Monday, October 05, 2009

Chanel Hydrabase Lipstick- Poise (118)

Chanel Hydrabase Lipstick in Poise (no. 118) seems to be a Nordstrom exclusive and flies somewhat under the radar. The formula is the usual Hydrabase- cream/satin and is Chanel's longest lasting lip product. Poise is an almost matte warm red with a somewhat brown base. This shade is very balanced and elegant, and depending on your coloring, can be a good daytime red.

While the texture is a bit dry, it still doesn't make the lips look pruny and wears nicely without flaking. I usually prefer to top it with a layer of lip gloss, but it's not really necessary.

Chanel Hydrabase Lipsticks ($28.50) are available from every decent department store and Poise can be found at Nordstrom, online and in store. Beware of a few online vendors that charge extra for this color.

All photos are mine. Ignore the purple swatch in the last picture. I think it's a Nars or something.


  1. I was in a bad mood on last Saturday and wanted to cheer myself up with something, so I ended up with Rouge Allure in Captive... (lovely consistency)

  2. Poise as tested on the skin in the photo kind of reminds me of Clandestine, one of the new lipsticks from the Venice collection. I can't get enough of Clandestine. It's a bit more russet/rich brown than Poise. You might like it.


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