Sumptuous colour with excellent payoff
Never before have I spent so much on one lipstick (£23 to be exact), but they were pennies well spent. I was in search of a very specific shade of red and after visiting over twenty different counters in a plethora of department stores I was awestruck when I stumbled across Rouge 403.
403 is probably the closest you can get to the colour of real blood without having to create a custom shade by layering a bright red lipstick on top of a dark lip liner. Unlike most other reds which have a pink or purplish undertone, 403 has a distinct hue of warm, rusty brown. It is rich, deep and autumnal without being too dark or too brownish, and I find it doesn't compete or clash with my fair complexion. Because it's not as bright and vivid as a true red lipstick, it can be paired with heavier eye make up without looking overdone. I like to wear 403 with neutral smoky eyes and plenty of mascara for a vintage vampy look.
The saving grace of this expensive lipstick is that a little goes a long way so you don't need to worry about applying layer after layer to achieve maximum colour payoff. One stroke is all it takes, although I do recommend using a lip liner in a similar shade to ensure it stays put for longer.
The only downside is that it does feel a little bit drying once blotted, but for me this is something I can happily cope with because the shade is so lovely.
I bought two of these in Taiwan after seeing them in a magazine. Sleek, sexy packaging, which I absolutely love. The cap is magnetic and the body very sturdy.
I have this in Beige 103 and Pink 513. Both very lovely colors. The beige is a light pink-ish nude. Goes on very smoothly, pigmented and does not dry out my lips. And believe me, I have very volatile lips. The pink is a fun and flirty color, slightly deep and a perhaps best described as a lighter shade of hot pink.
I have to say I could not bear to use the lipsticks as often as I should, but when I do, it delivers. I'd suggest buying the reds and brighter pinks, though. For its price, you're better off getting a more pigmented shade than nudes.
Love this lipstick. Top 3. I have nude color, dont remember the number but its like light beige (pinkish beige). Love the color, packaging and the main is formula. its very light, sheer, also feels like some kind of gloss. Glossy. perfect for day time as i said