Chris Benz Spring 2010 Collection - style.com
I had heard so much buzz about the newest lipstick from Lancome's Pout-a-Porter collection with Chris Benz that I had to get my hands on it! The limited edition lipstick, wittily named "Chris & Tell", is a soft, sheer color of coral-peach. It was released in small quantities on the Lancome website and at Lancome boutiques early this year (and promptly sold out) and just hit Saks make-up counters on the first week of February.
I had to call five local Saks before a sales associate in Beverly Hills responded with good news: there were two left! I quickly snatched them up (One for the home, one for the car? It's always a good idea to stock up anyway!). She also sold me on the idea of getting the matching blusher, Lancome's Pop'n Cheeks in "Coral Flirt".
Lancome's Pop'n Cheeks Blush in "Coral Flirt"
My package arrived during the weekend, and I finally got to open it up on Monday evening. To my surprise, Saks also included a free gift - a black Lancome make-up bag with free samples!
The top swatch is a single swipe of lipstick. The one below is several swipes. The color easily builds from sheer to opaque.
It's a little hard to see, but there are three swipes: flecks of gold (from the overlay) mixed with the pinkish taupe color below it, a rosy coral, and finally blush pink. I love these colors for their sheerness which looks very natural on the skin. Also, the product feels silky soft.
All in all, I am happy to say that I will be keeping all of my purchases! The colors are perfect for spring and summer, and anyone who is a little apprehensive about having a too made-up face will appreciate how sheer and natural these products look.