Happy Friday everyone! Whew, it's been a hectic week at the office and I am so grateful the weekend is finally here! Today I present to you Chantecaille's Lip Chic in the shade Patience ($36/.07 oz), which is the final piece I purchased from the Protect the Wolves collection for Fall 2015.
I preface this post by saying that I am not a fan of sheer, glossy, balm-like lipsticks. I tend to go for opaque satin, creamy or matte formulas that last for hours and require very little touch up. This is because 1) I am lazy, and 2) I have minor lip lines and it is rare to find a glossy lip product that does not migrate or bleed into lines (not a good look!).
However, I do own a couple lighter-weight lipsticks that I love, such as Chanel's Rouge Coco Shine in the shade Interlude and Sonia Kashuk's Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Color in Sheer Pink Lust. Chantecaille's Lip Chic formula reminds me a lot of the Sonia Kashuk, which is a favorite of mine to use when I want a bit of shine without using an actual lip gloss.
Patience is a lovely light, neutral brownish pink that is an ideal complement to the rest of the items in the Protect the Wolves collection. It coordinates beautifully with the smoky eye look that can be created with the Eye Trio and pairs perfectly with the Ella Cheek Shade. The formula is quite sheer, with a pleasant, sweet vanilla marshmallow-like scent, and provides a glossy finish. It feels great on the lips and is not heavy or sticky.
In the swatches above and below, I had applied the color heavily using many layers, but you can still see how my skin is visible underneath in some areas. I would recommend this product as a more "grown up" and longer-lasting alternative to lip gloss.
|Wearing the Protect the Wolves Eye Trio, Ella Cheek Shade, and Patience Lip Chic|
This shade is chameleon-like as its tone can easily change from a dusty rose-nude to a warm brown-nude, depending on the lip pencil you choose to pair with it. I used a lip pencil in a light caramel shade for added definition, because I found that on my pale face, this shade alone just didn't provide enough color. The added pigment from the lip pencil made all the difference, and my thoughts quickly changed from mild disappointment to, "Hey, this might just work out for me after all!"
|Patience Lip Chic with MAC's Etcetera Pro Longwear Lip Pencil|