I don't spend a lot on eyeshadow or powder, etc., but I do like to splurge a bit on lipstick. And my favorite is Chanel.
As you can see, I have quite a few. The big problem is that I tend to fall in love with a shade and then find out it was a seasonal limited color and have to try and find replacements. Then I hoard the little amount I have left, doling it out only on special occasions.
The most recent color I fell for was the Chanel Rouge Coco #22 "Paris".
I saw this vibrant, almost fuchsia, pink on Sandra Bullock at the Oscars this year and had to track down that pink.
There was quite a run on the color but I eventually got my tube.. and it is bright!
The range comes in colors from browns to pinks to corals perfect for the looks seen in the Spring 2011 shows. I may go and check out the brownish-pink "Mademoiselle" and just got the coraly-red #58 "Audace" (to be reviewed soon).
I find this color to be very intense going on out of the tube. It's soft and moisturizing but not overly creamy. This color has a real shine to it. It's not shimmery at all.
When I combine this with my bright red hair it's kind of a contrast, so I like to blot it. You still get quite a good pink but not so in your face. I can stop there if I want to keep a matte look but I usually layer this with a darker toned lipstick or top with a slightly more coral gloss.
This time I topped the Paris with the Chanel Glossimer #197 "Gazelle", which is a shimmery peach.
With "Gazelle" Glossimer
I luvvvv the Glossimers too! My favorite is #15 "Spark".
I find it challenging to buy make-up, especially lipstick. The tube never gives you a real look at the color or the feel or the application. They need to sell more mini-tubes like perfume samples so you could wear it a time or two before you commit.
I've received a few samples of products including toners, lotions and nail polish, as well as a few new make-up items I've bought. I plan on doing more reviews so keep an eye out for the Bubblegum Plastic banner.