Today’s review will be on yet another luxury makeup item. It’s the Cle de peau Extra rich lipstick in the shade 311. This is the most popular shade in their range and it is actually worn by Amanda Seyfried in the brands campaign pics.
About The Product:
Give your lips all the lush color and exquisite beauty of a rose with Clé de PeauBeauté’s elegant, moisturizing lipstick—for a radiance like never before.
Price : $40 for the refill. The lipstick holder/case is sold separately at $25.
My Experience with Clé de Peau Beauté Rouge à Lèvres Extra Rich Lipstick:
This lipstick refill is sold separately from the case. I was kind of thrown off by this fact initially and I still don’t like that the brand does this. It may be beneficial for those who are in love with this particular product so much that they would keep repurchasing it which would cost them less in the long run, but let’s face it how many of us have ever finished an entire tube of lipstick in their lifetime.
The refill tube is not completely unpractical to use without the case as the tube does twist up and it comes with a small plastic cap which does not stay put securely, hence travelling with this without the case is not possible.
On the brighter side, you can purchase refill of many different shades and use it with just one case.
The lipstick itself has a crystal cut looking design. It has a flat shaped edge instead of the traditional slanted tube which does make application a bit difficult especially with a shade like this, which poses so many hurdles of going out the lip line. I do find it especially difficult to get around the corners of my lips and cupid’s bow which I can do for now by turning the lipstick on the side and using the pointed end, but once the lipstick wears down with use, I will have to use a lipstick brush.
As the name implies this lipstick is very smooth creamy and rich. It is not the smoothest, creamiest I have ever used (Nars Audacious still takes the cake in that category) But it does glide on effortlessly and with full opaque pigmentation. I do need a couple of swipes to make the color look even and evenly distributed.
The shade 311 is true hot red. It is neither too orange nor too blue. It will be flattering on most skin tones. It does not contain any shimmer particles but the finish is not flat. I would describe the finish as crème sheen which settles down to satin after an hour.
Feel on lips:
It feels very comfortable on the lips. It is not drying at all, but it is not very hydrating either. It feels particularly drying at the end of the day after I have worn it for 6+ hours, but upon initial application, it feels lightweight and makes my lips feels smooth and supple. It did not settle in fine lines nor accentuated dryness. It is not sticky or slippery.
Staying power is very good. It stayed 8+ hours on me without bleeding. It does survive through eating and drinking though I will need to do a touch-up after a full meal. It is not transfer-proof. It does leave behind a very strong bright reddish pink tint as it fades.
Overall, I am highly impressed with this lipstick. It is very expensive, especially if you include the case too, hence it is defiantly an investment. Though I would say that this is not the most unique lipstick on the market. This shade and formula seems to be easily dupe-able in other comparatively less expensive high end brands too, if you search. I will most definitely recommend this if you are in the mood to splurge.
Pros of Clé de Peau Beauté Rouge à Lèvres 311 Extra Rich Lipstick:
• Creamy and lightweight on the lips
• Not drying at all
• Universally flattering shade
• Very impressive staying power
• Does not settle in fine lines
• Very pigmented, goes on with full opacity.
Cons of Clé de Peau Beauté Rouge à Lèvres 311 Extra Rich Lipstick:
• Very expensive
• Not transfer proof
• Shade is easily dupe-able
• The lipstick doesn’t stand on its own
• The shape of the lipstick makes it a bit difficult to apply with precision.
IMBB Rating 4.5/5
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