This is an easy one to wear and love: Face Atelier lipstick in Chilled Cabarnet. I know that I'm not the only one who tends to confuse Face Atelier and Face Stockholm, but let's try and keep it straight: this is Face Atelier, an American brand. They're cruelty free and focused on soothing ingredients. The latter is quite apparent in this lipstick. The first time I saw it I thought Chilled Cabarnet was going to be a statement lipstick, but instead it's a sheer, emollient, and very easy to wear plummy rosy shade.
This Face Atelier lipstick feels more like a balm than a lipstick, and I'm fine with that-- it makes reapplying throughout the day much easier and hassle free. I anchor the color into place using a pencil base, and the lipstick keeps it from feeling and looking dry; it really is very balmy. I've been moving Chilled Cabarnet from purse to purse, from makeup bag to evening clutch, so I guess that's the sign of a staple in the making.
Bottom Line: a good one.
Face Atelier Lipstick ($22) is available from faceatleier.com.