Lipsticks Review: Lancome Golden Hat Foundation and YSL Rouge Pur Couture

Hello girls!

Today I would like to talk you about two lipsticks that I am using lately. Both have intense colors and they are so luxurious… 

First of all, I wanna talk you about the mythical L’Absolu Rouge from the Golden Hat Foundation collection. Lancome has never disappointed me and I was very excited to try this lipstick!

Can you notice my fingertips?hehe

I have the 132 Caprice shade, a true red, intense and sensual. I think it’s the best lipstick for the holidays and for the looks of every femme fatale. That’s the first red lipstick I tried and I absolutely loved it.

The color is very pigmented and the texture is creamy and rich.I didn’t expect it, but this product moisturizes my lips and I feel comfortable wearing it. Girls, this lipstick is so pigmented that when I swatched it on my hand, then I took a hot shower and I still had a faint red mark wher I swatched the lipstick.
The lasting is amazing, especially for a bold hue like this. I also like its satiny finish. The scent isn’t something special. Just the classic lipstick scent.
It has a SPF12 and contains antioxidants and Vitamin E  that protect your delicate lips against UVA and UVB rays and environmental damage. That’s something that I really appreciate from my lipstick products.

So chic packaging, don’t you think?

I really like the packaging. As you can see from the photos, it is a sleek black case with the Golden Hat Foundation logo and Kate Winslet’s signature on it. I love the innovative magnet closure system so it stays on safe! Very practical when you have the lipstick in your purse or beauty case. I hate it when my lipsticks get opened in my bags!!!

The second lipstick I am going to review is the Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture, the newest lipstick to the YSL family. The color I got is the 33 Rouge Narcisse, a dark plum/brownish shade.

 Photo with flash!(dirty case..again…hehe!)
Photo with no Flash

The pigmentation and the lasting are just amazing. You can control the coverage from medium to high. I tested it for the first time when I went for a coffee with Natalie (oh!and she liked the shade on me!yeaaah!) and after nearly 3 hours of talking it was still there. Of course it faded away a little bit but you could perfectly notice it. Then I had dinner and then I took my make up off and the cotton ball had lip color on it! What I want to say is that this lipstick resisted from eating, drinking and my blah blah blah fot at least 6 hours without retouching it!
The texture is creamy and rich and the finish is radiant and satin. The scent is nice: smells like berry, not heavy at all, it won’t bother the sensitive noses…

 The packaging and… the reflexion! xD

 On my lips. You can modulate the intensity!

Its formula contains natural extracts that provide a comfort moisture on lips. Plus, it comes with an SPF15.
It comes it an elegant and luxurious metal case in a bright polished gold color with the YSL accent at the base. Sometimes when I am out and in a hurry I use the case as a mirror…hehe! That packaging is just gorgeous! You want to show people that you got that baby, you want to hold it and use it all the time! ADORABLE!

 Lancome 132 Caprice – YSL 33Narcisse
(in sunlight-no flash)

I know that both of them are pricey, but I truly believe that worth every cent! Amazing products, great quality!


Have you ever tried these loves? If so, which shades do you have? Did you like them?
Let me know girls!

Have a great Sunday!

Korina

P.S:Tomorrow I will update the post with photos of swatches on my lips.

Disclaimer: A huge thank you to L’Oreàl Paris-Greece that sent me these two amazing products! I was sent them for possible review. That hasn’t affect my opinion. I only tell my sincere opinion about the products I use.

Happy Holidays 2011: Lancôme Announces Kate Winslet’s Golden Hat Foundation Collection

Lancôme is very proud to introduce its support of the Golden Hat Foundation, a non-profit organazation created by Kate Winslet to raise funds and help children with autism to have a better life.

Lancôme created a gorgeous limited edition Holiday collection in collaboration with our beloved Kate Winslet that brings to life the spirit and the message of the charity.

The brand will make a donation of 150.000€ to the Golden Hat Foundation.

”I’ve been thining about setting up this project for a long time, and Lancôme’s instant offer of support is a huge display of confidence and generosity. Lancôme has given me the strength to go all the way and I know this will open many doors’‘, says Kate Winslet.

The collection includes the following products:

FACE

Poudre Golden Hat: An all-over powder that gives a blooming glow to the face. The golden shade enhances the complexion with touches of gold. The pink shade offers a soft and delicate glow to the face. 
The Golden Hat design is the symbol of the Foundation.
It will cost €49.00.
LIPS

 

L’ Absolu Rouge Lipcolor: The classic, moisture- rich lipstick is blended with Vitamin E and SPF12 and leaves lips moist, soft and with the sensation of weatring satin. Available in 5 shades:
La Base (preimer base), 132 Caprice, 340 Rosette, 341 Misty Rose, 342 Spice Pink.
The cost will be about €29.90

As I have already told you (click!) I got the famous 132 Caprice and it is amazing.The shade, the formula, the packaging, everything. I will review it for you within the next days.

NAILS

Les Vernis: Five new shades of the famous nail polishes, that perfectly complement the lipsticks. In pinky, reds, coral and silver glitter shades.
Shades: 102, 003, 26, 27, 28
Available at the price of €16.00 each.
In stores November 2011.
I think that this collection is the best one of the Holidays. I would love to get one more lipstick and a nail polish.
What do you like the most? Will you purchase any of these products? What do you think about the cause?
Happy…Pre-Holidays girls!
Korina

New entries in my beauty case!

This morning I woke up and a fantastic surprise was waiting for me: a little parcel with two amazing products!

These two lipsticks were sent to me and made my day!!! I was so excited I started to laugh out loud!
I got the YSL  Rouge Pur Couture in No 33 Narcisse and the Lancome Limited Edition  Golden Hat by Kate Winslet L’Absolu Rouge in No 132 (I will talk you about this collection within the next days).

Intense colors, both in fashion. I will absolutely try them out and let you know my sincere opinion!

Do you like red-ish lipsticks?

xoxo
Korina