The two Aqualumiere lipsticks in Chanel’s Spring 2009 Makeup Collection make me want to sip hot java late at night from oversized mugs while listening to spoken word poetry and whispers of revolution.
The collection’s called Bohemian Fantasy, and both of the lip shades, Malta and Positano ($27 each), ease out of winter with just the faintest hints of color.
The easy-to-wear, nude colors are tender enough to work with almost any look, like the comfy white t-shirts of the lipstick world — classic yet breezy — and will pair perfectly with floaty floral dresses, or jeans and tank tops.
Malta’s a shimmery peachy-pink copper with golden glitter, and unlike many coppers that look too Oompa Loompa orange on my lips, Malta looks just right (yay!). One layer and I’m ready to spring out the door! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Beige lipsticks don’t always work for me. They can be too cool for my skin tone, looking washed out, aka zombie makeover… Positano, on the other hand, has enough warmth in it to keep me looking like I belong among the living. Like Malta, it looks great on its own, and a single layer is all it takes. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Chanel’s Aqualumiere lipsticks won’t spoil your dinner, either, because they’re taste- and fragrance-free. Not only are they sheer (sometimes I don’t want to wear a thick/heavy lipstick), but they’ve got SPF 15 to boot. At $27 each, they’re a splurge, but they’re colors I think I could wear *every single day*.
Bohemian fantasy vs. Bohemian Rhapsody
I really wanted Chanel to call this collection Bohemian Rhapsody instead of Bohemian Fantasy… Dang, I love that Queen song.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,