Monday, February 11, 2013

New lippies: NARS, Chanel and Giorgio Armani


These three black-cased lipsticks above have been some of my newest lipstick purchases in the last few months. Not necessarily what you would call typical fall/winter colours, except for the browned purple (or now the popularly called oxblood) that is Chanel's Rouge Allure in Rouge Noir. This is Chanel's third lipstick that goes by the name of Rouge Noir - this colour was previously done in the Hydrabase and Rouge Coco formulas, a comparison of which you can check out over at Cafe Makeup.

I've wanted to try one of the vampy lipsticks which get so popular each time the temperatures drop below zero and after a complete fail with Revlon's extremely dry and patchy matte lipstick in the colour Wine Not  I decided to just give Chanel's take on the vampy trend a try. Luckily, the formula of Rouge Noir is much nicer than that of Revlon - for such a dark colour it is surprisingly easy to apply although I would still recommend using a lip brush so that you don't end up looking like you've smeared blood all over your mouth. Rouge Noir also has a nice creamy finish with some slight red shimmer. I have found that the best way for me to pull off this colour is to cheat by lightly tapping the colour onto my lips and then blending it in with my finger or a brush - this takes off the brown undertones of the colour and gives a very beautiful soft purple toned effect to the lips, the colour I wish my lips naturally looked like.



Next up is Giorgio Armani's Rouge d'Armani in Pink 511. I have posted before about my love for the Rouge d'Armani formula and as soon as I had a chance to grab another colour, I did. I decided to go for this warm toned pink shade as I knew that I would get a lot of wear out of it. The formula as with the other Rouge d'Armanis is wonderful, it goes on very creamy but sets to a long-lasting finish. I wish Armani makeup was available here in Slovenia as their colour range is very nicely done and I can see myself trying and buying  a few other shades from the line.


Last and certainly least is NARS Sheer Lipstick in Cruising. I've had good experience with NARS sheer lipstick formula before (the colour Damage is one of my most used and I have nearly finished my first tube) so I was a little bit disappointed by the sheer shimmery pink nude that is Cruising. I don't know what I was expecting really, as the description of this shade on NARS website reads "nude pink" but it just looks very "blah" when applied. This doesn't mean that I haven't been using it, coupled with a pink lip pencil as a base it actually doesn't look all that bad. 

Next up on my lipstick wishlist is Maybelline's lipstick in Rose Vivid and I'm sure that I will find more lippies I like with the bright summer collections coming up (says I, wearing thick wool socks in the middle of the winter wonderland).

6 comments:

  1. I find NARS lipsticks are hit or miss. Too bad about Cruising, it looks nice in swatches! Armani lipsticks have been on my wishlist for a really long time - love the color of the one you swatched!

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    1. Hi Annick! Which NARS lipsticks did you like? I know that out of the sheer ones Dolce Vita is very popular and that one may be better for me. I really recommend Armani lipsticks, the range s great and the formula is just fantastic. x

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  2. Lovely! I was sorely tempted with the new Rouge Noir but talked myself out of it as I have a few vampy shades that aren't getting enough love. You should try NARS Fast Ride - it looks vampy but goes on sheer and yet still retains that vamp look. I thik you'll really like it!

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation Liz! I've googled Fast Ride and it looks like a darker version of Damage and may just be the colour I go for after I finish my Damage lipstick which should hopefully be soon.

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  3. Kočno sem spet našla tvoj blog! Že kakšno leto nazaj sem ga gledala in mi je bil zelo všeč, potem sem ga pa izgubila in nisem več našla, zdaj pa sem ga čisto po naklučju! Aleluja! Super si :)

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    1. Ojla, hvala za tako lep komentar. Sem po njegovi zaslugi tudi jaz sedaj nasla tvoj luskan blog:)

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