I love lipstick

I used to like gloss, because that stuff is so easy to get and as a little girl, still appropriate. But of course, I was never in love with the sticky feeling of it and how easily it came off. It also dried my lips up and that’s never attractive.

Just a few years ago, when the Rouge Coco line came out from Chanel. I bought the beautiful Orchidee and have loved lipstick ever since. Especially good quality lipstick.

I mean sure, you can get lipstick for very cheap, but the price often reflects the quality. I’ve tried many different brands and have come to love the higher-priced ones and NOT JUST BECAUSE I feel I HAVE to like it cause I spent more on them.

Like I said, I have a stick of Chanel’s Rouge Coco line (love the name). I actually have 2 including the Rose Dentelle shade. The Orchidee is a gorgeous red that makes every outfit look even dressier. I love how the colour makes my skin look softer and my teeth look whiter! I always feel oh so pretty when I put that one.

The Rose Dentelle is a pink shade that is very nice for everyday wear. It’s not as noticeable but it does what I want it to do, which is even out my lip colour. I have a bad habit of biting my lips which leads to unevenness of the skin.

Pros: Beautiful colour that lasts. It may come off a bit when you first put it on, but the shade stays on your lips. I can go a day without reapplying and it won’t look like it’s faded. Has moisturizing properties.
Cons: Pretty pricey at $32.50 USD (which is about $40 CAD). Tends to dry up your lips even though it starts off moisturizing.

So I watch a lot of TV and with that comes a lot of commercials. As a consumer wh$re, I felt compelled to try out Covergirl’s Lip Perfection when it came out. It boasted that after a week of wearing it, my lips would be much healthier. As someone with constantly dry lips, I wanted to test it out.

I bought the Delish shade because it looked like a nice day-time colour.

Pros: It covered extremely well, hiding all those wrinkles in my lips. Felt very moisturizing and creamy. Very affordable at $6.97 CAD at your local Walmart.
Cons: It had zero staying power. Rubbed off very easily and usually left a pretty thick stain. It was as if I never put it on in the first place after just a cup of coffee. Also, I didn’t notice any difference in my lips. It just didn’t stay on long enough for anything to change.

As a customer of E.L.F and because Anndie gave me a $10 giftcard, I ordered some lipsticks from their website, just to see if a $1 lipstick would be any good.

I actually don’t even remember which shades I bought. I know I chose a red one and a pink one. It was just their regular lipstick, nothing special about them.

Pros: Only $1! No stretching the bank and you can try out lots of colours! If you don’t end up liking it, you don’t feel bad for tossing it.
Cons: You get what you pay for. The consistency was like those children’s lipsticks that comes with a Barbie set you bought for a little girl. It was hard to get the colour on my lips and it might as well have been sheer. It was also very easy to rub off. Very small selection of colours. Only 12 shades. Also, Canadians need to be aware that shipping is $10. Free shipping on the website does not apply to us.

My most recent purchase (made today) is Bobbi Brown’s Lip Colour. The shade I bought is Sandwash Pink. I tried it for the first time while perusing through Sephora’s products (one of my favourite past times). I loved the colour SO MUCH. Especially with the Pink Mauve liner, it just looked….perfect. It was the perfect colour to wear from day to night. Unfortunately, Sephora was ALWAYS out of stock because it was so popular. Why I didn’t think of going to Holt Renfrew, I don’t know. I waited weeks for Sephora to restock but it never happened.

My dad was looking for some Canada Goose jackets so we made a trip to Yorkdale’s Holt Renfrew. While checking in on Foursquare (if you have a cell phone, download it!), I noticed they had a Bobbi Brown counter so I checked it out. Lo and behold, they had it!

Pros: Great quality lipstick. Covers very well and has great staying power. Very little rubs off. Does not feel dry even after long wear (I know because I always test it out at Sephora, remember?) and is even better if you apply some lip balm first. Not as pricey as Chanel and is probably better quality at $27 CAD. Rouge Coco still feels dry after some lip balm.
Cons: Very small selection of colours. About a dozen shades. Not as readily available in Canada. Sephora doesn’t ship Bobbi Brown to Canada and the only store in Toronto that has is it the one in Eatons Centre.

I didn’t intend for this post to be a review, I just wanted to share my excitement about finally owning Sandwash Pink. I know lipstick is not for everyone, but if you want to see if you like it, I would recommend going somewhere that allows you to try them out before you buy it. Don’t bother with the cheaper lines because they may turn you off of lipstick completely. Even better is to go to those counters that have consultants that can help you find a shade that looks best on you. Not every brand has every shade, so look around!


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