“ Brand: Chanel / Type: Lipstick / Suitable for: Lip / What it does: Hydrates, „
I have only ever bough cheap lipsticks (e.g. Boots 17). I have alays been reasonable happy with them, but as I suffer from dry lips I can't seem to wear them to often. I decided to treat myself to a more expensive one, in the hope that it would make my lips look more moist and that I could therefore wear it more of the time. I was going abroad to a wedding, so this seemed like an ideal treat. It was expensive at £22 from my local department store, Fenwicks, but I hoped it would be well worth it. I bought it in a light pink shade as I hoped it would be generic and long lasting so it could almost be seen as in investment.
The lipstick comes in very classy packaging. The tube it is in is a gloss black, very plain and like a square with rounded off corners. It has the famous chanel label on the lid. The lid lifts off to give a metal twist type dispenser with is nice and lose and moves easily up and down. The lipstick itself is a lovely colour and has no real scent, it is fairly neutral, so it wont irritate you when it is on your lips.
The lipstick feels quite moist and is therefore easy to apply as it just slides on. It doesn't get caught on, and therefore exagerate any dry patches. It acts only to enhance your lips rather than highlight the bad bits! It looks gorgeous on, has a shimmer to it and doesnt appear to be block colour, so looks more natural and less dramatic than full coverage, which is ideal for me and the circumstances I wanted this lipstick for. The finish was shiney, but not 100% complete sheen like I had mirrors stuck to my lips!
The lipstick was incredibly long lasting and looked beautiful on. It didnt plump my lips or make them appear fuller, but to be hones I wasn't after that. I really like this lipstick and for once I might use one to the end and actually finish it!!
I first experienced Chanel lipstick when I was trying out makeup for my wedding. I went to the Chanel counter as their makeup had been recommended to me by a friend who said that it will last a long time during the day.
The assistant at the counter tried a few lipsticks with me after I told her that I wanted a natural look that would last a long time during my Wedding. I eventually chose a light brown lipstick and liner with a clear gloss to go over the top. As this was a natural look choice for my Wedding day, I also chose a browny red shade for nights out!
I have tried many different brands of lipstick and Chanel is really one of my favourites. It is a luxury item though which I splurged on before my Wedding but it has lasted a long time. I can rely on the lipstick not to wear off quickly or spread everywhere after kissing or eating. It also seems to moisturise my lips rather than drying them out as other brands have done.
Throughout my Wedding Day I only had to reapply twice until the end of the evening. I loved the natural look that the lipstick gave for my Wedding Day and I also love the look that my other Chanel lipstick gives me for evenings out - which is more dramatic and very glam.
I also love the classy look of chanel products that will look great in your makeup bag! The lipsticks have a black casing with a gold letter C on the top. You really feel special when wearing it.
If you really want to spoil yourself on an item that you can rely on, then this is the one.
Essential lipstick! This product comes in an array of colours but I only use the darkest reds so demand good colour destiny and coverage which this product certainly delivers. Finding that exact shade of red is never easy and Chanel delivers in droves with this lipstick. Once in place it stays, is durable and does not leave that awful lipstick mark on a glass, cigarette or your boyfriend's collar. I use a lipstick brush for this lipstick as it is so good that to apply direct is overkill but doing that means it lasts longer.
Packaged in classic Chanel black, these look so good when you take them out to touch up.
Chanel also do a range of excellent lip liners which create a perfect compliment to these brilliant lipsticks but not essential as this product is simply the best of its kind, classic brilliance in product and packaging. Highly recommended.
If you like rich and creamy lipsticks but don't mind paying extra for them then head down to your local Chanel counter.
The Chanel Hydrabase lipstick is an astounding product that has classy and sophisticated packaging with a product inside that does not fail to impress. The packaging is designed well in order for comfortable application.
The lipstick itself has a moisturising formula with a deep satin effect coverage. Due to the fact that it is enhanced with Vitamin E & Camomile, the lipstick has a soft, creamy and therapeutic feel.
The shade that I use is 'Aura'. I find that it is a very subtle and sophisticated every day shade which gives me long lasting and equal coverage.
The lipstick comes in a wide range of colours and is a necessity for the make up bag.
This is a good product which will last a long time and is worth those extra pennies.
I've got a great deal of time for Chanel makeup. Sure, it's expensive, but it's so full of pigment that you'll find it lasts much longer than a lot of other brands, even the high end ones. If you're susceptible to dry or bitty lips, then the Hydrabase range is for you. The lipstick really does moisturise, smooth out and plump up your lips, which is something I've not found with many brands. The colours are wonderful, too; the nice thing about Chanel is that they get the sought-after, fashionable colours in months before many of the other companies do. Remember Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction? That was Chanel's Rouge Noir, which was so popular it remained almost impossible to buy for about a year after the film came out. There are loads of different finishes too; metallic, creamy, sheer...you'll have to check them out. At the last count I had an embarrassing 12 different colours of Hydrabase. It's the only lipstick I use these days. It's long lasting, (almost as good as those painfully drying cheaper ones which claim to be kissproof, although it makes no claims to be), has a gorgeous texture, leaves your lips soft, comes in colours that will suit everyone, and, last but not least, smells really nice too. I've an enduring love for the Chanel sales staff. They're not pushy, they're incredibly helpful, and they don't push stuff you don't want on you. The bullets the stuff comes in are typically stylish; black with the interlocking Cs and a gold band. It makes you feel rather swish when you're doing up your make up in public, if you're as shallow as I seem to be. Buy one and see what you think.
Moisturizing formula; imparts broad range of fashion-forward colours with a long-lasting satiny finish and medium coverage