Friday, July 13, 2007

Chanel's Aqualumier in Catalina

More lip loveliness for fall: Chanel's Aqualumier in Catalina.

Like all Aqualumier lipsticks, it gives a sheer, weightless coverage that feels almost balmy without the stickiness. My sensitive lips have always loved this formula, and this is no exception. The vitamins and SPF 15 don't hurt, either, but I'm here to talk about the pretty color.

Like just about every Chanel lip color I've ever fallen in love with, Catalina is a limited edition (when I have a favorite that isn't designed for a short life span, they just discontinue it. It's a miracle that Giggle and Summer Plum glossimers are still available). The color is officially described as "deep plum", but since it's sheer it doesn't make my lips purple, and it's more of a reddish, shimmery plum. It would probably be more dramatic on pale face/lips, but on me it's very wearable and doesn't look overdone. It's very appropriate for daytime.

Layering Catalina with Hibiscus glossimer (see yesterday's review) makes for a fabulous, sexy evening look. They give each other more depth than the colors offer separately and are just meant for each other. Also, just as I thought, these two are perfect with the neutral Bobbi Brown eye makeup for fall. I wore them with Espresso, the darkest shadow in the collection (review to come) and loved it.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this! I love Catalina too!


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