*The creme de la creme of all lipstick-dom.
Chanel Beaute' may have many beautiful makeup products, but they are THE lipstick source - La Fin. We believed they could never do better than the iconic Rouge Hydrabase and when news of it being discontinued was released we took to our bed and cried for days (pure lipstick devastation).
But then came Rouge Coco - a creamy, dreamy marvelously moist masterpiece. There is nothing better mon cheri, nothing! Gabrielle (named after Mlle. Coco herself) is a heart stopping brilliant red and Ballet Russe is a deliciously deep burgundy. Balance has been restored to the lipstick universe - Merci!
Lip Color Family
*Another one of the industry's best lipsticks with a dazzling selection of colors and finishes. The point of difference here is that Nars throws down with the best NUDES in town. So when you're creating the optimal pairing of smoky eye and nude lip, these are the indisputable choices-
Blonde Venus and Honolulu Honey in Satin Lipstick
Nouba and Viva Las Vegas in Sheer Lipstick
Belle de Jour and Bettina in Velvet Matte
Tashkent in Pure Matte
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics
*Are you a makeup artist? Then you MUST already have a few of these. Yes, I said MUST! These unassuming little tubes are uber-saturated with insane amounts of pigment for dense, true color concentration. You only need a tiny amount for amazing payoff (NOT joking, only tiny amounts are needed). They apply like a gloss, then dry down (set) to a super stable satin finish.
Over 3 dozen shades that range from sumptuous to startling to surreal (Bridal Pink, Neon Magenta, Mint Green?). It's the ultimate lipstick paintbox that was meant to be mixed. So, create custom colors to your heart's content...there are NO limitations! (Blenderella glazes over in rapture).
Freedom System - Lip
*To say that Inglot has lots of lipstick is an understatement - there are 100's of colors and finishes ...no, seriously. The professional "Freedom System" employs lipstick in pans that drop into a custom 3, 5 or 10 color, magnatized palette (shown left). The made choices are a bit simpler here...only 90 colors to agonize over (OMG).
Super Lustrous® Lipstick
*Revlon has been serving up this smooth and silky lipcolor at a price everyone can enjoy for decades. 100's of millions have worn them (including my mom AND my grandma). Who hasn't heard of "Love That Red", "Cherries In The Snow" and "Fire and Ice"? And taking their place alongside these legendary colors are "Raisin Rage", "Deep Nude" and "Iced Mocha". Charles Revson created a lipstick that became a cultural icon...If that doesn't prove the power of makeup, I don't know what does.
It's A Fact: Revlon Super Lustrous is the #1 selling lipstick in America.
Three Custom Color Specialists
Custom Lipsticks & Palettes
*These custom color gurus have put the magic back in makeup. Not only do they have stunning "ready made" lipsticks and nifty palettes in mouth-watering color collections. Take a look at "A Century In Red" (pictured to the left) it is to die for!
Guess what else they do (wait for it ...)
They can custom blend to match anything! Yes, I said anything! Are you aching for a lipstick to match those fabulous magenta metallic Manolo strappy sandals, that shiny new candy apple red BMW, even that luscious caramel colored Prada Totebag? They have the POWER! It's a match made in heaven (sorry about the pun, I just had tooooooooo).
Saint & Sinner
*The Aussie Queen of super duper uber-pigmented pouts, Poppy King is back (and on a personal note, we couldn't be happier). This time Poppy brings us a beautifully edited, unbelievably wearable wardrobe of luscious lip color to suit every mood.
We love Poppy because she understands how important a gorgeous mouth is and she never disappoints when it comes to shamefully rich modern formulas bursting with retro glamour. So here's what is so simply brilliant about this collection - every perfectly picked color is duplicated in two fab formulas (minus the shimmer or glitter).
Saint (gold case)- 10% pigment when you desire a heaven sent sheer tint ...being transparent has never been so seductive.
Sinner (navy case)- An unbelievable 90% pigment when you crave lips doused in rich, dangerously dense matte color ...who could resist a pout that looks like silk velvet?
Rimmel - London
Lasting Finish Lipstick
*A bargain hunter's bonanza and InStyle magazine Best Buy winner! Beautifully long lasting, full color lipsticks with a gorgeous sheen (like built-in gloss). An amazing selection of trend focused colors for makeup fashionistas who want what's now at a price that won't sting later.
Ultimate Lip Palettes
*It's always easier to have a palette of lip colors at your fingertips on set. Cinema Secrets offers 14 choices, each with 5 shades in logically thought out color families, like Coral Reef (pictured left). They also offer 3 very cool add-on sets that transform lip colors with All That Glitters, All That Glosses and an Iridescent Glow. The exceptional savings at a price of $18 US per palette is a defininte added bonus!
*Finally, a fabulous fragrance free (yes, no perfume!) formula in truly the best shades possible. Available in 30 individual colors, but we're drawn to the 5 color palettes in Cool, Fashion & Specialty shades that cover ALL of our basic lipstick needs. The most wearable colors in a creamy (not greasy) formula. Simplicity at it's best!
Update That's Great: The new "Super Palette" (pictured left) has 18 "gotta have them" colors in it.
*Long wearing, richly colored professional lipstick in 110 individual colors and 3 finishes. You can purchase each separately or choose from 15 ready made palettes - Choose from 6, 12 and 24 color palettes with snap in refills or you can opt for the 5 (pictured left) or 18 color pre-poured palettes (not refillable). When you're looking for lots of options, Kryolan NEVER lets you down.
Crush Lip & Cheek Stain
*This kickin' multi-t asker not only moisturizes and protects skin with anti-oxidants (cherry and pomegranate extracts), but it reacts to pH levels in the skin and creates a personalized blush and pout. Think of the possibilities - you can have 4 people in the same color and it will look different on each one...and stay on all day!
Vitamins A, C and E offer extra benefits, protection and nourishment.
Lip and Cheek Gel Stain
*Another high quality, double duty product (let's lighten those kits!)
While Benetint orginated the "stain" category, Vincent added variety. These amazing gel stains are waterproof, extremely long wearing and layer beautifully to go from sheer to intense. They can be applied directly over moisturized lips and cheeks for a quick flush of color or layered under foundation for a subtle "underpainted" 3D effect. All 6 colors are beautiful, but "Baby Boo" is the one to grab first.
LipSurgence™ Natural Matte Lip Stain
*Each shade has the intense pigment concentration we love from matte lipsticks, but without the unattractive and uncomfortable dryness. They are also peppermint-infused (yummy), glide on silky smooth and feature Tarte's LipSurgence™ technology - clinically proven to increase moisture content in the lips up to 6000% with continued use...WOW!
*It all started with benetint, a little bottle of liquid love that smells just like the rose petals that were steeped to create it. It was a HUGE success, so the "tint" family grew. First the poppy pink posietint and recently mango colored chachatint. All three create a long lasting stain to add a just pinched flush of color to lips and cheeks.
Just be careful, this is some serious STAIN. Novices might want to mix it with a tiny bit of moisturizer or foundation for cheeks, until you get used to the magic it creates.
*A truly luscious lip stain that creates a semi-permanent wash of color worth envying. Dip into this insanely sexy inkwell & anoint lips with a sheer veil of vanilla-scented color. You can also layer it for a deep, inky stain. Lip Envy dries down to a semi-matte finish – very modern, very now!
Cream lip Stain
*This hybrid, high-coverage lip stain transforms as it sets. It applies as a richly pigmented cream and sets to a silky, lightweight stain leaving lips beautifully colored and still feeling soft and moisturized. The addition of avocado oil and beeswax give it the "comfortable" edge over other stains. The seven matte and satin finish colors provide the perfect basic lip wardrobe.
*Finally...an inexpensive lipstain we actually like (so do the editors of Allure Magazine). This semi-permanent lip-locker uses a felt tip to evenly attach pigment stain to the lips (like a magic marker for you lips...very cool).
To seal the deal, there's a moisturizing satin finish shine (subtle, not glossy).
The color stays as true and vibrant as when you first applied it...for up to 12 hours!