Lip Service: Brown and Rose and Red all over

Here are a few new additions to my lip collection. I thought they were worth mention for the best and worst of reasons; One is not what it seems, one is exactly what it seems and the last exceeds all expectations.

Bobbi Brown Black Garnet:
Likely the most interesting addition to the Bobbi Brown Black Velvet collection, Black Garnet Lipstick is neither black nor garnet. Its actually a shimmer brown, both in the tube:

…and on the lips.
I don’t even mind that it’s a shimmer brown. But heaven forbid someone think they were getting anything remotely close to black or garnet… let alone Black Garnet. It’s a pretty pedestrian color, perfect for anyone who wants a functional lipstick (very creamy and long wearing) with a little shimmer to boot.
My next addition is from Nouba in color #54. It’s a metallic red, that would look good to anyone really looking to play dress up:
It is VERY opaque and metallic, not shimmery. On my lips it translates to a brown based red with a metallic sheen:
One coat does the trick. This lipstick can be drying, so a healthy dose of lip balm before application is recommended. But it wears well and is quite the conversation starter. Like… who besides Katy Perry walks around with metallic red lips on the regular? Really?
My final addition (and my favorite) comes courtesy of Chanel, as part of the Soho Story collection. Rouge Allure Laque in Stunt:
It looks really pink in the tube, but translates a brown based rose on the lips. I found this a little dark on fairer skin tones, but it turned into the perfect nude rose on me:
I dare say it’s my perfect rose. And there’s NOTHING like the Rouge Allure Laque formula. Nothing. This is my sixth color in this formula (Dragon being my first and ever favorite) and it never fails to disappoint. It’s a stain and a lipstick and a gloss (note the sheen) all in one. It goes on opaque and wears for a very long time. 
There ya go. A little lip service on a Sunday. Ciao!
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4 comments

  1. OOOOOOOhhh, I like the last one!! That's a pretty, pretty rose, but naturally pinky. I want to find a color like that for my choco-chocolatey self! The first color? I can get that with generously applied MAC chestnut liner (filling my lip in) and their Oh Baby gloss. At first, I was going to go grab that…then, I remembered I already "have" that color.I really like that rose color!

  2. ShahadaKarim says:

    Isn't it gorgeous? I'm wearing it in the Soho Story FOTD a few posts back. That picture was taken with flash so you can REALLY see the color. I love it. It'll probably be my favorite rose lippie of all!

  3. I love Black Garnet and Rose. It's funny that all three of these shades remind me of the Make Up Forever Lab Shine colors you just posted. You're right, I could really see how pretty Stunt is in the Soho picture.

  4. ShahadaKarim says:

    Pleshette, you could easily layer the MUFE lip glosses over these colors for a little more dimension. I think they'd do very well together.

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