Because of course you guys get tired of perfume, right? Well, yeah, I know, you don’t, but every now and then you run across a that is perfect and you need to share.
Trying to get lipstick shades to show up as the color they are is terrible work. I bitch constantly about having to figure out what color a lipsitck is from a swatch on Bergdorf’s site. I’ll be nicer because I can see why it’s so tricky.
The lipstick on the bottom, the pinkish coral, is the one I’m deeply in love with – Kanebo Sensai The Lipstick in 07 Sekuchiku. It goes on perfect and amazing. Creamy, long-lasting, great color coverage, but feels like you have nothing on but a light creamy balm. I need more of these in other colors, but how can I choose more without seeing them in person? Ack! I got lucky with this one because I read a couple of reviews that told me this was coralish, and coral is a color that always works on me.
The other two, one up from the Sensai is the new Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle. This one apparently is quite sold out. I found one on Ebay. Vanessa Paradies models this in the ads, and it is a perfect neutral. I really do love the consistency and colors in the new Chanels, but Chanels always feel just a bit stiffish and standoffish. I’ve learned to be okay with that, but I far prefer the Sensai for just easy to wear and not having to think that it may be running around my mouth where I don’t want it to be. The one on top is also the Chanel, but in Gabrielle, a gorgeous cool red.
I did dabble in one scent today that I missed last year, Etat Libre d’Orange’s Fat Electrician. Yeah, I know, Plumber Butt isn’t something I want to be thinking about when I splash on perfume, but with notes of vetiver, vanilla bean, opoponax and myrrh, I was pretty sure I couldn’t go wrong when I frittered away the sample with abandon on me. And I was right. Incensy and comforting, not what I ever think of when I think of Fat Electricians. Usually I feel more like hiding my wallet because it’s going to cost me thousands. That could be because I have to replace my AC this month for several thousand dollars, but it’s not a fat electrician that’s doing it, it’s a fairly cute one. Maybe I can get him to wear this around while he’s racking up those fees and that will make me feel better?
So spring lipstick season, have you found a new love, tried any of the other colors of Chanel? Mostly I need more colors of Sensai that you think would work with my skin tones. I’m ruddy’ish in skin, pale, though, right now I’m in a red phase in my hair color, though it will likely wind up blond before the summer fully hits.