16th May 2010

Favourite Brands?

By Get Lippie

I get asked a lot what my favourite makeup brand is, and it’s such a difficult one to answer!  There are so many brands out there, and they all do something well that picking out just one for praise is almost impossible.  Well, for me it is, anyway.

But, I guess, if I had to pick just one brand that I’d use for the rest of my life, that brand would be Chanel.  Yes, I’d miss my Lancome mascaras and Bobbi Brown tinted moisturising balm – my other desert island items, those – but my collection already contains a lot of Chanel. Foundations, blushers, eyeshadows, pencils, mascaras, lipsticks, glosses, perfumes, bathing potions, nail varnishes … the list goes on! It’s probably my most “complete” collection of products from any brand.

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, then you’ll know that I went a bit crazy and bought several Rouge Cocos when they were released recently, but I was very happy to realise that I’m not the only person who thinks they are fantastic, alongside a lot of other bloggers, lots of makeup artists have discovered their greatness too.  There are a few videos about the lipsticks floating about, but these are my favourites:

First of all, Peter Phillips talking about the inspirations behind the range, and how it came into being:  (can’t figure out how to embed this one, I’m afraid).

This is the utterly fab Mary Greenwell showing three fabulous looks with three different shades:

And finally, this is Lisa Eldridge (who I met and chatted with last Friday, and I’ll be telling you more about that later this week), showing how to use one Rouge Coco in four different ways:

Tomorrow I’ll bring you some pictures of my favourite limited edition palettes from Chanel which I’ve picked up over the years, and will be bemoaning the fact that I’ve used and abused them instead of keeping them pristine and clean …

What’s your favourite brand?  Why?