The last product I have to show you which was on the list from Make Up For Ever Spring 2012 Pantone Color Report, is one of their shades from the Rouge Artist Intense ($22CAD) lipstick line. The color in question is #15 – a pearly violet that has flashes of subtle blue sparkle. I had a similar shade once about 10 years ago, from Rimmel (long since tossed now!). The Rouge Artist Intense lipsticks are formulated with 50% more pigment than your average lipstick, and claim to give an immediate, true-to-color result. Their formulated without parabens, and contain a blend of 3 different waxes to glide on easily and which are supposed to help it last throughout the day.I found in applying this lipstick, that I had trouble getting the pigment to be evenly distributed – even in the photos below, you can see that it’s patchy in places. I’m wondering if because I put on a lip balm first, it made for a bad combination between the balm’s waxiness and the lipstick waxes? In any case, despite the difficulty I had putting it on, I actually liked the shade more than I expected to – it’s definitely in your face, but with a very minimalist look elsewhere, it could be quite striking for a night on the town!I’m thinking you also could mix this with other shades in your collection to help it be more wearable as well. I’m definitely going to have to play around with it to see what kind of looks I can come up with! As an infrequent lipstick wearer, it’s a bit intimidating, but nothing I can’t handle with a little work
So now the big question – did anything catch your eye of the three Pantone-based shades I’ve shown you? How would you wear them? Which colors overall do you tend to wear during Spring?
*These products were provided for my unbiased consideration by the PR company/brand.