While we're waiting for the rest (two lip glosses and one eyeliner) of the Cherry Blossom limited edition set to come out, I thought I'd share the sumptuous Le Metier de Beaute Red Velvet Lip Creme.
This may be the ultimate red lip, and it's not even available as a regular purchase. It was marketed as a Neiman Marcus GWP, and I actually passed the event up. It was only when I picked up the Cherry Blossom Kaleidoscope at Mazza in DC that Michael Reinhardt dropped Red Velvet into my bag as a thoughtful gesture.
And oh, it's so red. Others have described this as a true red, a tomato red, and I agree. There are virtually no orange- or blue-leaning tones. It's simply a vibrant bolt of red, and as a result it's a bit overwhelming to wear. I apologize for the terribly clashing shirt; I swatched this at the end of the day, and didn't bother to change. Red Velvet would look insane with a white blouse and a sweeping updo.
The texture is rich and glossy, like an extremely decadent lipstick. I was able to get a relatively steady line with the doe-foot applicator, and the color didn't migrate or feather. Several hours later, after a meal, I still had a beautiful deep red stain.
It's so red! The next closest thing I have is Dior Ara Red Lipstick. Le Metier de Beaute really should make Red Velvet a permanent addition to their line. Failing that, you may still be able to find one squirreled away under a beauty counter somewhere.
What a marvelous red.