Pink, coral and Chanel. Three little words that when spoken together trigger my drool resthponthe.
Oh! — there I go. Got a little drool on my chin.
The lovely lippies in the new five-piece Chanel Knightsbridge Collection, an online-only exclusive, are enough to make this grown woman quiver in her tweed jacket and pearls. Oh, and pip-pip, cheerio! The gossamer Glossimer and three saturated Rouge Allure Lipsticks in pink, coral and fuchsia are named after some of London’s most iconic neighborhoods.
Today, I tantalized my senses, trying on two of the lipsticks and the gloss…
Clockwise from the blush: Poudres TissÃ©e Highlighting Powder and Blush in Brompton Road, Rouge Allure in Hyde Park and Rouge Allure in Kensington
The Glossimer in Chelsea
Swatches from the left: Chelsea, Kensington and Hyde Park
Wearing Rouge Allure in Kensington
Rouge Allure in Hyde Park
The Glossimer in Chelsea
Rouge Allure Lipsticks in Hyde Park and Kensington ($32 each)
Might I be so bold as to ask the way to Hyde Park? Yes, I might. These two bold, bright lippies are all kinds of right. Vibrant coral pink Hyde Park and fuchsia Kensington both feel light, smooth and moisturizing on my lips. And the satiny finish gives them an elegance that seems so very Angelina (post-Billy Bob, of course) to me. Expect to have to reapply after bangers and mash, but you should be fine if you’re just having Earl Grey. Love.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A+
Glossimer in Chelsea ($28.50)
Oh, behave! This super sheer hot pink looks and behaves like two lipglosses I remember from the summer of 2010. Do you remember the Fluos? From Les Pop-Up de Chanel? I can see Chelsea’s petite pigment irking some, but it sure shines (pun intended) on top of Kensington (and Hyde Park!). Darned thing is spendy for a gloss, especially one this sheer, but if you’ve been aching to bring home something from Knightsbridge, Chelsea is the least expensive piece.
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Tabs threw a fit this afternoon when I told him he’d have to prepare his own gravy.
Sorry, tabby, but tonight I’m driving into the city to visit Annie and the other Benefit babes at the Benefit store on Chestnut Street. They’re hosting a launch party for their new foundation, Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow.
Your gravy, my liege, will just have to wait.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. We’ve reached the top of the hump! That means it’s all smooth sailing from here… Hope you had a great day. I’ll be back soon.