Last August 17, I tagged along Shabby to this Rustan’s Beauty Addict Beautiful You convention in Makati. In all honesty, I came for the drinks (haha!) and checking the goods was second priority. At some point that night, I ended up in Chanel, swatching their Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour, boy oh boy, I fell in love with one particular shade: 154 Experimente.
Shabby did mention last year that she loved the Luxuriant shade (150) but I have never really gone out of my way to test it (or any other shade) myself because 1. Chanel is expensive, and 2. Chanel is expensive. Of course, since I was there already in the event, I might as well try it, right? Ugh, good and bad move.
It was a good move because the shade I tried on my lips matched my red dress that night. The first try wasn’t perfect and a section of the lipstick got removed from my bottom lip because I didn’t allow the liquid lipstick to dry correctly. Shabby persuaded me to retouch it and gave me a tip on how she applies it (blot the first layer with a tissue, and then reapply, let it dry). And guess what, it never moved the whole night!
We roamed around after leaving Chanel, and we had dinner right after the event at a Japanese restaurant we frequent near Park Square. You’ll think that a lipstick color this dark will transfer to the glass and chopsticks, but it just didn’t. My lips were lighter and Shabby says it looked more like I was just wearing a lip tint after eating dinner. You’ll probably say, it didn’t transfer because it has already come off, it felt like that too. I don’t feel like I was wearing any lipstick anymore. But I swear my lips are not naturally red and they are bloodshot red even after I got home. I also rubbed on my lower lips with my index finger just to see if I still had any lipstick on, and that was the only time the color transferred to anything.
And even after then, I still managed to take some gratuitous selfies that looked like my lips were newly retouched when I didn’t re-applied any of my makeup (it’s probably the lighting lol).
So why was I calling it a bad move if the lip color lasted that long, and it was that light-weight and it had a really nice shade of red? Because I want it. SO BAD. SO VERY BAD.
I did mention Chanel is expensive, right? It’s priced at 1,950 pesos and I just cannot afford to splurge anytime soon. I actually may already have started dreaming about the lipstick, nights after that fateful Saturday.
Why do you do this to me, Chanel? WHY? T_T
Update on September 15, 2017: I already bought it. I’m so happy and so poor right now! LOL
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