Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New Spring Make-Up from Lancome + Chris Benz

Chris Benz Spring 2010 Collection -

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.

Lancome's L'Absolu Rouge Lipstick in "Chris & Tell"

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!

I messed around with the blush before taking pictures because it was too pretty!

I know a lot of make-up forums and blogs like to show swatches, so here they are:

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.

Elettra Wiedemann (also featured on the lipstick packaging) modeling the the lipstick.

Also, fans of J. Crew may have noticed that "Chris & Tell" was featured as one of Jenna's picks for spring.


Fashion Intel said...

That lipstick is AMAZING! I need to snatch one up too.

Sarah Klassen said...

SOooooooOooo pretty!

I'm so jealous -- these colors are amazing. Enjoy -- these are sure to bring spring sooner :)


DEA said...

I know this is unrelated, but was looking through your previous posts and really enjoyed reading about your trip to Morocco and the pictures reminded me of when i went there a few years back.


Anya said...
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Anya said...

I love this lipstick and the blush on you!

... and love the pic! Your hand glows like Edward Cullen!