Saturday, January 12, 2013

Keep it Matte: CarmenClaire Matte Lipstick "Glass of Pinot"

"I declare lipsticks to be a good lipsticks if they are: Long lasting, pigmented, doesn't bleed or feather outside my lips and makes my lips look fuller."
-And CarmenClaire Lipstick does these all. :)


There is something that really makes me want to stick to a matte lipsticks. For me, it gives me a fuller and pouty lips. One of the best thing with matte lipsticks are their intense pigmentation and lasting power too! Although I had tons of lipstick on my vanity, there will  be that one lipstick that I will always look for and will always remain on my purse. And that lipstick is what I've been using from the day I received it until now. *wink*


CarmenClaire Cosmetics- Glass of Pinot





I received a Matte Lipstick from CarmenClaire Cosmetics. CarmenClaire had her own makeup line. She sells high quality makeups and brushes with an affordable prices. She asked me to choose what Lipstick color I would like to review and I found this kinda strange  and eye-catching color from one of Carmen Claire's New lipstick collection (Matte Lipsticks). I was in doubt if I chose the right shade coz honestly, it looks a bit scary on a tube. So I tried to look from the other lipstick collection (Classic Lipsticks) but my mouse cursor kept on pointing at the Matte Lipstick Collections which I found so amazing! :D



CarmenClaire Cosmetics- Glass of Pinot

Glass of Pinot is a classic retro red matte lipstick. It is a very deep red color on a tube but it leaves a   bright red  color on a lips once applied.




CarmenClaire Cosmetics- Glass of Pinot


CarmenClaire Cosmetics- Glass of Pinot


CarmenClaire Cosmetics- Glass of Pinot


CarmenClaire Cosmetics- Glass of Pinot



PACKAGING:

This is one of the best  lipstick packaging that I've ever seen. The black packaging of this lipstick is so decent, sturdy and sleek with the brand's name on it. No need to worry having difficulty finding or seeing the actual color of the lipstick inside the tube because this has a clear cap on it's top where you could see the actual colors. 


TEXTURE/CONTENT:

Glass of Pinot is a matte lipstick. But the non-creamy formulation means it will last and will not feather outside your lips even without lipliner. It's texture make it's staying power so fantastic and gives an intense pigmentation.   Since it leaves a matte finish, this will make your lips dry. So I always  exfoliate or apply lip balm first before applying this lipstick to prevent severe dryness, cracks and flakes on my lips. Some people may say that it is difficult to apply due to it's thick texture. But applying lipbalm will do trick for it diffuses the dryness making it easier to apply.  


PIGMENTATION:

If I have to rate the pigmentation, I'll give it a perfect score! Glass of Pinot is a true red. And there is no doubt about that. The #1 thing why I love this lipstick (and why you should love it too!)  is not just because of being a huge fan of matte lipsticks but  because of how great this lipstick is when it comes to it's pigmentation. It's color pay-off is so amazing! so great! This claim to have a very velvety rich color. I love it's color. It is really flattering almost to everyone. This gives a retro red color as I expect it to be. 



CarmenClaire Cosmetics- Glass of Pinot


PRODUCT: 

I LOVE THIS LIPSTICK. Yes it is true that it is drying since this is matte but it will make you dangerously sexy, sophisticated, classy and even stand out from the crowd. For me, it is the most stunning red lipstick I've ever seen and whenever I wear this, i get tons of compliments. :) The color is so eye-catching. So far, it is the bright red color that works well with all skin tones. This is my on-the go lipstick. I love how it added some spice on my bare face and simple outfit. I've been using this for almost 2 months and the fact that it brighten up my outfit makes me want to try the other matte lipsticks too! This is very versatile on it's wearability. When talking about it's lasting power, it last all day. But it slightly fade a bit when I drink or eat something that is oily. I don't even always reapply this which is no hassle to be honest. I really love the depth of the color that this lipstick offer. Glass of Pinot is such a great sophisticated, red lipstick. One good thing is that this lipstick is made from USA. 

Price: Php275




(Le picture of me wearing CarmenClaire Lipstick Glass of Pinot)



xoxo
-JanM.

17 comments:

  1. It looks so good ;)
    Kiss

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  2. Matte lipsticks always dry my lips out too quickly and end up looking really bad by the end.

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    1. Yes, matte lipstick are so dry on a lips but it has a great lasting power :) Try to exfoliate or moisturized your lips first :)

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  3. you look gorgeous and the red really compliments you. When it comes to matte, I like them for darker shades for some reason.

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    1. Thank You so much, Pang! :) I like matte lipstick's bold colors too! They had a great intense pigmentation :)

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  4. Hmmm looks nice on you though I ain't too much a fan of this color. Maybe, other colors hehe. Darker or even lighter. :)

    Great writeup Jan! :)

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  5. I love the color pay off :)

    So curious about carmen claire the packaging is so sexy as well :)

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  6. That shade of red is very sexy and it looks perfect on you.

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  7. Aww this lippy looks great on you Jan! I've never tried Matte lipstick before as I'm more of a lip gloss girl, but I might give it a go at some point hehe.

    btw, I just want to thank you for inviting so many amazing bloggers into GiG! You're so awesome! I hope you girlies stay tuned as we have a fun event coming up for all the GiGers ;-)

    P.S. Following your blog.

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  8. i am not confident enough to use red lipstick, just peach and nude.. but it look beautiful bright on you..

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  9. Wow, this looks so pigmented. I love red lipsticks, I have way too many!

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