Thursday, 23 January 2014
chantecaille primrose lip chic
okay, there's nothing new here. you know i love chantecaille (did i tell you about the chantecaille facial i had at fenwick a few weeks back? it was SO good. like, compliments on your complexion afterwards good. if you ever get the chance to have one, do) and you know i love lipstick, you can probably whistle the tune of this post already. the chantecaille lipsticks are my favourites for everyday wear; really soft, pretty shades that don't compromise on pigment or longevity, but somehow stay really moisturising. the newest kid on the block - available from february - is the primrose*, which is a really pretty pink. in the tube, it's practically neon, but it goes on a much softer note that brings out rosy cheeks nicely. i find myself grabbing it when i look a little tired for a quick pop of colour, but it's a little less bold than my beloved NARS lipsticks. i'm the kind of girl who'll wear bold colours anyway (i hate that there's certain make up that's meant to be held back for "special occasions". wear what you like, you probably look fantastic) but i also kind of shapeshift with my look. depending on what i've been watching (at the moment, twin peaks and empire records so i'm in full 90s big blowdry and cropped jumper mode) i can change the kind of make up i want at the drop of a hat. the huge brows that could kill a man and winged liner always stays, but i always try and play around with cheek, lip and eye colours to get the dream girl look i've got in my head. my current dream girl is a terrifying liv tyler and laura palmer hybrid. but i digress; sometimes i want a dreamy, soft look and this is perfect for that, and my lips feel really soft after a good few hours' wear, without any sign of colour fade. i never bother with lipliner, unless i'm doing a full red lip, so i can literally just whack this on without a mirror. it also looks really nice layered over the benefit posietint for super pink pout. do you like chantecaille? do you tend to stick to one colour scheme for day, or do you mix it up?