Love the formula of all the Viva Glam lipsticks. When you go darker, you want matte, IMO. The color is different for me as I am normally a red lipstick girl (I wear Viva Glam 1 as my every day) but the SA talked me into this and it's pretty for a change. The swatch shown is way off. This is a plummish hue;not anywhere as vivid as shown. I like that I can do a more dramatic eye with this lipstick, as opposed to a red lip, so I will probably wear this mainly at night.
Fall in love this spring with Chanel's romantic collection of lipsticks for 2013. My personal pick is "Envoutante", which is a sumptious shimmery violet/berry that looks a bit dark to be in a spring collection, but goes on sheer with just enough beautiful color intensity-the effect is simply gorgeous. I vacated from Chanel and found the most perfect liner from Mac: Vino is what you want to wear with this to give it definition. Chanel wants you to use the Chanel deep plum liner, but I like Mac's Vino far better-matches the lipstick to a tee. This shade looks like a "winter" color" but it has a sheer irridescent finish which I love so much I will wear this year round. Warms up my slightly olive complexion, brightens my hazel eyes, and it a rich contrast against my dark brunette hair. A very sultry, sexy look, which I am loving...Im in my forties and didn't think these darker shades could still work on me without looking goth....this one works beautifully. Worth every penny of the ridiculous price,and as such, I will repurchase.
Beautiful. Just "enough red" for a brunette wanting a red lip without washing out my entire complexion. Fire engine reds look fetching in the tube but make my face look garish. I like sangria liner with it, but plum looks pretty, too. Very moisturizing. I had been wearing Bobbi Brown"s "plumberry" for years and bought this one to try for a change and find it to be an extremely flattering shade...can't believe I had overlooked it for so long. Will DEFINITELY repurchase!
I have spent a small fortune -literally hundreds of dollars-trying to find the perfect red lipstick. I have black hair, hazel eyes, medium skin tone and it would seem that red would be my most flattering shade, according to nearly every makeup artist and what I read. Ultimately, they are either all too bright, too pink, too orange or too purply for me to bear. This lipstick is really unique. Most reds make me look pale and clownish but because of the brick undertones, my complexion really warms with this red. It is fantastic at night and safe enough for day. Yeah, yeah, it is a little dry but to me that is a plus. Creamy, glossy reds bleed and I would rather have a red stay put on my mouth than slip all over my face. I cannot believe how long it took me to find this lipstick considering how long it has been on the market. It looks best when I wear tinted moisturizer or bronzer-makes my face come alive. Bye bye, clown red lipsticks. This one is classy, sexy and the real deal.
Lipstick -Chanel - Hydrabase Lipstick - Fire -Fall 04
chanelchick22 10/2/2010 11:04:00 PM
This is one of the best all-time reds out there. How do I know? I have tried nearly every one. If you are looking for a TRUE RED this is it. Get lost at the MAC counter trying to find the right red? I did. Ruby Woo was too blue, Russian Red was too orange and Mac Red turned pink on me. This is what happens every time I look for red lipstick. Chanel's FIRE looks great on my light olive skin against my dark hair. I was really suprised because the color looked too orange when the sales guy pulled out the tube. I actually like Chanels' "Vamp" lipstick as well (applied very sparingly) and these two lipsticks are in completely different color familiies. When I wear FIRE I feel very sophisticated. It is an instant face brightener. I am especially inspired by this lipstick tonight because I put it on for the first time after a long summer of wearing blah pinks and feeling "blah"... I put this lipstick on tonight and watched the heads turn!! The other great thing about this lipstick is that it stays on without being too drying. You won't have to reapply it constantly, and at about thirty dollars a tube, that's a good thing.