Look who’s wearing lipstick….again

So I was trying the lipstick thing again. This time I got some help from an excellent make up artist, Mercedes at the Chanel counter. It’s just my luck though that she’s a travelling regional rep and was just visiting my local store. I got her card, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed that if I need her again I can find her.

I’m a fan of Chanel nail polish but I hadn’t tried their lipsticks before.  Everything above was on the recommendation of the rep Mercedes. I told her about my general comfort zone when it comes to lipstick colors and explained that it wasn’t something I wore often so I wanted an every day, natural looking color and then something a little bolder for the days I want to be noticed :). 

From left to right, same as pic above:

1. Chanel Precision Lip Definer: Roux-Sienna 03
2. Laura Mercier Lip Glace: Mauve Plum
3. Rouge Coco: Lune Rousse 36
4. Rouge Allure Lip Gloss: Insolence 57

Chanel Lip Definer Roux-Sienna 03

Chanel Rouge Coco Lune Rousse
Chanel Rouge Coco Lune Rousse with
Roux-Sienna lip definer
Chanel Rouge Coco Lune Rousse layered with
Laura Mercier Mauve Plum shown in
pics above and HERE

The Rouge Coco in Lune Rousse is what she picked out for my bolder color. It felt really smooth and moisturizing on and it had a nice scent. In the store she layered it with a gloss that looked similar to the Laura Mercier Mauve Plum that I already had at home and I loved the look.

Rouge Allure Lip GlossInsolence 57
Rouge Allure Lip GlossInsolence 57

The Insolence 57 lip gloss was the pick for the every day color. It took some convincing, because in the tube it looked hot pink and I didn’t think something that bright would work with my coloring. It turned out it blended in with the natural pigmentation on my lips and gave me the natural but not bare look I was going for.  

The thing with me and lipstick is I’ll buy it wear it for a good two weeks and then the mood passes.  I’m trying to do better.




  1. Michelle
    December 25, 2011 / 4:24 am

    Wow, i feel like you read my mind, I was actuall torn between Insolence and impertinence but I got impertinence. Still got insolence on my list 🙂

  2. Of the Comely
    December 26, 2011 / 4:47 pm

    @Michelle:I felt the same way when I read your post! I will definitely be checking Impertinence out. Thanks for stopping by:)

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