So, if you made it through yesterday's post, then you'll know I recently had two bespoke lipsticks created for me by Daniel Sandler and Lynne Sanders at Cosmetics a la Carte. Judging from the comments, you'll be wanting to see the final results (and names) today!
So, without further ado, I introduce you to my two new lipstick shades:
On the left here, we have the purple "Get Lippie" and on the right, we have the coral "Luce". Do you see what I did with the names? Never let it be said that imagination is my strong point, I remind you all politely that I am an accountant, and there's a reason for that. So there.
Anyhoo - Swatches!
|Natural daylight (and they're reversed, because I am an idiot)|
So, let's take a closer look at "Luce", shall we?
Luce isn't a perfect dupe for my beloved Chanel India, but it's pretty darn close. It's essentially a soft pinky-coral, with just the tiniest amount of gold shimmer. For me, this is a perfect, colourful - but not too bright - wearable shade, that will compliment many makeup looks. Sheered out it shows a little more orange, and worn in a thicker layer, it shows a little more pink. It's a complex shade, but it's not too complicated to wear. Here's how it looks in a thin layer in natural daylight:
Incidentally, "Luce" is my (other) nickname, only my mum and my boss call me Louise these days, which gets a bit confusing, sometimes ... I just have to stop a couple of people referring to me only as "Oi! Lippie!" now. They know who they are ...
Speaking of which, onto "Get Lippie":
|Artificial light with flash|
It's a bit of a chameleon, this one. Ostensibly purple, but it can appear brownish - as in the swatch picture at the very top of the post -, a dark purple, or a very pink-based purple with blue shimmer as under the flash picture just above here (and if someone would like to make me a nail varnish in that shade, I will love you forever. No really, I will). In reality, once again, it's another very soft shade, this time more of a purpled-pink, which I find to be surprisingly wearable.
Swatched quite sheerly on the lips (natural daylight):
Not nearly as scary as it looks in the tube, eh? In fact, the daylight has washed it out just a little here - and the natural redness of my lips has warmed it up a little. That said, I think it suits my skin-tone very well indeed (I am learning to live with cooler shades these days), but this is dramatic for me in a way that brighter colours simply aren't.
Here's how it looks in the full context (kinda) of my face, and this is probably the most colour-accurate picture of them all. Yes, it's purple, but it's not a full-on PURPLE!, if you see what I mean. It goes best with slightly more neutral makeup looks, as it's far more of a statement colour in its own right than "Luce" is.
I was terrified of wearing purple lipstick in the store, and it took a lot, and I do mean a lot, of persuasion to even try it on in the first place, but, the lesson I've learned is, that when Daniel Sandler tells you a colour will suit you, you should just go with it. I went with the softer, more sludgey purple shade than the more fuchsia-shade you saw in yesterday's post, because I felt that this colour, although technically harder to wear, is actually far more unique, and it's definitely not a colour I'd have picked up unassisted. I love it though. A lot. And I've worn it far more than I expected since it appeared too.
Odd thing, I think this shade makes my hazel eyes look greener! I could be imagining that though. The lipsticks themselves, whilst quite perfumed (something I personally like, though your mileage might vary), do have a lovely soft velvety texture, and more than adequate lasting properties. I've had no problems with grittiness or drying whilst they're on the lips.
Don't forget, that if you want a custom colour lipstick for yourself, then Cosmetics a la Carte will be happy to assist you, too. Just, you know, put some actual thought into what you want to call it ... What would you name a shade you created, and what would it be? I'm, er, not using you guys for research, honest ...
The Fine Print: Once again, this wasn't a PR post, the lipsticks were a gift, and I want to extend the most grateful, and heartfelt of thanks to both Lynne and Daniel for this amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity to have a product named after me!
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