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July is my birthday month so I have this silly excuse to engage in a lippy haulage. With that said, I hope you don’t mind me bombarding you with lipstick postings here and there. After all, my obsession with the little bullet is nothing hush-hush to most of you.
So let’s start the guilt-free spree with Guerlain Rouge Hydrating Long-Lasting Lip Color in 602 Tonka Imperiale ($36, 3.5g /.12 oz). This particular shade is part of Guerlain’s Summer 2014 collection (I have reviewed Terracota Sun Celebration Bronzing Powder and Blush here and Terracota Joli Teint here).
Tonka Imperiale is bronzy nude, a great shade for the summer against bronzed skin and/or smokey eyes. Knowing my penchant for bright lippies, I do switch it up to neutrals from time to time to break the monotony. Tonka Imperiale is moderately pigmented with a slight sheen to it. It feels hydrating and soft on the lips without ickiness. Elegantly housed in a gold case, you have to push the embossed slider down to unravel the allure of this mini-luxury. Longevity is about three hours; it doesn’t stain lips hence a quick touch-up is necessary.
For comparison, here are side-by-side swatches of Guerlain Tonka Imperial together with some of the neutral lipsticks I have reviewed in the past. The balm-like consistency is similar to Tory Burch Pas Du Tout but it’s sheerer than Hourglass Femme Rouge Vintage and lighter than Givenchy Rose D’ Exception.
Do you plan out your birthday look? my lipsticks are probably nervous right now as they vie for The Chosen One title for my big day. Eccentric I know, haha! In the meantime, here’s moi parading the nudeness of Guerlain Tonka Imperiale.
Hover on the image below to see the other products I used for today’s #FOTD (reviews are linked).