Saturday, May 17, 2014

My Style: Dark Lip

It's all about nudes this autumn and winter but darker lips are appropriate for the colder seasons regardless of trends. I opted for a balm-type lipsticks because I'm not ready for the full opaque lip.

YSL Rouge Volupte Shine in 2 Pourpre Intouchable

This had a mango scent. I love mango but I'm not loving the scent. I'm partial to the subtle rose scented lipsticks.

Out of the two, this is the sheer option in terms of pigmentation. The name roughly translates to 'untouchable purple' and is more of a plum on my lips. It doesn't leave my lips as shrivelled up as Chanel Rouge Coco Shine, so I like this. I just wish I could have the faint rose scent instead of the mango.

Dior Addict Lipstick in 991 Perfecto

There's a slightly sweet scent with this but I think it's mostly the typical lip balm scent without fragrance added. This offered more pigmentation and is a wine-red, burgundy colour. It is still less intense than an opaque lipstick would offer.

The packaging is gorgeous but I found it confusing to open. I thought I had to twist it open but it turns out you pull the knob gently. My sister yanked it out and dented the lipstick bullet. She did not expect lipstick to be so soft but that's because she doesn't wear lipstick and is used to seeing solid lipsticks. Of course, she brushes it off by saying "Use this lipstick more... " and she moves onto the YSL, admiring the tube in all of its golden glory.

Surprisingly after tackling the red lip, I'm not so self-conscious in a dark wine/plum lip.

The only thing I'm not so happy about is how the slippery formula of Dior Addict doesn't suit a dark colour like Perfecto because it's able to move around more. 

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