Clé de Peau Beauté's reformulated Enriched Lip Luminizer ($35) is available in 20 shades (#201 through #220)! Envision me at the Clé de Peau counter trying to select only two or three in my new quest to refrain from buying everything in sight. I came away with three, although I could easily have purchased 10. These lip colors have it all.
Just like the pricing model for the Eye Color Quads, the Enriched Lip Luminizers (Rouge Éclat Confort) can be purchased in refill packaging or with a case. Because it's a little more difficult to travel with lipstick that isn't well-protected, I purchased one case ($25) and three lip colors. The refills are protected with a clear plastic cap. They are absolutely fine for my bathroom, but might get damaged rolling around in my handbag.
This rich, lustrous lipstick brings lips into the spotlight and maintains a luxuriously moist, just-applied feeling for hours. They are said to improve the condition and fullness of the lips with continued use. Inspired by desserts that capture the eye, these irresistible lip luminizer colors bring "deep satisfaction." Sigh!
Here is a photo of the case. Take the clear plastic cap off the "refill" and pop it into the case. Voila! It's easy. Don't buy more than one case unless you think you'll be traveling with multiple shades - unless you've got more money than Bill Gates.
The three shades that "won" in my marathon selection contest are shown above. From left to right, they are #207, #216, and #209 (I transposed the numbers on my original post). I wanted a range of colors, and these, sampling coral-rose, pink, and mauve appealed to me.
My swatch photos were taken in full sun. Sorry about my painting skills. I was outside when I noticed the uneven top swatch of #207, but was caught without a Kleenex. I'm not sure why it looks so red in my photos. It's more like watermelon rose with a touch of coral.
The Enriched Lip Luminizers are available in a range of intensities, from very sheer colors to shades with more pigmentation. There were many sheer colors I could have purchased. I didn't test one that wasn't appealing in some way. I went for colors that were semi-sheer, but with very nice pigmentation. These three colors look fabulous on my lips.
Enriched Lip Luminizer, the replacement for Clé de Peau's Extra Silky Lipstick, provides extreme hydration to the lips with moisture-wrapping oil, argan oil, and the exclusive Hydro-Wrap Complex. Extra Silky Lipstick was the winner of Allure magazine's October 2011 Best of Beauty Award for Best Top Splurge Lipstick. Now that we can buy the lip color without the case, it's not such a splurge.
I can highly recommend these gorgeous lip colors. See if you can purchase just one. I guarantee you'll spend some time at the counter trying to select the perfect shade - or three. All Clé de Peau Beauté counters should have Enriched Lip Luminizer now, along with the new Luminizing Face Enhancers and Eye Color Quad.
Photos at top courtesy of Clé de Peau Beauté; other photos by Best Things in Beauty