Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Two perfect reds: Beauté

Sometimes you just know you're onto a perfect thing.  Beauté really know their reds and I kind of don't want to go anywhere else ever again.  I know - I talk about red lipstick all the time - two-steps-ahead continually bouncing around all over the place and onto-the-next-one kind of thing.  I can rhapsodise about all these different nuances and textures, and which ones make me walk tall swinging my hair, and which ones leave me trampy and trouty-mouthed.

L-R: Masochist, Fever.

Beauté is one of those companies who have slowly-very-slowly come into the periphery of my consciousness.  It started with a retina-scarring neon pinky stain called Flouron, which was totally beautiful and lives in my handbag in case of that emergency looking a bit pale feeling, in which case I dab a little on my cheeks and I look less like I'm about to pass out and people stop offering me a seat on the Tube.

It was inevitable that I was going to home in on the reds after that, really, but I think it took me about 2 years in the end to muster up the courage to put them in my basket and actually pay for them (apparently that last step of putting in my card information is just so arduous).  Masochist was the first, and the name suits.  It's fierce (not in the Tyra way, she has completely ruined that word for EVERYONE), and bitchy and needs some spike heels and a leather jacket.  Or just wear it with a hoodie and open the door to the postman wearing it, which is what I usually do, the postman is long past being scared anymore.  It's an opaque lip crème in a 'Helmut Newton red', and lasts exceptionally well considering it's of the creamy-slidey (this sounds rude, but I'm leaving it in), texture.


Beauté Masochist.

If you found that Chanel Dragon made you look like a bit of an old crack whore due because it sinks into your INVISIBLE LIP LINES THAT SHOULDN'T BE THERE and makes your lips age about 20 years in one fell swoop, then this is the thing you want.  You're welcome.

Beauté's Fever is the one that I'm all over though.  I call this my Snow White on a good day (you know, when she wasn't doing the housework for the seven dwarves or sleeping in a glass display coffin), because it's dark and cherry-syrupy and plays off against my Tippex-coloured complexion and dark hair.  With this, I feel pretty, but in a POW! SNEAK ATTACK kind of way.  This lasts pretty much all day, and boy does it stain.  I pretty much would never use this on my cheeks, as it would look like I've been clobbered with a beetroot and would probably never come off. 

Beauté Fever.
This lip stain is a gel formula rather than a liquid, and the technologies in play really show themselves off.  There is zero bleeding into those ageing lip lines I'm refusing to acknowledge (thanks Chanel Dragon), and it stays put.  Even after buttery things.  It doesn't dry out my lips too badly or flake off, and I want to own this forever.  No joke.  We need to sound the Holy Grail klaxon.

I bought my Beauté from Coco Beau, and it's also available over at Love Makeup (and probably other places too!)
 Have you ever tried Beauté? What's your current favourite red?

52 comments:

  1. Gorgeous... I really must order from them. Everything looks amazing :) x

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    1. yes you must! I can't believe how long it took me to get into Beauté! x

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  2. After reading this blog post i'm itching to go to beauté's website immediately to purchase the fever lipstain! The deep red looks STUNNING, cami! How long would you say it lasts on the lips through eating? I find even my very favorite longwearing red lipsticks don't stick around through lunch. Thanks! x

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    1. It depends what you're wearing - I find it wears off evenly on me and by the end of the day there's just the slightest hint of a stain. If you're eating something dripping with grease and continually wiping your mouth then you will need to re-apply as it's not bullet-proof and it might not last long, but I generally find that it lasts well without too many touch-ups :) x

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    2. wearing? I meant to say eating. Not wearing! Brain needs bed I think!

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  3. these look amazing - but I can't help but think they look like blood :S haha

    raybeautygeek.blogspot.com

    xoxo

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    1. HAHA I know. The first thing I thought when I got Fever was that it looks like the fake blood you get from the joke shop! x

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  4. I love the Beauté lip products! These reds are the most amazing I've ever come accross and your review and pics just give them justice. I definitely hear you about the credit card stage - they're pricey but totally worth the price in my opinion! ^^

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    1. me too, I just love Beauté! One of my favourite brands for a good red :)

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  5. The fever lip stain looks amazing on you.
    I'm glad I never purchased Chanel Dragon. 1 - I don't want to look like a crack whore (no thank you) and 2 - Chanel kinda bugs me with their ethos of being better than everyone else just because they are "Chanel". I also liked how you referenced Helmut Newton. He's one of my absolute favorite photographers.

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    1. I got rid of Dragon in a blog sale, I just couldn't wear it - such a shame. I don't really understand the fuss around it!

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  6. Pay days Friday and this is on my to do list first thing!

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    1. ohh did you end up getting either of them?

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  7. You're hilarious. I always love reading your colorful reviews!

    These are so damn beautiful I think I am convinced. I especially like Fever on you - amazing!

    Would you say the stains are semi-moisturizing? Because they usually tend to crack my lips dry. I guess that would be my only reservation from buying them!

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    1. Not really - I don't think they are moisturising. They aren't DRYING in the overt sense, but not moisturising like say - YSL's Glossy Stains!

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  8. I think you must have meant sleeping beauty instead of red riding hood! (:

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  9. oh dear.. I meant Snow White! Easy mistake to make, it seems. (:

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    1. hah, yes! I must've had a brain whoopsy :)

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  10. I really like the Slightly glossy look they give you! Might have to try these out myself. :-)

    Martha.
    xx
    Letstalkbeautyandfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. They are gorgeous - and you should try them :) xx

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  11. I love the colour of the Fever shade, and the texture, and the non-shinyness.. I want it now too!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I've nearly used up my tube of Fever! Such a wonderful product :)

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  12. Tengo los labios finos pero me gustaría usar el rojo. Acoséjame, gracias. Me encanta tu blog y tus vídeos.

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    1. pues, no tengo ningún aviso excepto que se valiente ;)

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  13. These are stunning! Bam. Pow. Love it.

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    1. I know! But then I saw you in Rouge Bunny Rouge today and was jealous ;)

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  14. I remember trying a red YEARS AGO and it crawled into lip lines I didn't even know I had...that was a good 10 years ago. Imagine what it would do now! Yikes!

    I am trying the YSL Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain in Rouge Filtre but haven't quite gotten the hang of it yet.

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    1. I can't get the hang of the YSL Glossy Stains either. I get a patchy application, or they feel uncomfortable. I like the ones I have, but I wouldn't buy anymore, they are so finicky!

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  15. Hiya your lipstick is beautiful. It really suits you because of your dark hair. I have quite blonde hair - what colour lipstick would be good for me? Also please please please follow my new modelling blog on bloglovin. I don't have any followers but I post new stuff about my modelling every day with pictures! My bloglovin address is http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3991494/say-cheese sorry its not a link but please follow! xxxx

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    1. I have no idea - to be honest! You'd need to tell me what kind of skin tone you have because I think red is more dependent on skin tone than hair colour :) x

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  16. I love Masochist - looks amazing on you! It's my current favourite red together with Rimmel Kate Moss 01.
    I also love Beaute' Modern World - gorgeous plummy/rose!


    Conny
    x

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    1. I've not seen Modern World, but from your description I think I need to have it now! x

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  17. Great post. Your blog is stunning <3
    Would you maybe like to follow eachother?
    Love, Anne

    www.movieanne.com

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  18. You look stunning in those reds! They really suit you and your skintone! Lovely post as usual!

    Abi x

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    1. Thank you lovely! I am really partial to a good Beauté these days :)

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  19. Oh god, can I just say .. you were born to wear reds, the 2nd shade looks so beautiful on you it's insane.

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    1. thank you sweet! The second is my favourite :)

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  20. Nice colour!! I'm so jealous of you because red lips look so beautiful on you. I never wear red lipsticks as it makes me look like a vampire or something. I guess it's because I've got quite a big mouth...!

    The Beauty Maniac in Tokyo

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    1. You know I think it's all about self-perception. I looked awful (in my opinion) in reds the first few times, but I think it's because I let it wear me and it was so different I looked scary! Now I've adjusted and I just adore it :)

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  21. You got me into the EH face balm and now seeing these on you has convinced me I need some Beaute magic in my life. Reading your blog is becoming an expensive habit, Cami! :P

    You look wonderful in red, lady :)

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    1. haha, thank you - I hope you picked up some Beauté in the end! Best reds ever!

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  22. I love your hair down like that Cami...What a great photo!

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  23. with good reason! Best reds ever :)

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  24. You wear a red lip incredibly well. Envious! A gel formula sounds interesting, may have to give Beaute a try :)

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  25. oh so so beautiful! new follower too :)
    xx

    katieclarkemakeup.blogspot.com

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