Julie Hewett • Rouge Noir • Lipstick
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Olive Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This color is a nice comparison to Shiseido's Dragon Red lipstick. It has some orange base to it, and boy is it VIBRANT!
It lasts for a long long time. It goes on smooth and is highly highly pigmented. Towards the end of the day it feels drier and maybe have come off, but believe me its still on your lips.
With this lipstick its important to buy a, if not one of her's, lip liner. The color seems to migrate slightly and because its so bold, its important that it has a form or structure. I tend to wear sticks without liner, but this is one of those colors where it is a must to do so.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
The packing is incredible beautiful, gold and retro. The color, however, is not so unique that I would buy it again. It's a lovely red but I just don't see the retro aspect of the color. It seems very bright and not very old Hollywood. But it's gorgeous!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
This lipstick is awesome. Hollywood makeup artist Julie Hewett created the Noir line of lipsticks while working on "Pearl Harbor" and recognized the need for 1940s matte technicolor lipsticks in today's market. I love anything vintage, so I was excited to find this brand. The packaging is totally vintage-styled - a gold metallic bullet-style tube. The lipstick itself is creamy and very pigmented. This is a true matte 1940s vintage movie star red, and boy is it RED. This lipstick is not for the faint of heart.Perfect for vintage or retro makeup. It lasts pretty well but can feel a bit drying after a couple of hours. This is my go-to red, and I will most definitely repurchase.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
Rouge Noir is a 50s retro, true red. Deeply pigmented, it is not for the shy! Unlike some of the other Julie Hewett Noir reds (Sin or Coco, for example) Rouge is not at its best when blotted down to a stain. This lipstick is meant for full-impact, technicolor, movie-star-from-a-different-age POW.
Rouge Noir has no visible orange or blue. This is supposedly the Marilyn Monroe of lipsticks (whereas Belle Noir is Grace Kelly and Coco Noir is Lauren Bacall). The color nicely complements my fair neutral/cool skin tone with medium contrast between hair, skin and eyes.
The texture is very matte and slightly sticky, but it is not nearly as drying as some lipsticks (MAC or NARS). The staying power is excellent but when it starts to wear off (midway through a meal), it can get really ugly. It wears from the center and the outer edges of my lip begin to flake. Because this lipstick sets/dries, you cannot just apply another coat on top; you need to completely remove and redo, preferably first neutralizing the entire lip area with foundation. If you want to take the time to do this, I highly recommend this gorgeous color and formulation. In theory I could see myself taking the time, but in practice, I like a lipstick that requires a bit less maintenance, such as a similarly retro red by Besame Cosmetics (Red Hot Red).
Rouge Noir lipstick is an exact match for the Rouge Noir lip pencil, which cannot be said for all of them. (Film Noir and Belle Noir lip pencils do NOT match the lipsticks.) I would not recommend wearing this lipstick without the accompanying liner -- or at least a liner that is a close match. Rouge Noir looks and wears so much better if you line and then fill in your lips with the Rouge Noir pencil first, and then apply, blot, and reapply the lipstick for an all-day matte blast of red (assuming you don't wolf down a salad covered in oil).
If you prefer your reds a touch cooler, you might consider Julie Hewett Femme Noir. If you like your reds warmer, try the Belle Noir. Coco Noir is somewhere in between being neither too cool or warm, but it has a fair amount of brown in it. Femme is a blue red.
I love small, lesser-known cosmetics companies and every product I have tried by Julie Hewett is unparalleled, even if the color did not work as well as I'd hoped. An especially nice touch is the gold (plastic) bullet-shaped tube. I feel very retro and glamorous when I pull it out of my makeup bag. I would buy this again if I didn't like the Besame in Red Hot Red just the tiniest bit more, but the matching Rouge Noir lip pencil is a color everyone should have in their collection, and I think the lipstick would suit anyone who likes wearing a true red.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I actually won this in a contest from a magazine (forgot which one). I would say (for me atleast) it's the perfect red. Not too warm, not too cool...nice and neutral. It's definitely not subtle (although you can dab it on for a subtler but face brightening look). I wear it when I'm going for a "pin-up girl" type look. It looks great when you're wearing leopard print or black!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I bought this from Julie's website for $22.50 after reading about it in a local San Diego magazine... the site lists this particular red as "..real classic moviestar red, good for all skin types genuine technicolor." Whoo! They weren't kidding about the technicolor part! LIPS! Coming at you! Look out! This is the most pigmented lipstick I have used. It interestingly smells like roses.. no kidding. This is brighter than Revlon's Love That Red, than Mac's Ruby Woo, so if you want bright red retro lips, this may be for you. The case is plastic shiny gold that really looks metal.. the stick itself a angled typical bullet. No problems with the color fading or bleeding. Anxious to try the Femme Noir, which may be a little more... quiet? This one is loud, ladies!