First of all, I'd like to wish a Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you all had a great time during the holidays. Now, I just can't wait for spring (all we have to do is to get thorugh January and February and March)!
When I was in London last year (ha, it was November actually but feels so funny saying last year!) one of the makeup items that I bought was a a Rouge Prodige lipstick by Clarins in the shade Raspberry Sorbet (111).
The Rouge Prodige is the newest lipstick range by Clarins and it is supposed to give "lasting-hold, intense colour, incredible shine and comfort too." The colour in the packaging looks darker and redder (more red?) than when swatched and applied on the lips.
Here is the colour swatched on my hand...
... and applied to my lips:
I really like how shiny and glossy it looks however, the consistency of the lipstick is far too sticky for my taste and not as smooth to apply as the creamier lipsticks which I prefer. Also, it wears off very quickly, so I don't agree with the "lasting hold" claim at all (although I guess almost all newer lipsticks these days are being advertised as long-lasting). I do love the colour a lot, it's so juicy and I'll happily wear it all through the warmer months as well.
This lipstick costs 20-something euros here in Slovenia and in the packaging you get 3 grams of sticky goodness.
So, is anyone else fed up with the winter and the cold and the snow or is it just me?