Review of Cle de Peau Extra Silky Lipstick by fleckenschnitte
Recently I started to get more into high-end brands... I still use and love my Japanese drugstore stuff but I have to admit that it just feels great pulling out a really precious makeup item and it's even better when it really performs as well as this silk in a tube =)
This lipstick comes in a sleek shimmery dark blue metal tube. It's a stylo-type lipstick (very slim and long) and looks really elegant and luxurious (and it's heavy and well-made!). When you remove the cap you plug it at the end of the lipstick tube to twist the desired amount of lipstick out. (Attention, this lipstick does NOT retract so be careful not to get too much product out)
I think this is one of the most pleasant feeling lipsticks I ever tried. It's soooo soft and buttery but doesn't smudge and lasts quite well on my lips. It feels more like a very moisturizing lipbalm rather than an ordinary lipstick. When I apply Extra Silky Lipstick my lips stay really soft and nourished even after the lipstick has worn off.
The finish is rather sheer but very glossy and moist.
The only problem I have with this lipstick is the price! I think it retails somewhere around US$65 for 2 grams of product which is an insane price for a lipstick! I got my colors off ebay for about half which is still a lot. I have to admit that I think it's worth it though!
I bought 4 colors sight unseen from an ebay seller and I have to say that 3 of the colors are absolutely beautiful.
I believe there are 12 colors, I got the following 4 colors:
104: A sheer warm red
108: A soft cool-toned light pink
109: A soft natural pink-beige
111: A muted slightly deepened MLBB pinky-mauve color
I am a cool-toned PPP/NW15/MQ OC-01/Kate OC-A with brown eyes.
From top to bottom: 104, 108, 109, 111