Pinks and peaches and beiges, oh my! And let’s add some corals, berries and violets into the mix as well. It’s high time to ditch the deep lipstick shades of winter for bright and spring-y hues that pair perfectly with sunshine and warmer temps.
I’m still loving a lot of things from last spring/summer but have a new love or two as well.
In my lipstick travels. I found an inexpensive dupe for my beloved matte Chanel La Romanesque ($37): Jordana Matte in Plum Obsession (less than $5). It’s somewhat brighter and a tad more drying/matte, but it gives much the same effect and the price is right.
I’ve also been wearing lately: Laura Mercier’s Sheer Lip Color ($25) in Sexy Lips, a slightly glossy, moist lipstick with a good red/berry tone. Not as heavy as a true lipstick but a your-lips-but-better product, yet with more color payoff than a balm. Perfect for slicking on and running out the door.
Also good for similar reasons: Clinique’s Chubby Stick Intense ($17) in Plushest Punch, which really does have a bright, vibrant punch of color, but not so much that I look like a clown. It tends to pull a bit more orange-red than I’m used to, but I still like it; and besides, it’s good to get out of your comfort zone once in a while, right? I also enjoy the feel and heft of it, like a big ol’ crayon perfect for scribbling love notes. 🙂
On a recent zip through Neiman’s and Saks, I spotted Chanel’s new Rouge Coco Stylo Complete Card Lipshine ($37). Only got to try the plummy Recit on and liked it; it felt delicous on and shiny as all get-out. It had much the same feel as the Laura Mercier mentioned above: silky and very moisturizing, but even more glossy, and the long, slender wand was nice. I also was eyeing the shades Roman and Message, but realized that they were mighty similar to colors I already have. I would like to spend more time with this line eventually though. The one thing that bugs me a wee bit, however, is that to call a lipstick “Complete Care,” shouldn’t it have an SPF? But maybe they have their reasons for not including it (possible irritation to some customers, etc.).
What about you all? Any great lipstick finds you’re loving right now? Or what are you hoping to try soon? And BTW, happy May Day to everyone!!