21st October 2011

Chantecaille Lip Chics -Tea Rose, China Rose, Bourbon Rose

By Get Lippie

The Chantecaille Lip Chic formulation is one of my all time favourites.  Sheer – like so many of the new lipstick collections have been this year – but hugely moisturising, extremely balm-like, and just pigmented enough to give you a wearable and polished look.  I love them, and the funky pewter packaging, and own three, all from the rose shades.

Here they are, Tea Rose, China Rose, and Bourbon Rose:

Tea Rose, is a lovely muted rosy mauve, for me a My Lips But Better shade, which I use with stronger makeup looks, so I don’t look like death warmed up by using more “traditional” nude lip shades.  China Rose is a little more red, and is a tad warmer, almost coral-ish in wear.  And Bourbon Rose is a lovely pink, good for giving a gentle flush of colour to your lips, without totally taking over your face.

Here’s how they swatch, with and without flash:

Whilst it’s a soft formulation, the lipsticks don’t wear down all that quickly, and they’re a pleasure to wear.  Yes, they’re pricey, at around £29 each, but my lipstick collection wouldn’t be complete without them.

 The Fine Print: I bought each of these, and have actually bought Bourbon Rose twice, the first time was a present for someone else, and I liked it so much, I had to have it for myself too.

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