitely think it is worth is, far more than my YSL versions, which are nearly the same price and tend to dry my lips out more.
I also got very, very lucky and received the Chanel Lèvres Scintillantes Extreme Glossimer in 181 Bliss which is another perfect peachy-nude gloss. The lightweight gloss offers a slightly shimmery hint of colour that looks beautiful over lipstick or on its own. It last quite well (though not as well as the lipstick) and feels lovely on the lips – it is not the least bit drying, which has been so important this winter (Alberta has been incredibly dry for the last few months, more so than other years, I think). Shortly before Christmas, I also scored the Chanel Le Crayon Lèvres Precision Lip Definer in 05 Nude at Winners of all places. This lipliner goes on smoothly, can be used as lipstick, and also feels great on the lips. Both products are also on the pricier side, but really, if you’re going to indulge, indulge in Chanel. (Next on my wishlist is the Chanel Les Beiges Healthy Glow Sheer Colour Stick.)
What are your favourite beauty splurges? What’s the most you’ve spent on a single makeup product and were you disappointed? Let me know in the comments below and if you try the Chanel lip products (or have in the past), I’d love to hear what you think!
Enjoy the pretty things in life,