a little crazy with lipsticks this month. I know there are still a few more days until the official end of August, but I probably won’t be buying any more tubes.
T. LeClerc Le Rouge Theophile Matte
T. LeClerc got me most excited this month.
I don’t know much about T. LeClerc, much less their matte lipstick line — le rouge theophile matte. There are only 6 shades in the line and I picked out two: Cerise and Poudre. Cerise is a muted brick red and Poudre is THE my-lips-but-better shade I’ve been looking for.
Not going to be showing you a swatch of Poudre, it deserves its own post and I’m making excuses because the photo I took was blurry.
Here’s Cerise (bottom) compared to MAC Sin (top):
MAC Sin (matte) is another new addition to my lipstick collection. Most dark lipsticks I come across are always either purple or plum. It’s rare that I come across a really dark, blackened red — like Melt 6six6 (that lipstick is always out-of-stock). I found MAC Sin while I was checking out makeup brushes at MUPStore.
I didn’t want to buy another MAC lipstick because I’m trying to venture out of the brand and explore other matte lipstick options. But the MAC matte/ retro matte line has something most other brands don’t have — color variety.
Left – T LeClerc Cerise; Right – MAC Sin
MAC Sin is my current most used red, trumping Inglot 412.
Inglot Matte Lipstick in 422
I guess my want for Riri Boy never waned. That’s the sole reason why I picked this up. Anyway, I noticed that my interest in Inglot’s matte lipsticks is growing stronger. They’re opaque and they’re true mattes.
Inglot 422 washes me out to some extent, like MAC Up the Amp, but I like it. I still don’t know the best cheek color to pair it with so I do what I always do in this situation, I use it as a blush as well. :D
Melt Shady Lady
I thought this was going to be brighter than MAC Flat Out Fabulous; and more of a hot pink than fuchsia. But it turns out, they’re dupes of each other. Bummer. The good news is, if I run out Flat Out Fabulous, I now know of a cruelty-free alternative.
Melt Shady Lady is the definition of opaque lipstick. All you need is one swipe (just on one lip) — smack both lips together and you’re good to go. I can’t wait to write about this in a separate post. It’s so good it deserves a review a la ItsJudyTime.
Now, for the toss-aways…
Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte in True Pink
Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte remains to be my favorite matte lipstick formula. But I’m letting go of True Pink because the color doesn’t do much for my skin tone. I guess those who love MAC Mehr might love this, too.
I’m going to be putting this up for sale (Php 500), along with other stuff, on Sept 13 and 14 (check out the sidebar!).
Revlon Super Lustrous Shine – Foxy Lady
I got this from the August BDJ Box. Seeing the color on the bullet, I thought I would love it. It looked like my kind of color before I swiped it on and.got disappointed that it’s brown, sheer, and shimmery.
I’m letting this go as well. Aside from the fact that I don’t like sheer lipsticks, most browns age me.
Extra: Sophie Paris Koshize Satinlips Mini-lipstick Set
Aren’t these the cutest? This is my favorite drugstore matte lipstick line and it’s about time people knew about it. They’re quite creamy for matte lipsticks. Some of them have a little bit of sheen but not so much that you’d consider them satin. The name is confusing, really. I’ll try to write about these soon, complete with wrist and lip swatches.
EDIT: Totally forgot about NARS Vesuvio which I’m probably letting go as well.
All in all, that’s a net of 4 new lipsticks excluding the mini-set, and in case you’re wondering, I already broke my candle jar lipstick limit.