I’ve had my eye on this lipstick for a few months now so decided to take the plunge and buy it. This lipstick cost a pretty penny at £26 but I am practically a lipstick collector and have wanted this for so long so it wasn’t too painful! I tried this on in store and loved the colour, it’s a perfect autumn/winter colour and is so comfortable to wear.
The formula of this lipstick boasts the use of Jojoba and Mimosa butters along with sunflower wax which gives it the title of Ultra Hydrating, and for me that is exactly what it is, after hours of wear my lips still feel moisturised and smooth. I’d definitely wear this on occasions I know i’ll be wearing it for more than four hours, it will not be drying at all. Sometimes I find i’ll wear a lipstick and it’ll dry within four hours and i’ll be re-applying to dry lips which is not the best feeling in the world, whereas this eliminates that. The finish is quite glossy and because of that it can come off and smudge easier than some lipsticks which means straws are definitely essential! I do find that the colour fades slightly as time goes by which means re-application every two hours or so, however because the packaging is so beautiful I won’t mind that at all!
The colour Etienne is described as a Burgundy Red, I find it more of a raspberry toned red than some of the burgundy colours I have. I feel it’s more everyday wearable than most of the burgundy tones though this way, it’s not too overbearing and can be applied lightly for more of a natural look but also layered up to a more pigmented effect. I find it interesting that the lipsticks are named after Coco Chanel’s friends and lovers, Etienne was one of her lovers, it makes you wonder why she picked this particular colour for him.
This lipstick, to me, was definitely worth the purchase, it’s a shade i’ll get a lot of wear out of and I love the glamorous packaging. This is my first Chanel product, but I’m already tempted to go back, but that day will h
ave to be far in the future when I can justify a splurge like this again! Thank you for reading, have you used any Chanel products? I’m always tempted by Vitalumiere Aqua but doubt I could part with my pennies when I’ve heard about quite a few dupes. Hope your days are going well 🙂