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ELIZABETH ARDEN Ceramide Ultra Lipstick – Watermelon #21

Brand: Elizabeth Arden
Range: Ceramide Ultra Lipstick
Shade:Watermelon #21
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Highly pigmented, glossy and moisturising lipstick that feels moisturised for “up to 20 hours”
  • Infused with plumping ingredients that significantly reduces lip lines, and helps define lip contours.
  • Extremely comfortable wear, and lips feel instantly smooth, soft and nourished without the need for lip balm.
  • Embossed with the iconic Elizabeth Arden Red Door design,
  • In just a few sweeps, my lips transformed from tired looking and dry to a vibrant juicy pout in just a few seconds.
  • Hides lip flakes, lip lines, dryness, uneven lip tones – this lipstick looks good even on a bad lip day!
  • Verdict: Highly recommended MUST-TRY lipstick formula!! You won’t believe the transformation until you try it for yourself. ¬†This is hands down a HG formula for me, although I do wish it contained SPF.

 

Forget Dior Serum de Rouge, you must try this one instead.

 

RRP: $46 AUD
Available on counters today.

This product was sent for consideration.

TOM FORD Lip Color – Black Orchid

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Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, TOM FORD, Yishan | by — April 18, 2011

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Brand: Tom Ford
Range: Lip Color
Shade: Black Orchid
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Read my previous review of Tom Ford Lipsticks here.
  • Black Orchid an intense wine shade that’s high maintenance, so I recommend using with a lip brush an lip primer such as Elizabeth Arden Advanced Lip Fix Cream instead of lip balm.
  • Without lip primer, I found it slippery and sank into lip lines which is common in many deep wine lipstick shades out there.
  • Click here to view other Tom Ford lipstick swatches.
  • Verdict: Recommended for those who have minimal lip lines, or those that prefer a softer wine lipstick shade.
Attempt #1 – On Clarins Extra Firming Lip & Contour Balm.
It slipped around a lot, didn’t cover evenly & tendency to sink into lip lines.
Attempt #2 – On Elizabeth Arden Advanced Lip Fix Cream
No slip, and blended effortlessly into the lip surface.  Turns into a soft wine shade once blended.

This product was sent for consideration.

TOM FORD Lip Color – Ginger Fawn

Brand: Tom Ford
Range: Lip Color
Shade: Ginger Fawn
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Read my previous review of Tom Ford Lipsticks here.
  • Ginger Fawn is a warm orange that’s a more wearable take on the bold orange lip trend.
  • Although Tom Ford lipsticks are already moisturising, I find that it looks most flattering when worn on primed lips to soften the creamy texture, especially if you have lip lines.
  • Click here to view other Tom Ford lipstick swatches.
  • Verdict: Recommended for all skin tones, although the ginger hues make this an autumn pick for me.

 

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ESTEE LAUDER Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick – Plum Couture

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ESTEE LAUDER, LIPSTICK, Yishan | by — April 13, 2011

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Brand: Estee Lauder
Range: Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick
Shade: Plum Couture (Satin Creme)
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Formulated in Tom Pecheux’s signature formula that is multi-dimensional an moisturising (with Apricot Kernel, Shea Butter and Vitamins C and E).
  • Available in 21 shades and 2 finishes (Satin Creme & Lustrous Shimmer)
  • Plum Couture is a deep wine shade that’s applies incredibly smoothly with a moist shine.
  • Verdict: I recommend Plum Couture over Tom Ford Lipstick in ‘Black Orchid’ (swatch coming soon) as it applies more easily and has buildable coverage without slip.

 

 

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ESTEE LAUDER Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick – Sizzling Bronze

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ESTEE LAUDER, Lips, LIPSTICK, Yishan | by — April 12, 2011

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Brand: Estee Lauder
Range: Pure Colour Long Lasting Lipstick
Shade: Sizzling Bronze (Lustrous Shimmer)
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Formulated in Tom Pecheux’s signature formula that is multi-dimensional an moisturising (with Apricot Kernel, Shea Butter and Vitamins C and E). 
  • Available in 21 shades and 2 finishes (Satin Creme & Lustrous Shimmer)
  • Sizzling Bronze is a chestnut brown with a lustrous finish, which give lips a multi-faceted finish.
  • Verdict: Go for Sizzling Bronze if you have warmer skin tone and love a lustrous nude lip. Alternatively check out the other shade in the brown category – Sugar Honey.

This product was sent for consideration.