I was seriously into eyeshadow during my teen years in the 1980s but now my favorite kind of makeup is lipstick. Red is my everyday color and I’ve got two perfect, long-lasting reds (one from MAC and one from Chanel). I’ve temporarily given up on my search for the right shade of purple after too many disappointments. On the plus side, while I still haven’t found the bright pink of my dreams in the no-transfer, long-wearing formula that I prefer, I’ve found two good pink shades this year.
I first tried Tarte LipSurgence matte lip tint in Lively in January, when I wore it to Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Awards. I’ve worn it quite a few times since. But the vibrant color I wore to The Weinstein Company’s pre-Oscar party last month was even more fabulous. Quite a few ladies have asked me about the lipstick since I posted this photo.
Last week, I finally emailed gorgeous makeup expert Stephanie Daniel to ask for the name of the lipstick she used on me that night. Like a lot of makeup artists, she takes products out of their original packaging and puts them in palettes for easier transportation, so she didn’t remember which one it was when I asked about it the night of the party. Later, I wasn’t sure how much I cared because, like I said, this lipstick wasn’t the never-comes-off-ever formula that I prefer to wear. But I kept thinking of how much I liked the color and decided it was worth potential touch-ups to wear it. It is Rouge Volupte Silky Sensual Radiant Lipstick in #11, Rose Culte. You can get it at Bergdorf Goodman (and many other stores) for $34. Of course, I read the Makeup Alley reviews before I splurged. If you’re a big makeup fan — or even a minor one, like me — Makeup Alley is essential reading.
Expect to see more Rose Culte on the blog soon!