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Swatch time: Sephora Rouge Infusion Fuchsia Concentrate

Dear Roses and Lilies,

To expand my pink lippies collection, I bought Sephora's Rouge Infusion in #05 Fuchsia concentrate. I already had a fuchsia lipstick, but I wanted to get something that lasts longer.

Fishing through all fusion lipsticks available, I stopped at Sephora. They had just launched the Rouge Infusion line, a less expensive alternative to YSL and other high brands.

For the price, you get a very high quality product. I've been wearing this shade for a while now. The applicator makes it very easy to outline and fill in your lips - no pencil needed. The shade can go from vivid fuchsia to berry in two or three coats.

The texture is quite creamy - somewhere inbetween a really good gloss and a lipstick. The finish is glossy, but not sticky and it does not dry my lips. It will highlight chapped lips so make sure you exfoliate (if needed) and moisturize. As far as longevity goes - 6 hours full on and 4 as a stain. Yes, it stains very well and it may replace your waterproof lipstick.

Of course, you have to pair it with a link pink or fuchsia blusher, so it doesn't make you look washed out. Concealing all your redness and spots is also a must, because this shade has a lot of red in it.

I usually team it up with a pink blusher and a neutral eyeshadow, because the lips become the focus of the whole look.

Sephora Rouge Infusion Fuchsia concentrate, one coat
This shade is perfect for summer, if you want an alternative to the usual corals and tangerines and neutrals.

Have you tried any of the Rouge Infusion shades?



Swatch time: Guerlain Pamplelune Shine Automatique

Dear Roses and Lilies,

Now that the sunny days are here, it's time to bring out the shiny stuff. As far as my makeup collection goes, I love lipsticks that feel lightweight and have some microglitter, but without being sticky or too sheer.

It was high time I tried one of the Guerlain lipsticks, now that my fave Clarins lipstick is discontinued and very hard to find. :-(

This month's lipstick highlight: Guerlain Shine Automatique in #240 Pamplelune.

I must say, I am hooked on the packaging of Rouge Automatique line. It is everything you would expect from a premium brand: elegant, easy and fun to use and... did I mention elegant? I wonder how long it would take me to break that mechanism, but I'll report back on it.

This lipstick has fragrance in it, but the scent is faint. It is also very similar to the Dior lipsticks' scent.
It is similar in color to Clarins' Rouge Prodige in #116 Coral Tulip. In terms of texture and pigmentation, it is somewhere between Clarins' Joli Rouge and Chanel's Rouge Coco Shine.

Pamplelune is very easy to apply and lasts for around 4 hours, if you don't eat or drink anything. Being a shinny, sheer lipstick, it does not leave a stain behind so you will need to reapply it throughout the day.

It is very hydrating, which Guerlain lipstick are quite famous for. And, for the money, they better be nourishing and awesome!

I am very happy with it, especially since I have the fragrance with the same name from Guerlain.

What's your opinion on Guerlain sheer lipsticks?