Archives for March 2014

03.06.14

Luxury Lipstick Haul

I go through makeup “phases”. One month I will be on the search for the perfect concealer, then another month I could be searching for the best eyeliners, and this month it’s been lipstick again. I do a lot of research to figure out what colors and what brands I want to take a look at. I can’t just go into the store and shop, I have to stay on track (or try). Last spring I was on the search for the best baby pink lipstick and I found a Smashbox gloss that I used. But that gloss was drying and grainy so I really don’t want to get another one for this spring. I did research that led me to Tom Ford and Giorgio Armani specifically, and of course I found some others along the way.

Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Mutine – $35 Limited Edition
This lipstick feels like it should be moisturizing, but it actually dries my lips out sometimes. But I’ve been searching for this color for years so I bought 2 since it is LE. The pink is hard to find and I love the case!

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Giorgio Armani 102 – $34
This color is very opaque and creamy. This is a pink nude color and it is similar to TOO FACED Naked Dolly, but side by side the Armani 102 is visibly more pink.

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Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Bare Pink – $24
This Gloss is thick and opaque. I like this gloss I could see myself looking for more colors. It’s similar to the MAC Cremesheen Glass but better because it’s a lot thicker and the color pay-off is better.

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Tom Ford 01 Chastity – $48
WOW this stuff is expensive. It comes in a GORGEOUS case, but is it worth it? I haven’t decided yet. I wore Chastity to bed last night to see if it would dry my lips out and it didn’t. This is a baby pink color with very fine sparkles. I think if you find a color that really draws you in, and there’s no dupe to be found then it may be worth it. Chastity is a beautiful pink and I have nothing negative to say about this lipstick except the obvious ($48).

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Tom Ford 02 Smitten – $48
This is a darker pink from Tom Ford. It’s so pretty because it has really tiny gold sparkles. The glitter in the Tom Ford lipsticks are very fine so they don’t bother me. I usually only buy matte lipsticks but these are a step above the typical ‘glitter’.

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