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GUERLAIN Rouge G L’Extrait – M69 Orgueil – Review, Photos, Swatches


GUERLAIN, Katherine, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC25 | by — January 14, 2014


Brand: Guerlain
Range: Rouge G L’Extrait
Shade: Orgueil M69
Swatched by the lovely: Katherine

Liquid, creamy, consistent, ultrapigmented, and velvety, Rouge G L’Extrait exceptional lip color is the perfect cross between a lipstick and a gloss. The liquid texture glides gently over the lip and within a few moments, the silky color becomes matte. This non-sticky, non-drying, and non-feathering texture leaves your lips looking flawless for hours.

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Budget lip liners that match luxe lippies

Budget Lip Liners that match Luxe Lippies

I’ve been drafting this post in my head for over a year now & even accumulated a few lip pencils in anticipation that they might be a good match for a potential lippie one day.  But it seems that it wasn’t until I acquired my new camera and wooden accessories that I finally got around to putting this post together.

The inspiration for this post came to me from the many times I’ve tried on a luxury lipstick brand on counter and was even prepared to purchase a matching lip pencil if they had one.  Instead I was suggested a completely different shade (eg. a MLBB lip pencil to go with a red lip pencil, or a rose pink pencil for a hot pink lippie and so on) in an effort to please me.  On such occasions, I immediately make a beeline for MAC and Bobbi Brown to search for a matching lip pencil, but I realise that not everyone is prepared to fork out thirty-ish dollars for it.  So I set myself a challenge of finding lip pencils from budget brands to match higher end lipsticks.

I happened to find matching lipsticks & lip pencils across 4 colour groups – red, nude, two pinks and wine.  I skipped orange as my Inglot coral lip pencil didn’t match any of my orange/coral lipsticks.

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The Lipsticks (L-R):

Chanel Rouge Allure Velvet – L’Exuberante (pink)

Nars Pure Velvet Lipstick – Vesuvio (red)

Clinique Chubby Stick – Heaping Hazelnut (nude)*

Hourglass Femme Rouge Velvet Creme Lipstick – Nocturnal (wine)

Clinique Long Last Lipstick – Spanish Rose (pink)*

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The Lip Pencils (L-R):

Australis Lip Pencil – Kiss Me Quick (pink)

Revlon Colorstay Lipliner – Red (red)

Rimmel Exaggerate Full Colour Lip Liner – Natural (nude)

Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Stay On Lip Contouring Pencil – Wine (wine)

Rimmel Lasting Finish 1000 Kisses Stay On Lip Contouring Pencil – Indian Pink (pink)

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The reason I paired Clinique Chubby Stick in “Heaping Hazelnut” with a warmer nude lip pencil is because I have a flushed lip tone.  You can of course opt for a lighter or warmer nude pencil depending on your lip tone.  I got so many compliments with this combination that one of my friends immediately purchased both items the same day she spotted me wearing this.

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Surprisingly there are not that many blue red lip liners out there from budget brands, and Revlon’s lip liner was the closest budget brand I could find.  Natio and Sax also do great red lip liners but they lean towards neutral red.

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Australis paired with Chanel? Who would have guessed!

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I wore this combo when I met Michelle Phan in Melbourne last year.  The wine lip pencil really vamps up the lipstick so you can dial it up or down to your taste.

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Clinique’s Spanish Rose is pigmented enough to be worn alone, but it also goes beautifully with Rimmel’s “Indian Pink” lip liner.

Other lip liner brands I love

  • Natio
  • Bourjois
  • Bobbi Brown
  • MAC
  • Chanel
  • Dior
  • Lancome
  • Clinique
  • Burberry (on my wish list)
  • Serge Lutens (also on my wish list)

Hope you liked this post!

Products marked with an asterisk were provided for consideration.  All other items were purchased by me.

CHANEL Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss – Controversy 722 – Review, Photos, Swatches


CHANEL, LIP GLOSS, Lips, NC20, Yishan | by — October 3, 2013

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Brand: Chanel
Range: Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss
Shade: Controversy 722
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Inspired by the iconic lipstick Rouge Allure, the Extrait de Gloss combines a smooth, silky gel texture with bold colour for a luxurious dramatic effect.
  • Despite being very pigmented, the formula is neither sticky nor tacky, and leaves lips feeling comfortable and sensuous for hours.
  • I find that one pump is enough for the entire lips, and rubbing my lips together helps to spread the gloss evenly into the lip creases.
  • Tip: Use the long edge of the wand to spread the gloss along your lip line, then use the rounded corner of the wand to define your cupids bow.
  • Controversy is described as a “brown plum” and has a vampy edge to it.
  • What sets this apart from other pigmented glosses is that it’s not only long lasting, but even after drinking it leaves a soft stain behind, giving your lips a flush of colour from the undertones.  For me, the flush of colour that remained was a rhubarb MLBB shade.
  • Verdict: The brown tones in this vampy gloss will appeal to those who have warm skin tones, or want to create a chocolate toned autumn look.CHANEL Rouge Allure Extrait De Gloss - Controversy 72 Reviews Photos Swatch


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RRP: $50 AUD

This product was provided for consideration.

RIMMEL Kate Moss Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick – Reviews, Photos, Swatches


Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, RIMMEL, Yishan | by — May 7, 2013

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Brand: Rimmel 芮谜
Range: Kate Moss Lasting Finish Matte Lipstick
Shades: 107, 111, 113
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Further to my other Kate Moss Lasting Finish lipstick swatches (Part 1 and Part 2), today I have the Matte Lipstick which comes in a total 6 matte shades in a new matte red packaging.
  • Formulated with Ruby Powder, the velvety matte finish is incredibly lightweight and flexible, making it comfortable to wear.  It does grip well to the lip surface, which means you get a richly pigmented seamless coverage, but the “character” of your lips stays visible with no particular smoothing effects other than the diffused matte finish.
  • Out of the 6 shades available I received 3 shades – 107 (deep red), 111 (rich red) and 113 (nude).  In real life, shade 111 (rich red) is a richer red closer to how it looks on the tube, as opposed to a bright red which the swatches suggest.
  • The formula is non-drying & looks much softer when applied on moisturised lips, or on top of a moisturising lip stain.   I only swatched 2 shades as I wasn’t so lucky with the nude shade 113, which clashed with my lip tone & accentuated every little lip flaw, even flakes I didn’t even know I had.  Therefore I only recommend the nude shade if you have a pale lip tone & no issues with dry lips.
  • Long lasting rich pigments that fade gracefully
  • Verdict: The matte red lip trend is here to stay, so if you’re looking to add a matte shade or two to your lipstick wardrobe that won’t break your wallet I recommend trying Rimmel Kate Moss’s matte lipstick range.  It’s pigmented enough that you only need a lip brush – no lip liner required.

Swatched over a layer of Nivea Lip Butter.

RRP: $12.95 AUD

These products were provided for consideration.

CK ONE Dark Matter Collection Lipstick – Velvet & Vinyl – Reviews, Photos, Swatches


CK ONE COLOR, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, Yishan | by — March 18, 2013

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Brand: ck One
Range: Dark Matter Collection (limited edition)
Shades: Velvet 320, Vinyl 620
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Taking inspiration from embellished leather and velvet, ck One’s Dark Matter Collection features 2 limited edition lip colours in bold rich finishes.
  • Vinyl is a described as vinyl red (luscious warm red with a gold sheen), and Velvet a dark berry (purply wine).
  • Luminous, saturated colour that glides on silky smooth without drying lips & sets into a satin finish.
  • The packaging is minimalist monochrome – half matte black (similar to Nars packaging) and half glossy white.
  • Verdict: Vinyl applies more smoothly than Velvet, with Velvet showing tendencies to settle into lip lines (a typical problem in dark wine lipsticks).  Vinyl applies beautifully with a gold sheen that would appeal to warm skin tones.  Overall I highly recommend ck One lipsticks for those seeking saturated yet satin finish lipsticks & it’s also quite moderately priced.

RRP: $35 AUD limited edition, available exclusively at Myer (Australia)

These products were provided for consideration.